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Nored pledges to electrify Mboma, Masilingi’s homes


NORTHERN electricity distributer Nored has joined the rest of corporate Namibia in support of Namibian sprinters, Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi by pledging to supply electricity to their homes.

The pledge follows a historic performance at the just-ended 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.

Chairperson of the sponsorship technical committee of the two athletes and director of education in the Kavango East region, Fanuel Kapapero, wrote to Nored, appealing for support towards the athletes.

The utility said it is proud of all Namibian athletes that competed at the Olympics.

“Ms Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi have led the way, congratulating them [sic] for bringing a radiant smile to all Namibians. In this respect, Nored is pleased to announce our support for the supply of electricity to the two athlete’s homes, Ms Mboma at Shinyungwe village, Ndiyona constituency and Ms Masilingi, Rundu town, Rundu urban constituency,” said Nored spokesperson Simon Lukas in a statement.

He said sports is one of the pillars under Nored’s corporate social responsibility programme and the company remains committed to support and invest in youth sports activities.

Last month ahead of the Olympic games where Mboma won a silver medal, MTC sponsored the sprint sensations with a total of N$2 million each of which N$ 300 000 each will be used to construct the houses.

In a letter dated 9 August 2021, Nored’s chief executive officer, Fillemon Nakashole, wrote to Kapapero, commending the Kavango East Regional Council on its initiative to mobilise resources for the athletes.

The athletes arrived in the country on Tuesday, where they received a hero’s welcome at the Hosea Kutako International Airport.

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