The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare believes the proposed universal Basic Income Grant for unemployed Namibians between the ages of 18 and 59 is indeed feasible, albeit at less than N$400 a month. The New Era newspaper reports that the BIG Coalition of Namibia, spearheaded by the Economic and Social Justice Trust, has for their part proposed a monthly grant of N$500 though, which economists estimate could cost the country as much as N$13 billion per annum, assuming a population of 2.35 million people within the age group.