Okakarara Town Council officially takes over trade fair

09 Sep 2017 12:50pm
OKAKARARA, 09 SEP (NAMPA) - The Okakarara Town Council will as from next year organise the Okakarara Annual Trade Fair.
The town council on Friday officially took over the organising of the trade fair from the Okakarara Trade Fair Society, which was in charge of organising the event since 2007.
“It is now my pleasure to officially hand over the trade fair to the town council,” chairperson of the Okakarara Trade Fair Society, Elia Kandjii said during the handover.
He explained that it was agreed that after 10 years, the town council would take over the organising of the annual event, meaning this was the last year it was done by the organising committee.
Employees of the town council were however involved in the arrangements this year so they could learn from the experience.
The new board members of the Okakarara Annual Trade Fair will include town mayor, Olga Tjiurutue-Katukundu, constituency councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu, Okakarara Chief Executive Officer Erhnst Katjiku and six other local authority councillors.
Tjiurutue-Katukundu on Friday also received the memorandum of understanding signed by the two parties.
She thanked the outgoing members of the Okakarara Trade Fair Society for their hard work over the past 11 years.
Tjiurutue-Katukundu on behalf of her team promised to make the annual trade fair one of the biggest events of its kind in the country.
“As a council we will make sure it takes place in an atmosphere that is conducive for our sponsors, visitors and potential investors,” she said.
Tjiurutue-Katukundu then urged small and medium enterprises and local farmers to seize the opportunity presented by the event to network and grow their businesses.
The mayor said hosting a trade fair is costly and interested sponsors should therefore hold hands with the town council to continue where the Okakarara Trade Fair Society left off.