Beneficiaries to start receiving Emergency Income Grants by Tuesday

Beneficiaries to start receiving Emergency Income Grants by Tuesday

The Minister of Finance, Ipumbu Shiimi launched the COVID-19 Emergency Income Grant.
Shiimi said the once off N$750 grant is meant for people between the ages of 18 and 59, have lost their livelihood, and for those who are unemployed and their situation has worsened because of the lockdown restrictions.
The minister pointed out that people who will not qualify are those who receive social grants from the Government, student who receive funding from the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), veteran beneficiaries, old age pensioners and those who have lost their jobs from the formal sector but have been paying tax because there is a special scheme for them.
The grant's process works by nominating yourself, send a text to (141222), basic questions will follow to be answered by the sender.
He emphasised that the identity document is the most important one to have.
MTC will submit the information collected to MobiPay who will validate all the information and then forward it to Delloitte Namibia, which will audit the information for final checks and send it to the banks, which will distribute the money within two to three days.
The process will work with the wallet services from three Namibian banks.
An amount of N$750 will be sent to the beneficiary.
The minister said, "by Tuesday, wallets will be flying around" if people start sending texts to MTC by tomorrow.
The ministry is also carrying out an information campaign to mobilise people all over, to be able to sustain their livelihoods.