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Namibia now has its own barcode, also known as a product identification code, which is anticipated to jumpstart local participation in the global marketplace. The primary institution mandated to implement the National Consumer Protection Policy launched last week is the Consumer Protection Office in the trade ministry. The national rail operator, TransNamib, yesterday lashed out at the company’s sole bargaining agent, the National Transport and Allied Workers Union (Natau), calling recent statements by the union not only irresponsible but also devoid of any truth. The Social Security Commission (SSC) paid out approximately N$30 million through its National Employment and Salary Protection Scheme for Covid-19. Windhoek residents will have to tighten their belts even more as on top of this month’s fuel increase, they will also have to fork out more to keep the lights on at their homes and businesses. Agriculture, water and land reform minister Calle Schlettwein has issued a stern warning for any industrial action that could pollute or destroy Namibia’s scarce water resources. The Peugeot Namibia assembly plant at Walvis Bay has to date sold only 22 vehicles with 131 units still in stock. In addition, the plant has employed 20 locals since its inception in December 2018 with ambitions to employ at least 50 full-time employees. Depressed domestic and global economic activity, exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19, continues to take its toll on local businesses as the Truscto Group confirmed the completion of a recent retrenchment exercise. The public enterprises ministry yesterday officially launched their much-awaited Public Enterprises Financial Monitoring System, which is a digital system designed in collaboration with the German development agency, GIZ. Peugeot Namibias autokuruǁgâub hîa !Gomenǁgams !nâ mâb ge nēsis kōse 22 autona ǁamaxu hâ tsî noxopa 131 autona ǁnā kuruǁgâub tawa ūhâ. It is imperative for adult Namibians to get vaccinated as this will allow the economy and people’s lives to return to normal and will ultimately lead to improved national productivity. Most civil servants who have been working at the Inland Revenue department in the finance ministry that morphed into the Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) have managed to retain job security and benefits since being co-opted by the agency as of 7 April 2021.