OSHIKANGO: A stakeholders’ conference called to discuss the decline of business activities at Oshikango in the Ohangwena Region, has resolved to establish a technical committee to diagnose the problem.
The conference took place at a local hotel on Friday, and was organised by the northern branch of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), following the decline of cross-border trade at the popular business centre of Oshikango.
NCCI president, Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun described the conference as a public-private dialogue aimed at reviving the declining business activities at Oshikango, a suburb and business centre adjacent to the northern Namibia-Angola border post in the Ohangwena Region’s Helao Nafidi town.
She said Oshikango was one of the fast-growing business centres in Namibia in terms of business activities and money changing hands.
Oshikango’s target market is Angola, but business activities have, however, declined in recent years, and raised a concern with investors, while employment opportunities are being threatened.