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.
We have been following reports of the recent public appearance by the highly respected, but infirm, 82-year-old King, Immaunel Elifas. here is a plethora of credible information about the interference of the King’s wife in official responsibilities which has caused general confusion and dissatisfaction amongst his subjects.
We read with interest a news report about a local famer giving workshops on how to grow and harvest fly larvae. Over 800 people have spent their hard earned money to take these lessons. Some have even sold animals and taken loans to pay for this training.
Job Amupanda has ‘something’ about him that cannot be ignored. In his own way, he is shaking the status quo tree and forcing a discussion of issues that people usually like to shove under the rug and ignore as often as possible. We are by no means cheerleaders for Job or anyone else for that matter.
We applaud the Government’s recent victory at the Supreme Court, where it ruled in favour of the State in the matter of the N$7 billion airport upgrade contract. The judgement handed down by the justices, means that the Government has dodged a costly bullet at a critical financial moment.