Income gap continues to increase: Nudo

24 Apr 2019 18:30pm
WINDHOEK, 24 APR (NAMPA) – Despite the current economic hardships, the income gap between the poor and the rich in Namibia continues to increase under the current administration.
This suggests rampant corruption, National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) President Esther Utjiua Muinjangue said during a media conference here on Wednesday, where the party touched on various issues like youth unemployment, the country’s economy and the State of the Nation Address.
Muinjangue said the situation is further fuelled by the government’s reluctance to admit that the country is “falling into a self-induced coma” of distribution of wealth and resources which only the elite are benefitting from.
She also questioned why children of the liberation struggle are given special treatment when it comes to employment.
Muinjangue further said the unemployment rate among the Namibian youth is exacerbated by the current education system that is failing Grade 10 and 12 learners.
“Even the graduates are sitting at home without jobs,” she said.
The Nudo president stressed that Government finds itself in a serious financial backlog and the situation has been worsened by the creation of positions for advisors to the president, thereby increasing the already bloated civil service wage bill.