The Minister of Information and Communication Technology Dr. Peya Mushelenga has today officially kick-started the preparations for the first ever Oshana Regional Investment Conference, which will take place on 23-24 August 2023.

The two-day event which will take place in Ongwediva will be a gathering of local, national and international stakeholders, who will be identifying, discussing and analysing ways and methods of how to invest in the commercial and economic potential of the region.

The conference will also serve as an opportunity for SMEs to showcase their products and services, and network with local, national and international entrepreneurs seeking for joint-ventures or business opportunities through partnerships.

Launching the conference, Mushelenga said that Oshana is the best place for such an event.

“The first shop in the north of Namibia was at Ondjondjo [Ondangwa],” Mushelenga said. “Therefore the investors’ conference is a way to complement many economic activities in the region.

“This initiative is commendable. Regional economic units have a duty to attract investments to their localities and ensure employment creation. One way to do that is by holding investment conferences.”

The minister pointed out that Oshana boasts of many infrastructures of national and international value, such as an airport, railway station, and four university campuses, which place the regional leadership in a favourable position to create a conducive environment for investment and job creation.

“It’s therefore my call to local, national and international investors to come to the Oshana regional investment conference, taking place on 23 to 24 August 2023.”

Also present at the launch was the Governor of Oshana Mr Elia Irimari, Chairperson of Oshana Regional Council Mr Andreas Uutoni, several regional councillors, and the Mayor of Oshakati Mr Leonard Hango, as well as heads of government institutions and agencies present in Oshana.

In the photo: ICT Minister Dr. Peya Mushelenga launching the Oshana Regional Investment Conference.