Fish Consumption wines and dines elders
“As part of fulfilling its mandate of promoting the consumption of fish, the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust reached out to the senior citizens of Lüderitz by hosting a fun day on Saturday, 28 February,” the trust said in a statement released this week.
Apart from serving 300 cooked meals with fish as the main ingredient, the trust donated 300 blankets and food hampers. The trust spent N$90,000 to entertain their elderly guests.
“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, Chairperson of the Trustees.
She said the trust wants to expand its footprint by opening a fish shop in Lüderitz. “Allow me to use this opportunity to thank the Town Council of Lüderitz for remaining our strategic partner as the trust will soon announce the 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 fish shops in Keetmanshoop, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Mariental, Windhoek, Gobabis, Rundu, Ondangwa, Ongwediva, Eenhana, Outapi, Opuwo and now in Lüderitz. Later this year, another shop will be established in Omuthiya.
These shops are the practical demonstration of the trust’s drive to fulfil its mandate of promoting fish as a source of nourishment.