Namibia creates entry points for employment creation

Namibia has identified a number of entry points through which strategic national objectives related to job creation, economic development, and social protection can be attained.

The entry points include greater coordination of employment creation under the auspices of the "whole of government’’ approach, commitment to facilitate the expansion of social protection coverage, and commitment to youth employment and entrepreneurship.

Social partners called to improve working environment

The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment and Creation, Utoni Nujoma, urged social partners to improve the working environment, thereby enhancing employee well-being, high labour productivity, and healthier labour relations.

Utoni Nujoma said this at a two-day meeting on Variation and Sensitization in Fishing and Convention 190 with various stakeholders in the fisheries sector at Walvis Bay.

Social Security Commission terminates Post-retirement medical aid benefits

The Social Security Commission of Namibia (SCC) terminated the post-retirement medical aid benefit for its employees in 2021.

The Commission found the benefit to be costly and unsustainable.

After engaging Octagon Actuaries & Consultants, the Commission was advised on four options, of which 92% of employees chose a cash payout of accrued benefits.

Utoni Nujoma speaks in support of the Genocide Memorial Museum

The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation, Utoni Nujoma, has added his voice to a motion in the National Assembly for the establishment of a Genocide Memorial Museum to honor victims of the 1904-08 Herero-Nama genocide.

He however pleaded with his fellow MPs to have unity in mind when they debate this important motion.

Labour Ministry collects N$2,5 million from labour disputes 

The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation has collected about N$2.5 million from labour disputes on behalf of complainants, during the 2021 - 2022 financial year.

Minister Utoni Nujoma revealed this when he addressed his staff.

He says the money was been paid to the complainants.

In his address, Nujoma also spoke about the challenges Namibia faced during the past years.

Social Security Commission launches five-year strategic business plan

The Social Security Commission (SSC) has launched its five-year strategic business plan for the financial years 2023–2028.

The strategic business plan aims to drive the commission towards becoming a leading social security services provider in southern Africa.

The Social Security Commission will pursue its journey to embrace its core values of being customer-centric, innovative, resilient, and striving for a high sense of integrity.

Labour ministry doing all it can to resolve labour disputes at B2Gold Namibia

Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation Minister Utoni Nujoma say his Ministry is doing all it can to resolve a labour dispute at the B2Gold Namibia mine.

Delivering a ministerial statement in the National Assembly on Tuesday, Nujoma stressed that tripartite talks between the Ministry, the Mineworkers' Union (MUN) and the workers have already been held and more negotiations will continue to find a lasting solution to the impasse.