No travel outside Namibia for political office-bearers until end of Feb
31 Jan 2018 09:50am
WINDHOEK, 31 JAN (NAMPA) - Requests by ministers, deputy ministers and other political office-bearers for travel outside Namibia will not be considered until the end of February 2018, a directive issued by President Hage Geingob on Wednesday said.
The directive issued by Press Secretary in the Office of the President, Albertus Aochamub, said the president has led by example by containing his own travel expenditure by only undertaking absolutely critical outbound travel and with smaller delegations since assuming office almost three years ago.
This includes Geingob foregoing the use of the official presidential jet in December last year and for the African Union Summit that ended in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday.
The president has instead chosen to use scheduled commercial flights as they proved to be more cost-effective for the routes he travelled, it said.
No reason was given for the issuing of the directive.