Public input on NDP5 important

23 Feb 2017 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 23 FEB (NAMPA) – Namibia will soon implement its Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) that is in its last round of consultations and available to the public online.
NDP5 under the National Planning Commission (NPC) will be effective from April 2017 to March 2022.
In a statement issued Wednesday, NPC Public Relations Officer Fillemon Nangonya said Government is finalising NDP5 and urging the public to provide input on the document that is available on the NPC’s website before 17 March 2017.
“Public commentary is an important exercise in ensuring that the general public’s contributions and recommendations are fully and properly considered in the achievement of the goals contained under NDP5,” he said.
Nangonya said it is important to note that the NDP5 builds on success and achievements, and recognises the failures and challenges experienced during the implementation of the previous four national development plans.
Apart from taking national development frameworks into account, he said, the NDP5 is also informed by global, continental and regional development, which includes the factor of sustainability to ensure the prosperity of future generations.
NDP5 has four key goals: to achieve inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth; build capable and healthy human resources; ensure sustainable environment and enhance resilience; and promote good governance through effective institutions.
It embraces partnership in the pursuit of national development goals and was formulated through extensive consultations with a wide variety of stakeholders from local, regional and national representatives to civil society, private sector and Namibia’s development partners.