Government must clear the air


There’s so much uncertainty regarding the state of our national coffers. Everyday we read in newspapers that the country faces a credit crunch and that workers, especially those in the public sector, are likely not to receive their salaries in a particular month in the near future.

We are hearing stories of public financial institutions apparently being told to recall all the money invested abroad to help boost the local reserves. These are not nice stories to tell. Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, speaking at Helao Nafidi recently, said the country indeed faces financial challenges, but played down their severity.
Instead of giving bits and pieces on what the situation really is, it is imperative that government comes out of its hiding to openly tell the nation what is going on.

The nation deserves to be informed on issues of national importance such as the availability of money needed to develop the country and feed its citizens. Whether these are lies being spread or the truth, the nation deserves to know.

I therefore encourage finance minister Calle Schlettwein to summon his courage and wisdom and come forward with information on the country’s financial situation.



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