Preparations for ninth Ondangwa Trade and Industrial Exhibition underway
18 Feb 2019 06:30am
ONDANGWA, 18 FEB (NAMPA) The ninth edition of the Ondangwa Trade and Industrial Exhibition (OTIE) will take place from 29 April until 04 May 2019.
The towns spokesperson, Petrina Shitalangaho told Nampa on Sunday they are shortening the event from nine to six days after stakeholders made the request citing the current unfavourable economic situation in the country.
A gala dinner where funds will be raised for the hosting of the show will take place on 02 March at the Ondangwa Trade Fair Hall.
Last years gala dinner raised over N.dollars 500 000 in pledges, Shitalangaho said.
Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba will be the main speaker during the gala dinner, while Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila will officially open the exhibition on 30 April.
Shitalangaho said the purpose of the Ondangwa Trade and Industrial Exhibition is to generate funds to grow and sustain local businesses, including small and medium enterprises.
It is a platform where the business community and manufacturers can interact and market their products, and also attract investors, she said.
Some of the new activities planned for this year include go karting and helicopter flights.