Indongo Ford branch opened in Oshakati
17 Apr 2019 19:40pm
OSHAKATI, 17 APR (NAMPA) Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the Namibian government remains committed to ensure a conducive environment for private sector growth.
Kuugongelwa-Amadhila made the remarks in a statement read on her behalf during the official opening of the Indongo Ford Dealership Branch at Oshakati in the Oshana Region on Tuesday.
She called on the private sector to prioritise staff development in order to promote labour productivity.
Private business are urged to re-inforce the governments efforts to promote local enterprise development through the use of public procurement, she said.
She explained that the government has been hard at work to open up opportunities for local producers to enable them to trade in the markets within Africa and overseas.
It is now up to our private sector to optimise these opportunities that our government has helped to bring about to spur the growth of the economy and optimise their private business growth, Kuugongelwa-Amadhila cited.
The Oshakati Indongo Ford Dealership is an investment worth N.dollars 30 million by the Indongo Group of prominent business tycoon Frans Aupa Indongo and it is expected to create 30 job opportunities, according to the company.
The official inauguration event was attended by, amongst others, Indongo, Omukwaniilwa (king) Johannes Mupiya of Ongandjera, Chief Herman Iipumbu of Uukwambi and the head of the Ford Motors Company in Southern Africa, Gerhard Herselman.