Mensah-Williams proposes imprisonment over fines for human trafficking


National Council (NC) Chairperson Margaret Mensah-Williams proposed that fines not be an option for human trafficking offenders and that they instead receive lengthy prison sentences.

Mensah-Williams made the proposal during a continuation of the debate of the Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill of 2017 during an urgent NC session on Tuesday.

She said fines will not curb human trafficking as offenders make billions of dollars and can easily pay any fines imposed. Mensah-Williams said human trafficking traumatises victims and should not be taken lightly.

ACC displays anti-corruption billboards in Erongo


The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) office in the Erongo Region on Friday unveiled the first anti-corruption billboard at the permanent roadblock at Afrodite Beach.

The roadblock, which is between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, is located in front of the Yianni Savva Police Station.

In October 2015, the ACC introduced a poster competition for schools in the region, whereby learners were to design posters with a message on fighting corruption, after which the three best posters were chosen.

Poor customer service remains a challenge for tourism growth: Shifeta


Poor customer service remains one of the challenges hampering the potential growth of the tourism industry.

Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, said Namibia lacked good customer service practices in the hospitality industry which was sensitive.

Shifeta was speaking at the launch of his ministry's 2016 Tourist Statistics Report on Thursday.

He added that an inter-ministerial committee was looking into improving customer service in the industry, which meant involving training of new and old employees who did not understand the industry.

NSI stats indicate slight drop in economy


The Namibian economy declined by 1,9 per cent in the third quarter of 2017, compared to a decline of 0,4 per cent registered in the corresponding quarter of 2016.

This was recorded in the Namibia Statistics Agency's (NSA) Namibia Consumer Price Index (NCPI) for November 2017 issued on Thursday.

The NCPI said the poor performance is mainly attributed to construction, wholesale and retail trade, electricity and water, and fishing sectors that recorded reduction in real value added of 36,9 per cent; 4,4 per cent; 5,5 per cent; and 1,3 per cent respectively.

Food poverty rate declines by 3,2 per cent


Food poverty has declined by 3,2% over the last twelve years according to the latest overview of the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) on poverty.

Speaking at the year-end review media conference on Wednesday, Economic Adviser in the Office of the Presidency, John Steytler said the food poverty rate has gone down from the 9%during the 2003/04 financial year to 5,8% in the 2015/16 financial year. The overview also shows the trend of the decline with a rating of 7,3%, which was recorded during the 2009/10 financial year.

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