Namsov Fishing Enterprises (NFE), through the Namsov Community Trust (NCT), officially hands over the annual investment contribution of N$7 Million Namibia dollars, towards the 14 regions of Namibia for community development projects.
In 2014, Namsov Community Trust embarked on a development programme in partnership with Namibia’s 14 regional governors and created the Governors’ Regional Development Programme. To date Namsov Community Trust has disbursed N$ 28 million towards the Governors Regional Development Program. This funding support has been divided over a 4year period and spread equally across all 14 regions in Namibia.
The Governors’ Regional Development Programme is a grassroots support initiative in which Namsov Community Trust harnesses the power of partnerships, by working through the regional governors’ offices and their constituencies.
A project and technical committee who administrates the programme guide each regions intervention. This partnership allows us to identify the need and role of each region. The purpose of the Governors’ Regional Development Programme is to encourage the regional structures to identify their own needs, prioritise them and intervene at their point of needs. This in turns builds capacity for social and economic development in the regions of Namibia. It is no longer enough for us as an organisation to do charitable work, we need to empower our constituencies to be able to understand social responsibility and engage on it as daily way of life.
Highlighting the immense socio-economic impact that the fishing industry, including NFE, has had on the Namibian economy, NCT’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Ms. Tuna Willem, said that the program is, “A good indication that stakeholders in the industry have the continuous capacity and willingness to build the Namibian communities through education, health and community development projects.”