Thursday, July 11, 2019

Efforts intensify on drafting social protection policy

The Constitution of Namibia, Article 95, requires the state to actively promote as well as maintain the welfare of people and create equal opportunities. Zephania Kameeta, Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare , when officially opening a regional consultative workshop on the Social Protection Policy Draft, explained that this draft aims specifically to address vulnerabilities, tackle social exclusion and eradicate poverty.

He further pointed out government’s push to strengthen and expand social protection systems as a means to address poverty amongst the most vulnerable citizenry.In addition, he highlighted the broad objectives which this policy in the end aims to achieve, listing them as the universal maternity grant and health coverage,... Read More