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Category: Observer Editorial

What happens when temporary ends?

Monthly ‘salaries’ for over 600 workers at the Coast that have been absorbed into the employment ranks of Tunacor, is a double-edged sword. They are to be paid a monthly salary of N$2,500 for four months only. However, haste, pressure and slow development mean that most will be paid for staying at home. There is no work to be done and no facility in which to work. The monthly manna from heaven ends at the end of March. What is the plan when temporary money ends?

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Civil servants need to perform or be cut

Do the people employed in the civil service who treat the public so poorly understand that jobs are scarce and precious? Right now, a job is a valuable commodity. Many people who have endured salary cuts or retrenchments or bankruptcy of their employers are desperate for jobs. Some of those sitting at home unemployed have more skills than many standing behind ministry counters or sitting at agency desks. People who need work would give a lot to replace them.

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