Namibia: Employers, Staff Be part of Fingers to Rescue Development Business From Sinking

THE Development Industries Federation of Namibia is anxious in regards to the financial downturn that has led to many closures and downsizing of companies within the development sector.

In an announcement, the final supervisor on the Development Industries Federation of Namibia (CIF), Bärbel Kirchner, stated they signed a memorandum of understanding with the Metallic Allied Employees Union to collaborate on points affecting the sector.

“This contains the significance of the regulation of the development sector, the creation of first rate and sustainable jobs by the development sector and the institution of procurement in addition to contemplating the dimensions of initiatives to safe the optimum engagement of the Namibian capability,” she stated.

The employers’ federation and the union have determined to embark on joint advocacy efforts to proceed working in direction of optimum growth within the development sector.

“It will enable area for small-to-medium-sized enterprises, rising contractors, and huge dimension contractors to function profitably within the Namibian development sector,” stated Kirchner.

She stated Namibia’s gross home product has declined from 6% within the first quarter of 2015 to 1,5% within the first quarter of 2020, because of the contraction within the development sector.

“For these causes, we determined to formalise our collaborations to lift consciousness on each the plight of the employers and the staff within the trade to make sure a robust development sector in Namibia,” Kirchner stated.

The secretary common from the Metallic Allied Employees Union, Justina Emvula, stated they’ve an obligation to make sure that the sector continues to offer first rate jobs, which could be supported by a sustainable procurement system to profit Namibians.

“That is the primary time that an MoU is signed between workers and employers to advocate problems with widespread curiosity,” she stated.


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