It is amazing how time flies the festive season is right here. It has been a year, punctuated with so many events, some exciting, others heartrending, while some are definitely food for thought and assignments to be seriously undertaken come 2013. By the way, did you revisit your New Year’s resolutions and if so, how did you fare? If not, you still have unfinished business.
As a business magazine throughout the year we had a great opportunity of unearthing the raw talent of the Namibian business men and women who work so hard in both the private and public sector, this gives hope. These men and women are doing all in their powers to “grow the cake”.
How I wish we could have more of these brave sons and daughters of the soil who are unleashing their entrepreneurship and intraprenuership drive to push their companies and organisations at most during very difficult times, while creating the much needed employment opportunities.
As the year draws to a close it is sobering to learn that road accidents are costing the country 1.8 billion annually. In our exclusive interview with the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) it is said that these figures are conservative. Studies have shown accidents have a severe socio-economic impact on the country thus pushing people into poverty while leaving behind deep emotional scars. It is disheartenin that these accidents are claiming the lives of young Namibians between 19 and 30 and mostly males. Most of these accidents are caused by speeding, ‘speed thrills but it kills,’ it is said.
It is pleasing to learn that very soon road safety will form part of the school curricula starting from grade one. This forward looking approach is aimed at creating a whole new generation of thinkers.
Once again we urge you to drive safely and to arrive alive during the festive season, we hope to engage with you in 2013.
We therefore wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year as we round up all our unfinished businesses.
Happy Reading. PF