07 Jun 2016 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 07 JUN (NAMPA) Young people in Katutura are committed to contributing to the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) through youth entrepreneurship development during the annual Katutura Expo.
The HPP is Government's developmental plan with outlined planned activities for the next four years (2016/17 to 2020/21).
The plan that was launched by President Hage Geingob in April during his second State of Nation Address (Sona) was built on five pillars, namely effective governance and service delivery; economic advancement; social progression; infrastructure development; and international relations and cooperation.
Youth enterprise development falls under the economic advancement pillar.
Speaking at the launch of the sixth annual Katutura Expo on Tuesday, Chairperson of the organising committee Ambrosius Kandjii explained that the expo is aimed at inspiring the youth of Katutura to be entrepreneurs and contributing to Namibias economic development.
It is a social event that aims to eradicate poverty amongst the youth, create the culture of innovation and promote entrepreneurship development among Namibian youth.
The chairperson explained that the event that is scheduled for 26 to 31 July will be conducted under the theme 'Together we can break the chain of poverty'.
While the committee is busy drafting the programme and activities for the expo, Kandjii urged sponsors to come on board and assist in the realisation of the event.
He, however, pointed out that most of the important activities will include the trade exhibitions of large companies; exhibitions of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from Katutura; an agricultural livestock show competition; daily entertainment by prominent Namibian artists and cultural entertainment by various cultural groups; sports; childrens entertainment; and adult entertainment.
Kandjii thanked the Namsov Community Trust for sponsoring the expo for the past three years and other sponsors that contributed to the success of this event for the past five years.
Stalls at the expo can be booked for 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.