Ondonga king commends organisation of Ondangwa Exhibition

28 Apr 2014 13:50pm
ONDANGWA, 28 APR (NAMPA) - King Immanuel Kauluma Elifas of Ondonga says business exhibitions contribute to socio-economic development by creating trade and employment opportunities in the country.
Elifas said this whilst speaking at an event organised by the Ondangwa Trade and Industrial Exhibition (OTIE) committee where he addressed exhibitors at Ondangwa on Saturday.
He noted that through the hosting of the trade exhibition, job opportunities and an entertainment platform are created for the country’s unemployed youth.
“This also keeps the youth away from social evils,” he stated, while on the other hand encouraging the OTIE committee to keep on hosting the exhibition for the benefit of the town and the country at large.
The leader of Ondonga visited the OTIE in the company of some of his senior and junior traditional headmen, members of the Namibian Police Force, and Prisons and Correctional Services.
Elifas’ delegation walked through the Ondangwa main road to the OTIE Centre, where the secretary of the Ondonga Traditional Authority, Josef Asino explained the structure and traditional norms of Ondonga to those who attended the event.
A total of 232 exhibitors, of which two are Zimbabwean and one Kenyan, are participating in the 2014 OTIE.
The exhibition commenced its activities on Friday and it will run until 03 May.