Old export processing zones transformed into special economic zones


Namibia is currently transforming the old export processing zones (EPZs) into special economic zones (SEZs).

The EPZs were unsuccessful in collecting the requisite taxes for the Treasury, and they also contributed to Namibia being blacklisted as a tax haven.

The Minister of Industrialization and Trade, Lucia Iipumbu, revealed this during a consultation meeting with stakeholders on the draft Special Economic Zone Bill held at Walvis Bay.

Namibia Women Society's Windhoek Branch to transforms bus stops 


Bus stops are a place where commuters wait to be picked up; however, they are often neglected.

The Namibia Women Society's Windhoek Branch has embarked on a transformation mission to beautify bus stops and make them more appealing, hopefully turning them into a place of solace.

Over time, the city's bus stops become damaged from harsh weather and vandalism.

Windhoek residents Anina Short and Tula Koekemoer have noticed the wear and tear of these transit shelters.

NTB's transformation after the Tourism Bill


The Namibian Tourism Board says that, once the Tourism Bill is passed, it will no longer regulate the tourism industry. 

CEO Digu //Naobeb revealed this at a tourism stakeholder engagement held in Windhoek. 

//Naobeb says the research was conducted in 2018 to develop a national growth and development strategy, which recommended that the mandate of NTB be changed to that of the destination marketing organization and have the entity move away from regulatory functions.

Current generation urged to embark on socio-economic transformation


President Hage Geingob says it is the duty of the current generation to embark on the struggle for socio-economic transformation.

Dr Geingob said this socio-economic transformation would require the same bravery and zeal that the heroes and heroines had during the struggle for political independence.

Dr Geingob said this when he addressed Zambia's 58th Independence Day commemorations in the capital, Lusaka, on Monday.