RUNDU: Minister of Works and Transport John Mutorwa on Tuesday said the Rundu Town Council (RTC) must use public platforms such as trade fairs to exhibit and explain its present and future development plans for the town.
Mutorwa while officially opening the Rundu Trade Fair, which started here on 27 October, said during October many trade fairs are held throughout the country for economic resuscitation and the economic development of towns, regions and the country.
“Rundu has immeasurable potential, but what are the Rundu Town Council’s plans in terms of developing this town?” he said.
He said the RTC still operates from historic offices and said they should convert the now dilapidated pre-fabricated buildings into properm modern public offices. Mutorwa said three years from now he hopes to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the practical commencement of the construction of a modern office building for the town council.
The minister commended all institutions and individuals that made financial contributions during RTC’s fundraising gala dinner where it raised over N.dollars 250 000, saying trade fairs create a platform for institutions to share relevant information on their services.
On her part, chairperson of the Rundu Trade Fair Organising Committee Fransiska Thikerete-Kupembona said the organising committee wants to create an environment where both large and small institutions can flourish.
“This year the main exhibition hall is packed to capacity and includes exhibitors coming on board for the first time such as Specsavers, Letshego Bank, Fudlink, Welwitschia Fund and Mboma Street Wear, amongst others,” she said.
Thikerete-Kupembona said this year’s trade fair has 114 exhibitors compared to 103 exhibitors last year.
It will conclude on 04 November 2023.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency