MTC issues CSR challenge
By BiztechAfrica – Aug. 15, 2012, 4:11 p.m.
With an annual budget of N$30 million set aside for Corporate Social Investment and Responsibility Programs, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) has laid down a challenge to corporates in Namibia to become more socially responsible and open up their wallets and hearts and start investing in corporate social responsibility and investment projects.
MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo, speaking at the Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Windhoek, stressed that many corporates in Namibia are unwilling to fund or support communities in which they operate – under the pretexts of limited budgets.
He said this was no excuse. “It is not always about money. Every company, irrespective of size and revenue, can implement Corporate Social Responsibility projects, it should be embedded in your corporate culture.”.