Coronavirus impact: Namibia orders officials won’t buy new cars until six years

As part of the efforts to address the economic impact of coronavirus, the Namibian government has stopped government officials from buying new cars until the next six years.

Mr. Hage Geingob, the country president, disclosed the government’s decision on Twitter on Thursday.

The president also directed a cap on monthly fuel consumption by government officials.

Geingob said the government’s decision will save the country 200 million Namibian dollars (US$10.7 million).

He pointed out that the money will be channeled to urgent priorities, with health and economic issues been the most paramount.

“Government will not order a new vehicle fleet for the Executive and Public Office Bearers for the period 2020-2025”.

“Savings of 200 million Namibia dollars (about $10.8 million) will be directed to urgent priority areas.”

 

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