The Ministry of Works and Transport says it might not be able to pay some of its outstanding invoices this financial year after Treasury only released N$581 million of the N$702 million the ministry owes service providers. The cash crunch experienced by the Government last year saw the ministry failing to pay invoices worth an initial N$702 million, but the finance ministry has since allocated N$581 million in the 2017/18 budget, leaving an outstanding amount of N$120 million.
Job Amupanda has ‘something’ about him that cannot be ignored. In his own way, he is shaking the status quo tree and forcing a discussion of issues that people usually like to shove under the rug and ignore as often as possible. We are by no means cheerleaders for Job or anyone else for that matter.
We applaud the Government’s recent victory at the Supreme Court, where it ruled in favour of the State in the matter of the N$7 billion airport upgrade contract. The judgement handed down by the justices, means that the Government has dodged a costly bullet at a critical financial moment.