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Shoppers and consumers have over the years asked Pasta Polana to bring them instant noodles. The Polana team took on the challenge to give the nation what the nation wants. Namibia’s Growth at Home strategy, which aims to bolster local manufacturing capacity, is being rolled out in four phases of five years each, stretching to 2030 and beyond. President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi on Monday afternoon officially opened the 52nd SADC-Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) Plenary Assembly. Psychological experts speaking at the Swakopmund Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SAADA) initiative this week, said untreated trauma is at the centre of many social ills. Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) regional chairperson Fritz Kaufman has vowed to recall IPC councillors in the City of Windhoek who engage in wasteful expenditure. Meatco’s Northern Communal Area (NCA) subsidiary, through the Katima Mulilo Abattoir’s livestock procurement department, held an assembly day for on-hoof purchases at Omega 1 settlement, situated about 289km east of Rundu and 235km west of Katima Mulilo in early October 2022. A US-based cultural organisation has started asking some tough questions about what’s wrong with CITES — the UNs’ designated international wildlife trade regulating agency. The Bank of Namibia’s new website, scheduled to go live on 12 December 2022, will act as the central bank’s main instrument for responsively and dynamically engaging and educating stakeholders. The Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) yesterday launched the SADC Electronic Certificate of Origin (e-CoO). The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), through its Integrity Namibia project, is organising a regional anti-corruption conference in Walvis Bay to mark International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) 2022. An organisation called Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Namibia aims to promote the industry to female members and to encourage and support their career development. “We value the delivery on promises of Oryx Properties, their ongoing communication, the willingness to listen to our needs and the honest and transparent way of doing business,” said Bernd Lange, Managing Director at SGX Distributors - Simpex. Rundu-based artist Frans Haukongo believes that communication can take place in different forms and for him, art is his best communication tool. A group of adolescent boys and young men participated in the #BeFree Cook-off event in an open area set-up at Droombos Camelthorn Garden in Windhoek on 23 November 2022. The sudden emergence of the pandemic was devastating, and almost overnight, many Namibians became acutely aware of the fragility of life. This reality suddenly brought into question whether we would be able to sustain our quality of life due to the potential long-term effects of the disease. The domestic economy is projected to improve in 2022 before moderating in 2023. The latest economic outlook from the Bank of Namibia (BoN) shows that the country’s real GDP growth is estimated to increase to 3.9% in 2022 before moderating slightly to 2.7% in 2023, the same as that registered in 2021. Kuleni Fund Administrators (Pty) Ltd, a wholly-owned entity of the GIPF, has completed a major rebranding process. The rebranding includes the change of the company’s name and logo, amongst others. Klaudia Talohole (KT) Amakali–Angula recently graduated with a PhD from South Africa’s North-West University thanks to a fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation. To reduce the unemployment rate among graduates in Namibia, Bank Windhoek initiated its first Graduate Development Programme (GDP) as part of its overall social investment initiative in 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic introduced restrictions in movement, while there was still a need to pay for services and products, which significantly increased the use of digital payments solutions.