2 – Future NamibiaForeword by Andimba Toivo ya Toivo
I would like to thank all the people who love Namibia and seea wonderful future for this country. Many of the discussionsand constructive criticism ensure this will continue to be a project that will improve through time. This book would not have been possible without the guidance,advice and encouragement from Dr Detlef Frormann. Dr.Frormann is the owner of Creditreform Düsseldorf FrormannKG, a business information company in Germany. Thecompany specialises in credit risk management and provides business and consumer information for the B2C (business toconsumer) sector. Dr Frormann is also the owner of theGuestfarm Okomitundu in the Karibib District close toOtjimbingwe, the first colonial capital of Namibia. Detlef and I met in 1999 and have been working on thedevelopment of a central register system for Namibia and theSADC region. This has been a time consuming effort thatincluded a more than a years training in Germany andcontinued efforts to convince the Namibian governmentdepartments and institutions about the benefits of a citizens and business central register. The first personal question I remember Detlef asking me was,"Since when have you wanted to be President of Namibia?"