First-ever Windhoek Market set for this weekend

Tujoromajo Kasuto

The City of Windhoek (CoW) will hold its first-ever Windhoek Market on Friday, 2 September and Saturday, 3 September in the Central Business District to celebrate and promote the economic and artistic vibrancy of the capital.

The Market is expected to bring together up to 105 vendors from various sectors, and corporate companies such as Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA), Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA), and FNB, among others, will also showcase their services.

‘’Approximately 105 vendors and exhibitors will participate in the first Windhoek Market. This includes 23 food vendors; 11 arts and crafts exhibitors; eight confectionery traders; eight non alcoholic sellers; five fresh, farm product vendors; five second-hand item traders; and 42 so called mix-variety traders (trading in for example cosmetics, hair products etcetera),’’ shared the City’s dpokesperson Harold Akweenye at a press briefing on Monday.

The Windhoek Market will kick off at 9h00 on Friday morning, 2 September 2022, and continue until 22h30 with the day’s activities culminating in an exciting music show by well known South-African singer, George Longane, and our very own Ethnix.

On Saturday, 3 September, the event will open at 9h00 for the public and continue until 17h00. Throughout the event residents will be able to join in a variety of activities like Zumba, yoga, spinning, and ballroom dancing to name but a few.

The Zoo Park, Post Street Mall and sections of Independence Avenue in-between will be transformed into a bustling, temporary street-front retail space for local, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and participating corporate companies.

Akweenye said that the participating enterprises and up-and-coming artists will have the opportunity to promote their unique, local products and services, network with peers and explore opportunities to innovate, grow and increase their value propositions.

‘’For residents, visitors and tourists it is an opportunity to spend some time together in a festive, outdoor atmosphere at the start of spring and enjoy the diversity of Windhoek’s culinary offerings together with quality, local entertainment – including arts and crafts – in a safe, family-friendly environment. The Windhoek Market is an initiative by the CoW’s Department of Economic Development and Community Services,’’ he added.

Moreover, the City plans to grow the event to make it a regular fixture on Windhoek’s social calendar with the aim to create effective platforms to showcase and support the local industries and unique artistic and cultural identity for the benefit and enjoyment of all its residents and visitors.

By Observer