30 Sep 2017 14:20pm
OKONDJATU, 30 SEP (NAMPA) - Exhibitors at the first-ever Okondjatu Community Expo on Friday expressed satisfaction with the organisation of the event.
The expo, held at the auction pens here, kicked off on Wednesday and will end on Saturday.
Several exhibitors who spoke to Nampa shortly after the official opening on Friday expressed satisfaction with the general arrangements made and the organisation of events.
A local goat farmer and exhibitor, Vaanavi Ripunda said he was impressed by the different types of livestock being displayed in the agriculture category.
Ripunda said if the Okondjatu expo organisers continue with this spirit, it may become third in the country in terms of prominence behind the Ongwediva Trade Fair and Windhoek Industrial and Agricultural Show.
Grace Pujatura, an Okondjatu resident said she was happy with the setup and arrangements of the business stalls at the Expo as there were reasonable spaces between them, making them more visible from a distance.
Another resident, Dave Karuhumba commended the initiative and wished it to grow big in the future.
Karuhumba praised the organising committee for inviting different exhibitors with quality products that are often rare to find in Okondjatu.
The patron of the 2017 Okondjatu Community Expo, Otto Ipinge who is also the Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, said 250 exhibitors in different categories were participating at the expo.
He said by Friday morning, about 6 500 visitors, a figure based on tickets sold on the gate, had entered the show.
Ipinge said the expos various agricultural exhibitions, horse racing, information sharing sessions on latest farming methods and hosting of the Miss Okondjatu Community Expo 2017, are some of the key events that keep attracting visitors to the expo.
He said most of the visitors travelled from Otjinene, Gobabis, Windhoek, Otjiwarongo and Grootfontein.