The Namibian Craft Center offered a 50% discount for the month of November within all its stalls to accommodate locals and tourists.
Speaking to the Direct Manager Shareen Thaude she claims that “the discount was set to help the stalls within the craft center to sell items to local and tourists, we cannot put business on hold but move on to meet ends with what we gain, it may be little but it can sustain the bills of stalls to keep them operating. The 50% discount is only offered every Monday for the whole month of November. The management acknowledged the low turnout of tourists the country has been getting ever since the boarder was open early September. Although two months ago the shops trading within the center offered 15% discount there were still no clients, hence the 50%”.
Sales representative of Ekipa Jewelry Getrude Kavari hopes that the 50% discount set will attract customers for the shops. “Yes times are tuff but we plead to our local to come visit the building, there are of products and items as gifts that one can buy for a friend, even a purchase of N$ 50.00 is a worth”.
The locals need to appreciate and understand the vast dynamics of culture and craft work the Namibian Craft Center has to offer. The only way we can support local made products is by buying the items, the discount offered is a great bargain that majority can afford. Said Shareen.
There are more than 23 craft shops in the building that sell various items such as wooden work, clothing and leather material as well as books. The craft center has its own café shop providing a peaceful view to the city. Biahara news confirm.