WINDHOEK: Bank of Namibia (BoN) has decided to redesign its website in order to allow users to have easy access to timely and quality information at all times.
The newly website ‘www.bon.com.na/newbon’ became effective on o1 August 2012,l BoN’s Director for Communications Strategies and Financial Sector Development Ndangi katoma said this in the statement issued here on Thursday.
Katoma said the old and new websites will parallel until 17 August this year in order to facilitate orderly transition between the two websites.
“As the bank seeks to improve the website continually, users’ comment and feedback are most welcomed,” Katoma said.
He added that users will be directed to click and view the newly developed with new and exciting features.
Katoma stressed that the new website features improved navigation and search functionality, content and graphic design which further enhance transparency, accessibility and accountability to the public.
He added that the use of important social media channels to promote public understanding of the role of the central bank has also been incorporated.
With the introduction of the new website, Katoma said users can therefore familiarize themselves with the functions of the Bank under the relevant tabs with revised and updated contents such as monetary policy, financial stability, financial market, economic information, currency and banking supervision.
“Although it has been central to the Bank’s efforts to carry out its mandate and conduct business in an open and transparent manner, it has some limitations and lagged behind technological advances. These include shortcomings such as the website not being user-friendly and difficult to navigate as well as ineffective search functionalities,” he said.
The Bank’s old website was developed in 2008.