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Staff members of the Elambo Combined School in the Oshikoto Region petitioned the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture to address inconsistencies in the bush allowances.

Demonstrators claim that staff members at some schools get a bush allowance of N$1,750 per month, but at Elambo Combined School, they get N$1,150 per month.

Teachers said they have been knocking at the ministry's door over the matter since 2012 but with no answers.

They are now frustrated and disappointed at the silence and lack of acknowledgement of their concerns. They have now given the ministry until April 22 to favourably respond to their petition.

They handed over the petition to the Education Director, Aletta Eises.

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Tonateni Haimbodi