Old Age grant
National Pension Act (Act 10 of 1992) to pay-out pension grants.The Ministry is mandated to remit an Old Age Grant to those that attained the age of 60 years; regardless of their employment status.
The number of beneficiaries currently stands at 164 832, which is 93.69% coverage of the old age population. Each beneficiary receiving an amount of N$1200.00 per month.
Disability Grant to those that reached the age of 16 years and have been certified as disabled by a State Medical Officer. Beneficiaries are receiving the same amount as that of the elderly grant (N$1200). The number of beneficiaries currently stands at 39 193 persons, which is 74.20% of the disabled population.
This programme is aimed at addressing the urban and peri-urban poverty (inclusive hunger). It distributes food and non food parcels to persons with an average household income of less than N$400 per month. A pilot was done in Windhoek and it is completed.
An assessment is to be done to determine the viability of the program and the feasibility of possible roll out to other towns. The number of beneficiaries currently stands at 76 818 persons which translates into 17 879 households.
MPESW Donation Account
It is account developed to receive financial donations that can be used to address the poverty related issues in Namibia. There are certain criteria attached to it therefore not any person can benefit from it. Some of the projects that can be assisted through the account include:
- Payment for the construction of shelter for destitute persons.
- Construction and improvement of sanitations and water supply facilities for the poor and affected communities.
- Community projects aimed at alleviating poverty, etc.