Windhoek, Mar 01-– Six corporates, namely Shoprite, Namib Mills, Erongo Marine
Enterprise, Bipa, Namport, and Namibia Airport Company made the first wave of entities to back
and support MTC’s “We Race Together” initiative. This was announced today at a press
announcement in Windhoek.
Commendably so, these companies have joined hands to demonstrate a culture of working
together in addressing common social issues in society, for it is through unity that meaningful and
positive social change is achieved to ameliorate the lives of the Namibian men and women.
Singly, Namib Mills, Shoprite, and MTC have registered their participation in the most anticipated event with an amount of N$120 000 each, Erongo Marine Enterprise N$90 000, while BIPA,Namibia Airport Company and Namport aided the course with N$30 000 each.
The innovative “We Race Together” initiative under the annual MTC Knockout Project umbrella is driven towards nation-building, and to inculcate a culture of unity, while raising fund for a yet to
be announced charity course.
MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Office, Tim Ekandjo, thanked and appreciated
all the corporates that came on board, and challenged more to register their participation in the project with a fee of N$30 000 per participant.
Additionally, Ekandjo said “the practice of operating is silos and solely focusing on bottom-line of accumulating profit, while ignoring pertinent social issues that affect the people – who support our businesses – is ancient, and fall short of best corporate practices. The time is ripe that we come together to address some of these shared common social problems. We therefore would like to thank the corporates that joined us on the We Race Together project thus far, and call on more to do so. We have reached out to a number of companies and individuals, and will continue to invite more to register their participation, for we believe that more is always merrier.”
About “We Race Together” event:
“We Race Together” project will bring together over 140 personalities from across Namibia and from all walks of life, to race together in a 4×100 metre relay. The event is slated to take place at
the Independence stadium on the 23rd April 2022. These personalities will be teamed together to make a relay team of 4 persons and will receive two months professional training from world-class
Namibian coaches. These teams will participate in various qualifying hits and the teams that qualify
for the final will have the honour to race against two world class teams with the first consisting of Christine Mboma, Beatrice Masilingi, Frank Fredericks and Helaria Johannes and the other team consisting of Johannes Nambala, Johanna Benson, Ananias Shikongo.