Namibia’s leading telecommunications company, MTC, held fun-filled engagement activities with northern-based Namibian journalists on 10 February.

The “Northern Media Day” organized by MTC’s communications department brought together scores of northern-based journalists from state-owned and private media, as well as those from the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology.

Retired journalist Mathias Nanghanda (NAMPA) and retired MICT official Ben Tsuob also made it to the event.

The function held at Hascienda Entertainment Centre (El Jardin) outside Ongwediva started off in the afternoon with an informal “press briefing” where Erasmus from MTC’s public relations gave an overview of SIM card registration statistics as of to-date after everyone was well-received by Elizabeth (from MTC) with snacks.

John, also from MTC’s public relations, then gave a brief presentation of MTC’s corporate social investment impact report of 2023.

Then it was time for Cutie, one of Namibia’s TV personalities, formally known as Ilke Platt (representing Poiya Media), who gave a short presentation on the importance of time management in the digital age.

Then Erasmus moderated a short panel discussion which discussed the need for MTC (as a corporate entity) to find a workable formula for sustainable engagement with the media.

An interlude of good rainfall disrupted the activities but after some half an hour it was time for real fun as the team from Teambuild Namibia had the people break up into three groups (Team White-Green, Team Green-Yellow, and Team Gold), which engaged each other in competitions to win recharge vouchers.

Eventually it was time to prepare the best cocktail – and win a smartphone!

It was Team White-Green which did the first presentation, done by Helen (better known as Mee Nuutoye by listeners of Shipi FM). By making use of her radio presentational skills Helen did a proper job with her Pineapple-fruit cocktail.

The second presentation was by Anna (otherwise known as Kakunawe) from The Namibian but was now in Team Green-Yellow. As Anna started presenting her cocktail of Banana fruit she was being booed by Eddy who was in Team White-Green.

Since the judges did not do much to stop the booing, Anna lost her cool and dropped the mic on the table in a fit of anger.

Kenya (from Namibian Sun) then presented Team Gold’s cocktail, which was made from Orange fruit.

After the judges made their decision they pronounced that Team Green-Yellow’s cocktail was the best in taste – but worst in presentation, while Team White-Green’s cocktail was not that good, but the presentation was top notch. And therefore Team White-Green was declared the winner, and winner of the smartphone.

The winning team decided that Helen had to walk away with the phone.

It was then time for MTC to hand out goodies bags which consisted of a mug, TWS earbuds and recharge vouchers with value of N$295 to everyone who participated in the activities.

Finally it was dinner, which had been prepared by Mwetu and her team at Frutas Investment.

More but leisurely fun continued as free drinks and cool music went on beyond 21h00.

In the photos: Some images of the MTC northern media day at the Hascienda Entertainment Centre outside Ongwediva.