State of the art office for NFCPT

Rudi Bowe

The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) officially opened their revamped state of the art head office last Friday, 26 November at Walvis Bay.

The Minister of Fisheries & Marine Resources inaugurated the revamped building, which reportedly cost more than N$17.5 million to construct.
The NFCPT board decided to extend the office that was built with the fish shop in 2013 for a total coast of N$14 million, with one floor up in order to house all head office staff under one roof. The renovations has increased NFCPT’s total assets from N$160 973 740 to N$191 313 930 for the financial year 2019/2020.
In 2013 NFCPT owned and operated 13 shops in 9 regions with a complement of 105 staff member. In the past 8 years, the trust has grown tremendously to 18 fish shops in Namibia’s 14 regions which collectively employ 150 Namibians.
The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Derek Klazen said the building boasts the latest technology and offers no excuse why things should not be done quickly and effectively.
Klazen said, “It must be underscored that the addition and alteration work to the head office being officially opened today, were required in order to accommodate current and future approved workforce.”
The minister congratulated the board of trustees, management and staff of the NFCPT for this achievement and collective endeavours to positioning the agency as a viable and self-sustaining institution that continues to deliver tangible results to all Namibians.
The Chairperson of the NFCPT Board of Trustees, Suzan Ndjaleka said the newly revamped building will ensure that staff is well equipped to enable them to perform their duties in a professional manner that will yield efficient service delivery.
Ndjaleka said, “It is our desire to ensure that our products are sold at the most reasonable price possible to ensure affordability. However, we are also required to ensure operational efficiency and avoid reliance on Treasury for funding.”

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