The Namibian Competition Commission launched Namibia’s first National Competition Policy in Windhoek on Wednesday. Speaking at the launch, Executive Director of the Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade, Sikongo Haihamboexplained that a competition policy is needed as it entails applying rules to make sure businesses and companies compete fairly with each other, while noting that the policy amongst others emphasises the need to protect micro, small and medium-sized firms and recognises the existence of State-Owned Enterprises in Namibia’s economy and that they, too, must compete with the private sector. “No preferential treatment must be allowed,” Haihambo stated.