Tsumeb Copper Festival attracts more exhibitors

03 Nov 2016 19:50pm
TSUMEB, 03 NOV (NAMPA) – Former President Hifikepunye Pohamba has appealed to the community of Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region to continue working together in order to realise Vision 2030.
He made the appeal in a statement read on his behalf at the official opening of the 2016 Annual Copper Festival in Tsumeb on Thursday.
Private, local and regional entities, Pohamba said, should work in partnership if Vision 2030, aimed at raising the living standards of Namibians to those of people in industrialised countries by 2030, is to be realised.
He noted that development is faster when all parties act together to achieve the same objective.
“This is why our President, Hage Geingob has come up with the Harambee Prosperity Plan that encourages the Namibian nation to work together and pull in one direction,” Pohamba stated.
The retired Namibian leader referred to the Copper Festival as commitment to the celebration of national natural heritage, as well as complementary to government efforts in fighting poverty, employment creation and contribution to Namibia’s economy.
The chairperson of the festival preparatory committee, Julius Gaeseb told Nampa in an interview after the official opening that 190 Namibian and foreign exhibitors are participating in the festival this year - an increase of five exhibitors from last year.
The foreign exhibitors are from Angola, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe, said Gaeseb.
The Festival started on Monday and runs until Saturday.
It is being hosted under the theme ‘Copper eradicating poverty.’