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MCA gives to NTB

Mon, 15 July 2013 19:23
by Aurelia David
News Flash

The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) today handed over awards, computers and vehicles to the Namibian Tourism Board (NTB).

Speaking at the event, MCA Namibia deputy CEO of operations Sikongo Haiambo said the MCA and the NTB share a strong partnership and are always working together to promote Namibian tourism. 

Sikongo emphasised the importance of tourism in Namibia saying tourism is a tool for poverty reduction and economic growth.

He further said the MCA was proud to support the government in bringing this year’s Adventure and Travel World Summit to Namibia.

Sikongo said apart from assisting the NTB, the MCA also supports the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to improve management as well as infrastructure at the Etosha National Park and promotes sustainable eco-tourism development in over 30 communal conservancies.

The MCA donated two vehicles, a Chevrolet sedan and a land cruiser at the value of N$650 000 as well as two laptops, a printer and two projectors valued at N$46 000 to the NTB.  

A new website worth N$8m was also handed over to the NTB.

“This website is worth every cent,” said Sikongo.

The CEO of NTB Digu //Naobeb thanked the Namibian and US governments for their financial assistance to the Namibian tourism industry. 

//Naobeb said the Namibian tourism market showed positive growth and that there was more potential for growth.

//Naobeb spoke about NTB’s new and improved   website saying: “Our website is interactive and makes provision for small private sector businesses to upload at least three pictures and their company information for all to see.”