Socio-Economic Developments

In 2009, 28 percent of Namibian households of four (4) have to live on less than N$262 a month and fourteen (14) per cent have to survive on less than N$185 a month. High schools pumped thousands of drop-outs into the street every year to join the army of the jobless. There was no solution practically in sight. The future for thousands looked gloomy. It looked even worse for their children as the young parents would not be able to pay for their (children’s) education. There was a tax rebate to all the workers.. The Basic Income Grant (BIG) which had been proposed by various organisations under the BIG coalition was still not accepted by the government. The BIG initiative remained a private project on a min