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The business community is requesting Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) to extend its Annual Duty Penalty Waiver Programme, which ended today.

Long queues could be observed at Windhoek's Grove and Maerua Malls as business owners hurry to have their penalties waived.

The process began in January, and business owners are complaining about the slow service at both locations.

Registered business owners are required to pay an annual fee of N$120, and failure to pay results in penalties.

BIPA officials informed nbc-news that Namibians tend to procrastinate and do not anticipate granting an extension.

BIPA has introduced a relief program for all registered business entities, as long as their annual duty principal amounts are paid in full.

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Selima Henock