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Tania Hangula to chair DBN Board

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Tania Hangula as member and Chairperson of its Board of Directors, effective 1 January 2016.

Feb 01 2016

DBN ceases lending to SMEs

DBN will not consider loan applications from enterprises or business projects with a turnover of less than N$ 10 million per annum.

Dec 09 2015

DBN Innovation Award Merit Certificates winners shine

DBN Innovation Award runners-up NamClay Oshigali and natural mahangu cereal Potential for processing and packaging local staples.

Dec 09 2015

Ms Penny steps down as chairperson

DBN Board Chairperson, Mrs. Penny Akwenye, resigned  due to other commitments. The 
Minister of Finance appointed Mrs. Mwetulamba Shingenge-Haipinge to act in the interim.


Sep 10 2015

Penny Akwenye succeeds Elize Angula as DBN Chairperson

Elize Angula steps down as DBN Chairperson Penny Akwenye appointed new DBN Chairperson Asnake Getachew steps down, replaced by Tabitha Mbome of NSA.

Jul 30 2015

A year of Development Bank milestones

N$ 2 billion in 2014, N$ 200 million private debt issue and catalytic innovation: Development Bank of Namibia CEO Martin Inkumbi says that 2014 was a year of major milestones and significant evolution for the Bank.

Jul 30 2015

DBN desire to play role in microlending

Microloans for major development results. DBN Communication Manager Jerome Mutumba says that apex microfinance can add significant developmental value to microloans.

Jul 29 2015

Decolonising trade for development

DBN results for 2013 Q2

Higher approvals, higher development impact. Acting DBN Head of Lending, Heike Smith, announced second quarter loan approvals for 2013, that were almost triple the approvals made in the first quarter.

May 28 2015

Debt rescheduling damages enterprise viability

DEVELOPMENT Bank of Namibia (DBN) loans to enterprise are made with the mandate of the bank in mind: to provide capital to enterprises that have a developmentally beneficial impact,

May 27 2015

Rethinking PPPs: DBN Acting CEO Martin Inkumbi talks on how PPPs are transforming Namibia and their potential

The term ‘Public Private Partnership’ (PPP) has come into vogue again with references made to the form of enterprise as a tool for economic development at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio in 2012.

May 26 2015

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