Harambee Prosperity Plan
The HARAMBEE PROSPERITY PLAN (HPP) is constructed around the Namibian narrative. It acknowledges that we are not starting afresh, but that we must continue with the construct of an inclusive Namibian House, built on a solid foundation of peace and stability. We are unifed by our national identity and stand united in Cause, to usher Namibia into the epoch of Prosperity.
Effective Governance and Service Delivery
This chapter notes that effective governance is not only essential, but is a pre-condition for the government to facilitate sustainable development. Without effective governance there can be no sustained economic development, job creation and poverty reduction. While we have strong governance architecture, it is noted that more should be done to strengthen governance and improve on service delivery. In this respect, two subpillars: Accountability & Transparency and Improved Performance & Service Delivery have been identifed as critical success factors. With regard to Accountability & Transparency, a key intervention will be to restore confdence in public procurement through full implementation of the Public Procurement Act of 2015. To promote transparency, asset and income declarations by Public Offce Bearers will continue.
This chapter emphasizes the importance of the economy in the fght against poverty and corruption. It states that the most effective way to address poverty is through wealth creation, which in turn is done by growing the economy in a sustainable inclusive manner and through the creation of decent employment opportunities. To achieve this, the Plan focuses on four critical success factors or sub-pillars namely: • Macro-Economic Stability; • Economic Transformation; • Youth Enterprise Development; and • Economic Competitiveness. With regard to Macro-Economic Stability, the Plan advocates for fscal consolidation to safeguard our fscal sovereignty and to build up buffers for counter cyclical policies during periods of economic downturns of global recessions.
This chapter begins by acknowledging that people do not and cannot eat effective governance or economic stability. Our development should therefore, be peoplecentered and inclusive. In other words, reforms in Effective Governance and Economic Transformation should result in favorable social improvements. This chapter is structured around four sub-pillars:
• Hunger Poverty;
• Land Servicing, Housing and Sanitation;
• Infant and Maternal Mortality; and
• Vocational Education Training.
With regard to Hunger Poverty, the Plan sets the ambitious target, that no Namibian should die of hunger during and after the Harambee period; this is simply to say “one Namibian who dies of hunger, is one Namibian too many”.
Modern and reliable infrastructure is critical for high and sustained economic growth. Without it, almost everything in the economic value chain tends to be slower, less reliable and more expensive. Namibia is fortunate to have relatively well-developed physical infrastructure such as water dams and water carriers, modern ports, a well-developed road network, electricity distribution network and modern Information Communication Technology [ICT] infrastructure. Despite boasting such well-developed infrastructure, there are some weaknesses emerging, that if not addressed with urgency, could become bottlenecks for continued growth and development during the Harambee period. These include: shortage of locally generated electricity; an aging rail network, especially the stretch between Walvis Bay and Tsumeb, and an underdeveloped water infrastructure in the North and Central areas of the country. The Plan contains specifc proposals on how these infrastructure challenges will be tackled during the Harambee period.
International Relations and Cooperations
Namibia’s destiny is closely linked to what is happening in the world and to what is happening in Africa in particular. Nambia is frst and foremost African and we recognise that our future is intertwined with the future of Africa. As a child of international solidarity, midwifed by the UN. This chapter explains Namibia’s regional and international, foreign and economic policy.
Execution, Monitoring and Reporting
This chapter explains how the activities will be executed, monitored and reported on. One of the key execution tools is the Ministerial Performance Agreements. Key deliverables of this Plan will be incorporated into the performance agreements of each of the Ministers responsible for implementation. Execution will be tracked on a quarterly reporting basis and assessed annually. The performance of individual projects will also be tracked by site visits.
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