Okakarara trade fair a platform for its people: Organisers

The Okakarara Annual Trade Fair, which began on Monday and will end on Sunday, according to organisers serves as a platform for offering inaccessible services to residents of the constituency and the neighbouring areas.

This year’s edition will be the 15th of the annual trade fair, which is the country’s second largest after the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair.

Nangolo Mbumba, the country’s Vice President and patron of the Okakarara Annual Trade Fair, will lead the ceremonial opening ceremony and offer the keynote presentation to the numerous exhibitors and the general public.

The Okakarara Trade Fair Society’s head of administration, Evaristo Kavikairiua, told Nampa on Monday that this year’s edition is solely for the people of the town and would serve as an intriguing and empowering platform for all small and large businesses.

“With the trade fair we would like to bring the services, be it from central government or the private sector, closer to the residents within the Okakarara Constituency. We have government agencies, ministries and departments that came out to provide services people can normally only get when they travel to Otjiwarongo or other parts of the country. We also have the banking sector and other financial service providers to brief the residents and bring them up to date with the latest developments within the products that they offer,” he said.

Kavikairiua noted that although the town is very small, it can accommodate quite a number of people and encouraged Namibians to come out in numbers and experience the hospitality the trade fair offers.

“I would like to refer to Okakarara as the heart of the Otjozondjupa Region just for this week because this is where everything will be happening,” he said.

He added that as per usual, the agricultural show will be one of the main attractions at the event, where local upcoming and commercial farmers will be showcasing their animals and various farming methods and techniques as well as a live music bash on Saturday with performances by Top Cheri, King TeeDee and One Blood, among others.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency