Republic of Namibia: Local procurement directive to support emerging economic recovery

28 May 19: Windhoek – Late last week, the Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein, issued an economy-wide procurement directive on the reservation of procurement of goods, services and works to local suppliers in terms of Section 73 of the Public Procurement Act. The measure directs public entities to source specific categories of goods, services and works produced or manufactured locally and to the extent such goods, services and works are available locally, before procuring these from somewhere else.