• April 1st, 2020

POSTS BY John Muyamba

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National parks still open to tourists

RUNDU – The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism spokesperson, Romeo Muyunda, says national parks are open for business despite the Covid-19, which prompted President Hage Geingob to issue a directive to all government workers and the private sector to operate from home for the next 14 days, except those providing essential services such as food retail shops.


Drought emergency boreholes on track

RUNDU – The Kavango East regional council has achieved a 40% achievement on the target of 20 boreholes drilled and installed through the N$11.3 million drought relief emergency funds from the prime minister’s office.

Kavango regions set measures to contain Covid-19

RUNDU – Kavango East and West regions have put preventive measures in place, as well as trained health workers and support staff in hospitals and districts as measures to combat coronavirus. This was revealed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services chief medical officer (CMO) for the two Kavango regions, Dr Abiola Adesina.


Outrage over forced removal of learners’ hair

RUNDU – In the wake of some complaints, the Executive Director in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, has ordered schools to stop the forceful and unlawful cutting of learners’ hair along with the subjective banishment of learners from school for refusal to cut their hair.


Pipe burst leaves Rundu taps dry

RUNDU – Residents of Rundu have since Monday been without running water at their residence due to a pipe burst that has affected the water supply of the town along the Kavango River.

Tombo drinkers at risk of virus

Uukwambi Traditional Authority spokesperson Reinhold Iita advised villagers and others to stop practices that could contribute to the spread of coronavirus.


Mushelenga wields axe at Okahandja, Rundu

RUNDU – Urban and rural development minister Peya Mushelenga yesterday suspended the town council of Rundu as well as the municipal council of Okahandja following reports of unending infighting at the two towns. 

Service station ‘robbers’ denied bail

RUNDU – Two brothers who are accused of robbing a service station at Rundu last week have been denied bail during their first appearance in the local magistrate’s court. The suspects reportedly robbed the service station and stole N$386 900. They allegeldy also shot and injured a security guard before fleeing.

Vamahaka kavakere nomauta kavaveke N$386 000 posasiyona zomaholi

RUNDU- vaporosi ruha romakona kono zoKavango zoupumezuva kuna kupapara kambunga kovalingilingi kavakere nomauta ava kavaveke kumwe nokuroya mukungi positasi somaholi vana kutumbura asi Engen sakara mositaura sa Eugen Kakukuru, omu valingilingi ava kavaveke yimaliwa yokusika ko N$386 000 kumwe nokuduka.


Nkurenkuru to service 337 plots

RUNDU – The Nkurenkuru Town Council and the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) this week signed a joint venture land servicing agreement that will see 337 erven serviced at the Kavango West town. 

Rundu mayor sworn in amidst Swapo bickering

RUNDU – Rundu magistrate Hellen Olaiya who was invited by the Rundu Town Council to swear in the mayor and management only managed to install Isak Kandingu who retained his position as mayor, but the swearing-in ceremony of the town’s management was postponed.

Armed robbers steal N$386 000 at service station

RUNDU – Kavango East police investigators are on the hunt for a gang of armed thugs who robbed and shot a security guard at Rundu’s Engen service station, located at the roundabout along Eugene Kakukuru main road, where the unknown criminals stole N$386 900 in cash and fled.

Rundu swearing-in of councillors in limbo

RUNDU – Swapo district executives last Friday attempted to halt the swearing-in ceremony of the Rundu Town Council at the Rundu Magistrate’s Court, saying the councillors on the Swapo party ticket did not get their blessings for the council to continue with the ceremony.


Rundu hospital to bury unclaimed corpses

RUNDU – The Rundu Intermediate Hospital is making arrangements to conduct a pauper burial this month to get rid of some of the corpses that have not been identified and remained uncollected and unburied in the hospital mortuary for over five years.


Katima abattoir kick-starts operations

RUNDU – The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) has resumed operations at its Katima Mulilo abattoir in the Zambezi region following a successful test slaughtering of six cattle on Thursday, Meatco spokesperson Rosa Hamukwaya-Thobias said.

Tichele wa muituti uneula libuka

Maili 10 – Muituti yasali mwasilimo sabune kwasikolo sesipahami sa Unam, na neuzi libuka zatuto zelikana 173, ili zeka sebeliswa kilitopa zeshelashelana, kwasikolo sa Gcagcu kwamunzi wa Maili 10, kwamukulela wamukwakwa wa Rundu-Grootfontein mwa Kavango ya Wiko.