Namibia Public Workers Union’s (Napwu)

Challenge Namra on substance not salaries

The key outtake from the Namibia Public Workers Union’s (Napwu) temporary clash with the Namibia Revenue Agency (Namra) is the continuous and unrealistic expectation that skilled, experienced staff needed to do technical work can be recruited on the cheap. Jobs that demand hard-to-find, specific skills, and über integrity, pay a salary commensurate with the market; there are no shortcuts. To make matters worse, the usual jealous drumbeaters in the public and media are complaining about Namra's salaries. As usual, their basis for such negative queries is aligned with their self-interest and paycheques. Namibia may be at the dawn of the…
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