Covid-19: Namibia Govt Banned Politicians From Buying New Cars Till 2025:

Namibia Govt Banned Politicians From Buying New Cars Till 2025:

President of Namibia Hage Geingob, has announced a five-year ban on buying new cars for government and politicians.

The President, made this known on his Twitter handle on Thursday and also ordered a limit on consumption of fuel monthly by public office holders.

Mr Geingob said the decision was taken because of the “difficult period of COVID-19.”

“Government will not order a new vehicle fleet for the Executive and Public Office Bearers for the period 2020-2025,” he wrote.

“No new vehicles will be purchased for members of the executive and public office bearers in the Namibian government.”

He said the resolution would save 200 million Namibian dollars (US$10.7 million), which will be directed “to urgent priorities, specifically at a time when the country is dealing with the health and economic implications of COVID-19”.

The country with a population of 2.5 million people only has so far recorded 16 confirmed cases of covid-19 in the Nation.

Image: Hage Geingob’s file picture

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