Poverty ministry's blueprint on wealth redistribution given green light

20 Jul 2017 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 20 JUL (NAMPA) - Cabinet has expressed its support for the implementation of the blueprint on wealth redistribution and poverty eradication.
The implementation plan was submitted to Cabinet by the Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare.
Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya announced this during a media briefing here on Thursday on Cabinet decisions taken on Tuesday.
“Cabinet took note of the detailed activities to be undertaken by the Offices, Ministries and Agencies (OMAs) and support the implementation of the blueprint,” Tweya said.
Last year, Cabinet directed the OMAs to support the blueprint and take responsibility for the interventions under their respective mandates, and to ensure that they avail resources to implement the approved interventions in the document.
It contains interventions to address poverty, following consultations held countrywide in 2015 by President Hage Geingob; Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare; several Cabinet ministers and advisors to the Office of the President.
“The blueprint will foster the implementation of a Basic Income Grant and various policies aimed at addressing poverty, and lay out wealth redistribution strategies through various taxation modalities; prudent land distribution in both rural and urban areas; as well as skills development and employment creation policies,” the minister explained.