Namibia aims to use procurement to create jobs locally © Getty Images
Namibia aims to use procurement to create jobs locally © Getty Images

Namibia boost local firms with $68m procurement spend

18 March 2021

Namibia’s government has spent N$1bn ($68m) over the past three years on public procurement contracts to promote locally-registered companies.

Rebecca Haipinge, procurement specialist at the Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN), told the country’s state broadcaster NBC the board had implemented strict guidelines to ensure state-owned entities and government agencies prioritise buying local products and services.

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