Influx of people excite exhibitors at Okakarara trade fair

The influx of people into the Okakarara Trade Fair Centre this year has ignited excitements from the exhibitors who are taking part.

Several exhibitors on Friday told Nampa in an interview that the turnout of visitors at their stalls is overwhelming since the fair started on Monday.

The Okakarara Trade Fair Society Chief Administrator, Golden Katjatako said a total of 98 exhibitors are participating in this year's 13th edition, compared to 2018 fair which had 87 stalls.

Katjatako said the event which ends on Sunday is expected to attract over 10 000 visitors to these 98 business stalls.

A clothing manufacturer from Zimbabwe, Chumas Muchingami said this is his fourth year while attending the same trade fair.

This year the business is really good, because about 200 to 300 people a day are showing up and some buying from our clothes, he said.

Muchingami who has a stall inside the chief Kuaima Riruako Hall, promised to also return in 2020 to the Okakarara trade fair.

A carpenter exhibitor from Okondjatu, Manson Nguzerua on his part said nearly 2 000 business cards by Friday had been already circulated to people since Monday.

More people with interest to order and/or repair their wooden broken furnitures have been here, he said.

Nguzerua said since 2015 he has been attending the fair, but the 2019 one allegedly brought prospect people interested to do real business with him even after the trade fair.

This year people are asking me genuine questions and that is the main reason for my coming, he said.

Another thrilled exhibitor was a car sales executive, Gerry Tjiuongua who brought different new model cars for exhibition, selling and issuing of quotations on them.

Our stand is attracting attention, with some customers indicating interest to see the quotations, he enthused.

The Okakarara Annual Trade Fair was on Friday officially opened by its patron and Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba who expressed satisfaction with the growth of the fair, by saying the fair has become the best organised and well attended in the whole Otjozondjupa Region.

Mbumba classified the Okakarara trade fair to be the third best organised event to those of Windhoek and Ongwediva trade fairs.

Source: Namibia Press Agency