There is no doubt that many are happy to see 2018 end. Businesses, households and government have all struggled financially over the past 12 months and can only hope that 2019 won’t be worse.
While we wish everyone a happy holiday, we caution all to take steps to prepare for a stark 2019.
We are vexed by an end-of-year cabinet meeting that uses descriptive adjectives like “ethical” and “integrity” attached to the activities and performance outcomes of some cabinet members in this recession-battered year of 2018. We find some words used in the president’s statement to be off the mark.
The land conference is over and now the predictable statement from President Geingob at the October 9th Cabinet meeting has been released, bearing a cornucopia of “quick wins and low hanging fruit” as an ad hoc attempt to make placating offerings to segments of society that are ill at ease about the land crisis.