Shop employees earn measly N$500 per month

• By Rosalia David

WITH the Namibian economy hard-hit by the pandemic, the majority of workers working in Chinese and Indian shops in Oshikango are being systematically underpaid, rarely earning more than N$1 000 a month.

According to a group of employees working in these particular shops in Oshikango situated in the Ohangwena region, some staffers work excessive hours for a meagre amount of N$500 per month and struggle to properly feed, clothe and educate their families.

“I live in a village close to Oshikango and I come to work every day from Monday to Saturday and at least I get N$700 but other colleagues only get N$500,” said one of the employees speaking on condition of anonymity.

The group of employees further stressed that they walk close to 20 kilometres every day from their homesteads for ‘peanuts’.



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