The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) has reached out to the senior citizens of Lüderitz by hosting a fun day on Saturday, 28 February worth N$90 000.
The NFCPT hosted the day to give back to the senior citizens, in order to ensure that all Namibians enjoy the benefits of the natural resources. Apart from serving 300 cooked meals with fish as the main ingredient, the NFCPT also donated 300 blankets, food hampers consisting of sugar, coffee and tea and NFCPT promotional material.
“This humble gesture is to recognize the contribution made by our senior citizens to the development of the local fishing industry and other notable growth in Lüderitz,” said Katrina Sikeni, Board Chairperson of the NFCPT at the event. She highlighted that NFCPT is planning to expand its shop footprint to also include Lüderitz as well as Omuthiya in the near future.
“Allow me to use this opportunity to thank the Town Council of Lüderitz for remaining our strategic partner as the Trust will soon announce timelines of our construction of the new fish shop here,” she said.
Since the establishment of the Trust by Cabinet in 2001 it has delivered on its mandate by establishing 14 fish shops in towns and regions like Lüdertiz and Keetmanshoop in the //Karas Region, Head Office and fish shop in Walvis Bay and fish shop Swakopmund in the Erongo Region, Mariental in the Hardap Region, Windhoek where we serve the Khomas Region, Gobabis in the Omaheke Region, Rundu in Kavango East Region, Ondangwa & Ongwediva in the Oshana Region, Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region, Outapi in Omusati Region and, Opuwo in the Kunene Region.
According to the Trust, the planned opening of the Lüderitz outlet is a practical demonstration of how it is working hard to make fish accessible to Namibians, thereby also reflecting the efforts of Government, and it line Ministry in particular, towards achieving food security in the country.