Namibia’s biggest university bans travels

The University of Namibia announced Wednesday that it will not fund any trips or year-end functions in line with the finance minister's call to tighten spending.

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The university that has more than 19, 000 students is owed 145 million Namibian dollars (10.9 million U.S. dollars) in unpaid fees.

In a statement signed by director of communication Edwin Tjiramba, the university said all travels and conference budgets have been frozen with immediate effect to manage cash flows.

No staff in a position of authority, the statement said, will be allowed to accept travel requests that will be funded by the university.

The statement also told staff members to opt to communicate using technology where possible rather than embark on costly trips.

“In addition, heads of campuses, directorates, faculties and centers are urged to exercise all necessary caution in requesting for any other expenses not mentioned above,” the statement added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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