Namibia Bans New Cars For Govt Officials Till 2025 Over Covid-19
3 months ago Ogunsuyi Roland 0
Namibia’s President Hage Geingob has banned government officials from buying new cars till 2025 over the rapid increase in Coronavirus pandemic that has brought set back to her Economy.
Namibia is a country of 2.5 million people, Namibia’s gross domestic product $14.52 billion as of 2018.
The country has so far recorded 16 cases of the coronavirus. Geingob, who announced the ban via his Twitter handle on Thursday, said the decision was inspired by the “difficult period of COVID-19.”
He also directed a cap on monthly fuel consumption by public office holders.
“Government will not order a new vehicle fleet for the Executive and Public Office Bearers for the period 2020-2025,” he wrote.
“Savings of 200 million Namibia dollars (about $10.8 million) will be directed to urgent priority areas, said the president.”