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Gobabites eat more fish

The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau (second from left) this week officially launched the National Fish Consumption Day which will take place in Gobabis this weekend. He was assisted by Hon. Festus Ueitele, Governor of the Omaheke Region (First from left), Shiwa, the National Fish Consumption Day mascot, Albertina Ngurare, CEO of Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) , Julien Engelbrecht, Board Member of NFCPT and Joel Amadhila, deputy chairperson of the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust. (Photograph by Lorato Khobetsi)

The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau (second from left) this week officially launched the National Fish Consumption Day which will take place in Gobabis this weekend. He was assisted by Hon. Festus Ueitele, Governor of the Omaheke Region (First from left), Shiwa, the National Fish Consumption Day mascot, Albertina Ngurare, CEO of Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) , Julien Engelbrecht, Board Member of NFCPT and Joel Amadhila, deputy chairperson of the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust. (Photograph by Lorato Khobetsi)

maheke Region is the host of the second “National Fish Consumption Day” as part of the annual fish consumption week. The day is celebrated at the Legare Stadium in Gobabis this Saturday, 14 September.
National Fish Consumption Day offers the community a market day where various exhibitors  showcase their products and services, children enjoy entertainment and a music concert in the evening with stars Gazza and The Dogg.
The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Hon Bernard Esau said the day is aimed at sensitising the public on the importance of consuming fish, and also to create awareness on the mandate and activities of the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust.
“The promotion of fish consumption is a deliberate decision that was taken more than ten years ago because of the backdrop of low fish consumption in our country while we have abundant fish in our rich ocean. The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources is committed to the promotion of fish consumption through the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust,” he said.
The Fish Consumption Week started on 09 September.
“As of 09 September until 13 September (Friday) schools within the region are visited with the aim to educate and entertain children on the importance of fish consumption. A colour-in competition is also part of the programme where participants stand a chance to win prizes for themselves as well as for their schools. In total, we will educate and entertain 4500 children during the week,” added Joel Amadhila, Deputy Chairperson of the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust.
The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust Team visited schools in Omitara, Witvlei, Otjinene, Epukiro, Leonardville and Gobabis.

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