GIPF local investment hits N$75 billion – The Namibian
The Authorities Establishments Pension Fund (GIPF)’s funding within the home financial system has hit the N$75-billion mark, says outgoing chief government officer David Nuyoma.
He says this constitutes near 50% of the fund’s property, that are over N$150 billion.
Chatting with Desert Radio yesterday, Nuyoma mentioned the fund has focused completely different sectors, together with renewable vitality, agriculture, housing and property growth, to stimulate the home financial system.
“We’ve got made important progress in ensuring we put money into the financial system. Whereas the regulation says not solely us however all the opposite pension funds ought to make investments at the least 40% of their cash domestically, now we have truly finished even higher and achieved 50% funding within the home financial system,” Nuyoma mentioned.
He mentioned the investments within the vitality sector are supposed to increase the nation’s vitality manufacturing.
“We had to take a look at the vitality sector and now we have focused renewable vitality. And this can go a good distance in contributing to this necessary sector. A few of our neighbours are dealing with load-shedding and we’re not. This may be on account of such forms of investments,” he mentioned.
Nuyoma, who shall be leaving the fund in per week’s time, instructed Desert Radio that he’s leaving the fund considerably a happy man.
“It’s been a protracted 10 years and I really feel I’ve finished my half to place the fund the place it’s. Once I first got here we had our personal challenges with fame, however we did very nicely to provide the fund a special picture and rebranded [it]. We’ve got tremendously grown our value to about N$157 billion, which is an efficient achievement. I additionally actually recognize the chance given by our board members,” Nuyoma mentioned.
He mentioned he’s additionally pleased leaving the fund after it has achieved a chance to supply housing for its members.
“We’ve got been investing within the housing house since 2014, with the mission that we launched at Osona Village. There was actually nothing, however proper now there are over 2 000 homes and rising. I’m additionally pleased that now we have managed to discover a answer to the pension-backed housing mortgage scheme. If I handle to signal this earlier than I go away in per week, I shall be pleased. However in any means, I’m very pleased that now we have managed to perform this.
“We needed to guarantee that most of our members, together with these that aren’t within the metropolitan areas additionally profit, however we needed to discover methods of navigating across the laws, as a result of some areas weren’t catered for. I’m glad this can now occur.We needed to have interaction with the employers of our members of whom the bulk is authorities and guarantee that we discover a means ahead,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the fund is now on a sound footing and has potential to proceed on that trajectory.
WHERE TO FROM NOW
Nuyoma mentioned he’ll spend most of his time away from the fund within the monetary sector the place he has constructed a powerful footprint.
“My roots are positively within the monetary sector the place I’ve constructed a footprint up to now couple of years. So, I’ll positively be on this sector though I’ll do that at a relatively low profile. I’m already a board member in one of many largest firms within the sector. Nevertheless, we meet and stay politics on a regular basis, so I additionally imagine we will by no means say by no means on this world,” he mentioned in an obvious reference to his future away from the fund.