Helao Nafidi Expo gets N.dollars 1.2 million boost

27 Sep 2016 09:00am
ONGWEDIVA, 27 SEP (NAMPA) – The Helao Nafidi Business Exposition (Expo) 2016 fundraising gala dinner held at the town on Saturday collected N.dollars 1.2 million, compared to some N.dollars 527 000 raised for the expo last year.
The expo is scheduled for 21 to 29 October.
Helao Nafidi Mayor Eliaser Nghipangelwa told Nampa Monday such contributions were made by local entrepreneurs only as no foreign entrepreneur participated in the gala dinner.
“I sincerely value such huge contributions,” he stated, adding that it demonstrates the trust local entrepreneurs have in the leadership of the town.
Nghipangelwa said the council should now create more conducive business environment and job opportunities in return for the contributions made by business personalities towards the expo.
“We have no doubt the expo's attendance will be high and we expect growth of our expo,” he noted.
A large number of local artists are lined up to entertain those visiting the expo, while the Sammy Sports Consultant company was awarded the tender to coordinate sports events such as football, boxing, netball, volleyball and marathon.