Govt oscillates on desalination plant

Government is still to decide whether to build a new desalination plant at the coast or buy the existing one owned by Orano, the newly-appointed NamWater CEO, Abraham Nehemia, told the Windhoek Observer this week.

Govt spends N$100m on idle RCC employees

Government has spent close to N$100 million for the past 13 months on Roads Contractor Company’s (RCC) employees who remain idle while management looks for ways in which the company can become fully operational.

Wire sculptor and visual artist, Engelhald Rooisanasie (39) said that government has failed the fine arts industry in Namibia. 
The Construction Industries Federation of Namibia (CIF) has asserted that the N$20 billion to be injected into the local economy through loans from the African Development Bank and China will not stimulate the economy as envisaged by the government.

Govt identifies 3000 unnecessary positions

Government has identified a total of 3,000 redundant positions in the public service, the Director of Inter-Governmental Coordination, Mateus Kaholongo, has said.
Government can help the country’s metal and fabrication industry expand through the provision of preferential tenders on national construction projects,

Government bond interest payments rise

The downgrading of Namibia’s credit rating by rating agencies and the slowdown in the economy, has led to government paying more interest on bonds issued, an analyst has said.

Government sees more value in PPPs

Government plans to implement around 20 large scale projects through Public Private Partnerships (PPP), John Steytler, Economic Advisor in the Office of the Presidency, said in a recent interview.

Government abolishes 959 posts

Government last year abolished a total of 959 permanent posts in a bid to reduce the public sector wage bill, one of the highest in the world. Government last year abolished a total of 959 permanent posts in a bid to reduce the public sector wage bill, one of the highest in the world. 

Government finds itself at loggerheads with traditional leaders following its decision to exclude some, when it selected the High Level Committee (HLC), a grouping to steer the planned Second National Land Conference later this year.Government finds itself at loggerheads with traditional leaders following its decision to exclude some, when it selected the High Level Committee (HLC), a grouping to steer the planned Second National Land Conference later this year.

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