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Namibia: fast growing town boosts retail for Shoprite, Woermann Brock
Namibia: fast growing town boosts retail for Shoprite, Woermann Brock

Namibia: fast growing town boosts retail for Shoprite, Woermann Brock

RETAILER NEWS - Jun 7th, 11:52

Eenhana sees rapid development

EENHANA – The recent opening of the Woermann Brock and Shoprite supermarkets in Eenhana has created new employment opportunities for more than 76 youngsters. 

The Woermann Brock Supermarket opened early this month in the ‘Green Town’ as Eenhana is also referred to by its proud residents, replacing the OK Grocery and O Save supermarkets and creating 40 new jobs.

Shoprite also opened its doors to the public in February this year and created employment for 20 people in Ohangwena. All those who found employment are residents of the Ohangwena Region. Speaking to this correspondent last week, the manager of Woermann Brock here in Eenhana, Pinehas Hangula, said this is the first ever Woermann Brock Supermarket at the town and that it would cater to customers from as far as Okongo and other villagers in the region.

“We are very much pleased that we have had so many customers buying our products since we opened some weeks back. We have a great selection of groceries in our supermarket and the response has been most welcome and interesting so far. We have managed to plough back into the Ohangwena community since we have opened, because so far we have employed a total of 40 new staff, all from the Ohangwena Region,” he said.

He advised customers in the Ohangwena Region to patronise the supermarket because of its low prices and special sales offerings. “The opening of the two supermarkets will contribute to the economic growth of Eenhana that is often referred to as the ‘fastest growing green town in Namibia’.”

“Since Eenhana is the fastest growing town in Namibia, the opening of our shop is part of the economic development of Namibia and the north as well. This will also serve the Ohangwena community and save residents a lot of money, which they spent on travelling to Oshikango, Ondangwa or Oshakati to do their shopping,” he said.

Ohangwena Regional Governor Usko Nghaamwa expressed delight over the opening of the new shop. “By having the Woermann Brock Supermarket here, we wholeheartedly welcome this investment, because it has helped create and sustain employment opportunities and we also believe our people will benefit from the affordable prices they offer,” he said.

Eenhana is considered the residential hub of the Ohangwena Region, which is growing rapidly and fast becoming the main centre of recreation and business in the area. This is evident from the mushrooming new developments that can be seen all over the area.

The mayor of the town, Julia Shikongo, says the town is receiving an impressive inflow of prospective investors as well as investment proposals. “Last year alone, our town opened some massive shopping and office outlets, as well as more housing developments. This will also see the establishment and opening of some the internationally recognized grocery and clothing shops. Apart from that we have had an influx of government ministries as part of the government’s decentralisation process, which has boosted the town’s growth,” said Shikongo.

Phase 1 of the N$18 million Convention City that is expected to provide the town and the region with a bigger platform to host large-scale events and contribute to the development of trade is already underway. The project commenced last year. The construction of two major hotels is also in the pipeline, including a 24-hour filling station.


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