Commissioner  urges business communities to visit Namibia

14Aug 2021
Felix Andrew
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Commissioner  urges business communities to visit Namibia

​​​​​​​HIGH Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia to Tanzania Lebbius Tangeni has urged business communities to visit Namibia and explore economic opportunities found in Africa's west-Southern country.

​​​​​​​HIGH Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia to Tanzania Lebbius Tangeni.

Speaking at a business expo hosted for the business community in Dar es Salaam recently, the envoy said traders play a crucial role for economic development of any nation.

Ambassador Tangeni said the community cannot do anything without having strong business projects, so Namibia is ready to work with them to build the economy of the two countries.

Tangeni informed the stakeholders that he was monitoring the Covid-19 situation and if it comes down or by God willing, completely goes away, he is ready to lead a business delegation to Namibia.

“I will be ready as High Commissioner in Tanzania to lead a business delegation to Namibia so that you can go and see what we can offer to you. Seeing is believing, so you need to come to Namibia and see and decide which areas they want to invest in or do business,” he said.

He further urged Tanzanian traders to expand their business to the Republic of Namibia without any problem.

The envoy said they have economic policies which allow people to do business in Namibia after adhering to required conditions.

 According to him, companies or individuals are welcomed and allowed to invest in the Africa’s south-west country. Namibia ranked the top in Africa having the best roads and 23th globally.

Ambassador Tangeni was recently quoted saying that ‘Namibian beef as well as deep sea fishing products, among others, are needed in Tanzania’.

He said despite the fact that Tanzania and Namibia have an excellent political relationship between the two countries, trading is minimal, and there is a great need for them to work hard to strengthen it.

In 2019, it was reported that little had come from the Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation agreement between the two countries since its establishment in 1999.

The agreement was to foster ties and provide a platform to cooperate in agriculture, trade and industry, tourism, health, education, human resources development, sports and culture.

At the time, then-Tanzanian president John Magufuli, who visited Namibia, said there were only two Namibian investments registered at the Tanzanian investments centre.