Namdeb buys local

Namdeb spends approximately N$270 million per month on the procurement of goods and services from Namibian-based businesses. This constitutes approximately 85% its total expenditure. The majority of the grandmaster of Namibian diamond mining’s spend relates to earthmoving activities. This includes the supply of fuel for earthmoving equipment, the provision of services by mining contractors, and the supply of goods and services for the repairs and maintenance of earthmoving equipment, Anthony Phillips, Namdeb’s Commercial Manager, said.

“The most notable of this spend is on the mining services provided by our two strategic mining contractors, Lewcor Plant Hire Oranjemund and B&E International (Namibia). Both companies are Namibian- based businesses that have Namibian ownership, of which Lewcor is a 100% Namibian-owned family business,” he added. According to Phillips, these strategic business partners employ a direct workforce of approximately 776 employees, who are 99% Namibian citizens, for their operations at Namdeb’s southern coastal mines.

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