Namibian President Hage Geingob addresses at the inauguration ceremony of the Walvis Bay International Airport new Terminal Building at Walvis Bay, Namibia, on July 22, 2016. The airport's new building was built by Chinese construction company, New Era Investments at a cost of about 900 million Namibian dollars (62 million U.S. dollars) and now is able to handle a sustained passenger flow of 200 passengers per hour catering for one-million passengers per annum. Walvis Bay International Airport is the busiest airport at Namibia's coastline. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei)
Hage Geingob

Namibia is working on a National Social Protection Policy, which seeks to ensure dignified life for all Namibians, President Hage Geingob said Monday.

Speaking at the launch of food distribution in the Erongo region and conclusion of Food Bank roll-out to all 14 regions of Namibia, Geingob said the country was making strides towards ending poverty.

“The policy will address risks and vulnerabilities experienced by mothers at childbirth; Children as they grow and learn; young people seeking skills and employment, Women in need of equal opportunities and better income,” Geingob said.

He said the policy is at an advanced stage and expected to be tabled in Cabinet and Parliament before the end of the current financial year.

Namibia has now rolled out the food bank program in all of the 14 regions.

The food bank represents one of the several strategies aimed at eradicating poverty in Namibia. Enditem

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