31 Aug 2013 04:30
ONGWEDIVA, 31 AUG (NAMPA) - TransNamib was declared the overall best exhibitor at the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) 2013 during the fairs awards ceremony held here on Thursday night.
The company took the top award for showcasing products and services which had attracted hundreds of people throughout the course of this years OATF.
Apart from being the overall best exhibitor, TransNamib was once again also declared the winner in the 'Best Corporate' category.
The Kavango Region-based Omatemba Traditional Wood Seller, which participated in the OATF for the first time this year, was crowned the best overall winner in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) category, and also the best in the arts and craft category.
Head of the Social Security Commission (SSC) in northern Namibia, Cleophas Shatona, issued a prize of N.dollars 3 000 on behalf of the commission to Omatemba Traditional Wood Seller.
The SSC also sponsored a prize of N.dollars 3 000 each for the Ndilimani Pottery Project and Spice and Scale World as the winners in the best small scale enterprise and best medium scale enterprise categories, respectively.
Speaking during the awards ceremony, Standard Bank Namibia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mpumzi Pupuma described the function as a platform to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work and successes of the exhibitors of the OATF 2013.
Without exhibitors, we cannot have this trade fair, Pupuma told the gathering.
The Embassy of Indonesia scooped the award for the best international exhibitors, while the Namibian Sun newspaper won the best media award for the fourth consecutive year.
The best tourism and hospitality award went to Intercape Transport, while Ongwediva-based Book Masters were recognised as the best exhibitors in the stationery and publishing category. West Africa Mart was the winner in the textile and clothing category of the OATF 2013.
Other winning exhibitors are the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture (best governmental institution); City of Windhoek (best regional/local authority council); Oshakati Pharmacy (best beauty products); Nedbank (best banking institution); Old Mutual (best non-banking financial institution) and Namibia Marine Phosphate (best agricultural institution).
Ohorongo Cement is the best manufacturer, while the best industrial award went to the Epangelo Mining Company. Auas Motors was voted the best in motor trade and the University of Namibia (Unam) the best educational institution, while the best Information and Communication Technology (ICT) award went to the line ministry.
Standard Bank Namibia was the main sponsor of the awards ceremony.