Canadian, US business delegation meets with Pohamba

22 Oct 2013 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 22 OCT (NAMPA) - President Hifikepunye Pohamba has once again reiterated Namibia’s readiness and openness for business opportunities with international investors.
He made this remark here at State House when a high level delegation from Canada and the United States of America (USA) currently in Namibia in search of investment opportunities and headed by Namibia’s Ambassador to the US, Martin Andjaba paid a courtesy call on him.
“I wish to reiterate once again that Namibia is open for business. There are indeed many sectors with great potential for investment,” he said, adding that these include tourism, mining, agriculture, fishing, infrastructure development, energy, the information technology sector, and telecommunications.
He urged the potential investors to take advantage of the stable and peaceful environment Namibia provides for doing business, including the modern physical and communications infrastructure, as well as banking and other services.
He encouraged the business people to make Namibia their port of entry into the market of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
“By investing in Namibia, you will have access to the broader market of the SADC which has more than 200 million consumers,” he stressed
Pohamba assured the delegation that the Namibian Government stands ready to support them and to facilitate the realisation of their chosen investment projects in the country.
The delegation on Monday had meetings with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, as well as separate meetings with their counterparts in the Government and private sectors.
The delegation is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hage Geingob on Wednesday before visiting the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco).
They depart from Namibia on Friday.