The Wages Commission on the National Minimum Wage will commence its work on 23 March this year with public hearings set for Windhoek. It will then extend to the rest of the country and plans to complete all public hearings by 31 August and submit its report not later than 30 September this year. The Namibia press agency explains that the commission, which was appointed in February this year, is tasked to improve the national minimum wage for all employees, especially for those who are lowest-paid. The aim of the Commission is to reduce income inequality and alleviate poverty by improving individual and household income with a decent standard of living for all.