Old Mutual celebrated 172 years of existence on Wednesday morning and took their celebrations to the street, in Independence avenue. Members of the public were entertained through dance by the Equipped Dance Academy and treated with shirts and cupcakes before heading to work.
At the event Ndangi Katoma, applauded Old Mutual for reaching out to the community in need. “To mention a few milestones, Old Mutual has been able to finance the servicing of 448 erven in Walvis Bay and Otavi and financed the development of 580 housing units in Windhoek in 2016 as part of its Responsible Investment. This contributed to the national development agenda towards addressing housing needs in Namibia,” he said.
“On an annual basis, Old Mutual, through the Old Mutual Foundation, continuously assist communities in which we operate in the areas of education, community development, skills and capacity building,” he added.
According to Katoma, in the education field, over 90 students have greatly been shaped in their different career paths since 2007 through the bursary award.
Katoma said that other annual flagship projects include the Old Mutual Far North Championships and Old Mutual Victory Race. “We will continue to create positive futures and to make a positive impact in the lives of our customers and the community we operate in,” he said.
Currently OM has over 900 employees and has been selected as the best employer for consecutive years since 2012.