N.dollars 2.8 million pledged towards 2019 Crayfish Festival

24 Feb 2019 11:30am
KEETMANSHOOP, 24 FEB (NAMPA) – An amount of N.dollars 2.8 million was pledged towards the planning and hosting of the 2019 Crayfish Festival at a gala dinner held in Lüderitz on Friday.
This year’s festival will be the 12th edition of the popular annual event and will take place between 25-30 April under the theme ‘Our ocean, our heritage’.
The festival, which is hosted by the Lüderitz Town Council, offers opportunities for small and medium businesses to sell and showcase their products.
Speaking at the gala dinner on Friday, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernhardt Esau urged investors in all fields of the country’s economy to consider investing in Lüderitz as it has contrasts such as the desert, the ocean, strong winds and tranquil town life.
“I am sure they will be convinced as I am convinced, that this is the place to be. We will continue to emphasise more and more on the need to invest in this town, particularly in value addition activities in order to create more on-shore jobs for this region,” he said.
Esau said the festival offers an exceptional opportunity for the business community, new investors, tourists, officials, the media and entertainment and other personalities from Namibia and the world to come together and celebrate the wonderful sceneries and excellent cuisine.