Thabo Maretlwaneng, one of the organisers says they have decided to bring together tourists, local people, businesses, youth, community organizations, media and visitors from all over the country for the event that will be held from March 26-28th.
“The idea is to provide youth with an opportunity to be educated, informed, inspired, ignited and interact with a vast array of health, educational, wellbeing exhibitors, speakers, workshop presenters and business experts,” he said.
He added that the expo is a unique experience that intends to provide youth of Maun with the tools to be empowered and educated.
“The Expo is an opportunity for Youth to network and participate in the three days of educational seminars, workshops and stalls as well as talk with industry professionals.
The Expo offers sponsors the opportunity to promote socio-economic development in the Northwest District.
There are a variety of activities in the program including entertainment by local artists, health talks, music, an exhibition of arts & crafts and other local products,” he added.
Maretlwaneng says they have partnered with the Department of Road Transport and Safety (DRTS) whose presence, he believes, will be useful in spreading the message of road safety.
“Apart from the safety messages, they will also help draw more people to the expo as they will bring 200 of their clients per day who will be sitting for their Class B traffic examinations throughout the three-day exhibition.
“We are certain of over 280 people audience on each day after reaching an agreement with the Department of Road Transport and Safety.
We are also expecting eighty students from all the schools in Maun who will be participating in the car wire competitions sponsored by Ngami Toyota.
The expo that will be held under the theme ‘Stopping HIV/AIDS is everyone’s business’ is sponsored by among others, Ngami Toyota, Kwenaetsile Safaris, BNYC, ACHAP, DRTS and Dee Zone Productions.