Economic panel, a mile short of success

By Timo Shihepo

THE tenure of the High Level Panel on the Namibian Economy (HLPNE) appointed by President Hage Geingob a year ago to navigate economic headwinds came to an end in March with a yard short of expectations.

HLPNE came up with key recommendations, which were meant to be the ‘game changers’ and submitted to Cabinet for endorsement, subsequently promising N$20 billion worth of investments after their much-popularised economic growth summit.

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