Keetmanshoop Show expectantly opens its gates to public

KEETMANSHOOP: The annual Keetmanshoop Show expectantly opened its gates to the public yesterday morning.

All preparations of the last few months, weeks and days by the local show community and exhibitors alike have culminated into the colourful and vibrant fest to be observed over the next few days.

Exhibitors from all over the expansive Karas Region, other Namibian towns, as well as a few from other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries were optimistic and hopeful to help create an enjoyable show atmosphere for the public while making a little profit along the way.

At the official opening held Tuesday evening, Karas Governor Clinton Swartbooi lauded the show organisers for their dedication and hard work to bring this event to the people year on year, and for their efforts to bring the inhabitants of the region together.

The governor said that the region was making strides in promoting cooperation among the different tribes and people of the region, but more had to be done to encourage unity among all.

At the same occasion, long-serving Keetmanshoop Show Society president, farmer Leon van Wyk, bid farewell.

He served for the last 22 years, and said that for all that time, the aim of his work has been to bring people together.

The show ends on Saturday.