Copper festival launched
This year’s festival will be held under the theme: ‘ Copper Station-Better Destination’ and it is expected to bring together both local and regional exhibitors, particularly those residing within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) boundaries.
In an interview with The Southern Times, the Spokesperson of the Tsumeb Municipality, Kaembo Kasiringua, said this annual event does not only serve the important purpose of the socio-economic development at the town, but also serves as an entertaining platform for participants.
This year the Copper Festival will take place from 29 September to 1 October.
Prospective exhibitors can start booking stands, and the prices ranges from N$350 to N$1 150 per stand, depending on the size. The last day for booking is 1 September.
Launching the 2006 Copper Festival at the town Saturday, the Mayor of Tsumeb, Engel Nawatiseb, stressed the importance of the festival, saying the festival creates an opportunity for Tsumeb residents to showcase their economic and social competitive advantages to national and international investors.
He said the town boasts the potential to become the food basket of the country, as well as an industrial town of the north, considering its strategic and demographic location in servicing the entire country and SADC at large.
‘The Copper Festival is known for its ability to unite the residents of the town and to provide a platform of mutual understanding to pursue our dreams for a better life for all through wealth creation and economic empowerment,’ said Nawatiseb.
It was against this background that a strong presence of local and other interested exhibitors from the SADC region were expected to showcase their products, he said.
As a tradition, the festival will be co-joined with the third phase of a street naming ceremony, through which the leaders, captains of industry and other community members will be honoured for their outstanding contributions to the liberation struggle and other heroic deeds that benefit the town of Tsumeb and the entire country. ‘ Nampa.