Slim majority of Namibians would support higher taxes in exchange for more government services, Afrobarometer survey shows

Taxes

More than half of Namibians would support paying higher taxes in exchange for more government services, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey.

Responses to a series of survey questions on taxation show that only about one-third of Namibians are unhappy about tax rates, but at the same time, few citizens find it easy to get information about required taxes and fees.

Majorities do not want the government to emphasize tax collection among small traders and informal businesses, consider it fair to tax the wealthy to help the poor, and think the government generally uses tax revenues to benefit the population.