Africa’s CEO of the Year 2014 on 25 years of Independence

NT 20-03-15

Reporter:    Liesl Losper

The namib times, asked the CEO of the Walvis Corridor Group (WBCG), Johny Smith, who was identified as Africa’s CEO of the Year 2014, from over 115000 nominations from 43 African states to share his thoughts on Namibia’s 25 years of Independence.

He has been instrumental the past eight years in his role as CEO of the WBCG, to develop Namibia through Walvis Bay as an alternative trade route for various SADC countries, creating opportunities for the transport and logistics sector via Namibia and thereby growing the economic contribution of the sector.


Walvis Corridor Group (WBCG), CEO Johny Smith


We have asked Mr Smith  his view on Namibia’s achievements the last 25 years – and what he sees as the greatest achievements and also challenge(s) he still see ahead of us.


“The Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) is proud that with the infrastructure development that the Government of Namibia has achieved during the past 25 years, it was able to establish Namibia through Walvis Bay as an alternative trade route for the SADC region.

The WBCG through its private public partnership is ready to transform Namibia into a logistics hub for the SADC region and beyond, as we are entering the next era of economic development in our country. We believe that with the commitment received from Government thus far, backed by the drive from the private sector in transport and logistics, we would be able to seize the growth opportunities as we build our Logistics Hub.

To our incoming president Dr. Hage Geingob, I am confident that your vision and your wealth of experience will help ensure Namibia’s continued upward trajectory.

Happy Independence Day to you all”


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