by Charmaine Ngatjiheue
THE Capricorn Group, a wholly Namibian company, has pledged N$5 million towards efforts to address the challenges posed by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.
The funds have been committed by Capricorn’ subsidiaries, Bank Windhoek, Capricorn Asset Management and Entrepo Holdings and the contributions are in the form of cash or specific vital goods.
Capricorn Group chief executive officer Thinus Prinsloo made this announcement in a statement today, saying their mission is to meet government half way while their priority is to save lives.
“As a group with deep roots in Namibia and a footprint in Botswana and Zambia, we recognise our responsibility during this concerning reality of economic and social challenges, to contribute in a meaningful way and on various levels, to fight the pandemic and provide support to our customers, employees and other stakeholders,” Prinsloo said.
He said the group has actively engaged with several stakeholders, including the offices of the prime minister and the minister of health and social services as well as the City of Windhoek.
“Specific areas of support of Capricorn Group include the poor and vulnerable communities, medical staff protection and equipment, as well as assistance to our clients, including small- and medium-sized businesses to support the sustainability of jobs and businesses,” he said.