Ongwediva Launches Trade Fair


By William J. Mbangula OSHAKATI The Chairperson of the Ohlthaver & List Group, Sven Thieme, will be the guest speaker at the launch of the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair on Saturday. The fair itself will take place from Friday, August 25 to September 2, with the official opening on August 28, to be done by Prime Minister Nahas Angula as guest of honour. Ongwediva chief executive officer Damian Egumbo who is also the chairperson of the fair society announced this recently saying the launch next Saturday would also coincide with the fundraising campaign of the annual event. A total of 444 exhibitors of whom 51 are international participants have confirmed their bookings. Some of the exhibitors are from Ghana, Egypt, South Africa (about 30 of them with the majority from Limpopo Province), Botswana, Indonesia, America, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Egumbo said major improvements were made on the trade fair facilities such as the consolidation of the electricity capacity and installation of the cooling system in the Queen’s Hall. Between 50 000 and 60 000 people are expected to visit the fair.