President Hage Geingob
Namibian ministers and government officials have been banned by the president from buying a new car for five years so that the money can be spent on dealing with coronavirus, a tweet from President Hage Geingob’s office says.
The president has also capped the fuel allowance.
There have been 16 recorded cases of coronavirus in the country and no deaths. The country has a population of 2.5 million.
Every Namibian minister and deputy can get a Mercedes-Benz when they are appointed, AFP news agency says.