More than 70 fruit trees and other plants were recently donated to the University’s Rundu Campus as part of the Shannon Investment cc landscape initiative.
The donation consists of 23 Mango, 5 Guava, 6 Avocado, 6 Lime, 1 Orange, 3 Palm trees, and 35 different shade plants that were planted on the campus a fortnight ago.
Mr Kapitango, owner of Shannon Investment CC, remarked that: “This donation is aimed at strengthening our relationship with the University and creating a welcoming environment for both students, lecturers and visitors at the campus”.
Receiving the donation was Campus Director, Dr Helen Miranda, who on behalf of the campus expressed a message of gratitude. “We are very pleased and excited to be witnessing this handover. Your donation will not only make our campus attractive but also creates a healthy environment for staff and students”.
She encouraged staff and students to look after and care for the new orchard. “Behold! This is now our very own property and we must make sure that it is protected, clean, and well looked after. Let us do our part in all possible ways, so that very soon this orchard bears fruits sufficient to feed us and the community”, she excitedly elaborated.
The donation comes after a 5-year long relationship with the close corporation. The company is mainly responsible for the campus landscape needs that range from planning and maintaining the environment.
“The Rundu Campus has been commended for being one of the cleanest campuses of the university. We are proud to have Shannon Investment cc as one of our stakeholders that contribute to the cleanliness and beauty of our campus environment”, said Dr Miranda in conclusion.