Ondjiva Trade Fair 2013 commences its activities

11 Jul 2013 12:30
ONDJIVA, 11 JUL (NAMPA) ? The governor of the Cunene Province in southern Angola, Professor Antonio Didalelwa said the Cunene Exposition (expo) is a crucial platform for the province?s economic development.
Didalelwa said this on Wednesday whilst officially opening the 2013 Cunene Expo, which is underway on the outskirts of the southern Angolan town of Ondjiva.
The Cunene Expo, otherwise known as the Ondjiva Trade Fair, commenced its activities on Wednesday, and is expected to run for the next 15 days.
A total of 240 people are participating in this year?s Cunene Expo, of which 120 are individuals and corporate companies from Namibia. Other participants are from countries such as South Africa, Egypt, China and Senegal.
Apart from promoting economic development of the province, Didalelwa said, the Cunene Expo is also vital for business linkages between Angolan entrepreneurs and their counterparts from other countries in Africa.
?The expo avails the opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services. This should include the exhibition and promotion of Angolan-made products,? the governor stated.
The expo kicked off at a slow pace on Wednesday, because organisers of the show were still busy with the provision of water supply and toilet facilities to the exhibition centre as of Wednesday afternoon.
Most of the participating Namibians are involved in the food and beverage business, and only 11 of them are corporate companies.
The livestock farmers are expected to present their cattle on Monday next week for the auction scheduled to take place on Friday of the same week.