Arandis stategic plan focused on three economic drivers: Klazen

31 Aug 2019 17:40pm
WINDHOEK 31 AUG (NAMPA) – The Arandis Town Council’s five-year strategic plan is focused on three economic drivers; namely joint venture partnerships, industrialisation and support and utility services, Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Derek Klazen has said.

According to a statement availed to Nampa on Friday, Klazen said the joint venture partnership focus is per the legal basis and provision found in the Local Authorities Act as amended.

“This provision allows the local authority to commercialise some of its powers and enter into a joint business venture with the private sector in line with regulations made by the minister,” he said.

He added that ventures would operate strictly on sound private sector business principles in accordance with the approval of the minister as per the commercialisation and Joint business venture regulations 2 and 3 passed in terms of the Act.

Arandis is strategically situated in terms of its proximity to the harbor, making it ideal for manufacturing plants, warehousing and many other industries, he added.

“I encourage investors to come and invest in the town of Arandis, as you will be investing in your future and the future of the country,” he said.

He added that while a lot of resources go into the implementation of a plan, the council must ensure that it has the right people who share the vision of the plan that are willing and committed to take a leap of faith to ensure its realisation.