WINDHOEK, Mar. 10 – Following last week’s maiden announcement of six corporates who endorsed
the We Race Together initiative, today Bank Windhoek, CRAN, Kasi Vibe Namibia and Nampower took the
bold stand to joining the podium.
The four corporates now join the list of Shoprite Namibia, Namib Mills, Erongo Marine Enterprise, Bipa,
Namport, MTC and Namibia Airport Company as front runners in this initiative.
Launched in 2019 under the flagship of what has come to be referred to as the MTC Knockout Project, the
initiative is aimed at creating a platform for corporate Namibia to join hands and raise funds to combat
social ills in society. The initiative first tackled GBV and followed by homelessness which saw personalities
from all walks of life first in a boxing ring, and secondly on stage singing a roof over the homeless
Namibians. The last two editions raised a combined whopping N$2 million which was channeled to
respective themed courses.
Thanking the corporates who joined the initiative today, MTC manager for Corporate Affairs and
Sponsorship John Ekongo said, “We would like to thank all the corporates so far who took a bold stand to
join us in raising funds that will be channeled to making our communities better. This is bigger than MTC,
and for us it is a delight to have like-minded corporates who understand that we can only become better
when those who make us who we are have their wellbeing considered”.
Tanswell Davis, Governance Executive of CRAN said it was an easy decision to fork out N$30 000 towards
the course of social justice. “We are committed to the attainment of regional agendas as part of our
corporate social responsibilities. As corporates, let us race on the day as one, determined to change
society,” he said.
Salmi Shigwedha of Kasi Vibe who also pledged an amount of N$30 000 said while the festival over the
years has always been known to seek for funds to host their event, it was time to give back to society.
“We are changing society and in order for us to change and effect positive change, we need to work
together,” she said.
After endorsing Presidential Advisor Daisry Mathias in the last Knockout Project edition to carry their
brand, Bank Windhoek this year has forked out N$60 000 towards the initiative. Speaking at the press
announcement this morning, head of marketing Carmen-Rae Bridgens said this event seeks to achieve
what the bank stands for. “We are very delighted and honored to take on the challenge. We are
participating in this event to create a feeling of unity and hope, especially during the trying times that we
are facing,” she said.
Marketing Officer of Nampower Martha Shifotoka said that the positive and strategic partnership
between corporates can expedite national development in the country. “Our responsibility is to meet the
Namibian government in meeting the needs of the country. We hope our resistance will make a huge
difference in the lives of our people,” she said after announcing that the power utility powerhouse will
fork out N$90 000 towards the course.
On 23 April 2022 at the Independence Stadium, over 140 personalities will take part in a relay race to raise
funds towards the course. Corporates are encouraged to participate a personality or a full team at cost of
N$30 000 per participant. All monies raised will be challenged to a charitable course at the discretion of
all corporates. Interested participants are encouraged to contact MTC Corporate Communication
Practitioner Fikameni Mathias at FMathias@mtc.com.na – email@example.com