walvis bay group.jpgA group from Namibia is in the country seeking partnership with the local business community in the utilisation of the Walvis Bay Corridor in a move which is anticipated to enhance regional integration in the region.

With the country emerging form economic meltdown, the business community is seeking ways of engaging regional partners towards boosting economic growth.

The delegation from Walvis Bay Group is in Zimbabwe on a mission to promote the Namibian port to the local business community.


Walvis Bay Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Johny Smith, said there is need to ensure full utilisation of the port within the SADC region.

Namibian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ms Panduleni Shingenge, said governments should work together in improving the road infrastructure for the benefit of the two economies.

For Industry and Commerce Minister, Professor Welshman Ncube, Walvis Bay Port provides opportunities which the local exporters and importers can utilise, an idea that was also supported by the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce President, Mr. Oswell Binha.

Zimbabwe is a land locked country and relies on other countries’ ports for shipment of goods. Beira and Maputo are the closest but security has been compromised by pirates in the Eastern parts especially near Somalia.


Most goods come through South Africa and currently, Beit-Bridge Border Post is heavily congested.