In its pursuit of being a catalyst for positive change, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – through its trademark beer brand, Tafel Lager donated more than half a million Namibia dollars to the Drought Relief Fund.
In 2019 Tafel Lager hosted a consumer campaign that resulted in many Namibians walking away with great prizes. Although the campaign was a tremendous success, not all the prize money was won. Tafel Lager thus made the decision to donate the remaining money of N$ 585 000, 00 to the Drought Relief Fund ‘DARE TO CARE’ administered by the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) and Namibian Emerging Commercial Farmers Union’s (NECFU).
NBL Managing Director, Marco Wenk officially handed over the donation on Wednesday, 29 January 2020. Wenk: “Sadly Namibia is still suffering dire consequences of severe drought, and our farmers – amongst others - are some of those worst affected by this unfortunate situation. We have great respect and appreciation for the efforts made by the respective unions here today, to assist our farmers during this time, and are thus extremely happy that we can contribute to their efforts through this donation to the Drought Relief Fund ‘DARE TO CARE’. I hope that our donation will make a difference in supporting local farming which plays a major role in building the Namibian economy.”
President of the NAU, Piet Gouws during his acceptance statement: “We are extremely thankful for this generous contribution to the Drought Relief Fund. Together with the NECFU, we will allocate and utilize these funds in line with our high values and standards in a responsible manner where it will bring the most relief.”