• February 23rd, 2019
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Mutorwa mum on /Uirab’s NAC appointment

WINDHOEK – Despite recent media speculation that the CEO of the Namibia Ports Authority (NamPort), Bisey /Uirab, has been tipped to take over at the helm of the beleaguered Namibia Airports Company (NAC), neither the NAC chairman, Dr Leake Hangala, nor the line minister, Minister of Works and Transport John Mutorwa, were willing to confirm the appointment. 

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Labour ministry assists Dinapama to increase productivity

WINDHOEK – Dinapama Manufacturing and Supplies, a wholly-owned local clothing manufacturer, has, in conjunction with the labour ministry, yesterday embarked on an initiative to improve productivity which, in turn, is expected to reduce costs and improve quality

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Fishing and transport to benefit mostly from stable fuel prices

WINDHOEK – Two consecutive and substantial fuel price decreases in December 2018 and January 2019, combined with stable prices confirmed by the Ministry of Mines and Energy for February 2019, bring relief to not only motorists, but to all businesses and consumers at a time when the economy is still not gaining much momentum. 

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Outstanding Roads Authority millions needed for maintenance and new roads

WINDHOEK – The Roads Authority (RA) yesterday said that more than N$250 million owed to Namibia Traffic Information System (NaTIS) does not have a direct impact on its operations but that all the collected outstanding fees will be channelled towards maintaining the country’s road network and the construction of new roads. This funding will be done via the Road Fund Administration, which falls under the Ministry of Finance.

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Targeted action still needed despite expected moderate growth - Calle

WINDHOEK – After surviving negative economic growth for the last two years, the Minister of Finance expects the worst effects of the recession to be over but has cautioned that the prolonged slump still calls call for comprehensive and targeted actions by both government and the private sector despite the expectation of moderate growth in the Namibian economy this year. 

Commission warns of monopoly in automotive industry

WINDHOEK – Following a 2018 study of the local automotive industry, the Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) says the biggest concerns in respect of competition and market structure were found in the application of franchising in the vehicle retail market, more specifically the market for new vehicle sales, whereby one company is given exclusive rights by the franchisor to sell a certain brand in the entire country.

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Calle clamps down on corruption

WINDHOEK – During 2018, the Ministry of Finance uncovered more corruption cases within its corridors compared to the previous year. Addressing his staff yesterday, Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein, revealed that while only six corruption cases were exposed in 2017/18, this year, the figure increased to more than double with 15 corruption cases discovered. 

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Ugly pay spat erupts between Namibian and Italian companies

WINDHOEK – An ugly spat between a local company, Khomas Civil Construction (KCC), and an Italian company called the Enertronica Group (EG), is brewing as accusations and counter-accusations are being thrown about by the two entities. EG, last year erected a five-Megawatt solar power plant in the Erongo Region for which it employed KCC to complete specific construction work. 

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Tweya calls for more intense bilateral relations with India

WINDHOEK – Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya, has called for an intensification of strategic alliances between Namibia and India to yield tactical outcomes fast-tracking industrialisation and prosperity for the two countries.