The controversy surrounding the supposed leaking of the report on irregularities at the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) is really a storm in a teacup – and a small teacup at that.
Before Government goes into its usual knee-jerk, over-reaction mode it needs to stop and consider matters carefully.
With regard to the leaked NAC report, local daily The Namibian last Friday quoted Minister of Works and Transport Erkki Nghimtina and State House making dire threats to punish those responsible for leaking the report.
THE judgement in the case of the three women claim’s of over N$1 million each in damages from the Government for having undergone forced sterilisations dominated the week’s headlines.
No one knows the final outcome yet, because the Government might still appeal the case.
We perhaps need to revise our thinking with regard to the so-called ‘Children of the Liberation Struggle’.
Maybe in the past we have appeared unsympathetic and harsh toward this rowdy and often unruly group of people.
However, new knowledge often brings better understanding and a new perspective on an issue.
Hooray! Finally, someone in Government has started to see the light when it comes to the land resettlement programme.
Minister of Lands and Resettlement Alpheus !Naruseb’s declaration when speaking at Hoachanas that he supports the subletting of farms comes as welcome news indeed.
The opinion he expressed shows an uncommon degree of perceptiveness and a sense of realism that we have learnt not to expect from our usually dogmatic politicians.