Local entrepreneurs and fishing industry urged to add value to their products

The Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Derek Klazen has called on local entrepreneurs and the fishing industry to add value to all their products.

Klazen visited a polystyrene manufacturing plant in Walvis Bay.

The plant is owned by the Merlus Group of Companies, which invested about N$50 million to acquire the land.

Merlus is a fishing company that processes and exports fish to the European market. 

20% of the fish is exported as fresh hake by flying it from Walvis Bay, where it arrives in Spain the next day. 

MTC creates jobs for over 50 entrepreneurs through its Life Project

It is generally acknowledged that companies have the responsibility of ploughing back into the community in which they operate through corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Therefore, one of Namibia's mobile giants has decided to create employment through its MTC for Life project.

The project will see more than 50 unemployed entrepreneurs benefit and be put in a position to become self-reliant. 

Entrepreneurs urged to acquaint themselves with the AfCFTA

||Kharas Governor Aletha Frederick is calling on local entrepreneurs to take responsibility for their own understanding of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Speaking at the launch of a ||Kharas Regional awareness-raising campaign in Keemanshoop, she said the free trade zone offers numerous benefits if properly utilized.

The Namibia Trade Agency, under the UNDP support program, organised the awareness drive on AfCFTA, which aims to boost intra-African trade by eliminating barriers to trade on the continent.