Rikus Grobler | Jun 20, 2017 | 0
Likukela starts social media reality show
Standard Bank Namibia announced this week that its inhouse economist, Mally Likukela recently went live with his own Facebook and Twitter sessions branded #AskOurEconomist.
The bi-monthly sessions allow any member of the public to engage directly with Likukela on current and relevant economic matters.
“Due to the fact that people like to think and talk about economic issues that affect them as consumers, workers, producers, investors and citizen; it’s important that that they understand economics issues in lay man terms and its only in this way that they will be stimulated enough to have discourse of discussions on meaningful matters,” said Janet Kapenda, Social Media and Digital Marketing Manager at Standard Bank.
“In today’s ever-changing and increasingly competitive world, knowledge is power, and economic education is vital for the future health of our nation’s economy. We are living in an age where communications is readily available. However simply having more information does not necessarily mean people have more knowledge. It is on this basis that we would like to play our part in educating and providing meaningful information to the public,” she commented.
The first topic was on the ‘2016/17 national budget’ – What does the national budget mean for the ordinary citizen? How inclusive and aligned is the budget with national priorities like poverty eradication, inequality, unemployment and economic growth?
“We were really pleased with the overwhelming questions and comments people posted on our first session. A total of 220 likes and over 33 questions and engagements were reached in a space of just one hour,” said a chuffed Likukela.