18 Sep 2019 11:30am
ONGWEDIVA, 18 SEP (NAMPA) Omuthiya Town in the Oshikoto Region is the host of the 2019 National Fish Consumption Day (NFCD) under the theme Towards a Fish-Eating Nation from 27-28 September.
NFC spokesperson, De Wet Siluka said in a media statement on Tuesday that a soccer and netball competition titled Hon Bernhard Esau 7-aside Soccer Tournament as part of the NFCD, has already started in the region on Tuesday to run until 28 September.
He said four netball and 14 soccer teams forms part of the tournament, adding that its participation is limited to school-going boys and girls under 15 years whose teams were selected from 11 constituencies of the region.
According to Siluka, the soccer tournament will coincide with NFCD roadshow in all 11 constituencies of the Oshikoto Region focusing on theatre, drama, mascot, dance performance, audience interactions, dancing competition, quizzes, and fish sales.
The NFCD was launched in Swakopmund in the Erongo Region in 2012 and has since been rolled out to seven regions of Erongo, Omaheke, Otjozondjupa, Omusati, Oshana, Kavango West and Kunene.
To date, Siluka said, the initiative has raised over N.dollars 3.1 million that has been invested towards improving the quality of education of the host regions.
The day is aimed to promote fish consumption at the regional level and is facilitated by the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT).
A fundraising gala dinner will be held on 27 September at Omuthiya in addition to the sports tournament and roadshows.