Entrepreneurship key to development
06 July 2018 | Business
The first ever Swakopmund small and medium enterprise (SME) mini expo was launched last Friday.
Speaking at the launch, the Erongo regional governor’s special advisor, Adelheid Kandjala, said that entrepreneurship is vital in boosting the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
“This will be a platform for many business owners to view the potential we have in Namibia and create possible business relationships or even a great product and service for Namibia. SMEs are mass contributors to the GDP growth in Namibia and beyond, hence the necessity for an event such as this,” she said as she spoke on behalf of Erongo regional governor Cleophas Mutjavikua.
SMEs in Swakopmund and beyond will look forward to utilise the platform to market their products and integrate nationally.
“The Erongo region is a region with so many resources and opportunities, a region of growth and development and the mini expo is evident that our SME is also a driving force and vehicle towards the growth of our economy,” said Kandjala.
The event is set to attract diverse SMEs that are in the service of manufacturing sectors and are creatively exploring new markets in the Erongo region and Namibia as a whole. Participants can book a stall for N$500.
The Swakopmund SME mini expo which will be open to the public for free is scheduled to take place as from 27 until 29 September at the Swakopmund Multipurpose Centre.