NPC Rolls out Poverty Findings to the Regions

Presentations of findings from the latest reports on Namibia Poverty Mapping and Index of Multiple Deprivation by the National Planning Commission have been rolled out to the Regional councils.

The roll out started with the Khomas Regional Council on 28 April 2015 in the councils’ chamber. It is expected that the findings will be presented to all 14 regions.

Speaking at the occasion, the Governor of Khomas Region Hon. Mcleod-Katjirua, thanked the National Planning Commission for reaching out to the regions, saying the reports’ findings are commendable as they will guide the council in resources allocations to constituencies in the region.

The Governor also stressed that gone are the days when policy makers could make uniformed decisions and assured that Khomas Regional Council will indeed come up with policy interventions to address the incidences of poverty levels found in the region.

In response, the Chief: National Development Advice responsible for Macroeconomic planning at the National Planning Commission Sylvester Mbangu, emphasized that the NPC will continue to craft policies and strategies specifically aimed at poverty alleviation in the country.

Mbangu, further urged all Regional Councils to utilize the given information when coming up with their annual action plans.

Constituency Councilors and members of the Constituency Development Committees (CDCs) for the Khomas region also attended the presentations.

The schedule for presentations in the remaining regions is as follows:

 

REGIONS DATES
Hardap ( Mariental)

11-May-15

Omaheke (Gobabis)

13-May-15

Otjozondjupa (Otjiwarongo)

18-May-15

//Karas (  Keetmanshoop)

21-May-15

 

 

REGIONS DATES
Erongo ( Swakop)

06-May-15

Kunene (Outjo)

11-May-15

Omusati (Outapi)

13-May-15

Oshana (Oshakati)

18-May-15

Oshikoto (Omuthiya)

21-May-15

   
REGIONS DATES
Zambezi ( Katima)

06-May-15

Kavango East ( Rundu)

11-May-15

Kavango West (Nkurenkuru)

13-May-15

Ohangwena (Eenhana)

18-May-15