THE Youths in Western Province have been called upon to seize the opportunities that the Western Province Tourism, Trade and lnvestment Expo brings to the Province and develop concise company profiles or innovative ideas for possible use during engagements with potential financiers or development partners. Mr. Kelvin Kamayoyo, Expo Advisor said this during a radio programme with host Ms. Namakau Kayombo at Radio Liseli in Mongu, this morning when he appeared together with Mr. Samuel Litebele, Vice Secretary for the Western Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The radio programme was dubbed: “Sensitisation and Update on the Preparations ahead of the Expo” slated for 19th to 25th September, 2022 in Mongu.
Mr. Kamayoyo said that there was need for the Youths in Western Province to take keen interest in the upcoming Western Province Expo because the event will bring a great deal of business and socioeconomic benefits that will transform their livelihoods for the better. He further reminded the listerners and general public that the Province has only 29 days remaining to the Expo and as such everybody must start getting ready to seize the great opportunities that the Expo brings during the week long event next month.
Mr. Litebele said that the Chamber of Commerce was very much excited with the hosting of the Expo in the Province and will endeavour to showcase the Big-7 sectors which have huge potential. He said the type of investment needed is that which will focus on value addition, packaging and marketing in order to create wealth and jobs for the people. Mr. Litebele indicated that through the Expo even some of the Projects that had stalled in the Province could be revived as some investors maybe interested in them especially the sugar, cashewnut and rice projects.
Mr. Litebele expressed gratitude to the business community in the Province for having made the Provincial launch of the Expo a great success, and urged the companies and individual entrepreneurs to start registering for the Expo participation. He further encouraged everybody in the Province to get involved because the Expo is for everyone.
Mr. Kamayoyo further emphasised that based on the experience, the Province’s economic landscape will never be the same after the Expo due to the likelihood of increased investment inflows, access to affordable credit and discovery of alternative financing service packages, enhanced market linkages for locally produced products and increased formal export trade opportunities to markets such as Namibia, Congo DR, Botswana and Angola.