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Retail Charter development enters next round

Dr Humavindu, Chairperson: Building materials and Hardware; David Namalenga, Chairperson: Clothing and Apparels; Henry Feris, Chairperson: Fast Moving Consumer Goods.

Dr Humavindu, Chairperson: Building materials and Hardware; David Namalenga, Chairperson: Clothing and Apparels; Henry Feris, Chairperson: Fast Moving Consumer Goods.

The Namibian Retail Sector Charter development entered the next round when the Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) announced the appointment of three Chairpersons to lead the three Tasks Teams.
The trade forum is an agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and is incorporated as a Section 21 company.
The Task Teams were formed based on the goods classifications Fast Moving Consumer Goods (Non-durables), Clothing and Apparels (Semi-durables) and Building material and Hardware (Durables). Chairing the Task Team meetings will be Henry Feris (Fast Moving Consumer Goods, representing Pick n Pay), Dr Michael Humavindu (Building Materials and Hardware, representing the Namibian Competition Commission) and David Namalenga (Clothing and Apparels, representing Dinapama Manufacturing & Supplies).
Lapitomhinda Hashingola, Communications and Liaison Officer of the forum said, “the NTF Secretariat is pleased to have secured the input of these distinguished leaders.”
He said during the election the Task Team members considered their years of experience, excellent credentials and service given to their respective companies, institutions or industry sectors.
 Hashingola said the NTF Secretariat looked forward working with Dr Humavindu, Namalenga and Feris in their roles.
Part of the Chairpersons’ responsibilities will include leading the meetings, managing the scope details and enriching the process with their unique expertise and experience.
 These include responsibilities such as directing the Tasks Team members, resolving conflict, and maintaining contact with NTF Secretariat. In these roles the Chairpersons will further ensure that Task Team members understand the objectives and developmental benefits the teams are collectively working towards.
Appointment to the Task Teams is voluntarily and is based on retail, supply-chain activity in the  economy.

Membership is open to corporate or organised retailers in the sectors Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs), Clothing and Apparels, Building and Hardware, as well as Distributors, Logistic companies, Business Associations, Regulators, and unions in the Wholesale and Retail sectors.

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