Trustco Bank Namibia helps to knock out cancer in Namibia
Trustco Group Holdings, through its subsidiary, Trustco Bank joined hands with the banking industry in supporting the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ drive in providing better service to patients in need of proper oncology services. As a member of the Bankers Association of Namibia (BAN), the group prides itself in looking at means to complement government’s efforts in addressing challenges faced within the Namibian communities for the betterment of all Namibians.
BAN embarked on a fundraising initiative through its Wellness Committee to support the initiative. The children’s cancer ward at the Windhoek Central Hospital was identified as the suitable beneficiary through an application initiated by the Cancer Association of Namibia.
At a ceremony attended by all stakeholders in the capital city, Windhoek, the official handover of a cheque of N$179 903.35 was made to the recipients. This will go directly to the funding for sufficient equipment to improve clinical results for cancer patients. Receiving the donation on behalf of the Cancer Association of Namibia was the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Rolf Hansen who expressed his appreciation towards BAN in making this a reality for the patients. The Executive Director in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Mr Ben Nangombe showed his appreciation as he shared in the acceptance of the sponsorship.
The Head of Corporate Communications and Public Relations of the Trustco Group, Neville Basson witnessed the handover. ‘’ This is the one opportunity that we get together as an industry to support an initiative to make a difference in the lives of Namibian citizens. The ones affected by this dreaded disease surely show the trust they have in the public service we provide. The little we can do is showing that we will always be there for them, no matter life’s circumstances. We equally commend our fellow stakeholders in making this possible ‘’ he said.
With Covid-19 ravaging all health systems countrywide and beyond our borders, the support of the business community remains a pillar of support in easing the pressure on government to fund all medical procedures . This serves as a welcoming boost of support from the industry in showing casing our collective effort in equally fighting the pandemic.
Giving is better than receiving
The Bankers Association of Namibia’s (BAN) recent stationery drive generated N$ 68 000.00 that will be distributed across selected schools in Namibia. With a desire to alleviate the dire need for stationery, BAN joined forced with various banking institutions, namely: Trustco Bank Namibia, Bank Windhoek, First National Bank, Letshego, Nedbank and Standard Bank.
“A project which was born to assist the children of Namibia with the necessary stationery to empower each child to become the best they can be” – Sarel van Zyl, former Chairman of the BAN.
Pictured here are the representatives of the various institutions for the stationery handover.