OPM budget allocation motivated in NA

02 Apr 2017 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 02 APR (NAMPA) – The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has allocated the biggest chunk of its N.dollars 521 million budget to its coordination and support services programme for the 2017/18 financial year.
A total of N.dollars 161.4 million will be used to provide financial and human resources, and logistical support for a much more efficient administration.
The OPM received N.dollars 521 167 000 from the N.dollars 62.5 billion National Budget.
Motivating her office’s budget in the National Assembly (NA) on Thursday, Deputy Minister, Christine //Hoebes said N.dollars 350 000 from the support services programme was set aside to train staff in the OPM on gender issues.
A total of N.dollars 26.5 million from the same programme was allocated to the Namibia Institute for Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) for its operational budgetary expenses.
The OPM identified some of the programmes to be funded this financial year:
Coordination and support services – N.dollars 161 400 000
National disaster management – N.dollars 117 300 000
Public service information technology management – N.dollars – 110 300 000
Public service management – N.dollars 58 700 000
Constitutional obligation of the public service commission – N.dollars 25 900 000
Government leadership administration and coordination – N.dollars 23 500 000
Cabinet secretariat – N.dollars 18 100 000