Submitted on Thu, 09/01/2016 - 07:55

The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources; Honourable Bernhard Esau handed over scholarly Information Communication Technology [ICT] equipment to 23 schools included both Primary and Secondary schools on behalf of the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust [NFCPT], during the recently held National Fish Consumption Day Launch in Walvis Bay on the 12 August 2016. The Minister during the hand over placed emphasis on the fishing fraternity and corporate Namibia to continue with their support towards the NFCPT, as their unwavering backing enables the NFCPT to reach out to all Namibians from all walks of life.

The donations, which forms parts of the NFCPT Corporate Social Responsibility Programme are, valued at N$ 273 600.00 the donated ICT equipment comprised of; laptops and printers. The identified schools which were recipients of these ICT equipment are all from within the Omusati Region of Namibia. The Namibian fishing fraternity inclusive of Corporate Namibia made these donations possible through their pledges and contributions received by the NFCPT during the Gala Dinner held in 2015 at Outapi, during the National Fish Consumption Day 2015 festivities. The NFCPT will host the 5th Annual National Fish Consumption Day 2016 under the auspices of the Honourable Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernhard Esau (MP) in the Oshana Region under the theme; “The Oshana meets the ocean” from the 30th September 2016 till the 01st October 2016. This year’s event will see the introduction of the “Cook-Off Competition”, where participants will be challenged to a time-based cooking preparation exercise, to prepare a three course meal using the Horse Mackerel as their main ingredient. The three winners will walk away with cash prizes as part of their participation, ranging from N$ 5 000.00, N$ 3 000.00 and N$ 1 000.00 respectively.