Namibia has committed itself to eradicating poverty by 2025. A resolution to this effect was taken at the just ended National Conference on Wealth Redistribution and Poverty Eradication.
Effectively this target would be achieved under President Hage Geingob’s ten year tenure in office, if he is voted into office for a second term.
The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, which organised and hosted the conference was tasked to implement appropriate programmes to ensure that Namibia beats by five years the global deadline for poverty eradication (2030), as per the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The conference was officially opened by President Geingob, who reiterated his resolve to fight poverty and hunger in Namibia. He called on all institutions of government and the private sector to work together in the fight against poverty, while emphasising the coordinating function of the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare. Read more