Make it easier for companies to tender

Preparing a government tender is a nightmare. Those who do so have PhDs in paperwork. A thriving business sector can lessen the income gap between the rich and poor. And yet, the process to use opportunities to compete for government or SOE contracts is only accessible to a few. Namibian laws that claim to help business grow are laden with overregulation and stifling bureaucracy. The rich, already-advantaged and 'connected' thrive in the existing procurement process. Everyone else drowns. Understanding the 50-page bid documents requires flawless English comprehension, a law degree, accountancy courses, and a crystal ball. There are other hurdles…
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