NDFD launches 2nd annual Creole In The Streets
The National Development Foundation of Dominica (NDFD) has launched its second annual Creole In The Streets Trade Exposition geared at promoting Dominican products.
The Expo, scheduled for 23 October 2015, will provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to display their products on Great Marlborough Street in Roseau from 8AM to 8PM.
Public relations officer of the Creole In The Streets Committee, Carrie Thomas Charles told the official media launch of the second annual Creole In The Streets Trade Expo on Monday 12 October that they are targeting a total of fifty (50) participants.
“The objective of Creole In The Streets are to create an awareness of the high quality products available locally; create marketing and advertising opportunities for small and micro businesses; create the opportunity to secure orders and customers; provide the small micro business owners with an opportunity to promote sales during the Independence and the Festival season;, develop export potential of the small and micro-businesses and create linkages with diasporas visiting during the Independence season,” Mrs Thomas Charles said.
As part of the trade exposition, there will be entertainment from various cultural groups, which according to Mrs Thomas-Charles provides “an opportunity for the citizens to see what is being produced in Dominica, to meet the entrepreneurs and to sample and purchase their product”.
“We are also appealing to the general public to come and support the NDFD, come and support the entrepreneurs of Dominica, and come and celebrate Independence with us,” she added.
Meanwhile, NDFD’s Executive Director, Cletus Joseph noted that Creole In The Streets is an activity with a difference.
“It’s not the traditional bacchanal and party that we like but we need to show that we are worth a lot more, it’s not just that, we have that aspect which is interesting and exciting about our culture, but we also have the opportunity to showcase that we are a resilient people and creative and we can use what we have to create what we want,” Mr Joseph said.
He indicated that one of the ways in which to achieve this is by using available local products, skills and human resources “to create products and services that the wider communities deserve and hence we can really make a difference in our economic environment”.
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