The government has decided to increase the benefit amount for the disability grant for children under the age of 18 from N$250 to N$1 300 effective from the 2023/2024 financial year, to strengthen support for children with disabilities. The ministry, according to the New Era newspaper, said the grant currently has 6 895 (nearly 7 thousand) beneficiaries, with the total expenditure per month on the child disability grant currently amounting to N$1.7 million. With the increase in the benefit amount, the total expenditure per month on the grant will balloon to N$8.9 million.