Namibia bans foreign travel for government officials

Namibia has banned all foreign travel by public officials as the southern African country tries to rein in government expenditure.
The ban will be in place until at least February, the country’s presidency said in a statement on Wednesday.
other political office bearers will be considered until after the end of February,” the statement said.
The country’s economy is heavily dependent on mineral exports, but the global price contraction in the commodity market has affected its main exports, uranium and diamonds – leading to severe budget cuts.
The presidency said the directive applies with immediate effect.
The cash crisis has led to President Hage Geingob grounding his presidential jet. Last week, the president took a scheduled commercial flight to attend the African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

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