Some of the leading local and the country’s serious golfers are to tee off in the second edition of the annual Charity Golf Day, under the auspices of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ITC).
Last year saw the staff members in the ICT industry, converge at a central point to swing golf clubs under the flagship of the inaugural edition of the newly introduced annual ICT Minister’s Golf Day, at the Windhoek Country Club golf course.
The gathering proved a huge success and organisers are hoping to emulate last year’s feat when the two-day event gets underway at the Rossmund Golf Course outside Swakopmund in the Erongo region, on the 27th of next month.
This year’s ICT Minister’s Golf Day cordially invites all stakeholders in ICT, the regulator, ICT service providers and companies, ICT consumers, local and foreign corporates, big and small commercial sectors and banking institutions.
Various regions including their regional and local authority councils, institutions of higher learning, public enterprises, foreign missions, embassies and high commissions as well as the broader diplomatic community, international organisations under the vanguard of the UN System, civil society organisations including the media industry press, radio and television, both privately-owned and state, are humbly invited to participate in unison in this year’s ICT Minister’s Golf Day.
“Those who have missed the inaugural ICT Minister’s Golf Day last year, have no idea what they actually missed,” said portfolio minister Tjekero Tweya during the launch in Windhoek, earlier this week.
“It was a memorable day which brought people together from all walks of life. Male and female golf teams of the public and private sector entered teams; and I am proud to mention once again that the team of MMI walked away with the Championship with runners up of NWR female golf team”.
Furthermore, Tweya added that his ministry wants to ensure that no one should feel left out from the 2017 ICT Minister’s Golf Day.
“Mind you, this golf day already spread its wings into the Region and some of our neighbouring countries expressed interest to participate in this year’s ICT Minister’s Golf Day”.
Closing date for registration is Friday, 14th April 2017 and since the demand for entry is high, no late registration will be accepted. Rules of this year’s competition will be communicated only to the companies that have confirmed their participation.
Transport to-and-from Swakopmund and accommodation for the duration of the tournament is squarely for the account of the respective participating golf teams, for which the terms and conditions will be communicated in due course.
The line ministry is urging those companies that have declared interest to enter a team or two and on top of that commitment further wish to become a sponsor for the tourney.
“In this regard, sponsoring companies will enjoy additional exposure and I would like to commend the NBC as our TV-and-Radio partner as well as the New Era Newspaper as our Press Partner to broadcast and publish the emergence of golf and ICT as a top of mind issue.
In conclusion, Tweya added that the ICT Minister’s Golf Day r creates a platform to expose ICT companies and all consumers of ICT on how to survive in the age of acceleration and high speed, to keep current with the ever increasing demands of this vibrant sector of ICT.
“The ICT Minister’s Golf Day in essence strives to keep the industry connected and close to the bigger ICT Dream of the Minister of Information and Communication Technology”.