“The Plan is to work closely and have an inclusive community where all children that are born into injustices are afforded an opportunity to grow up with confidence and high self esteem…”
WINDHOEK, Mar. 10 – Prominent businessman Knowledge Katti is on a mission to resuscitate the economy of Kombat town; a town blessed with copper deposits, underground water reserves and immense potential.
Recently, Katti held a charity fun day for children, that also doubled as a platform for upcoming entrepreneurs to showcase their potential.
An electric atmosphere of joy, laughter and unison thrived on the day as people were treated to free hairdressing, the sound of the barber’s machine humming away, and no growling stomach because the philanthropist Katti had ensured all was catered for.
Just three years ago, 2015, Kombat cast a skeleton figure of a town that once thrived on its mining exploits. After a flash-flood drenched the mine in 2007, all operations ceased, and a darkness engulfed the town rendering it a ‘once was’ community.
Then came Katti
In the first half of 2015, Katti acquired the mining town, shattering the blanket of obscurity that had reigned over its citizens for almost a decade.
He was quoted then by local media, as trying to facilitate innovation, smart development and partnership.
New Era reported Katti saying “One of the incentives we are considering in order to breathe new life into Kombat is to offer free or discounted land, in return for equity, to Namibian companies and other investors who would like to establish manufacturing plants in Kombat and create employment.”
Some residents have gone to the extent of describing Katti as ‘our modern Jesus,” bearing testament to his generosity.
Katti informed NamibiaDailyNews that he also works with school children in Neu Sommerau – a government resettlement farm.
“The Plan is to work closely and have an inclusive community where all children that are born into injustices are afforded an opportunity to grow up with confidence and high self esteem – hence starting with a hygiene campaign including various extra mural activities that include sports, arts and music,” he said.
In a country where few corporate entities uphold meaningful Corporate Social Responsibilities, Katti has constantly emerged as a dedicated Namibian, ploughing his finances back toward community development and the country in general. – Musa Zimunya