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ThreatLocker® Raises $115M Series D to Continue Delivering Zero Trust Endpoint Security to More Organizations

Round led by global growth equity firm General Atlantic, along with StepStone Group and the D. E. Shaw group, to accelerate product innovation and increase reach of Zero Trust endpoint security to organizations globally.

ORLANDO, Fla., April 24, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ThreatLocker®, a global cybersecurity leader that offers a Zero Trust endpoint security solution, today announced it has raised $115M in Series D funding led by existing investor General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, with participation from other major investors StepStone Group and the D. E. Shaw group. With the new investment, ThreatLocker® will continue to focus on driving product innovation to bring the power of Zero Trust security to more organizations and accelerating the company’s global expansion.

ThreatLocker® provides organizations with the ability to protect their IT operations with an effective Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity. The product suite provides enterprise-level server and endpoint security by blocking untrusted software, including ransomware, scripts and libraries, and exploits of known and unknown application vulnerabilities through Default Deny Application Control, Ringfencing™, Storage Control, Privileged Access Management, Network Access Control, as well as its new Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) and Managed Detection & Response (MDR) solutions. ThreatLocker® believes that its customers should have complete control over their network and devices, know what is trying to infiltrate their stack, and not live in fear of the next cyberattack. With a powerful security tool suite designed to enable organizations to easily and directly control exactly what applications run on their endpoints, ThreatLocker® customers can rest assured knowing that their businesses are protected using the Zero Trust model framework that protects them from various cyber threats, including unknown malware, ransomware, and exploits for known and unknown vulnerabilities.

ThreatLocker® CEO Danny Jenkins commented, “ThreatLocker has made a huge impact in the industry in driving a least-privilege approach forward over the last few years and has introduced new EDR and MDR products within a single cybersecurity platform for our customers. We believe this new injection of capital will enable us to continue to develop Zero Trust products and grow ThreatLocker’s market presence. We are very excited to be partnering again with General Atlantic, as well as with new investors, StepStone Group & the D. E. Shaw group, and look forward to leveraging their teams’ deep experience in bringing products to market and scaling technologically-disruptive businesses.”

To add to this, ThreatLocker® COO Sami Jenkins commented, “We are thrilled to extend our partnerships with General Atlantic and look forward to working with StepStone and the D. E. Shaw group.” 

The new investment follows another year of growth as ThreatLocker® doubled its revenue and added 50% to its workforce. Today, ThreatLocker® has thousands of partners and protects over 50,000 organizations. Serving companies who are serious about security, ThreatLocker® partners with Enterprises and Managed Service Providers (and MSSPs), including many financial institutions, healthcare organizations, and airlines such as Emirates and JetBlue Airways.

Gary Reiner, Operating Partner at General Atlantic, continued, “ThreatLocker effectively takes the guesswork out of threat detection with its Zero Trust approach. As companies of all sizes increasingly focus on filling in gaps in their security stacks, Zero Trust is becoming a necessity – and we view ThreatLocker as an emerging leader in this paradigm shift. We are thrilled to further our partnership with the team to accelerate ThreatLocker’s growth as an endpoint security disruptor.”

About ThreatLocker® 
ThreatLocker® is a global cybersecurity leader, providing enterprise-level Zero Trust cybersecurity tools to improve the security of servers and endpoints. Founded in 2017 by Danny Jenkins, Sami Jenkins, and John Carolan, ThreatLocker® now serves thousands of organizations globally and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, USA. For more information, visit: https://www.threatlocker.com/

About General Atlantic
General Atlantic is a leading global growth investor with more than four decades of experience providing capital and strategic support for over 520 growth companies throughout its history. Established in 1980 to partner with visionary entrepreneurs and deliver lasting impact, the firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector-specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon, and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to scale innovative businesses around the world. General Atlantic has approximately $84 billion in assets under management inclusive of all products as of March 31, 2024, and more than 300 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Miami, Mumbai, Munich, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stamford and Tel Aviv. For more information on General Atlantic, please visit: www.generalatlantic.com.

About The D. E. Shaw Group
The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with more than $60 billion in investment capital as of March 1, 2024, and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since our founding in 1988, our firm has earned a reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of our staff. We have a significant presence in the world’s capital markets, investing in a wide range of companies and financial instruments in both developed and developing economies. For more information, visit www.deshaw.com.

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EMGA décroche un financement de 15 millions de dollars US pour Banco Improsa au Costa Rica

LONDRES, 24 avr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — En partenariat avec Banco Improsa, Emerging Markets Global Advisory LLP, ci-après « EMGA », annonce avoir obtenu l’ouverture d’une ligne de crédit à hauteur de 15 millions de dollars auprès de l’Agence japonaise de coopération internationale (ou JICA pour Japan International Cooperation Agency).

« Malgré la complexité du contexte macroéconomique mondial, nous nous réjouissons d’appuyer une fois de plus la vision durable de Banco Improsa pour soutenir les PME au Costa Rica et de mener à bien ce financement. » observe Sajeev Chakkalakal, Responsable de la branche Investissement et directeur général d’EMGA.

Félix Alpizar Lobo, Directeur général de Banco Improsa, commente la transaction en ces termes : « Ce financement confirme notre engagement en faveur du renforcement des PME au Costa Rica, et Banco Improsa est fière de partager l’objectif de la JICA en contribuant à la croissance économique et sociale des pays en voie de développement. »

Jeremy Dobson, directeur général d’EMGA, ajoute que « La solide gestion et la bonne santé financière de Banco Improsa ont joué un rôle clé pour aider l’équipe de la branche Investissement d’EMGA à obtenir ce financement. Ce soutien de la JICA contribuera à renforcer davantage la capacité de Banco Improsa à faire progresser son portefeuille de prêts dédiés aux PME. »

JICA

L’Agence japonaise de coopération internationale est une agence gouvernementale qui fournit une part majeure de l’aide publique au développement pour le compte du gouvernement japonais. Elle est chargée de soutenir la croissance économique et sociale dans les pays en voie de développement et de promouvoir la coopération internationale.

EMERGING MARKETS GLOBAL ADVISORY LLP (EMGA)

Implantée à Londres et à New York, EMGA vient en aide aux établissements financiers et aux entreprises en quête de nouveaux capitaux d’emprunt ou de capitaux propres. Son équipe multinationale compte des décennies d’expérience dans la réalisation de transactions pour le compte de ses clients sur les marchés émergents et les économies frontières de tous les pays du monde, y compris au Costa Rica qui reste un marché clé. EMGA continue d’élargir son rayonnement géographique et d’étoffer son offre de services en capitalisant sur son expérience reconnue dans la formation de capital et les prestations de conseil stratégique étendues à divers cycles économiques. Elle assied ainsi sa position prédominante sur le marché de banque d’investissement de niche ciblée sur les marchés émergents.

BANCO IMPROSA

Forte de plus de 37 ans d’expérience, Banco Improsa est une banque commerciale dont le modèle relationnel d’affaires et l’assise sur les marchés de niche convergent vers une spécialisation visant la fourniture de solutions et de services de financement aux petites et moyennes entreprises (ou PME), entre autres. Elle fait partie des premières banques privées du Costa Rica à proposer des services non financiers à ses clients et propose des conseils et un appui aux PME de longue date. Le principal facteur de réussite de Banco Improsa réside dans son engagement à respecter des normes élevées de service, en toute agilité et flexibilité, qui alliées à sa gamme de solutions financières personnalisées, lui a permis d’atteindre une franche position sur ce secteur.

Banco Improsa est une filiale du Grupo Financiero Improsa (ou GFI).

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A EMGA obtém financiamento de US$ 15 milhões para o Banco Improsa na Costa Rica

LONDRES, April 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Emerging Markets Global Advisory LLP (EMGA), em parceria com o Banco Improsa, anuncia que obteve uma linha de crédito de US$ 15 milhões da Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Sajeev Chakkalakal, chefe de banco de investimento e diretor administrativo da EMGA, afirmou: “Apesar de um ambiente macroeconômico global complicado, temos o prazer de mais uma vez facilitar a visão contínua do Banco Improsa de apoiar as PMEs na Costa Rica e concluir essa solução de financiamento.”

Ao comentar a transação, Felix Alpizar Lobo, gerente geral do Banco Improsa, disse: “Esse financiamento reitera nosso compromisso de fortalecer o segmento de PMEs na Costa Rica. O Banco Improsa orgulha-se de compartilhar o objetivo da JICA que é contribuir para o crescimento econômico e social dos países em desenvolvimento.”

Jeremy Dobson, diretor administrativo da EMGA, acrescentou: “A sólida gestão e a posição financeira saudável do Banco Improsa foram fatores fundamentais para ajudar a equipe do banco de investimentos da EMGA a garantir esse financiamento, e essa linha de crédito da JICA reforçará ainda mais a capacidade do Banco Improsa de aumentar sua principal carteira de empréstimos para PMEs.”

JICA

A Japan International Cooperation Agency é uma agência governamental que fornece a maior parte da Assistência Oficial ao Desenvolvimento para o governo do Japão. Ela foi criada para ajudar no crescimento econômico e social dos países em desenvolvimento e na promoção da cooperação internacional.

EMERGING MARKETS GLOBAL ADVISORY LLP (EMGA)

A EMGA, com filiais em Londres e Nova York, auxilia instituições financeiras e empresas que buscam novos capitais de dívida ou acionários. A equipe multinacional da EMGA combina décadas da experiência necessária para concluir transações em nome de seus clientes nos mercados emergentes e economias de fronteira do mundo, incluindo a Costa Rica, que continua sendo um mercado importante. Com um histórico comprovado em formação de capital e consultoria estratégica ao longo de diversos ciclos econômicos, a EMGA continua expandindo seu alcance geográfico e sua oferta de serviços, solidificando sua posição no mercado como um dos bancos de investimento de nicho mais proeminentes do setor voltado para mercados emergentes.

BANCO IMPROSA

É um banco comercial com mais de 37 anos de experiência, cujo modelo de negócios relacional e o foco em nichos de mercado são voltados para o fornecimento de soluções e serviços de financiamento para pequenas e médias empresas (PMEs), entre outros. O Banco Improsa foi um dos primeiros bancos privados da Costa Rica a prestar serviços não financeiros a seus clientes e conta com um longo histórico de aconselhamento e apoio a PMEs. O principal fator de sucesso do Banco Improsa é seu compromisso com elevados padrões de atendimento ágil e flexível, o que, aliado à oferta de soluções financeiras personalizadas, lhe conferiu uma sólida posição nesses segmentos.

O Banco Improsa é uma empresa subsidiária do Grupo Financiero Improsa (GFI).

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UK businesses must prioritise payment technology to build customer loyalty and stay competitive: New research from Lloyds Bank and FreedomPay

London, United Kingdom, April 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
  • Less than a third (27%) of businesses are confident they offer seamless payments experiences.
  • Almost two-thirds of businesses (59%) across Retail, Food & Beverages and Hospitality believe a good checkout experience offers the same competitive advantage as having the best products.
  • Customer preference is the factor most likely to influence businesses’ investment in payment technologies.

New research from Lloyds Bank and FreedomPay highlights the importance of UK businesses investing in new payment technology.

Two-thirds (59%) of UK Retail, Food & Beverage (F&B) and Hospitality companies were found to already put payments at the heart of their customer experience strategy, reflecting the growing importance of payment options to customers.

For retail-focused businesses, 59% believe that a good checkout experience is essential to building customer loyalty, with respondents believing it is as much a competitive advantage as having the best products.

Meanwhile, 57% of retailers said that a poor payment experience could have a detrimental effect on their business, pushing customers to competitors who offer a better experience.

The findings come as payment infrastructure is increasingly viewed as a critical part of customers’ shopping experience. As high inflation takes its toll on both independent venues and enterprise chains, this research demonstrates the need for businesses to prioritise customer satisfaction and build brand loyalty.

A Chip Off the Old Block

However, despite understanding the importance of providing a good payment experience for customers, making this a reality appears to be a challenge for many businesses.

Half of all business surveyed (49%) said they had not invested in payment solution updates at all, and only 27% of respondents felt confident in their omnichannel payment experience offering.

This disparity highlights that businesses have a lot of room for growth, as investment in new payment technology could lead to significantly enhanced customer experiences and result in increased sales.

Data leads to better customer engagement

Other findings highlighted how businesses are using data, with many understanding that payments data can help them to make more informed decisions. 80% of respondents said they are using payments data to learn more about their customers to tailor services and products for them, which can be crucial to maintaining customer engagement and driving brand loyalty.

FreedomPay’s President Chris Kronenthal said:
“What is evident from our research is that brands must focus on payments innovation now more than ever. Understanding what customers expect and want from a payment experience is fundamental to ensuring that customers keep coming back. Choosing the right payments partner can support strategic business decisions and streamline checkout to help to deliver a personalised, seamless, and data-driven experience any time, any place.”

Melinda Roylett, Managing Director, Lloyds Bank Merchant Services said:
“The way we pay has undergone rapid shifts in the past few years. Accelerated by the pandemic, technological advancements and innovative ways of using open banking have led to the increasing adoption of contactless, digital wallet solutions and embedded finance options such as Buy Now, Pay Later. Consumers now have more choice than ever. This means that businesses also need to think about how they use the payment experience at checkout to build business growth.”

We hope you enjoy the full Report at lloydsbank.com/paymentsinsight

ABOUT FREEDOMPAY

FreedomPay’s Next Level Commerce™ platform transforms existing payment systems and processes from legacy to leading edge. As the premier choice for many of the largest companies across the globe in retail, hospitality, lodging, gaming, sports and entertainment, foodservice, education, healthcare and financial services, FreedomPay’s technology has been purposely built to deliver rock solid performance in the highly complex environment of global commerce. The company maintains a world-class security environment and was first to earn the coveted validation by the PCI Security Standards Council against Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE/EMV) standard in North America. FreedomPay’s robust solutions across payments, security, identity, and data analytics are available in-store, online and on-mobile and are supported by rapid API adoption. The award winning FreedomPay Commerce Platform operates on a single, unified technology stack across multiple continents allowing enterprises to deliver an innovative Next Level experience on a global scale. www.freedompay.com

ABOUT LLOYDS BANKING GROUP

  • Lloyds Banking Group is a leading UK based financial services group providing a wide range of banking and financial services, focused on personal and commercial customers.
  • We are proud to be by the side of British business, supporting more than 1 million UK businesses with leading digital and relationship banking services, as they start up, grow, thrive and trade internationally.
  • As part of the Group, Lloyds Bank Cardnet Merchant Services offers leading end-to-end payment acceptance solutions. We help businesses from all parts of the UK, and across all different sectors and sizes, giving them the support they need to take payments online, in store, or over the phone at any time.
  • For more information on how we help businesses to receive payments please visit: www.lloydsbank.com/cardnet

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Project Hope working to expand reach to vulnerable children


Project Hope Namibia has come up with a new project to help young people living with HIV in Namibia.

Project Hope Namibia spokesperson Fillipus Absalom informed Nampa in an interview on Tuesday about the Reach Namibia project that started in February this year, that aims to avert new infections for young people and improve treatment outcomes for HIV positive young people. This is by increasing access to comprehensive HIV prevention and impact mitigation services.

He said they want to help young people at risk of HIV and violence by increasing their access to Family Planning services.

‘We want to increase access to biomedical HIV prevention services including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), condoms, HIV testing services and referral for voluntary male medical circumcision for orphans and vulnerable children, boys and sexual partners,’ said Absalom.

He added that the project also helps one to have the opportunity to gain new knowledge on HIV, build resilience and understand violence prevention and the bene
fits of HIV treatment adherence.

One of the project’s Oshikoto representatives, Melody van der Merwe said she assists vulnerable children between the ages of 10 and 24 years who are in school as well as school dropouts.

‘We provide them with stationery, school uniform, soap and pads and solar lights through the Reach programme,’ she said.

Van der Merwe is currently focusing on schools in the Oshivelo circuit in the region and they have assisted six schools so far.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Shortage of ambulances in Otjozondjupa turning into crisis


The Otjozondjupa Regional Health Director, Gebhardo Timotheus on Wednesday described the shortage of ambulances in the region as reaching crisis level.

Timotheus told Nampa in an interview on Wednesday that all the four ambulances stationed at major State hospitals at Otjiwarongo, Grootfontein, Okahandja and Okakarara are broken down.

‘These ambulances are old with high mileages of about 500 000 kilometres, which is a big risk to patients and our drivers,’ he said.

Timotheus further stated that 90 per cent of the Otjozondjupa health directorate budget since 2022 has been channelled towards maintenance and repair of these unreliable and breakdown-prone ambulances of the four district hospitals.

He warned that the situation is dire as the only ambulance, based at Tsumkwe, is sometimes recalled to assist at the Grootfontein, Otjiwarongo and Okahandja State hospitals.

‘Worse at some points when we receive emergency calls of accidents on the B1 road while we have a broken ambulance at Otjiwarongo. This really
worries us a lot as one day we might fail to respond and result in a nation losing many people’s lives,’ he said.

Otjozondjupa Governor, James Uerikua on Monday when he received at his office a delegation of medical doctors working for the United States of America’s (US) Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Namibia, also expressed similar concerns.

Uerikua urged the delegation to consider through discussions the critical health needs including the lack of ambulances at the four health administrative districts in the region.

On his part on 16 April 2024 at the ground-breaking for the construction activities of the Ombili clinic in Otjiwarongo, Executive Director in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe announced that his ministry intends during this 2024/2025 financial year to purchase 20 ambulances, and that Otjozondjupa Region would also benefit once they are distributed.

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MEFT assures that hippo situation in Zambezi is under control


WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) has assured the public that there is currently no need for fear over the hippo situation in the Zambezi Region, since measures are being implemented.

This comes amid concern sparked by reports on Monday of more than 100 hippos stranded in the muddy waters along the Chobe and Linyanti rivers in the Zambezi Region.

MEFT spokesperson, Romeo Muyunda on Tuesday said the measures they are implementing are to ensure that the hippos have enough water to survive until the next flood season.

In 2019, the ministry built a borehole and purchased a generator pump for pumping water into the pond. Since then, this pump and generator have continuously provided assistance whenever there is a need for water.

Muyunda said the ministry earlier this year engaged the wildlife authority for Botswana to jointly intervene in regard to the same situation of the hippos.

The Botswana authority then committed to supply an extra generator and fuel to pump water. Curre
ntly there are two generators pumping water into the pond, he said.

Muyunda stated that there has been improvement in the water level since the two generators started pumping and added that to further improve on the situation, they installed a solar system to pump water during the day, and only pump with the generators at night.

‘With this arrangement, the idea is to provide the hippos with sufficient water to be able to survive until the next flood season and not necessarily to fill up the pond completely,’ he said.

He added that there has not been inflow of water in the pond this year due to poor rainfall patterns.

‘But we are committed to ensuring the survival of the hippos. We will continue to monitor the situation and devise appropriate measures as the situation dictates,’ he said.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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PDM reaffirms commitment to women safety


WINDHOEK: The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that women are secure, respected, and valued in a society plagued by gender-based violence (GBV).

This follows recent reports of women who died at the hands of GBV.

PDM Women’s League Acting Secretary-General, Christine Izaacks, in a media statement on Wednesday said over the past three months, 18 women were brutally murdered, 11 of whom fell victim to the hands of their romantic partners.

She said that: ‘PDM works hard to prevent Namibia from becoming a shelter for those who commit acts of violence against women,’ adding that investigating and prosecuting perpetrators of GBV should be the Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) top priority to ensure that the victims and their families receive justice.

Isaacks stressed that the epidemic of violence against women should not continue unchecked and urged that all stakeholders obliged to social welfare, as well as the business community, must collaborate in a coordinated effor
t to resolve this situation.

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OSHAKATI MARKET DAYS BOOST TOWN’S ECONOMY


The Dr. Frans Aupa Indongo Open Market is Oshakati’s busiest venue on Mondays and Fridays.

That is so because the town Council has declared those two weekdays as ‘market days’ for vendors who do not have permanent stalls and who mostly hail from rural areas or as far as Angola.

The open market was constructed at a cost of N.dollar 90 million and was officially opened by the late President Hage Geingob in 2016.

Today, the Oshakati open market has become the economic hub of the Oshana Region, where businesses operate at a different pace and micro-business owners are seen running around every second, making an income for themselves.

Local vendor Emilia Herman told Nampa in an interview that the market days are a good idea as they enable them to not remain idle and go around throughout the week, starting with Mondays in Oshakati, Wednesdays in Oshikuku, Thursdays in Okahao and Fridays in Oshakati again.

However, Herman indicated that the competition factor remains the same, as their Angolan counterparts acco
mpany them everywhere they go, which she says is the main challenge they face.

‘We are vendors at the Oshakati Open Market, selling various items such as flour, fruits, spinach and others. We are supplied most of these products by other vendors from neighboring Angola,’ she said.

She added that they usually buy their stock and they always sell out quickly enough to go back and get more stock on the same day. The competition has tightened and they are losing a lot of customers to their counterparts because their prices are quite cheaper.

Oshakati Mayor Leonard Hango stated that they introduced a two-day open market after they looked at the surrounding villages around the town that grow their horticulture products and livestock, and to cater for about 600 people.

Hango explained that the parking area opposite the Open Market is, for most of the week, a deserted place, but comes to life on Mondays and Fridays, days that are specially designated as ‘market days’.

According to Hango, the parking area also acc
ommodates vendors who have no stalls inside the open market, mostly those from rural areas, or those who have stalls but wish to sell items that differ from what they sell on a regular basis at their stalls.

‘There is no place for people to sell their produce at the open market; that is why we opened for our communities residing within Oshakati and surrounding areas,’ he added

Hango stated that they charge as little as N.dollar 10 for traders to sell their produce on those two days, with the response being overwhelming for them.

He emphasised that they have a policy that guides the use of the two-day open market, which includes no regulation on prices but rather having to put up their own price to meet their customer demands at all times.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Man, 54, takes own life in Omusati


A 54-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope at Olumpelengwa village in the Okahao Constituency in the Omusati Region.

The deceased was identified as Petrus Uukongo.

The Namibian Police Force’s Omusati Crime Investigations Coordinator, Moses Simaho, told Nampa on Wednesday that the incident occurred around 07h00 on Tuesday.

According to Simaho, the deceased was allegedly last seen on Monday at about 15h00 at Olumpelengwa location.

‘His lifeless body was then discovered on Tuesday by a relative a small distance from his house, hanging under an acacia tree with a white rope around his neck,’ he said.

He added that no suicide note was left behind.

The body had been transported to Okahao Police mortuary for post-mortem to be conducted.

Police investigations into the matter continue.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Reported fatal accident outside Walvis Bay


The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has confirmed an accident on the C14 road outside Walvis Bay.

Chief Inspector Ileni Shapumba, Commander of the NamPol Community Policing Unit in Erongo told the media that police in the region received a report of the accident.

‘We have dispatched a team of emergency officials including our investigators, however, we have no communication from the members on the ground as yet as the area has no reception,’ he said.

Shapumba added that there is a report of fatality, although details are still sketchy at this stage.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Limbo calls on local authorities along TKC to realise economic activities


Chairperson of the Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat (TKCS), Cedric Limbo has urged towns along the corridor to mobilise resources and avail land to ensure that inland hubs and tract stops are realised along the corridor.

Limbo was speaking during a welcoming event held at Gobabis in the Omaheke region for 30 cyclists from the three TKC member states who have embarked on a cycling challenge from SA’s Rustenburg via Lobatse in Botswana to Walvis Bay, Namibia.

The cycle challenge covering a distance of 1800 kilometres is part of a series of activities planned in commemoration of the TKC agreement between the three countries signed on 03 November 2003.

The ministers of transport from the three member states, Namibia’s John Mutorwa, Eric Molale from Botswana and SA’s Sindisiwe Chikunga have since signed a recommitment pledge to simplify and harmonise the requirements and controls that govern the movement of goods and persons to reduce transport costs and transit times.

‘Local authorities should look at and
collaborate with the private sector to bring much-needed development. Having this cycling event makes such a value proposition easier and we expect the local authorities to grab it with both hands,’ Limbo said.

The cycling challenge, hosted under the theme ‘Transforming the TKC into an Economic Corridor’ is aimed at promoting the corridor and economically developing it to benefit communities that live along the corridor.

‘Corridors can enhance national development and add to the national value chains. However, all such initiatives would fall flat if we do not have economic development along the corridors. Regional and Local Governments, should take up their position and grab the opportunities that the TKC is availing to them. Our people living along the TKC should be able to make a living out of the spin-offs from the TKC,’ Limbo added.

The pledge furthermore stated that the three-member states will continue to promote safety and security on the TKC with the view to ensure the safety of users through regul
ar joint law enforcement operations and border controls.

It additionally reads that the countries will ensure that the road and infrastructure on the TKC is kept in a condition that responds to the needs of the corridor users while promoting spatial development initiatives on the corridor to enhance the livelihoods of persons living along the corridor.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency