NTY voting begins on Monday

18 May 2018 | Events

The voting for the 2018 Namibia Small Town of the Year competition will start on Monday and run until 1 June.

The finalists of this year's competition are Eenhana, Okahao, Oniipa and Oranjemund.

The winner will be announced on 2 June at the Namibia Tourism Expo, which will take place at the Windhoek Showgrounds.

The expo is organised by Namibia Media Holdings (NMH) and sponsored by First National Bank of Namibia and Old Mutual under the theme 'Conservation, Small Things Matter'.

Eenhana CEO Walde Ndevashiya says his town deserves to win the competition owing to the rapid growth and tremendous strides it has made over the years.

“We have done a lot in a few years if you compare with other towns. With the limited resources we have we have built houses for our people, delivered services to them, attracted businesses to our town and the town is very clean and crime free,” he says.

“We have interesting sites in Eenhana that one can visit such as the Eenhana shrine and therefore I am calling on Namibians to do the right thing and vote for Eenhana.”

Okahao CEO Timoteus Namwandi says because of the rich cultural heritage and cleanliness of his town, people should vote for them.

“Vote for Okahao because we are one of the cleanest towns in the country with a rich cultural heritage and there is a lot of development which is going on here,” Namwandi says.

He says they are doing well in terms of delivering land and houses to the people.

Oniipa CEO Junias Jacob says they deserve to emerge victorious because although the town is new, development is taking place at a rapid pace.

“We are one of the youngest and fastest-growing towns in Namibia. We are privileged to have the monuments that were found by the Finnish missionaries and they are attracting tourists to our town. Therefore people should vote for Oniipa,” Jacob says.

Oranjemund spokesperson Glenadette Scholtz says people should vote for the harbour town because it is unique and has a fascinating history.

“Oranjemund is a unique town with a fascinating history and a hospitality culture driving the community in support of the Namibian economy. Vote for Oranjemund and support the thousands of Namibians who have lived or worked in the town and the few that are lucky to call it home,” Scholtz says.

To vote for your town of choice, text the word TOWN, followed by the name of one the participating towns, and send the message to the number 51500. Each SMS costs N$3.

KENYA KAMBOWE

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