The new “Growth at Home” strategy launched amid pomp and pageantry by Prime Minister, Hage Geingob is indeed a good initiative for the country, as far as national objectives such as the 4th National Development Plan (NDP4) and food self-sufficiency is concerned.
We should not take the warning Meatco issued last week about the damage the current drought has caused to the long-term health of the country’s livestock industry lightly. Desperate farmers had to resort to selling their livestock at rip-off prices rather than go through the pain of watching them die in front of their eyes.
Minister of Education David Namwandi seems shocked to discover that drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem in our schools. He apparently only realised this after a recent police raid at a school in the Khomas region in which a large percentage of students tested positive for drug use.
Words cannot express the deep sense of sorrow and even outrage most of us feel about the killing of a learner by a security guard at the Ella du Plessis School in Windhoek. The incident will no doubt open up a new round of angst and fretful debate about the role of guns in our society.