O&L invests in safer roads

The O&L Group has donated two brand new vehicles to local driving schools in Windhoek, in order to contribute to creating safer and more responsible drivers.

20 September 2019 | Business

The Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group last week empowered two driving schools in Windhoek with new vehicles, in line with its commitment to road safety in Namibia.

Jerry’s Driving School and Supreme Driving School each received a brand new fully-equipped vehicle from O&L.

Patricia Hoeksema, O&L’s group manager for corporate relations did the handover.

“In bringing the O&L purpose, ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’ to life, critical areas of focus in our corporate social investment programme have been education, health and safety, and caring for the general well-being of our people.

“The O&L Group has taken a lead in promoting road safety over many years, being a founder member of the Private Sector Road Safety Forum (PSRSF), and through Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), a subsidiary of the O&L Group, actively combatting drinking and driving through various initiatives,” Hoeksema said.

With the continuous high incidents of road crashes, O&L believes more needs to be done to ensure safer roads.

“We believe focusing on driver training and awareness is a good start. This is why we have partnered with two driving schools, which share our commitment in creating safer roads.

“In return for using a vehicle sponsored by O&L to conduct their business of driver training, they will also provide free driver training to a group of beneficiaries who cannot afford such training.

“The beneficiaries are identified by O&L in collaboration with some of our social partners like Men on the Side of the Road (MSR),” Hoeksema added.

The owner of Jerry’s Driving School, Jerry Haihambo, said the aid from the O&L Group will contribute significantly to the output of the school.

“I have never heard of a corporate that reached out to assist a driving school. This is something completely new to me, and very inspiring. This support will make a big difference, and will go a long way on the journey of Jerry’s Driving School (sic),” Haihambo said.

The owner of Supreme Driving School, Isabell Louw, said the value added to her school is tremendous. “This support by the O&L Group is not only to Supreme Driving School itself, but in the broader spectrum will benefit so many people. I am grateful that the O&L Group goes to such lengths to make a difference on the roads of Namibia.”

According to Hoeksema, this initiative is as a trial. “But we are confident it is the start of a long-term mutually beneficial relationship, whereby we can together help put many more safe drivers on our roads. All too often we hear that our roads are unsafe, but what is not spoken about enough is the responsibility of vehicle drivers, and it is our hope that a greater awareness will be created amongst drivers, so that they realise the immense responsibility that comes with getting behind the wheel of a car.”

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