WINDHOEK: The five-year Fourth National Development Plan (NDP4) expects to bring forth an improvement in Namibians’ health adjusted life expectancy (HALE) from a baseline age of 57 in 2011 to 59 in 2017.
By 2017, Namibians ‘will have access to a quality health system, both in terms of prevention, cure and rehabilitation, characterised by an improvement in healthy adjusted life expectancy.’
This is according to information contained in a pamphlet summarising the desired outcomes of NDP4, which ends in 2017.
The development plan also intends to reduce extreme poverty in the country.
By 2017, the proportion of severely-poor individuals is expected to have dropped from 15,8 per cent in 2009/10 to below 10 per cent.
NDP4 was launched by President Hifikepunye Pohamba earlier this month.
2 (SWAKOPMUND) – Alleged kidnappers Veyonne Beukes and Dylan Stramis were granted bail of N.dollars 7 000 each when they appeared in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
The duo stand accused of kidnapping a nine-year-old girl in broad daylight at the coastal town on 29 December 2011.
The two allegedly demanded ransom of N.dollars 30 000 for the girl’s safe return, but were apprehended by the police.
The suspects, who made their first court appearance on 03 January this year, had their case postponed as a result of incomplete investigations.
Their defence lawyers – Eugene Thomas on behalf of Beukes, and Garoy September on behalf of Stramis – have previously expressed their disappointment in the State for allowing the case to drag on for months without investigations being completed.