NMH honours Covid victims

The wall is a way to mark this tragic chapter in the country's history, the company’s CEO said.

20 July 2021 | Local News

RONELLE RADEMEYER







WINDHOEK

Namibia Media Holdings (NMH) inaugurated a memorial wall at its head office in Eros yesterday, where Namibians can commemorate loved ones lost to Covid-19 with an inscription.

In the second half of June, one person in Namibia died approximately every 30 minutes due to the virus, with the country being one of the hardest hit worldwide by the deadly third wave.

The wall is a way to mark this tragic chapter in the country's history and to help Namibia remember those who died, Albe Botha, NMH's CEO, said.

The company has lost two staff members to Covid-19 – Roelf Mouers and Nicoleen van Wyk – and they were the first honoured on the wall yesterday.

The memorial is on the corner of General Murtala Muhammad Drive and Outeniqua Street.

Namibians can write the name, birth date and date of death of a loved one who has died with a permanent marker in one of the commemorative blocks against the wall any time that suits them, and they don’t have to call ahead.

“Please remember to bring your own marker,” the company said in a statement.

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