Minister of Trade and Industry Immanuel Ngatjizeko of Namibia

A member of the South West Africa People's Organization, Ngatjizeko has been a member of the National Assembly of Namibia since 2000 and member of the Cabinet since May 2003.
From 2003-2005, Ngatjizeko was the Director General of the National Planning Commission when he replaced Saara Kuukongelwa.
Ngatjizeko is her son from a past relationship with Labour Minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko.
At the last postponement of his case, Ngatjizeko was informed that the future of his case depended on the decision of the Prosecutor General.
Ngatjizeko was interviewed by news service Xinhua.
Ngatjizeko said government would be indirectly responsible for the welfare of people employed by contractors who have successfully tendered for government projects.
However, Ngatjizeko said there's need to increase China-Africa trade, as the total Chinese trade with African countries only constitutes a meager 2.
Namibian Minister of Trade and Industry Immanuel Ngatjizeko has described China as a most reliable ally and friend of Africa and Namibia since the days of Africa's colonialization, saying China's economic rise is to the mutual benefit and progress of Africa and China.
Ngatjizeko said China's economic competitiveness as an exporter of manufactured industrial and consumer goods have greatly assisted in reducing the high prices usually paid by African importers to suppliers of industrial inputs from the West.
Ngatjizeko said he would have preferred to “officially criminalise and end the labour hire system on an earlier date, but chose March 1 to protect both the rights of the affected employees and to allow for the orderly transition.
Ngatjizeko said if the appeal brings a different ruling from the High Court, the Government would subject itself to that ruling.
Trade and Industry Minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko said at the Team Namibia AGM in Windhoek that local retailers must ensure that Namibian products and services enjoy the same priority as imported ones.
Namibian Minister of Trade and Industry Immanuel Ngatjizeko has said that the cooperation between Namibia and China in mining would be advantageous to both countries as it would supplement and expand the current trade balance which is still very low.
Trade and Industry Minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko says "we want to come up with a blueprint that presents a streamlined approach that will guide our activities and respond to the challenges of the new and globalised environment.
Ngatjizeko says he hopes the strategy will build entrepreneurial opportunities, stimulate trade and improve foreign exchange earnings.
In giving the reasons behind Namibia's refusal, as well as South Africa's, Trade Minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko said exporters must start considering other markets such as the Americas, China and other African countries.
Ngatjizeko said such demands were, for Namibia and South Africa, not acceptable, and more so for a country that imports what it consumes and export its raw material.
Ngatjizeko said the government will continue to engage the EU, both in Brussels and through its representative office here in Windhoek, to find the solution.
Until late last week, trade minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko had categorically stated that the demands the EPA placed on Namibia were ‘‘not acceptable.