By ZACHERY PER
CHIMBU businessman Zebedee Namura has a big heart. He loves to help people in need and provide them with the love and care they crave for.
He owns and runs the Nami Security Services in Goroka town which is into its second year of operation.
“Apart from operating as a security firm making money, we are committed to giving back to the community through charity work, humanitarian assistance and community work.”
Zebedee, 27, is from Wararam village in the Ungai-Bena district of Eastern Highlands.
He is the eldest in a family of three born to Wilson and Nini Oino Namura. He has a younger brother and sister. He is single and still looking for “Miss Right”.
Namura attended the Runugu Primary School in Chuave, Chimbu and the Atrigu Primary School in Ungai up to 2007. In 2008, he moved onto Goroka Secondary School and left in 2013 after completing Grade 12.
In 2014, he attended the Niac University in the Philippines where he studied business administration, industrial psychology and theology. He completed his studies in 2017.
Later in 2017, he was recruited to work at the Hides gas plant. But after a while, he decided that it was not what he wanted to do.
He therefore quit the job in the early part of 2018 and returned home to set up the security firm.
He today provides security services at 10 sites in Goroka town.
Last Friday, he led a group of SDA church members from the Ungai-Bena district and family members to visit patients admitted at the Goroka Provincial Hospital. Family members of his security guards also joined in. The group presented items such as soaps, detergents, tissues, toiletries, toys and food to the sick people. Some cash was also distributed to them.
He explained that he had to leave his job at Hides because “money and benefits I receive would only benefit me and my family”.
“I do not like this. I want to see benefits from what I (receive) given out to the needy. I will be happy when I see smiles on their faces. Furthermore, I want to help unfortunate groups of people and families. Therefore I led the group that visited patients at the Goroka Provincial Hospital last week. Soon we will visit prisoners at Bihute jail outside Goroka town and give them gifts.”
His Nami Security Services today has 71 people on its payroll who are paid fortnightly.
As the sole director of the company, he wants to use some of the money he makes to bring relief and smiles to needy people and patients in hospital, people in prison and those affected by natural disasters such as landslides and floods.
Namura plans to get involved in community work such as cleaning towns, markets and public facilities. He plans to expand to other municipalities such as Lae and visit patients at the Angau General Hospital, and the Modilion General Hospital in Madang.
He loves to give what he has. The Bible (2 Corinthians 9:6-8) says: “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
The nation certainly needs more people such as Zebedee.
By ZACHERY PER