IMF concerned over bloated civil service

The visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) team is concerned about the high number of people employed in the civil service and the continued reliance on public funds by State Owned Enterprises (SOEs).
But despite their concerns, the IMF team said it was impressed with the government’s reform agenda.
The IMF Mission Chief for Namibia Lamin Leigh told the Economist on Thursday at the end of the mission’s work that his team was impressed with the government’s reform agenda as outlined in the current budget as well as by the positive fiscal environment.