OKAKARARA: Trade and Industry Minister Dr Hage Geingob on Friday officially opened the activities of the Okakarara Trade Fair.
Geingob said the trade fair has successfully brought together politicians, the business community, and hundreds of community members in the name of business interaction.
“That is commendable. Our government will do its best to meet your efforts halfway,” he noted.
The minister explained how, when the organisation of the trade fair commenced, Okakarara Constituency Councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu approached his office to solicit support from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
The ministry then pledged to sponsor 25 stalls for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the Okakarara area.
Geingob, accompanied by several regional governors, took a tour of several stalls at the trade fair. Amongst the governors were Omaheke Regional Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua; Oshana Regional Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa and Otjozondjupa Regional Governor Rapama Kamehozu.
The Okakarara Trade Fair kicked off with 232 exhibitors on Tuesday and ends on Sunday.
It is split up into different categories such as agriculture, environment, entertainment, business and the marketing of corporate companies, Ministries and SMEs.
The agriculture category includes small and large livestock exhibitions, and the entertainment includes music and a beauty pageant which were set to take place on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
The stalls of companies like Telecom Namibia, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) and Standard Bank Namibia, as well as Ministries such as Trade and Industry saw a lot of activity on Friday, with trade fair visitors eager to see what each organisation has to offer.
The entrance fee to the trade fair for children is N.dollars 10, while adults pay N.dollars 15.