Nedbank Desert Dash validated by City of Windhoek

 Nedbank Desert Dash validated by City of Windhoek

The Mayor of the City of Windhoek, Councillor Muesee Kazapua, on Thursday honoured Nedbank Namibia with a key to the city which, symbolised the endorsement of the Nedbank Desert Dash event.
This signified the positive impact which the Nedbank Desert Dash has on Namibia - especially on the City of Windhoek and the coastal town of Swakopmund.
Windhoek mayor Muesee Kazapua officially presented Nedbank Namibia’s Managing director, Lionel Matthews with the symbolic key to the City of Windhoek.
Kazapua said the event falls in line with the City’s commitment to promoting sports.
“It also speaks volumes to our transformational strategic plan for the CoW which we approved for the period of 2017/22 of being a smart city on urban sustainable transportation,” he said.
Nedbank Managing Director, Lionel Matthews expressed appreciation for the singular honour.
“Throughout the existence of the Nedbank Desert Dash and certainly for the past five years since Nedbank’s involvement with this iconic event commenced. Receiving the key to our capital city in such a symbolic fashion is ground breaking and does bring us immense pride. We are humbled too that you have graciously afforded us this opportunity” Matthews said.
Matthews continued and stated that the Desert Dash does not only belong to Nedbank, but that it belongs to the whole of Namibia.
“ This time next week the city will be abuzz with cyclists arriving for a race that has been called the longest, single-stage solo mountain bike event in the entire world. Over a thousand of them, ready to test their endurance against the mighty Namib Desert. Roughly four hundred will have travelled from faraway lands and will undoubtedly be charmed by Windhoek’s unique allure, our vibrant city life and in years to come perhaps will come back to spend more than just a few nights in our capital city” he added.
The Desert Dash will kick off on the 6th of December and conclude on the 7th in Swakopmund.