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Opuwo Trade Fair fundraising gala raises N.dollar 45 000

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The Opuwo Trade Fair Society raise N.Dollar 45 925 from their gala dinner held on Thursday last week here.

The gala dinner was part of the launching for the registration of participants who wants to part take in the second Opuwo Trade fair scheduled for 28 May - 02 June this year.

Speaking during the gala dinner the Chairperson of the Kunene Regional Council management committee, Dudu Murorua called on the people to start being innovative and focus more on production and manufacturing.

“We should start manufacturing the products and take pride in products that would carry the name of our region, “Made in Kunene Region”,” said Murorua.

The First National Bank (FNB) of Namibia pledged the highest amount of N.dollar 10 000 of which a cheque was handed over to the Chairperson of the Opuwo Trade Fair Society, Alphons Tjitombo and the Mayor of Opuwo Town, Tuarungua Kavari.

The Kunene Regional Council through Murorua pledged an unannounced amount, but said it would be more than the pledge made by the FNB.

However the collected funds made from the gala dinner this year was less than the first collection made last year that amounted to N.dollars 56 000.

The registration started on Monday and all the 25 Okapana stands were fully booked on the first day of registration.

There are 20 stands for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and 60 stands for Government and Corporate stands available for all people who are interested in participating in the Opuwo Trade Fair.

(edited)OPUWO: The Opuwo Trade Fair Society raised N.dollars 45 925 from a gala dinner held here last Thursday.

The gala dinner was part of the launching of the registration period for those who want to partake in the second Opuwo Trade Fair, scheduled for 28 May-02 June this year.

Speaking during the gala dinner, the chairperson of the Kunene Regional Council’s management committee, Dudu Murorua called on people to start being innovative and to focus more on production and manufacturing.

“We should start manufacturing products, and take pride in products that would carry the name of our region, standing tall as “Made in the Kunene Region”, enthused Murorua.

The First National Bank (FNB) of Namibia pledged the highest amount of N.dollars 10 000 with a cheque handed over to the chairperson of the Opuwo Trade Fair Society, Alphons Tjitombo and Opuwo Town mayor Tuarungua Kavari.

The Kunene Regional Council, through Murorua, pledged an unannounced amount, but said it would be more than the pledge made by FNB.

However, the collected funds this year were less than the first collection made last year to the tune of N.dollars 56 000.

Meanwhile, registration started on Monday, and all the 25 okapana stands were fully-booked on the first day already.

There are 20 stands available for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and 60 stands for Government, corporates and all other people interested in participating in the Opuwo Trade Fair.

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