The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) last year spent N$383 773 629.84 of its budget translating into a budget execution rate of 96.5 percent for the financial year of 2021/22.
Prime Minster Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said this during her motivation for 2022/23 budget allocation.
The OPM received a budget N$397,598,000 for the previous financial year of 2021/22 compared to an allocation of N$394 332 000 this financial year.
In highlighting what the office achieved in the last financial year, she said: “In the area of disaster risk management, government conducted the vulnerability assessment and analysis, as is done every year.
The outcome of this assessment was that drought conditions will continue in the Kunene Region and parts of Erongo and Omusati regions, and as a result Cabinet approved a drought relief programme for these regions with a budget of N$160.3 million.
The approved drought relief programmes cater for 35,000 households in Kunene Region, 4,000 households in Erongo Region and 10,000 households in Omusati Region.’’
She further explained that N$96.6 million dollars have been set aside this financial year 2022/23 for the Coordination of Disaster Risk Management that includes continuing the drought relief programmes in the three regions up to 30 June 2022.
As part of this programme, the office will embark on the development of a resilience programme to strengthen the national ability to withstand disaster shocks, operationalisation of the emergency operation centre, and the digital transformation and rolling out on a pilot basis the voucher system for the drought relief support programme.
In addition to her budget motivation Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said for the financial year 2022/23 budget is clustered around seven programmes and that N$378,332,000 of the budget is for operational expenditures and N$16,000,000 for development expenditure.