Conference calls on govt institutions, private sector to collaborate their interventions in fight against poverty and hunger in country

WINDHOEK: The recent conference on poverty eradication reiterated calls on Government institutions and the private sector to collaborate their interventions in the fight against poverty and hunger in the country.

The meeting also called on all Government institutions to ensure the implementation of their intervention programs and to ensure that proper and adequate basic services are provided to all communities residing in remote areas across the country.

These were just some of the recommendations made at the Wealth Distribution and Poverty Eradication Conference that was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare on Monday and Tuesday.

A media statement availed to Nampa today said the conference reiterated the need for the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare to immediately finalise the draft policy framework on wealth redistribution and poverty eradication in order to effectively address the existing inequalities amongst the communities.

The conference participants called for the immediate establishment of proper functioning food banks, as well as for sustainable safety nets targeting vulnerable people to be reviewed and proposed.

The meeting further recommended that appropriate empowerment programs for vulnerable members of society be designed without further delay, and reiterated that investment in Namibia’s agricultural sector has great potential to create sustainable job opportunities, which in turn will provide lasting solutions to the problem of poverty.

SOURCE: THE NAMIBIA PRESS AGENCY