Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on young entrepreneurs to be innovative, saying government will play its part in creating a conducive environment for doing businesses. 

She made the call at the launch of the Hakahana Lacho Power and Gas Depot in Windhoek today.

Nandi-Ndaitwah says government will also play its part in equipping young entrepreneurs with skills, ensure access to finances and help them to participate in the global market.

"I know currently there are different platforms to support young entrepreneurs to start their businesses and move forward, such programmes will be strengthened and also the NIPBD which is specifically established to attract investment in the country has a special program to link up the Namibian entreprenuers for them to be part of the Namibia development agenda and we must make use of them."

Founded by Johannes Abed, in 2012,  Hakahana Lacho Power and Gas' is 100  percent Namibian owned and employs 80 people. 

The company contributes to the county's energy security and access to energy by individuals.

"This project is pure testimony of the private sector committed to compliment government efforts and social development of our country by incorporating advance technologies and best practices in the gas management."

"We are now celebrating the commitment which is enhancing the energy security and also promoting local economy this depot is designed to serve as a central hub which will be improving and distributing across the country and will also support the existing method but also create numerous employment opportunities by further contributing to the economy's development."

At the occasion, Vice President handed over food parcels to over 600 beneficiaries from Windhoek.

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July Nafuka