• April 8th, 2020

POSTS BY Obrien Simasiku

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Amukwiyu implores nation to unite in virus fight

OMUTHIYA – Swapo Oshikoto regional coordinator Armas Amukwiyu has implored Namibians to unite in the fight against Covid-19, saying all those with resources should assist others who are unable to fend for themselves.

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Tombo brewers feel heat over booze ban

OMUTHIYA/ONGWEDIVA – The strict regulations imposed by authorities to help curb the spread of Covid-19 has not only crippled major businesses but tombo brewers in the north of the country are also feeling the heat. Many enjoy the traditional home-brewed beer, despite its considerably high volume of alcohol.

Man survives self-inflicted injury

OMUTHIYA – A man from Tsumeb who at the weekend stabbed himself on the right thigh after he also tried to attack his wife was discharged from the Tsumeb state hospital.

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Heavy rains impoverish family of seven

OMUTHIYA – Heavy rains have left a family of seven destitute in Akoonde village in Eengodhi constituency after two of their huts were washed away. They have reconstructed one small hut with cardboard boxes and corrugated zinc sheets, which they share with five children. 

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Politician heads into full-time farming

OMUTHIYA – The outgoing special advisor to the governor of Oshikoto Erwin ‘Nation’ Nashikaku whose term ended on 20 March says he would like to see the right people with the requisite skills being placed into right positions to propel the country forward.

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Separate road accidents claim 11 lives

OMUTHIYA – Eleven people perished on the country’s national roads, with two more deaths recorded in Oshikoto on Friday in addition to that of the other nine that perished in the horrendous Okahandja-Otjiwarongo road on Thursday while passengers were headed home.

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Omuthiya bans informal trading

OMUTHIYA – The Omuthiya Town Council has banned street vendors and informal traders at open markets in anticipation of the lockdown instituted by President Hage Geingob with effect on Friday.

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Omuthiya Bikers Club appeal for assistance

OMUTHIYA – The Omuthiya Bikers’ Club is appealing to all Good Samaritans to assist with securing a storage container for their growing number of bikes, saying the garage they are currently using at a private residence can no longer withstand the mounting number.

Negligent parents to be arrested 

OMUTHIYA – The police in Oshikoto has vowed to take drastic action against parents who deliberately leave minors alone without any adult supervision, saying this has been a cause of concern leading to the death of many toddlers because of the lack of parental care.

Suspected armed robber shot dead

OMUTHIYA – One of the suspected armed robbers who robbed a man of his neckless and bracelet worth N$150 000 at local bar in Tsumeb was discovered dead in a Volkswagen Golf 5 near Shell service station in Otavi. 

Vakansela kuna kuwapukurura evhu lyawo

Omuthiya – Ndango zodoropa zaOmuthiya ngesi pwantani kuna kuza nye vakawapukurure evhu lyomodoropa lyakara po erf 53, evango lyenene eli vana kumona asi vahepa kulihetakanesa.

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Dundee invest N$25 million in heavy-duty machinery

OMUTHIYA – Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb recently purchased industry heavy-duty machinery to be used in transportation of materials at the smelting mine. The machinery was procured from Barloworld Equipment Namibia to the tune of N$25 million and was handed over to Dundee last month. 

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Build It Omuthiya commits to assisting schools

OMUTHIYA – Hardware retailer Build It Omuthiya has signalled its firm commitment in assisting the education sector in Oshikoto region, said business owner Herman Nekomba in remarks delivered on his behalf by store manager Lebeus Petrus during the handover of building material to the Omuthiyagwiipundi Secondary School.

Pupil drowns in Oshigambo River

OMUTHIYA - Police divers from Oshana region yesterday recovered the body of a grade 11 learner at Uukule Secondary School who drowned in the Oshigambo River.