New observation tower in Oshakati has potential to draw tourists

03 Mar 2016 18:10pm
OSHAKATI, 03 MAR (NAMPA) – An observation tower in the centre of the new open market at Oshakati will open for the public on 11 March.
Speaking at a media briefing at Oshakati on Thursday, the town’s mayor Katrina Shimbulu said the tower has the potential to attract tourists.
“‘Oshungo ya Shakati’ (the tower of Oshakati) was built in order to give people a better view of the town from above,” Shimbulu said.
An increase in tourists could lead to more business for vendors at the open market, as their merchandise will be exposed to not only the local community, but also to tourists.
The tower, which is 48 metres high, consists of 12 storeys - each named after a village in the vicinity of Oshakati.
The top of the tower can be accessed via a staircase or elevator.
The open market will also be officially opened by President Hage Geingob on 11 March.