The Namibian Ports Authority had a particular celebration final week Thursday to mark Worldwide Women’s Day and the commendable incontrovertible fact that 17% of the workforce is feminine, lots of them in technical place or in administration place beforehand the unique area of males.
At both ports, Walvis Bay and Lüderitz, the Namport women got here out in drive for this big day. Whereas lots of them shall be sporting metallic-tip security footwear of their regular daily duties, they donned high heels matched to reflective overalls and denim. Then the 2 groups of feminine workers members had been handled to a particular photoshoot on the quays in Walvis Bay and in Lüderitz in order that they are going to bear in mind their flashy contribution to Women’s Day.
“We're proud that 17% of our complete workforce are females and contribute to the Namport asset progress of greater than N$5 billion, whereas the world’s maritime feminine workforce is a mere two p.c” mentioned lmmanuel Hanabeb, the appearing Government: Business. Futhermore, 28% of the administration positions is stuffed by women.
“Clad in overalls and some in denim and high heels, the Namport women took to the port terminal not solely to have fun their contribution at work but in addition acknowledge their significance on the office. The phot shoot is supposed to be a tribute for all of the hard work and large jobs that make the feminine staff a part of the staff” mentioned Namport in honour of its dedicated feminine staff.
Explaining the important thing position of women in its organisation, Namport mentioned “As certainly one of Namibia’s strategic assets in driving the nation’s imaginative and prescient to turn into a logistics hub, Namport has taken a deliberate effort to alter the statistics by giving women a chance to advance on this previously male dominated sector.”
Citing two excellent achievements, the ports authority mentioned Ms Ipua Kasheeta was the primary feminine Operations Supervisor for the Bulk and Break-Bulk Terminal earlier than turning into the Synchrolift Supervisor. Equally, Loide Negongo is the primary lady to turn into an unreserved Tug Grasp and she is now within the course of to finish her harbour pilot license.
For additional future development of women, the ports authority runs a number of initiatives to advertise a maritime profession amongst younger women. This contains monetary assist for learners at maritime establishments in South Africa, for college kids at numerous universities and for cadets in naval coaching.
Namport has additionally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Maritime College in Malmo, Sweden to allow the port authority to faucet into the establishment’s huge wealth of information and info on marine and maritime affairs. Three feminine put up-graduate Namibians are at the moment enrolled at this college.