Copper Festival attracts many visitors

09 Nov 2016 09:10am
TSUMEB, 09 NOV (NAMPA) – About 25 000 people visited the 2016 Copper Festival this year.
It opened 31 October 2016 and closed Saturday at Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region.
Chairperson of the organising committee, Julius Gaeseb told Nampa Tuesday the Tsumeb Municipality has hosted the festival for the 14th time this year but it was the first time that visitors were required to pay entry of N.dollars 5 each.
Gaeseb said this was partly to keep visitor statistics.
“The festival was generally a resounding success and we are happy that the people of Namibia have supported our festival,” Gaeseb noted.
He said vendors have expressed joy as the festival has created conducive environment for them to do good business.
“No crime was reported, every exhibitor is satisfied and everyone is happy with the revenue they have generated,” the chairperson said.
He said the festival aims to expose the potential of the northern copper-mining town of Tsumeb in terms of tourism and commercial services, as well as to advocate unity for the people of the town.
“It also brings together exhibitors from all corners of Namibia and beyond to interact and engage into business network,” Gaeseb explained.
A total of 190 exhibitors participated in the festival this year, including foreign traders from Angola, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe.