Tura Expo needs support

The organising committee of the Katutura Expo is calling on individuals and corporates to support its fundraising campaign.

14 July 2017 | Business

OGONE TLHAGE



Katutura Central Constituency councillor Ambrosius Kandjii is calling on corporates and even individuals to support this year’s Katutura Expo. According to him, the expo is far from reaching the targets set for a successful event.

He recently briefed Namibian Sun on the progress made by the organisers.

“Corporates are coming on very slowly, by now we have 13 that have confirmed out of 40 last year at this stage of the organising. Our uphill is sponsorship and we acknowledge that most are struggling,” said Kandjii.

“We’ve secured N$100 000 but need N$1 million but we are not giving up. The event has to take place,” Kandjii said.

“We did manage here and there but we are still pushing very hard. The local organising committee is trying to make sure we reach our success,” added Kandjii.

He said there was considerable interest from small exhibitors but because the ministry of trade had a reduced budget, the number of subsidised small and medium enterprises would be small.

“The interest shown by small and medium enterprises is coming up very well, the only problem we have is with the ministry of trade, which says its budget has been cut. It is also affecting other small and medium enterprises who would have wanted to exhibit at the expo under the ministry’s sponsorship. But we are working to find an alternative,” said Kandjii.

The organising committee was also making efforts to raise money, Kandjii pointed out.

“We will have a gala dinner on 22 July. We will sell tickets to the expo to individuals for N$600, couples or pairs for N$1 000 and corporates for N$10 000,” Kandjii said.

“Overall the progress we are making is quite average. We are moving, we are pushing very well. Overall we are getting there but the progress is very slow. The local organising committee is trying to make sure we reach our success,” he said.

“The City of Windhoek has been very helpful to make sure the venue is clean and prepared.”

For the first time, there has been overwhelming interest from the agriculture sector, with calls for dog and chicken owners to exhibit their prized possessions.

“The agricultural exhibitions look very promising this year. We expect over 100 cattle and small livestock to be put on exhibition this year. People have also shown interest to bring dogs and chickens to the expo.

“There has also been overwhelming interest from people who want to braai kapana. The applicants have been very overwhelming,” he said.

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