You are choosing to be blind if you do not see tens of thousands of Namibians swarming offices to apply for a limited number of jobs. The government, facing a re-election bid, can spin and gloss over many things. But nothing can overshadow the government’s inability to manage the employment crisis epitomized by those long lines.
Last Saturday was the Open Streets Festival in Windhoek. Independence Avenue was closed to traffic for five glorious hours, so people could get out of their cars for once. Walk, mingle, eat, take part in fitness activities, skate, and, important for me, ride bicycles.