NovaNam rewarded for its local investment
Fisheries Minister Derek Klazen believes that adding two new vessels to LÃ¼deritz-based NovaNam’s fleet will go a long way towards helping the blue growth initiative. He recently made the remarks while officiating at the inauguration of the new vessels acquired by the fishing group.
According to Klazen, the acquisition of the vessels will meet the fishing giant’s corporate social responsibility philosophy under the pillars of people, planet, products and communities. This philosophy can be satisfied through advanced material technology, modernization of fishing equipment towards efficient and safe fishing conditions, optimization of operations, major improvements in working and living conditions on board the fishing vessel. for the crew and access to health facilities on board. Klazen also stressed the importance of people needing to fish efficiently as the country’s ocean is very sensitive to irresponsible exploitation of natural resources.
âWe need to conserve, make the best use and safeguard these resources that we borrow from our children and their children’s children,â he stressed. In a statement, NovaNam said it has continuously invested capital on an annual basis to increase its value-added capabilities and further ensure sustainable employment for its 2,300 employees. “This investment is another example of NovaNam’s commitment to the development of its people and their employment, and to improving livelihoods, food security and nutrition while supporting healthy fisheries management practices and an ecosystem. healthy sailor, âthe company said.
Parliamentarian and former Mayor of LÃ¼deritz, Emilia Amupewa, said the investments made so far by NovaNam in the coastal city have led to socio-economic development. “It is important to mention that LÃ¼deritz was revived from its ghost town status by NovaNam right after independence, and we will always be grateful as citizens of this attractive and somewhat remote town,” she added. .
In her contribution, the mayoress of the city Anna??Marie Hartzenberg underlined as common knowledge that the socio-economic stability of the port city is firmly anchored on the fishing sector. “The addition of the two new ships by NovaNam means prosperity for LÃ¼deritz,” she said.
Hartzenberg also expressed his sincere hope that the ships will be used for the benefit of the city in terms of job creation and economic development.