Ongwediva starts its 2017 OATF preparations
31 Jul 2017 06:20am
ONGWEDIVA, 31 JUL (NAMPA) The Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) preparatory committee raised more than N.dollars 1 million at its official launch and fundraising event on Saturday.
Last year, the committee raised more than N.dollars 1.2 million.
On Saturday, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) pledged the highest amount of N.dollars 462 500 to continue being the main sponsor of the event, followed by Standard Bank and First National Bank with N.dollars 150 000 and N.dollars 145 000, respectively.
Other companies that contributed significantly are the Ongwediva MediPark Private Hospital with N.dollars 42 000 and Namibia Airports Company and Bidvest Namibia with N.dollars 30 000 each.
OATF has over the years developed into a leading national and international trade and exhibition event on the Namibian business calendar and continues to draw interest from all sectors of our country, Joseph Mundjindi, MTCs sponsorship and promotions manager, said at the launch.
Mundjindi said the OATF is held for the Ongwediva Town Council to create opportunities that facilitate trade and business links between local and foreign businesses.
The trade fair further serves as an opportunity for exposure for the products and services of small and medium enterprises in addition to creating a platform for smart partnerships with established corporate entities.
Ongwediva is hosting the OATF for the 18th time, with 'Towards the Transformation of Namibias Exhibition Landscape' as the theme this year.
Oshana regional governor Clemens Kashuupulwa, amongst others, attended the event.