WINDHOEK: Statistician-General John Steytler announced yesterday that the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) will start conducting labour force surveys as from next month.
The labour force surveys, providing data and information on the employment situation in Namibia, will be conducted over the period from 15 to 26 October this year.
About 9 500 households are expected to be surveyed.
Steytler said the statistics’ agency intends to conduct labour force surveys on an annual basis to determine the unemployment rate in the country.
Results of the labour force surveys will be released three months after the completion of the research and data-capturing.
The Namibia Labour Force Survey (NLFS) of 2008, which was released in 2010, indicated that 51.2 per cent of the total Namibian population is unemployed.
RUNDU; The 9th Congress of the Namibia Public Workers’ Union (Napwu) ended here yesterday evening, with most leaders retaining their positions as was widely anticipated.
The congress endorsed all candidates for the union’s top positions, as nominated at the regional conferences held prior to the congress.
Sarafina Kandere is now Napwu president, taking over from Eliphas Dingara, who is currently serving as a Member of Parliament (MP).
Evans Mashwahu, who previously served as a member of the Central Executive Committee, was elected as the first president, while Ernst Pienaar was elected as second president.
Hilde !Norases emerged as the national treasurer.
Petrus Nevonga and Gabes Andumba also retained their positions as General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary, respectively.