“It is of cardinal importance that the business community and the public at large support crime fighting efforts.” This was the message by the Public Relations of Marketing manager at Manica Group Namibia, Nolito Marques, during the handover ceremony of five hi-tech digital Motorola two-way radios to the Walvis Bay Neighbourhood Watch Reaction Team on Wednesday (25 June 2014).
He noted that the Manica group of companies whole heartedly supports such efforts as it complements the task of the police in keeping law and order. “Knowing that we have a dedicated team of volunteers willing to patrol the streets at night, provides some peace of mind for home and business owners,” he added. Marques also urged the business community to follow suite and show their support to the reaction team by way of crime fighting equipment and volunteering.
Accepting the donation, the chairman of the WBNW Reaction Team, Riaan Archer expressed his appreciation for the two-way radios, and reaffirmed the reaction team’s commitment to safeguard homes and businesses in Walvis Bay. “We strive to keep our town safe for all to move around freely without the fear of falling victim to criminal elements,” Archer said.
“This, however, we can only achieve through the continued support and participation of the community and business sector. By day our volunteers are normal breadwinners with families, but by night they put their safety on the line to deter criminals and to keep our streets safe. I would like to invite community members who are willing to do their part in fighting crime, to consider joining the reaction team.”
The value of the two-way radios amounted to N$16,000. The donation is one of Manica Group Namibia’s various corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives. Radio Electronic assisted with the programming of the sets.