Namport and Namfi partner
01 March 2021 | Business
Maggy Sem; Namfi director; “…the two organisations will cooperate and develop curriculum in several key, emerging fields of study…”
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The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) and the Namibian Maritime Fishing Institute (Namfi) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
According to Namfi director Maggy Sem, this agreement offers an excellent opportunity to expand the educational and training cooperation between the two organisations as strong emphasis is placed on maritime training and employment creation.
“Under the agreement, the two organisations will cooperate and develop curriculum in several key, emerging fields of study, primarily cadetship, safety and other programs as the need arises. In the long term, this agreement will not only be an educational cooperation but also a contribution towards Namibianising the maritime industry and its waters.”
Suoma Kalulu, the acting executive for human resources, shared that many programs of cooperation were established in the fields of maritime education and training between the two institutions over several decades.
Kalulu stated that the MoU will be the realization of other significant activities such as the promotion of knowledge and academic exchange initiatives between the two institutions and individuals; the development and promotion of study opportunities; and assistance to employees and the nation at large who seek developmental opportunities in the maritime sector.
“I believe that closer, focused cooperation between Namport and Namfi was long overdue, and we are excited about the giant step we took today.”
Immanuel Hanabeb, the outgoing chairman: commercial executive for Namport advised the organisations to make work of the MoU.
“There are many times MoUs gather dust, and I would like to urge you to guard against this. We must implement this understanding and come together every year to see what you have achieved and implemented thus far. This understanding will not only benefit the two organisations, but the greater community.”