Team Namibia has called the latest National Equitable Economic Empowerment Bill into question as an appropriate economic strategy, particularly given the current economic crisis the country faces and in a statement called for a proper economic impact assessment of NEEEB. The Economist reports that Team Namibia Chairperson, Pieter van Niekerk said “Economic empowerment is not a new concept in Namibia, and most residents and businesspeople support it, because when we have prosperity for all, there is a lesser burden on the state for social safety nets, more skilled workers in the labour pool, greater local support of local goods and services, and lower crime rates. However, in its current form, NEEEB goes against any concept of unity and, in the view of economic experts, prosperity.”