Iipumbu unhappy with unhygienic conditons at Oluno SME Park

08 Aug 2018 06:30am
ONDANGWA, 08 AUG (NAMPA) - Deputy Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Lucia Iipumbu on Tuesday urged traders operating at the SME Park at Oluno in Ondangwa to keep their stalls clean to retain customers.
During a consultative meeting with the traders to share ideas on opportunities and challenges in business, she bemoaned the lack of hygiene at the Namibia Development Corporation SME Park and said traders refuse to clean their stalls.
“It is unhygienic. No customers want to buy products from a dirty place,” Iipumbu said.
She added that the government has done its part by providing the parks and it is now up to the traders to keep it clean, but they do not want to use the money they make from the stalls to buy cleaning materials.
Iipumdu further said five stalls are not in use at the SME Park as some of the traders are not willing to pay the monthly rental fee.
The rental fee ranges from N.dollars 200 to N.dollars 450.
Oshana Regional Councillor for the Ondangwa Urban Constituency, Elia Irimari convened the meeting.
One of the participants, Willem Amutenya said the meeting was the first of its kind to be held in Ondangwa.