WALVIS BAY – The Swakopmund municipality has set the ball rolling in coming up with a workable policy to help develop and promote small and medium enterprises at the coastal town.
The Swakopmund mayor Louisa Kativa made this announcement during the first council meeting of the year that was held at the municipal chambers last week. Kativa said the main objective of the envisaged policy is to promote local micro and small enterprises through mentoring and support to deliver the necessary products and services not only in Swakopmund but also with the potential of looking at other countries and towns.
“The policy also aims to address challenges faced by local micro and small enterprises in infrastructure, marketing, skills development and institutional support. It will also further guide the interventions geared to uplift local micro and small entrepreneurs,” she explained.
She added that council recognised the important role in job creation and income generation, thus felt it necessary to come up with the policy, as it will contribute toward council’s vision for the sector, thereby improving the livelihood of many Namibians.
“This policy will be launched in February and we are looking forward to more impactful projects as we want to explore every opportunity to improve our community and our service to the people,” Kativa said.