World Ocean Day celebration at the coast

Collective Action for the Ocean
The Municipality of Walvis Bay in conjunction with the ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources will be hosting an Ocean Day celebration from 10 and 11 June.
Nikanor Nangolo
World Ocean Day, which is internationally celebrated on 8 June annually, will be hosted under the theme Revitalisation: Collective Action for Ocean in Walvis Bay.

President Hage Geingob will deliver a statement at the ceremony. The two-day event will include various activities, including an exhibition, seafood cooking demonstration by professional chefs, oceans cook-off competition, food and drinks, beer tent, live music, a kiddies corner with face painting, jumping castles, 7 a side soccer tournament and a three by three basketball tournament.

In celebrating the day, Namibia has planned a series of activities aiming towards raising awareness. The country will undertake Nation Wide beach clean-up campaigns in all five coastal towns, Henties Bay, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Luderitz and Oranjemund. The beach clean-up campaigns will be held from 8-10 June. A National School Debate competition will also take place on 9 June at The Dome in Swakopmund, as well as at the Walvis Bay Municipal Hall on 11 June. There will also be a World Ocean Day parade on 10 June as well as a World Ocean Day expo taking place from 10-11 June, at the Walvis Bay Municipality area.

Interested parties are invited to fill an application form to apply for exhibition stands (3m x 3m2). Application forms can be obtained from the security desk at the Civic Centre, Kuisebmund and Narraville Municipal office. Completed forms are to be deposited a tender box on the first ground floor of the Municipality of Walvis Bay head offices, no later than 11:00 on Friday, 3 June 2022, exhibition stands are available at no cost.

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