Bank of Namibia launches new website
WINDHOEK – The Bank of Namibia (BoN) on Wednesday unveiled its new website, which the bank says will allow users easier access to timely and quality information.
The new website, www.bon.com.na/newbon, BoN Director for Strategic Communications and Financial Sector Development Ndangi Katoma said will run parallel to the BoN’s old website until 17 August this year in order to facilitate an orderly transition between the two websites.
“As the bank seeks to improve the website continually, users’ comment and feedback are most welcomed,” he said.
Katoma stressed that the new website features improved navigation and search functionality, content and graphic design which further enhances transparency, accessibility and accountability to the public.
He added that the use of important social media channels to promote public understanding of the role of the central bank has also been incorporated.
With the introduction of the new website, users can familiarise themselves with the functions of the bank under the relevant tabs, with revised and updated contents such as monetary policy updates, financial stability, financial market, economic information, currency and banking supervision.
“Although it has been central to the bank’s efforts to carry out its mandate and conduct business in an open and transparent manner, it has some limitations and lagged behind technological advances. These include shortcomings such as the website not being user-friendly and difficult to navigate, as well as ineffective search functionalities,” he said. – Nampa