ONGWEDIVA, Sept. 1 – FNB Namibia reiterated its commitment to the Ongwediva Trade Fair with a sponsorship of N$ 145 000.
Martha Murorua, Executive Officer, Consumer Banking spoke at the official opening on 28 August and congratulated the numerous small entrepreneurs at the trade fair on their success stories, and said that FNB was pleased to partner with them, to ensure that they continue to have a positive developmental impact on the country’s economy.
“At FNB Namibia we recognise the importance of SMEs and entrepreneurship as drivers of economic growth and poverty reduction. Our interventions are geared towards unlocking the productivity, marketability, competitiveness and job-creating potential in-country to help Namibian businesses to internationalize their operations beyond Ongwediva, Windhoek and South Africa, and even beyond the African continent. SMEs are the biggest source of untapped growth potential and it will be generating the bulk of the jobs that will be required by ready men and women.”
FNB Namibia is aware that SMEs can only grow and prosper in the proper business environment and with support and services that allow them to attract financing, human capital, networks and markets. Martha: “This is why FNB is particularly excited about our SME value proposition; a special fund aimed at upcoming SMEs who have bankable business ideas but lack sufficient collateral or capital to set-up the business. The objective of the SME Special Fund is to support, develop and grow the SME sector by providing the necessary funding while the FNB Namibia Holdings Foundation, continues partnerships with external vendors to provide technical assistance and education on a sustainable basis.”
The Far North cluster team is ready to talk to customers and to showcase a range of FNB savings and investments products. “The team will also register our customers on our digital platforms, particularly Cellphone Banking, Online Banking and the FNB App. Customers will further be able to obtain pre –approvals for their Home Loan. All banking needs will be covered with the Mobile ATM van and Account Openings at the FNB stand. There will also be loads of free giveaways; games; and so many fantastic prizes to be won.” – NDN Staffer