The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) will this Saturday launch the first-ever Market Street Day to give manufacturers and retailers an opportunity to network.Public Relations Officer at MITI, Kaelo Kaelo explained that the objective of the event is to afford exhibitors an opportunity to network for business and share knowledge and ideas, in order to expand their market base.
It is also to showcase locally manufactured products and to bring together producers and retailers. Kaelo clarified that the initiative doesn’t cater for property at the moment. He said they want retailers to come and find out for themselves what they can get from the manufactures so that they can view their products and see how they can liaise for business.
Most of the shops in Botswana get their products from South Africa thereby creating a misperception that there is nothing to procure in Botswana.He said they expect over 100 companies to showcase at the event, adding that exhibitors will be there strictly by invitation. He said some of the companies were incubated by LEA, CEDA and BITC. He appealed to members of the public to join the ministry to appreciate locally manufactured products.
The event will be held at Central Business District (CBD) in the space between the High Court and the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry.