Founder of the Northern SME Expo, Nangula Nashandi, says that for Namibia to be self-sustainable it needs to empower the youth and expose them to potential investors. Speaking to the Namibia press agency on the sidelines of the expo, Nashandi said there is a high need to uplift the local SMEs in order to ensure that Namibia can produce its products without having to depend entirely on export. ‘It should be not us depending on international countries, but it should become an option for export to the international countries,’ she insisted.