Civil society organisations are concerned about the government’s intention to tax non-profit organisations as they are worried this could potentially drown organisations that are already struggling financially says Institute of Public Policy Research Executive Director Graham Hopwood. The Namibia press agency reports that, while presenting the 2019 Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index, Hopwood said that while taxing commercial activities makes sense on paper and may be a fair thing to do by the government, in reality, it poses a serious challenge to the survival of civil society organisations which, over the past few years, have been experiencing a huge drop in donor funding. Hopwood noted that while civil society is not entirely against the taxing of their commercial activities, they want the government to consult them so they can discuss challenges that may result from such a tax.