THE Okahao Town Council in the Omusati Region is hosting its first ever Expo, but it is unlike other trade expos people are accustomed to.
The Ehao Cultural Expo focuses almost exclusively on promoting the rich cultural heritage of the Okahao town and of the Ongandjera tribal area in which the town is located.
The Expo that is scheduled to run until Saturday, was officially opened by Attorney General Albert Kawana on 22 June and has attracted a fairly big number of exhibitors and visitors.
President Hage Geingob said in a speech read on his behalf that celebrating cultural diversity of various ethnic groups is highly recommended.
“Culture is ideas, customs and social behavior of a particular people or society. Thus the theme of ‘Embracing Culture for Development’ befits the nature of the expo.”
The establishment of the Ehao Cultural Expo was part of the resolution of the Omusati investors’ conference where a decision was taken that all the towns within the region should organize local expos. This is in line with its broader objectives of job creation and embracing cultural diversity.