The private sector is the primary drive of the creative and innovative capacity needed to support and drive sustainable: HageGeingob

The private sector is the primary drive of the creative and innovative capacity needed to support and drive sustainable, inclusive, job-led growth and development, President HageGeingob has said.

Geingob made these remarks at the opening of the 2019 Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) here today where he explained that government's role is to create an enabling environment which allows the private sector to function efficiently and effectively as possible.

One of our desired outcomes under the Harambee Prosperity Plan, pillar of economic advancement, is to significantly increase the volume of locally produced goods supplied to the public and retail sectors, he cited.

The Head of State expressed confidence that exhibitors of this year's OATF are not only marketing their products, but also keen to build business ties and gain insights into trends, technologies and innovations to enable them develop the requisite capabilities to drive economic advancement of the country.

The OATF, he added has also become a primary platform for established and fledgling companies to broaden their appeal locally, regionally and internationally and thereby increase the brand appeal of the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Source: Namibia Press Agency