Breweries welcome new Lager Ambassadors
The seven winning ambassadors are Helena Namene (Education), Rachel Muinjo (Community), Johannes Nambala (Sport), Ingrid Muhenye (Health, Science and Technology), Michael Amushelelo (Business), Viktoria Keding (Conservation) and Lischen Khachas (Arts).
The 2014 Ambassador search launched in September 2013 and was running for the fourth consecutive year since its original inception in 2010.
More than 2050 nominations were received and judges spent an average of 220 days assisting the Breweries in identifying the three finalists in each of the seven categories. Voting took place in June with more than 3000 votes cast by the public via Facebook and the SMS line.
The final voting process far exceeded the goals of NBL and the company expressed its delight with the public’s participation.
All finalists received a certificate while the overall winners were handed an additional gift last night as well as a N$10,000 prize for themselves and an additional N$10,000 for a charity of their choice.
Keynote speaker, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon Tjekero Tweya congratulated the finalists saying “You have made a significant difference in your communities and the country through your determination and by keeping your dreams and hopes alive, inspiring others to reach for their goals” adding that the country needs initiatives such as the Windhoek Lager Ambassadors to remind all that every citizen can make a contribution.