By Victor Angula |

The Governor of Bank of Namibia Mr Johannes !Gawaxab was up to the task during his engagements with various stakeholders in Oshakati on 16 August 2023.

After announcing to local journalists at 11 o’clock that the Bank of Namibia’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), at its bi-monthly meeting of 14-15 August, has made a decision to keep the Repo rate unchanged at 7.75 percent for the next two months, Governor !Gawaxab was at 15h30 engaging with economics students in a lecture hall at the University of Namibia’s Oshakati Campus.

The students, who came from Ongwediva-based Gabriel Taapopi Senior Secondary School, Ongwediva-based International University of Management, and also those from the Oshakati Unam Campus, not only got an economics lecture from the Governor of Namibia’s central bank, but also had the chance to pose questions to him.

A few hours later, at 19h00 Governor !Gawaxab was again on the podium explaining the role of the Bank and its activities to a group of political and business leaders and other invited guests from Oshana at a gala dinner held at a local lodge.

At all the three engagements of the day Governor !Gawaxab took a moment to answer questions from the audience, to which he indicated that he has vast knowledge and good understanding of the role of the Bank of Namibia which he is the head, as well as knowledge and understanding of the global economic developments, so that no question went without a satisfactory answer from him.

In the photo: Bank of Namibia Governor Johannes !Gawaxab delivering an economics lecture at Unam’s Oshakati Campus.