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NCCI unhappy with Govt. procuring goods outside

Thu, 10 April 2014 00:08
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 The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) has expressed
dismay with Government and private companies continuing to procure
goods and services from outside the country.

NCCI president Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun said this during a media
briefing here on Wednesday.

"If media reports are anything to go by, the policy of procuring from
local suppliers as far as possible seems to be simply a policy spoken
about in political statements but with little or no consequence for
those found to be violating such policy," she said.

Namundjebo-Tilahun's remarks follow Health Minister Richard Kamwi's
recent statement that his ministry was buying uniforms for nurses and
doctors in China.

However, Kamwi has since backtracked on that statement, saying his
ministry has cancelled plans to buy uniforms for medical personnel
from that country and would consider giving the job to local firms,
which he said are a disappointment when it comes to service delivery.

The NCCI president said this is against the spirit of supporting local
enterprises in order to achieve growth and address the issues of
unemployment and poverty.

Namundjebo-Tilahun said the chamber is determined to work with the
government to address issues which might be an obstacle to the growth
of enterprises in the country and make the environment conducive for
businesses to grow and for creation of jobs.

She said the government needs to engage the chamber as a business
representative organisation in the country.

Namundjebo-Tilahun further claimed there are irregularities within the
Tender Board of Namibia when it comes to tender allocations.

"We are also unhappy with the Tender Board of Namibia. There are
irregularities and corruption activities involved. Permanent
secretaries are doing things their own way," she said.
(NAMPA)