Commentators reflect on SONA hits and misses… social safety net expansion hailed

Commentators reflect on SONA hits and misses… social safety net expansion hailed

President Hage Geingob’s state of the nation address (SONA) has drawn praise from commentators and opposition leaders who hailed the government’s efforts in strengthening the social safety net. Geingob announced an increase in disability grants from a monthly N$250 to N$1 300.

He also announced the consolidation of the Food Bank into a conditional basic income grant, in the form of N$500 cash transfers, which he said will go a long way to provide necessities and boost micro-economic activities in communities. “The SONA touched on a number of socio-economic issues that affect the Namibian populace.

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