Samoa Business Hub Market Day attracts Mother's Day crowds

Samoa Business Hub and Scaling Frontier Innovation in partnership with Sky-Eye hosted a Market Day and Awareness program at Malaefatu Park, Sogi on Friday. 

Market Day is part of Samoa Business Hub's Covid response program to support businesses under their portfolio, to ensure some form of stability and trading while borders are closed. 

There are about 120 businesses that registered to be part of the event, to market and promote their goods, clothes and all sorts of products. 

Businesses had discount sales for Mother's Day which attracted members of the public from morning.

There were plants, food, hampers, clothes, gifts and everything needed to make Mother's Day weekend a special one. 

Samoa Business Hub also invited five schools, that were part of their friendly competition, to perform their Tiktok challenge on stage to cheer the audience. 

The Ministry of Health was also a part of the Market Day, to roll out their Covid 19 vaccine for members of the public. 

Three businesses Digicel, Vodafone and Skyeye presented on their services and e-Commerce. 

When this newspaper visited, more than a hundred people had gathered at the Market site for their shopping and enjoyed the variety of food available from the different food stalls. 

The Chief Executive Officer of Samoa Business Hub, Alatina Ioelu, told the Samoa Observer that this program will continue until June around Upolu.

"Today is more of a information sharing program and it is the second of the ninth sites of this program. 

"The goal is to make our people aware of other support out there for their businesses. 

"With Covid, we don't have to wait for the borders to open up to trade, we still have other support services to keep businesses growing," he said.  

The owner of M&M takeaway and delight, Mike Tupuola said that he finds Market Day to be the best way to promote and sell goods. 

"If you have to promote a product or service you can sell, this is the best place to be and put it on market," said Tupuola. 

"Today we have been busy in the morning and have had good sales."

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