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EBH Namibia proudly supporting sustainable development in Erongo through services & skills
21 December 2015

  Ship repair company Elgin Brown & Hamer (EBH) Namibia was a strong presence at the 9th annual Namport Erongo Business and Tourism Expo, which took place from 28 to 31 October 2015.

The company embraced the opportunity to showcase its services and capabilities, its contribution to the Namibian economy in line with Vision 2030, and its focus on engaging the local community in skills development.

With ‘Cultivating Business for the Future’ as its theme, the expo brought together numerous participants, with an overarching aim of promoting local business and trade in support of the sustainable development of the Erongo region.

The expo, sponsored by Namport – which is also the majority shareholder in EBH Namibia - has become a vitally important part of business and community life in Walvis Bay. This event helps to ensure that Namibians from all walks of life, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Namibian industries converge to share ideas and experiences, and present new opportunities.

“Once again EBH Namibia was proud to take part in the Namport Erongo Business and Tourism Expo. We feel strongly that it is only co-operation between the public and private sectors that will steer this region forward towards sustainable economic growth,” says Hannes Uys, Chief Executive Officer at EBH Namibia.

“It is also incumbent upon businesses to proactively engage the local community through skills development. We all have a role to play in growing previously disadvantaged communities and SMEs into active participants in the future prosperity of this country.”

Since its inception in 2006, EBH Namibia has reached out to the local Walvis Bay community through a number of corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives. Top of the agenda, too, is job creation for local Namibians; as well as a rigorous training and employee development programme.

“A sound skills base is pivotal to our vision of EBH Namibia being the preferred shipyard on the west coast of Africa,” Uys concludes.
 
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