Facing Rural Poverty in Namibia Essay
Unemployment presents a stressed spatial and gender dimensions. It is higher in urban areas (28.3 percent) than …show more content…
Namibia enjoys a stable political environment in which elections are held every five years, which observers considered fairly reliable, although the last presidential election and the National Assembly, held in 2004 and 2009 , were challenged by the opposition parties. The electoral law, enacted in 1992, has been amended many times, which has led to inconsistencies in the law itself and has limited its effectiveness in addressing electoral disputes. Parliament performs its legislative and representative functions, but needs more support in the area of supervision. A systematic framework that addresses the issues related to human rights, as outlined in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of 2011 and the Namibian baseline study on human rights is required. In addition, the increased incidence and public perception of corrupt practices threaten good governance and undermines confidence in the management of public affairs.
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