State to Air Namibia: Find money someplace else
Works permanent secretary Willem Goeiemann wrote last week that this was due "very limited ceiling" (in terms of funds allocation) received from Treasury. A letter addressed to Air Namibia acting managing director Adv Mandi Samson confirmed government's decision.
"The ministry is unable to pay for your July government subsidy allocation.
"The ministry, therefore, advises Air Namibia to kindly make other financial provision to pay its lease, maintenance and fuel for July 2017," Goeiemann wrote.
He also asked the airline to provide the ministry with a table of government funding and disbursements for the financial year 2017/2018. ■