Toe the line, or else, Minister tells nurses

Absalom Shigwedha, Namibian, January 17, 2007 Engela - Government would respond swiftly, efficiently and accordingly, if nurses go on strike, Health and Social Services Minister Richard Kamwi said yesterday, warning of "grave" consequences. The Minister, who has been travelling the country to try and stave off possible action by nurses, was addressing about 90 nurses from the Engela District Hospital and other health facilities in the Ohangwena Region. The Namibia Nurses' Union (Nanu) has said it will approach the Labour Court if Government does not respond to its demands by January 19. ... Toe