WINDHOEK: Namibian products should enter the domestic market which is currently dominated by imported goods and international procurement and distribution systems, the Trade and Industry Minister said today.
Calle Schlettwein said during the opening of the ministry’s strategic one-day consultative meeting with partner organisations and sectoral stakeholders in the capital today no Namibian producer should continue to struggle to sell their products in the local market.
Schlettwein said he will make sure that his ministry strives to make the market fair and level for all players.
He stated that he will encourage the competition authority to use all its powers to combat abuse of dominance, collusion and unfair business practices.
He stressed that the welfare and interest of consumers equally need to be protected, and thus this year, the ministry will advance the establishment of a regulatory framework for consumer protection.