OTJIWARONGO: The chairman of Safland Property Group Namibia, Ranga Haikali says the shopping complex under construction at Otjiwarongo might be completed before its target date of April 2013.
Haikali told Nampa yesterday that looking at the pace they are moving at, he is certain that the doors of some of the shops will be opened in November this year.
He was speaking at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the complex, which began in January this year.
The company is investing more than N.dollars 55 million in the construction of the complex.
The Otjiwarongo complex will comprise shops such as Totalsports, Clicks, Mr Price, Hungry Lion, Truworths Man, Exact and Ackermans, many of which will be opening in the town for the first time.
2 (GOBABIS) – The Omaheke Trade Fair, billed as a unification platform for all trade and agricultural shows in the region, has suffered a major setback as one of the biggest stakeholders decided to go on his own.
Prominent livestock auctioneer Floris van Niekerk, who had initially indicated that he will be joining the efforts to unify all trade and agricultural shows, has opted to go on his own and host the annual Gobabis Agricultural Show under the auspices of the Gobabis Show Society.
Van Niekerk, who has been blamed by other stakeholders of sabotaging the trade fair initiative, told Nampa yesterday that he decided to go solo due to the alleged slow pace of progress with the organisation of the trade fair.
He explained that he just couldn’t sit around and wait for things to happen, adding that they were just involved in one meeting after another, without much progress.
Van Niekerk dismissed recently flaunted notions at the town that he was hell-bent on ensuring that the Omaheke Trade Fair does not succeed in its mission, noting that such notions were merely aimed at causing confusion and misdirecting attention from the main objectives.