AN outstanding three-try performance by Jona Nareki saw the Otago Highlanders come from behind to beat the Waikato Chiefs 39-23 in their Super Rugby Aotearoa clash in Hamilton on Friday.
SWAPO Party Youth League secretary Ephraim Nekongo says the Cabinet's decision to shut down Air Namibia should be revoked because it would have a serious negative impact on the ruling party's survival.
Nekongo in a press statement on Monday said the national airline needs to undergo “serious restructuring/reforms” as a matter of urgency.
He claims the Cabinet was misled into approving a proposal for Air Namibia's voluntary liquidation.
“Swapo Party Youth League (Spyl) will not support the liquidation of any state-owned enterprise or the privatisation of any state entity, and we are requesting the Cabinet to reverse the decision taken as advised by the Cabinet Committee on Treasury (CCT). We believe the CCT has misinformed the Cabinet as they did not consider the damage and impact this may bring to the Swapo Party,” Nekongo said.
He said the decision does not in any way contribute to the country's economic revival.
“We further disagree that the government funding Air Namibia in its current state would result in government employees not getting their salaries, increments or capital projects being put on hold,” Nekongo said.
Spyl and the National Union of Namibian Workers met with prime minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila on Monday to discuss the Air Namibia issue and feedback on a petition submitted to the Office of the Prime Minister by trade unions.
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Sakeus is an intern at The Namibian.