The whole time change thing has caught the attention of many in Namibia and I suppose that is a good thing. But, my goodness, with the walls crumbling down around us on so many bread-and-butter, life-and-death issues, why in the world are we wasting so much energy on time change?
When we talk about corruption, the land issue and mismanagement problems in Namibia, these accusations are always focused on black people in political office, local Government or businesses. We reject this limited scope. Failure to fully identify a problem means failure to come up with viable solutions.
The cost of servicing Namibia’s foreign debt has jumped from N$875 million to N$916 million over the past 10 days as the weakening of the local currency pegged to the rand continues to be felt following the downgrade of South Africa to junk status by international ratings agencies. The country’s exchange rate has weakened from N$/US$13,09 during the budget speech in February to N$/US$ 13,70.