Civil servants must improve
In his annual State of the Nation address, H.E. President Pohamba said Namibia’s macro-economic environment continued to be stable resulting in improved economic growth and increased development and investment in different sectors. “Since 2010, the economy has shown sustained growth rates averaging above 5& per year.”
But he also issued a stern warning to incompetent civil servants saying Namibia will never be able to achieve its development targets if the civil service can not deliver. “The purpose of the civil service is to deliver quality services to the public, [and] that without a competent, professional and efficient civil service [the] government will not be able to deliver” he said advising all offices to improve service delivery at all levels.
“Let us do our very best as a nation and as citizens to bring about social justice for Namibian children, women, senior citizens, veterans of the national liberation struggle, and our citizens who live in rural areas and informal settlements. Our Government remains committed to ensuring that our nation has access to a working, reliable, affordable and accessible public health care and service delivery system” he said.
The State of the Nation address was delivered at the National Council on 27 March. President Pohamba was greeted with applause as he entered the council. Dr. Theo-Ben Gurirab, Speaker of the National Assembly, noted that this may be the last time the President addressed the nation.