Namibia
Namibia

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Thursday that it would work with the government to make the country a regional transport hub.

Speaking at a meeting in Windhoek, the chamber’s president Sven Thieme said the business sector was keen to partner with government to get things done.

The theme of the meeting was “Investing in Innovative Infrastructure to Drive Namibia as SADC’s Logistics Hub.”

Thieme said this could happen if there is policy stability, good governance and transparency.

Transport minister Alpheus !Naruseb, who also spoke during the meeting, said Namibia has potential in transportation and logistics.

“It is our considered view that given Namibia’s geographical location, we are strategically positioned to serve as a trade route to and from the entire southern African region,” he said.

During the meeting, Thieme said that the chamber would establish National Agenda Committees (NACs) to formulate economic strategies.

“The NACs will be the premier thought-leadership groups of the chamber which will spur new thinking on strategic economic issues and provide private sector input to the National Reform Agenda,” he said.

Thieme also said he was happy that the NCCI was positioning itself in the changing economic policy and that during the second half of 2017, they intensified collaboration with other business associations to formulate joint positions and deliver one voice in the policymaking.

“I am also confident that in the coming year, our long-awaited High-Level Public-Private Dialogue will materialise. These committees will be assigned a specific thematic area of importance to national development under the High-Level Dialogue Forum,” Thieme said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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