WINDHOEK: four-day Katutura Central Expo kicked off at the Independence Arena in the capital yesterday.
Member of the organising committee, Dion Gawanab told Nampa that there are more exhibitors this year than last year, both small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) and companies.
The expo features different musical and cultural performances, a livestock show, prize-giving ceremony, and a boxing tournament with local boxers and boxers from Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The venue gates open at 08h00 and close at 22h00, and the entrance fee for children is N.dollars 5, while students pay N.dollars 10 and adults N.dollars 20. Entrance is free for pensioners.
Trade and Industry Minister Hage Geingob is expected to officiate at the opening of the expo today.
The mayor of Walvis Bay has expressed concern over the lack of parental supervision over children, and the negative behavioural patterns shown by the youth of the town.
Mayor Derek Klazen said during an ordinary Town Council meeting for the month of July on Tuesday that the lack of parental supervision of children can be seen by how they are roaming the streets, often at night and at places such as liquor outlets.
Klazen said with the dawn of real-time and social media technology being within reach of the youth at the touch of a button, many parents fail to supervise or monitor the activities their children are taking part in.
Social media networks such as Facebook, Skype, MySpace and Twitter have great benefits for communicating nationally and internationally, but may simultaneously also pose dangers to those using it.
He said social networks have changed the way news travels all over the world, but if these platforms are used by children without proper supervision or approval, it can expose innocent and vulnerable children to cyber criminals, who are determined to lure them into many illegal activities.