• 29
  • Mar
Analysts at PSG Namibia believe the Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein, delivered a sober 2019/20 national budget on Wednesday despite fears of major negative surprises during an election year.
  • 29
  • Mar
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.
  • 29
  • Mar
Government has accorded a state funeral to the late king of the Ondonga Traditional Authority, Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, who died in the early hours of Tuesday at the Onandjokwe State Hospital in the Oshikoto region at the age of 86.
Namibia churches have reacted strongly against the proposed tax on churches announced on Wednesday by Finance Minister, Calle Schlettwein, when he read out his budget speech in the National Assembly.
Independent presidential candidate proponent, Dr Panduleni Itula, has written a letter to SWAPO Party Secretary General, Sophia Shaaningwa, requesting a meeting with Party President Hage Geingob as well as other members of the party’s top four following Wednesday’s press conference denouncing him for his independent presidential candidate agenda.
Analysts have reacted with horror to a statement attributed to President Hage Geingob, who in a recent interview with the state-owned daily New Era, was quoted as having said there was pressure on him to appoint a bloated Cabinet because he had to accommodate all his peers in the ruling party.
  • 25
  • Mar
Treasury has made available an additional N$220 million to be spent on organising and running this year’s Presidential and National Assembly elections after the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) complained that the N$67 million allocated to it in the budget was woefully inadequate.
  • 25
  • Mar
National flag carrier Air Namibia has postponed the planned launch of additional frequencies on some of its domestic and regional routes, which were due to start on 31 March.
  • 25
  • Mar
Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) president, McHenry Venaani, has said that most Namibians are not yet free despite the attainment of political independence from apartheid South Africa 29 years ago.
  • 25
  • Mar
The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) says it does not see itself making use of ballot papers in the November Presidential and National Assembly elections despite objections by opposition parties over the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) without a Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail.
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