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Namibia expands visa-on-arrival services

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The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security has launched visa on arrival services at an additional four entry points, bringing the total number of entry points in Namibia with visa on arrival to 11.

The new entry points are Oshikango, Mohembo, Ariamsvlei, Noordoewer, and Oranjemund Border Posts.

During the launch, the Home Affairs Minister stated that the decision to implement visas on arrival for tourists and visitors is in line with the principles and agenda of the African Union for Africa's integration agenda and visa-free Africa.

Invest more in the film industry - Dr. Williams Ijoma

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A Nigerian filmmaker says film has a way of introducing nations. Therefore, there is a need for investment in this industry.

Dr. Williams Ijoma said this in an interview with nbc News.

Dr. Ijoma, who is on a familiarisation visit to Namibia for possible collaboration, visited the nbc headquarters.

He says many people know about Nigeria through film and emulate the culture through what they see in these films.

Namibia and Turkey to explore new avenues of investment

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Namibia and Türkiye have reaffirmed their intent to cement bilateral relations and explore new avenues in the area of investment.

Their commitments were expressed during the celebration of Türkiye's 100 years as a republic, where the two countries unpacked their joint achievements over the years.

Speaking at a celebration, the Turkish Ambassador to Namibia, Feral Cekerek Oruckaptan, said Türkiye's independence has inspired many nations to gain their freedom and sovereignty.

Swapo Party VP encourages nation to invest in Agriculture

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The Swapo Party Vice President, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, has encouraged the nation to invest in agriculture to diminish unemployment amongst the youth and reduce poverty.

Nandi-Ndaitwah was speaking at a Swapo Party rally at Nkurenkuru in the Kavango West Region, which was held in preparation for the 2024 Presidential and National Assembly elections next year.

The rally attracted supporters from all corners of the country.

Government committed to prioritising investment in agriculture

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Finance and Public Enterprises Minister Ipumbu Shiimi says the government is committed to ensuring that investment in agriculture in the Zambezi Region is prioritised.

Shiimi observed that the government is aware that the region has fertile land and that traditional authorities have made land available for agricultural activities.

The Minister made the remarks on Sunday at Chinchimane in Sibbinda Constituency as the Mafwe Community celebrated the annual Lusata cultural festival.

More funding required for startups

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A senior associate at Business Financial Solutions, Hafeni Hamukoto, has emphasised the need to increase investment in African start-ups that provide unique solutions to challenges.

Some owners of startups say they have experienced difficulties accessing funding and other types of support to realise their dreams. Business Financial Solutions decided to invest in Namibia's first TEA metallurgical lab at Swakopmund, which needed massive funding in 2019.

Investors welcome to aid Namibia's youth unemployment

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Any investor who would help the government alleviate unemployment among the youth and create industries in Namibia is welcome.

This was the central emphasis during a courtesy meeting between President Hage Geingob and Clemens Tönnies, a German businessman, and a delegation at State House.

The German-based Tönnies Holding company operates in the food industry around the world with eight divisions: pork and beef meat, sausages, ingredients, logistics, and others.

Government lobbies private sector for mining investment

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The Namibian government will continue to lobby the private sector for investment in the mining sector.

The Minister of Mines and Energy, Tom Alweendo, says this is because of the risk factors involved and the capital required.

Addressing the two-day Mining Expo and Conference in Windhoek, Alweendo said mine exploration alone costs hundreds of millions of dollars, something the state cannot afford.

And exploration alone does not guarantee any return on investment.

TransNamib urged to integrate plan to maximise return on investment

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The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economics and Public Administration wants to see TransNamib transformed to offer services par excellence and have an integrated master plan to maximise return on investment.

 
The Committee was in the Otjozondjupa Region, where it familiarised itself with the dilapidated structures belonging to the parastatal.

The oversight visit follows recommendations to TransNamib by the Ministry of Works and Transport and stakeholders to introduce a master plan integrating air, road, rail, and maritime transportation modes.

Namibia, South Africa urged to boost trade and investment

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Namibia and South Africa have been urged to boost trade and investment and foster stronger business partnerships to address economic challenges and alleviate poverty in both countries.

Namibia and South Africa have a longstanding history of trading relations, primarily due to their economic integration and geographical proximity.

During the period from 2015 to 2017, South Africa maintained a trading balance of N$30 billion per year with Namibia. In the past year, the total trade between the two countries reached N$67.1 billion, encompassing both imports and exports.