Editors Note

By Sibangani Dube
August 2012
Editors Note
Wealth creation is a noble principle of life, which guarantees not only one’s peace of mind but equally propels economic development and growth.

Our way of creating wealth has transitioned from putting money under pillows or mattresses to modern institutionalised systems such as banks with savings accounts or fixed deposit accounts.

Asset management is one untapped form of investment, which brings high yields for the investor - be it at an individual level or institutional. The various product range are tailored to meet different needs often at very affordable rates for a person who considers seriously saving for a “rainy day”, for it is important to make hay while the sun still shines.

In our business cover story, we spoke speak to the chief executive officer of Namibia Asset Management, Eino Emvula who makes it clear that asset management is not only for the elite but for every single Namibian who is serious about building wealth.

Having started the company with just two clients 16 years ago, Namibia Asset Management now manages an asset-base of more than N$10b. With such investment opportunities, Namibia’s economic growth and sustainability will abound to the max.

It is August again, the pinnacle of our liberation struggle in an endeavor to self-rule and determination. The struggle was a bitter one; it left civilians dead in the face of brutal and fierce forces of the South African illegal occupation. We hereby pay tribute to our gallant freedom fighters who selflessly dedicated their lives to the cause of our independence. As a nation, we will never stop recounting how some of the liberation war heroes ended up in the trenches all fed up and wanting something different.

Story telling is part of our culture as Africans. Most of the liberation stories will die with the liberators without seeing the light of day. It is therefore imperative that each one of the liberators have an opportunity to tell and recount their experiences.

These stories, painful and bitter as they are, are our raw material for building and reconciling this nation. More than that, they are a constant reminder; we are still on track with the ideals of the liberation struggle, which unified all Namibians from all walks of life with a singular purpose of conquering and liberating this country.

Social independence comes with a set of its own challenges, while the political independence here came with the struggle for economic independence. The once marginalised population of this country needs to enter into the mainstream of the economy of this country and create wealth. That Namibia is a rich country almost sounds like a cliché; the next phase is to see real results on the ground. Policies and an enabling environment would allow the participation of Namibia in the mining, fisheries, construction, oil extraction, tourism, agriculture and more.

The young people of this country should learn and honour our founding fathers and mothers and get themselves good education, which would enable them to unlock their full potential. Without an iota of doubt, the founding fathers did their part by leading from the front through and through.

In this life, there are no shortcuts; we all need to toil, sweat, stumble and rise and keep on moving until we have attained our goals and missions. Nelson Mandela once said, “If our expectations - if our fondest prayers and dreams - are not realised, we should all bear in mind that the greatest glory of living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall”.

Let every day be a Heroes Day.
Till next time, happy reading. PF