PEOPLE who live in glass houses shouldn’t eat horsemeat. That is probably what many Namibian farmers feel about the ‘horsemeat sold as beef’ scandal that has rocked Europe. Not that there is anything wrong with eating horsemeat, but to the contrary many cultures around the world consider horsemeat – particularly smoked horsemeat – a rare delicacy.
THE world has showered Namibia with accolades including for its stellar press freedom and the recent Bloomberg rating of the country as the top emerging economy in Africa. This makes it clear that in the span of just over two decades, we live in a country that has made remarkable strides, and continues to be a trailblazer and shining example for the rest of the continent and for the world.
THE enactment of the legislation creating the State Owned Enterprise Governance Council (SOEGC) in 2006 gave us all reason for hope about the future of the country’s parastatals. When SOEGC became operational in 2008, we hoped it would spell the end of mismanagement, inefficiency, waste and corruption at the parastatals.
The time has finally come for Government to apply the brakes and stop pouring billions of dollars in taxpayer’s money into the bottomless pit called Air Namibia. From a business viewpoint, the company has been a complete turkey ever since its creation in October 1991.