WELCOMING ADDRESS BY ADV. SHAKESPEARE MASIZA, CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NAMIB DESERT DIAMONDS (NAMDIA), AT THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL INAUGURATION OF THE NAMDIA BUILDING

WELCOMING ADDRESS BY ADV. SHAKESPEARE MASIZA, CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NAMIB DESERT DIAMONDS (NAMDIA), AT THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL INAUGURATION OF THE NAMDIA BUILDING

 

DATE:           FRIDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2018

 

 

Honourable Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy

Honourable Ministers, Members of our Cabinet

Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps

Captains of Industry,

Our Peers in the diamond industry, locally and internationally,

My fellow Board members

Our Management Team

Ladies and gentlemen of the media

Esteemed invited guests

Ladies and gentlemen

 

What a journey its been – at once exciting, challenging, visionary, exemplary, full of expectations for the highest levels of corporate governance responsibility, of patriotism and often requiring a tough personality and character. If you were to ask me if I would do it again, I would answer with a resounding yes!

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THE OFFICIAL INAGURATION OF THE NAMIB DESERT DIAMOND – NAMDIA – BUILDING

REMARKS BY TOM K ALWEENDO, MINISTER OF MINES AND ENERGY AT THE OCASSION OF THE OFFICIAL INAGURATION OF THE NAMIB DESERT DIAMOND – NAMDIA – BUILDING

FRIDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2018

“Honorable Ministers present here today,
Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corpse
Heads of Government Agencies and Organizations
Political office bearers
Captains of Industry,
Ladies and gentlemen of the media,
Esteemed invited guests
Ladies and gentlemen,

We are here this morning to witness the official opening of Namdia’s Head Quarters, Eumbo. I wish to congratulate Namdia on this achievement. It is hope that this
achievement, having your own premises, will provide an enabling physical working environment that will promote and enhance your effectiveness and efficiency. I have not doubt in my mind that Namdia has the real potential to become one of the flagship State-owned company.

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Namdia Building - Windhoek

Klein Windhoek “Old House” Turned Into Modern Architectural Landmark

If you were driving from an easterly direction from Avis towards Windhoek’s city centre along Sam Nujoma Drive two years ago, it would have been hard for you to miss the old white house on the corner of Sam Nujoma Drive and Dr Kwame Nkrumah streets, overrun with grass and weeds.

Then, slowly rising like the proverbial phoenix was a building which will, undoubtedly be one of Windhoek’s most remarkable architectural landmarks.

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