Lüderitz seniors treated by NFCPT

05 Mar 2015 08:10am
KEETMANSHOOP, 04 MAR NAMPA) – The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) hosted a fun day for senior citizens at Lüderitz on Saturday.
Around 300 pensioners were treated to meals with fish as the main ingredient.
“We want to ensure that all Namibians enjoy the benefits of the country’s natural resources and enjoy the health benefits of fish,” said NFCPT chairperson Katrina Sikeni in a media statement issued on Wednesday.
Each senior also received a blanket and a food hamper containing coffee, sugar and tea.
The NFCPT said the event cost a total of N.dollars 90 000.
“The humble gesture is to recognise the contribution made by our senior citizens to the development of the local fishing industry and other notable growth in Lüderitz,” Sikeni said.
The NFCPT’s aim is to promote the consumption of fish in the country and to make fish accessible to the nation. To do this the trust has established a number of fish shops around the country. So far, shops have been set up in Lüderitz, Keetmanshoop, Mariental, Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Gobabis, Rundu, Ondangwa, Ongwediva, Eenhana, Outapi and Opuwo.
The bulk of Namibia’s fish products are exported. The fisheries sector is the country’s second biggest export earner of foreign currency after mining.
The NFCPT was established in 2001 following a Cabinet directive.