Jobs Boost as Opel, Peugeot Start Assembling Cars in Namibia

President Hage Geingob has reaffirmed his commitment and effort to attract foreign direct investment with the establishment of the first-ever vehicle assembly plant in the country at a time when Namibia still faces challenges of poverty eradication and employment creation. According to a Business Day report, South Africa wants the Namibian government to explain the multi-million dollar Peugeot assembly plant deal to make sure it does not breach the Southern African Customs Union - an international union which allows tariff-free trade between member nations.

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