Arandis' first fish shop opens

10 Feb 2016 19:20pm
SWAKOPMUND, 10 FEB (NAMPA) - The first fish shop in the mining town of Arandis was opened by Mediva Fisheries on Wednesday.
Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernard Esau officially opened the facility.
Mediva is a 100 per cent Namibian-owned fishing company which invested N.dollars 2.5 million in the fish shop that sells horse mackerel, hake and angel fish, amongst others. The company has been in the fishing business since 1998.
The shop employs four people from Arandis.
Mediva's financial administrator Christofina Kamati told Nampa in a telephonic interview the aim is to sell affordable fish to residents of Arandis and Namibia at large.
In his official remarks, Esau commended Mediva for their efforts to enhance economic growth, create employment opportunities for locals and expand the processing and manufacturing base in the country.
“I am reliably informed that the company in cooperation with its partners have also opened other fish shops in the northern towns of Omungwelume, Okahao, Okalongo and Ondangwa. These are impressive achievements worth recognition,” he said.
Esau called upon the management of Mediva Fisheries to secure the welfare of workers and provide good leadership.
“Capacity building should remain your company’s watchword in your endeavours to empower Namibian workers, especially those from the previously disadvantaged communities of our population,” he said.