Tsumeb to host business conference

TSUMEB will soon host a business conference to identify and develop entrepreneurial skills at the town.

The conference, earmarked for 2-3 June, is the brainchild of a business solutions company which worked with the Tsumeb municipality to bring the idea to fruition, the organisers announced last week.

Vusi Shiponeni, one of the organisers, told The Namibian that the conference will enable guest speakers to share business ideas, knowledge as well as experiences with budding business persons at the town.

He said the aim of the conference is to boost entrepreneurship levels and the development of business skills, as well as identifying opportunities in this town as well as the wider Oshikoto region.

“We want to start a revolution of entrepreneurial-minded individuals who are motivated, inspired and transformed by the renewal of their mindset from job seekers to job creators. We want people to unite and work together to create the Tsumeb dream,” he enthused.

He added that although Tsumeb is a small town, it has a lot of opportunities, “and most inhabitants are reluctant and have become complacent with job seeking”.

Shiponeni said after the conference, they wish to see the growth of the town’s economy, with people becoming innovative to attract more businesses and investments to the town.

Among those expected to speak at the conference are Tsumeb municipality CEO Alpheus Benjamin, northern businessman Ben Hauwanga of the BH Group, as well as fruit and vegetable businessman Michael Iyambo, among other well-known business personalities.

Shiponeni said public enterprises deputy minister Engel Nawatiseb, who is a former mayor of Tsumeb, is also expected to address the event.