German delegation keen on business
The high-ranking business delegation came in the wake of a similar visit by German politicians earlier this year in June. The business group was led by the German Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Hon Brigitte Zypries.
The members of the delegation represented German companies Andritz Hydro GmbH, Merck KgaA, ILV-Fernerkundung GmbH, Inros Lackner SE and Siemens. It also included officials of the Germany Trade and Invest Department, the DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, and the GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit.
The delegation met, inter alia, the Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, Hon Immanuel Ngatjizeko, the Minister of Works and Transport, Hon Alpheus !Naruseb, the Minister of Finance, Hon Calle Schlettwein, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Hon Obed Kandjoze, the Deputy Minister of the National Planning Commission, Hon Lusia Ipumbu and Mr. Tarah Shaanika, the Chief Executive Officer of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Business to Business Meetings and a visit of the Ujams Water Treatment Facility which was co-financed through the DEG, completed the two-day programme.