Government has in the past three years pumped in N$ 1 billion into the public procurement process to promote locally registered companies and hopes to continue on that trend to promote sustainable job creation. This, the Namibia press agency reports, is according to Central Procurement Board of Namibia Procurement Specialist Rebecca Haipinge who explained that in contrast the country spent only N$ 730 million procuring services and goods from foreign-owned companies in the past three years. Meanwhile Head of the Procurement Policy Unit and Deputy Executive Director in the Ministry of Finance, Francois Brand said the ministry is not just pushing for local procurement, but to promote sustainability of Namibian companies and also seriously promote local job creation.