28 Jul 2015 12:20pm
WINDHOEK, 28 JUL (NAMPA) Over N.dollars 200 000 was collected towards the fifth Katutura Expo which will commence here on Wednesday.
The expo is scheduled to take place until 02 August 2015 at the Katutura Youth Complex in Windhoek, under the theme Together we can break the chain of poverty.
First Lady Monica Geingos will officially open the expo on Thursday.
The sponsors include the Aupindi Tobie Aupindi Attitude Trust with N.dollars 40 040; Agricultural Bank of Namibia (AgriBank), Standard Bank of Namibia, Old Mutual, Ndeulipula Hamutumwa Trust, and Evatelo Investment Trust with N.dollars 30 000 each.
Speaking at the announcement of the sponsorships here on Monday, chairperson of the organising committee of the Katutura Expo, Ambrosius Kandjii thanked all sponsors for assisting towards the growth of the expo and providing opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SME) to showcase their products and services.
The expo is an annual event started in 2011 by the Katutura Central Constituency, with the support of Katutura residents, to provide a platform for SMEs to showcase and market their products and services.
Kandjii, who is the councillor for that constituency, said the event will comprise various activities such as trade expositions of SMEs; an agricultural show of various livestock breeds; traditional and cultural performances by entertainment groups from Katutura; musical entertainment by Namibian and international artists and bands; and religious and faith-based activities by such institutions within Katutura.
He said South African disco queen Patricia Majalisa arrived here on Monday and will perform on Saturday during the expo.
The agricultural livestock show will also be held on Saturday, when various livestock will be judged according to their breed and value in various categories.
Expo stalls will be open to companies and ministries at a cost of N.dollars 4 800 each.
SMEs will be charged N.dollars 3 000 per stall, and those interested in running kapana stalls will be required to pay N.dollars 600.
The entrance fee is N.dollars 20 for adults and N.dollars 10 for students with student cards and learners in uniform. Children under five years and pensioners enter for free.