30 Oct 2014 14:10pm
OMAFO, 30 OCT (NAMPA) The government, through various policies and programmes, encourages and supports the business expo initiatives organised by regional and local authority councils.
Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development Minister, Major-General (Rtd) Charles Namoloh said this whilst officially opening the 2014 Helao Nafidi Business Expo in the Ohangwena Region on Wednesday.
More than 400 local exhibitors are showcasing their products and services at the said expo.
Namoloh said expos and trade fairs are important contributors towards the achievement of broad national socio-economic development goals as envisioned in Vision 2030 and the Fourth National Development Plan (NDP4).
The minister indicated that trade events such as the Helao Nafidi Business Expo serve an important role and purpose - that of bringing together existing and prospective producers and buyers, and thus creating a platform for them to interact with one another.
Through the Helao Nafidi Business Expo, Namoloh said the towns leadership and that of the Ohangwena Region aim to showcase the town and region as a conducive place for business and investments.
He believes the availability and growth of businesses and investment activities has the potential to bring about tangible positive benefits such as job opportunities and increased revenue generation.
This, Namoloh said, will help local authorities to render the services they are expected to provide in terms of the Local Authorities Act.
As far as businesses are concerned, he noted that they also invest their time and money to take part in trade fairs and expos because of the opportunities and benefits they offer.
Amongst these benefits are opportunities for business networking and to create real win-win relationships between producers, suppliers and consumers of goods, services and technologies, Namoloh stated.
The 2014 Helao Nafidi Business Expo commenced its activities on Monday and it will run until Saturday.