Geingob, who announced the ban on his Twitter page on Thursday, also directed a limit on monthly fuel consumption for public office holders.
The president said the decision was inspired by the “difficult period of COVID-19.”
“Government will not order a new vehicle fleet for the Executive and Public Office Bearers for the period 2020-2025,” he wrote.
“No new vehicles will be purchased for members of the executive and public office bearers in the Namibian government.”
He said the decision would save some 200 million Namibian dollars (US$10.7 million), which will be directed “to urgent priorities, specifically at a time when the country is dealing with the health and economic implications of COVID-19”.
Government will not order a new vehicle fleet for the Executive and Public Office Bearers for the period 2020-2025. Savings of 200 million N$ will be directed to urgent priority areas. Below is the statement issued by The Presidency to that effect: pic.twitter.com/6FLnAdf7xd
— Hage G. Geingob (@hagegeingob) May 14, 2020
Namibia with a population of 2.5 million people only has recorded 16 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.
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