Namibia’s Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Zephania Kameeta, announced last Thursday that a Basic Income Grant was being submitted for Cabinet approval and presented the blueprint to fellow Ministers.
The blueprint seeks to expand on an early Basic Income Guarantee, which was put in place in a limited area in 2008, ran steadily for two years, and intermittently after that. Noting that many households rely on the current basic as their primary source of income, Kameeta wants to continue to shift the government’s focus further toward poverty eradication — with the goal of eradicating poverty by 2025.
Among other recommendations, the blueprint lays out strategies for redistributing wealth and revising land distribution regulation in both rural and urban areas.
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Nampa, “Basic Income Grant to be submitted for Cabinet Approval“, February 4, 2016