Otjiwarongo Agriculture and Trade Show kicks off

10 Oct 2013 19:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 10 OCT (NAMPA) - The annual Otjiwarongo Agriculture and Trade Fair Show kicked off at the Paresis Sports Complex on Thursday morning.
The organising committee’s vice-chairperson, Eddy Kgobetsi told Nampa in an interview on Thursday that close to 70 exhibitors have registered as participants in this year’s Otjiwarongo Agriculture and Trade Show.
The show ends on Saturday.
Kgobetsi said 15 of the exhibitors are small livestock farmers eager to showcase their goats and sheep at the show, while 43 are local small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A few corporate companies are also taking part.
“Three South African business people are also here with us to participate in this year’s agriculture and trade show,” he indicated.
Small stalls for upcoming SMEs are charged at N.dollars 250, while stalls inside the hall, which are mostly occupied by corporate companies and government ministries, cost N.dollars 1 000.
The agriculture and trade show was formerly organised by the Otjiwarongo Municipality, and this is the first time it is being organised by community members.
The Otjiwarongo Agriculture and Trade Show was officially launched at the Paresis Sports Complex on Wednesday evening by Standard Bank Namibia’s Head of Marketing, Thaddius Maswahu.
Maswahu said Standard Bank Namibia is one of the main sponsors of the agriculture and trade show this year.
He also handed over a cheque for N.dollars 23 000 from Standard Bank Namibia, saying if resident of the town continue to support the bank, it will in 2014 donate N.dollars 25 000 to the Otjiwarongo Agriculture and Trade Show.
Several local authority councillors serving in the Otjiwarongo Town Council, including Otjiwarongo Mayor Hilda Jesaja, were present here at the launch on Wednesday.