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Ohorongo fights fires with farmers

Published on: 13 April 2016
Tobias Konzmann from EFF and Mr. Wilhelm “Eule” Diemer
Tobias Konzmann from EFF and Mr. Wilhelm “Eule” Diemer

Farmers of the Otavi Farmers’ Association received a fire-fighter from Ohorongo Cement to support the farmers in their fire-fighting activities on farmlands.

The hand-over took place on Farm Tirol on 13 April where farmers gathered to view the activities of Umuriro Biomass Investments, who produces woodchips for Ohorongo Cement.

Mr. Wilhelm "Eule" Diemer received the fire-fighter in his capacity as the community’s chief fireman.

“Otavi and its communities are part of the region in which Ohorongo Cement operates, and it is important to us to contribute or assist where we can,” said Tobias Konzmann, General Manager of Energy For Future (sister company of Ohorongo Cement). “We are hoping that the donation of a fire-fighter will assist the farmers to ensure that their very valuable grasslands are protected from veld fires. If there is no vegetation for the animals to graze on, it places an additional financial strain on farmers, who would otherwise have to purchase fodder for their livestock,” said Mr. Konzmann.

The fire-fighter is very specialized and has a special pump system at the back, specifically to make it easier to extinguish veld fires.

Mr Diemer said that they would use the fire-fighter to provide water to the teams controlling veld fires, especially around Etosha National Park, on the northern and eastern borders. “This donation is most welcome, and we can assure you it will be put to good use. It is great to see the special relationship that has formed between Ohorongo Cement and our members,” said Mr. Diemer.

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