Unsuspecting patients and medical aid funds have been fleeced millions of dollars through over charging and over servicing by Namibian doctors, it has emerged.
Information gathered by the Windhoek Observer revealed that several doctors have been raking in millions of dollars annually through fraudulent claims,
The results of the 2018 Labour Force Survey continue to divide opinion with the Trade Union Congress of Namibia (TUCNA) and the Namibia Employers Federation (NEF) arguing this week that the country’s unemployment figures might have been under stated.
The Trade Union Congress of Namibia (TUCNA) Secretary General, Mahongora Kavihuha, says calls by the Minister of Finance to reduce the public wage bill are nonsensical as they are not based on economic reality.
Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani says his party doesn’t trust the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to run a credible poll using the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the absence of a voter-verified paper audit trail.
Former SWAPO Politburo member and Minister of Sport, Youth and National Services, Kazenambo Kazenambo, has leapt to the defence of President Hage Geingob and Founding President Sam Nujoma amid the furore surrounding the cost of Nujoma’s retirement residency.
Finance Minister, Calle Schlettwein, says government must bite the bullet and come up with urgent mechanisms to reduce the public wage bill, which he said is now crowding out other essential services that must be provided to the public.