The Construction Industries Federation of Namibia in an opinion piece on the proposed National Equitable Economic Empowerment Bill argues that a fundamental requirement would have to be that one understands exactly what one would like to achieve. If, CIF consulting general manager Bärbel Kirchner says, the desire, like anywhere else in the world, is to address inequality and poverty, one first would need to examine the actual causes of current poverty in Namibia. Whilst historic factors would play a role Kirchner added, with more than 30 years after independence, it would be necessary to revisit the question of what currently causes inequality and poverty and limited access to opportunity. To read the CIF’s full statement visit the News Blog page on this website.