NTTU blames govt for incompetence

15 February 2017 | Labour

The Namibia Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU) has blamed the stagnation of the public transport regulations on incompetence or the wilful inaction by some government officials.

According to the president of the NTTU, Werner Januarie, the public transport regulations were supposed to be implemented on 31 January this year.

He says that the union however did not receive any communication as to the why there has been a delay in the implementation, and they also did not receive an update about progress on the matter.

According to him, this will therefore be an issue that will be discussed at a meeting with members on Sunday where they will decide which steps to take.

During this meeting, Januarie said members will also decide whether they will continue with a planned strike set for 20 March.

According to him, the only outstanding issue with regards to the public transport regulations is to legislate them into law.

“From our side we can confidently inform you that all else is done vis-à-vis the public transport policy, the public transport bill and they are already transcribed, therefore we see no cogent reason whatsoever why legislation cannot be done.”

He further said that the fact that the government is facing financial constraints should not have an impact on the project as the implementation of the regulations for public transport and the initiated support are funded by the German government through the GIZ.

“We are convinced government not having money cannot impact or hamper the continuation of this initiative unless proven otherwise.”

Januarie said the stagnation of the project is based either on incompetence or simply wilful inaction by relevant government officials with certain intentions.

“However the information we have at hand is that we are being set up for failure due to our political convictions and expediency.”

He said alternatively, it is due to the total incompetency of government as they are dismally failing the Namibian people.

“They cannot give us half a product and expect is to succeed - it must be noted that we need those regulations which will be able to speak to any agreement reached on behalf of the employees and their employers.”


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