The Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein, tabled the budget for the coming financial year and said it sets out the developmental outcomes Government aspires to achieve this year and beyond, and at the same time, securing a new pattern of sustainable economic growth that is broadly shared by all Namibians.
“As masters of our own destiny, this budget summons the collective energy of all Namibians; and, implementing Offices Ministries and Agencies to rally together for broad-based economic growth activities.”
Mr. Schlettwein said the new budget is targeted at stimulating economic growth and bringing about decent jobs and, further adjusting the public fiscal stance to sustainable and stable levels.
“In pursuit of these material policy objectives, we remain agile to guard against excess reversals on gains in the social sectors. The budget I lay before you is thus as much about ensuring macroeconomic stability as it is about supporting economic recovery with jobs.”
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