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Electricity tariffs to go up 13%

ELECTRICITY tariffs are expected to increase by an average of 13% annually for the next five to six years, NamPower managing director Paulinus Shilamba says. Speaking at a media briefing yesterday, Shilamba said the situation...[more]


Trade embarks on 'globally competitive' mission

One of the Ministry of Trade and Industry's priorities for the year is to increase the capacity and competitiveness of Namibian companies, particularly in terms of quality and range. Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, Trade and...[more]


Govt. drags its feet on procurement (copy 1)

THE delay in the tabling of the new Procurement Bill has left manufacturers exposed to corruption and unlawful dealings while they lose tenders. Speaking in an interview last week, Chairperson of the Namibian Manufacturers...[more]


High electricity price is ‘an unsustainable situation’ – Schlettwein

While the supply of electricity in Namibia is reliable and constant, the affordability thereof and continuously increasing prices pose a massive challenge for the country’s manufacturing and industrialisation ambitions....[more]


Namibia's best manufacturers crowned

The Namibian Manufacturers Association (NMA) recently had the pleasure of hosting their second Manufacturer of the Year Awards Gala Dinner at the Safari Hotel and Conference Centre in Windhoek. Mr. Calle Schlettwein, Minister...[more]


Manufacturers observe year of successes

The Namibia Manufacturers Association (NMA) last week celebrated two years of recharged activity, hosting its second annual manufacturer’s awards along with its annual general meeting. At an event attended by Minister of Trade...[more]


Manufacturing to be turned around

Speaking at the Namibia Manufacturing Association Gala dinner last week, Schlettwein said Namibia will have to frequently review her incentive regime that includes tax and non-tax incentives. “I am glad to inform you that the...[more]

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