8 February 2019 was a very important day for OMD 2030, as the US Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson officially opened the Hub Market and Community Centre. The construction of this facility was made possible due to a grant we received from the Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund. We believe that our Hub Market has the potential to make a significant different to the livelihood of local vendors, who can now sell their food and crafts to local people and visitors alike in a safe and friendly community space.
The Hub Market and Community Centre concept was overseen by local volunteer Helenda Penda, who envisioned an attractive market in a welcoming space, where people can meet and children can safely play. Apart from the ten market stalls available for hire, there is a braai area and fire pit, available for private functions, a children’s entertainment area, and picnic tables where people can relax and enjoy each other’s company.