Rand Merchant Bank Namibia, chief executive officer, Phillip Chapman says that economic challenges will only be overcome if the government, regulators, and businesses work together in partnership. The Namibia press agency reports that, speaking at a post-budget panel discussion, Chapman said though that there are very encouraging signs that this is already happening. Gerda Brand, Tax Director at Deloitte Namibia, echoed the need for growing the economy to increase the revenue pool for the government, stressing that “there is a need to ensure tax policies and tax legislation speak to each other and to ensure equity in the tax system”.