The Namibian public transport industry has responded to the South African Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, who has officially opened the Taxi Assistance Fund application process in the neighboring country. The fund is worth more than 1.1 billion South African rand. Mbalula says the government has developed the funds with the industry’s input, in order to partially alleviate the economic impact of the Covid pandemic on the industry. Pendapala Nakathingo of the Namibia Bus and Taxi Association says such a fund must be considered urgently for the Namibian transport industry.