Striking workers from the NBC have requested that the National Assembly reject the 2021/22 budget allocation to the national broadcaster, saying it makes a mockery of an institution that provides an essential service to the nation. This, the Namibia press agency reports, was detailed in their petition handed over to Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila on Wednesday, in which they also called for the removal of the current NBC management with immediate effect and for a forensic audit into the financial affairs of the NBC to be conducted.