WINDHOEK: Namibians should have confidence in locally-made products and support local businesses, the director of the Machine and Tool Maintenance Engineers (MTM) Brian Christian said yesterday.
He told Nampa at his stall at the Windhoek Industrial and Agricultural Show underway here that no one will understand Namibians’ needs, except themselves.
MTM manufactures Namibian-made machines like hammer mills; roller mills for maize, flour, and small grains; as well as aspirator pre-cleaners, exploration drill rigs, diamond drills, tracks and packing machines.
One of the company’s frozen lollies’ packaging machines have attracted a large number of people to its stand since the show opened last Friday.
The machine costs N.dollars 135 000, and a number of ice lollies’ machines have been sold to customers from Angola and Zimbabwe.
RUNDU; The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) here conducted a special crime-prevention operation aimed at curbing escalating criminal activities at the town yesterday.
NamPol’s Kavango Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa today that about 190 police members, including Criminal Investigation Detectives (CIDs), were deployed in the town’s main business centre and residential areas.
He said the operation proved a success, as two laptops and a Chinese-made Sony cellphone suspected to have been stolen, were confiscated from Angolan nationals before midday.
Bampton said the confiscated items would only be returned to the owners once they present proof of ownership to the police.
At the Rundu Open Market, the police confiscated consignments of counterfeit cigarettes known as ‘Yes’ cigarettes made in Angola, as well as several crates of alcohol that was being sold without a liquor licence.