Office of Deputy PM lacks justification: DTA

27 Jun 2013 11:50
WINDHOEK, 27 JUN (NAMPA) - DTA of Namibia Secretary-General McHenry Venaani on Thursday questioned the existence of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and called on President Hifikepunye Pohamba to look at its purpose.
The DTA leader made the call in an open letter addressed to the Head of State, and revealed its content to the local media here.
According to him, that office is 'technically relegated to emergency and previously disadvantaged people?s programmes only', thus its current motion and agenda make it very incompetent and lacks justification for its existence.
?As a citizen, I was deeply impressed by how former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Libertine Amathila, through her great initiative, re-invented this office to have meaning through her work amongst previously disadvantaged communities,? he said.
He further pointed out that he is sure her successor, Marco Hausiku, is continuing where she left off, before stating that the individuals driving that office is not his primary concern but the premise of the office.
Venaani further suggested that the Office Prime Minister (OPM) be given a more strategic outlook in order to help Government address future bottlenecks in governance.
The DTA leader said the OPM could look at issues such as reforming the civil service sector as well as creating new agendas on problems facing society and come up with tangible solutions.