NPD5 still open for scrutiny

20 March 2017 | Government

Policymakers are still consulting with the public before adopting the fifth National Development Plan (NDP5), which was initially expected to be launched next month.

This is according to Suta Kavari, special assistant to the minister of economic planning, Tom Alweendo.

“NDP 5 is currently out for public scrutiny. We are collecting public commentary. Once we have received all the comments, they will be added to the development plan,” Kavari said upon enquiry.

Kavari could not say when the plan would be launched.

Commenting on NDP4 recently, Alweendo expressed his desire for a more realistic fifth plan.

“The experiences under NDP4 offer valuable lessons that we must use to improve our development planning as well as the results of the development planning process. It is critical that all Namibians own, support, and pursue the NDPs with vigour and enthusiasm,” he said.

In 2016, the National Planning Commission embarked on a countrywide road show to engage the public on the envisaged plan.

“NDP objectives will not be achieved if not everyone pursues them with the required zest. One of the main challenges under NDP4 is that not everyone is working at it with the necessary vivacity and loyalty,” Alweendo said before the consultation programme started.

“The public is therefore urged to come forward and use these platforms to contribute to the formulation of the development agenda for the next five years.”

Recently, updating people in the Oshana Region, Alweendo said: “Any plan is effective when those who are beneficiaries help craft the plan. We need to plan together if we want to go far. We can all make it a reality; let us try to come up with a perfect plan.”



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