Ondangwa show starting Friday

26 Apr 2016 10:40am
ONGWEDIVA, 26 APR (NAMPA) – The Ondangwa Trade and Industrial Exhibition (OTIE) kicks off on Friday.
Twenty-six government institutions and corporate companies have confirmed their participation, the town’s public relations officer, Petrina Shitalangaho told Nampa on Monday.
She said space is still available for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the main hall of the show grounds, where the event is taking place.
All 30 stalls earmarked for vendors selling food are fully booked.
A kiddies’ entertainment arena, including stalls selling toys, is also being set up.
“There will be also be other traders selling traditional baskets and additional open stalls,” Shitalangaho said.
A gala dinner held earlier this month managed to raise more than N.dollars 440 000 for the hosting of this year’s OTIE – the sixth edition of the event.
The traditional Omagongo Festival, which is the omagongo/marula homebrew tasting feast, forms part of the OTIE activities. It will be held at the Ondonga Palace near Ondangwa on the show's last day, 07 May.
President Hage Geingob is anticipated to officially open the OTIE 2016 and at the same time inaugurate the newly-constructed OTIE Centre on 03 May.
Prominent Namibian business personality, John Akapandi Endjala, is the patron of the Ondangwa Trade and Industrial Exhibition.