Development Bank of Namibia CEO Martin Inkumbi says additional loans and temporary relief measures are not always the solution for struggling businesses impacted by COVID-19. “These measures are only effective when the depressed economic cycle lasted for a short period of six to 12 months. In the case of the protracted depressed economic cycle that we are seeing now, these measures are proving ineffective,” Inkumbi said, instead suggesting that solutions can be found in equity finance through a national equity fund for qualifying enterprises currently experiencing headwinds, but with potential for future growth prospects