Caption (Pic: ICT Fish.jpg): The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernhard Esau handed Information Communication Technology equipment to 23 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 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$273 600. The donated ICT equipment comprised of laptops and printers. The items would go to schools in Omusati region. The Namibian fishing fraternity made these donations possible through their pledges and contributions to NFCPT during National Fish Consumption Day 2015 festivities gala dinner at Outapi. The NFCPT will host the 5th Annual National Fish Consumption Day 2016 under the theme ‘The Oshana meets the ocean’ from the 30 September to 01 October in Ongwediva. This year’s event will see the introduction of the “Cook-Off Competition”, where participants will be challenged to a time-based cooking preparation exercise, to prepare a three-course meal using the Horse Mackerel as their main ingredient. The three winners will walk away with cash prizes as part of their participation, ranging from N$ 5 000, N$ 3 000 and N$ 1 000.