Guest Contributor | May 20, 2019 | 0
Salt packaging and distribution plant set for Brakwater
Following successful tripartite relations between Imperial Logistics, TransNamib and Cerebos Namibia, a new Salt Packaging and Distribution Plant which will be located in Brakwater was recently launched.
At the launch event this week the Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya stressed that the business venture is not isolated, but is an integrated business model premised on public-private-partnerships.
“During tough economic conditions which we were subjected to for the past year or so need to facilitate this kind of breakthrough thinking where business need to talk to one another and form strategic alliances to deliver strategic outcomes to meet bottomlines. These strategic alliances must deliver financial targets to further benefit and stimulate our economy to ultimately add to job creation,” Tweya said.
Tweya further added that the venture comes at a good time when Namibia signed the Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, which will soon come into effect.
“We will see, through the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, cost-effective distribution channels for the movement of Namibian products to deepen access for traders to bigger African markets. It is against this background that partnerships such as Imperial Logistics, TransNamib and Cerebos Namibia should grow production capacity to expand production capabilities for increased competitive and value-added goods and services,” the minister said.
Tweya highlighted that the salt exported to Namibia’s neighbours such as South Africa, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and other African markets like Ghana, DRC, Mozambique needs to grow exponentially, adding that there is a need to inject impetus in chasing bigger markets outside the African Continental Free Trade Area.
“The quicker tripartite relations of Imperial Logistics, TransNamib and Cerebos achieve strategic outcomes, the quicker we will necessitate and unlock wider opportunities for jobs to minimise the reasonable public outcry for employment,” Tweya said.