NBL celebrates Namibian Independence with Embassies and Consulates

NBL Independence handover

In anticipation of Namibia’s 33rd Independence Day, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, handed over a consignment of its world-class Windhoek Lager beer, to Namibian Embassies, Missions and Consulates across the globe on 8 March 2023 during an event at the company’s head office in Windhoek.

The consignment of 350 cases of Windhoek Lager, valued at N$100 000, will go to 31 Embassies and three Consulates, and was received by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Jenelly Matundu, at the handover event.

Speaking at the occasion, NBL Managing Director, Marco Wenk, thanked all the Embassies, Missions and Consulates for the work they carry out to see Namibia reach even greater heights. Wenk: “We are honoured to be able to once again hand over a token of our appreciation to our fellow Namibians and Embassies abroad in appreciation for their valued support, hard work, and dedication in representing the interests of Namibia, but also preserving the rights of Namibian citizens abroad. This does not go unnoticed, and we thank them for flying the Namibian flag high. This handover today is our commitment to making them feel part of this celebration, and also bringing them closer to home.

“Namibia Breweries’ annual contribution towards our Independence celebrations, is our way of sharing in the excitement that comes with commemorating an independent Namibia and appreciating the positive space we have as a Namibian company to be able to flourish, build and contribute to the growth of our nation.

“Playing an integral part in the Namibian economy through our contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment creation, amongst others, we remain committed to continue contributing to Namibia’s success through the production and distribution of truly world class products.”

Wenk also added that NBL sees Windhoek Lager as the perfect Namibian ambassador, as it not only carries the spirit of Namibia, but also the name of its beautiful capital city.

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Jenelly Matundu, thanked NBL on behalf of Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Staff Members of the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO), including all the Namibian Embassies and Missions and Consulates abroad, for the relations that exist between the MIRCO and NBL.

Hon. Jenelly Matundu: “I’m honoured to receive this donation today on behalf of the Namibian Embassies and Consulates abroad ahead of the upcoming 33rd Independence celebration and I will make sure that this valued stock will reach all the different Namibian Diplomatic Missions across the Globe. In the same vein, the donated consignment is meant to promote the Namibian product worldwide in order to attract Foreign Direct Investment while adding to our efforts of attracting investment to our country through Economic Diplomacy.

“This event is not only historic but an excellent opportunity to further collaborate and showcase the strong commitment between MIRCO and Namibia Breweries Limited representing the interest of Namibia and its People while preserving the rights of Namibian citizens across the globe.”

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