COVID-19: No New Cars For Government Officials in Namibia till 2025

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The Namibian Government has banned it’s officials from buying new official cars until 2025. According to President Hage Geingob, the government will not order new cars for any of its executive for the next five years.

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According to the President, the decision was necessitated by the hard economic conditions imposed by COVID-19 as he also imposed a limit to the amount of fuel government officials are allowed to consume within a stipulated period.

“Government will not order a new vehicle fleet for the Executive and Public Office Bearers for the period 2020-2025.

“Savings of 200 million Namibia dollars (about $10.8 million) will be directed to urgent priority areas.

The Namibian President wrote on Twitter.

He reiterated that Namibia has saved a lot of funds by encouraging government officials to do more with less over the last five years.

“Government spending has been reduced by 9%, annual travel and subsistence allowances have been cut by 62%,” he added.

Namibia with a population of 2.5 million people only has 16 confirmed coronavirus cases.

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