Namibians are least developed in the brain - WIPO

February 20, 2018, 6:05pm

World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) Elangi Botoy Ituku who also works at the United Nations (UN) has come out to say that when they define Namibia as one of the least developed countries, they refer to the intellectual capacity of the country’s people as least developed.

The same goes for other countries listed in this category, outside those considered developed, he said in his explanation. 

Ituku, who is a Congolese and had landed in the capital for a discussion on the usefulness of patent information for the promotion of innovation urged the country to educate its people as a tool for transformation.

Speaking yesterday at a Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) and WIPO workshop, Ituku said, “I work for the United Nations, we own these words. When they say Namibia is least developed, we do not mean the country but we mean that the people are least developed in the brain.”