Government sets 2025 as the year that Namibia should be poverty free

WINDHOEK: The government, through the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, has set 2025 as the year that Namibia should be poverty free.

As part of the recommendations made at the Wealth Distribution and Poverty Eradication Conference, participants made a commitment to meet the deadline for poverty eradication and inequality by 2025.

Reading out the recommendations at the end of the two-day conference in the capital on Tuesday, the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the said ministry, Ben Nashandi said participants realised that poverty eradication requires joint efforts by all government entities and the private sector.

The ministry will therefore without further delay spearhead the finalization of a blueprint for such effort that will contain actionable plans to address poverty in the country.

The blueprint will contain plans for implementation, including the concept of countrywide food banks.

Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Zephania Kameeta said earlier this month the ministry is in the process of establishing the Windhoek food bank in the Khomas Region, and will use it as a pilot for the other regions.

SOURCE: THE NAMIBIA PRESS AGENCY