• July 7th, 2020

POSTS BY Nuusita Ashipala

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Efundja ruled out for now

ONGWEDIVA - Hydrologist from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Leonard Hango said there is no threat of imminent flood from southern Angola as yet.

Medicine theft accused denied bail

ONGWEDIVA – The 29-year-old Naholo Shihafeleni who was last week nabbed whilst attempting to smuggle unauthorised pharmaceutical products, including medicine was denied bail in the Outapi Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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Swapo vows to  deal with Amunyela

ONGWEDIVA - The Swapo top brass in Oshana will convene today to deliberate on the actions of a local businessman who locked the regional headquarters offices at the weekend in an apparent protest move against the party’s regional coordinator. 

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Drought far from over, despite good rains

ONGWEDIVA – Although the northern regions have received good rains recently, the governor of Oshana region Elia Irimari said drought particularly food shortage is expected to prevail until the communities get to harvest.

Youth urged to utilise DBN fund

ONGWEDIVA – Youth minister Erastus Uutoni has urged the young people to make use of the Development Bank of Namibia’s skills-based funding lending facility in order to create employment for themselves and others. The DBN lending facility assists young businesspeople with loans between N$50 000 and N$1 million.

Woman charged with concealment of birth

ONGWEDIVA – The police in Oshana region are investigating a case of concealment of birth after the remains of a baby boy were allegedly discovered in the suspect’s room on Tuesday at Uupindi location in Oshakati.

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Police hunt for mom of dumped foetus

ONGWEDIVA - The police in Omusati region are seeking public assistance to aid in tracing the mother of a foetus that was discovered at the Outapi Town Council dumping site on Monday afternoon.

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Flash flood kills four in ambulance

KUNENE – Four people including a premature baby died when a ministry of health vehicle was washed away in a stream of raging water in the Kunene region on Friday evening. The tragedy occurred some six kilometres north east of Opuwo.

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Contractor dumps construction site

ONANDJOKWE - Following the widely circulated video depicting the deplorable conditions of the Onandjokwe hospital’s maternity ward, the executive director in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe says a new contractor will be appointed to complete the work of the maternity ward.

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Suspect wanted in fatal hit-and-run

ONGWEDIVA – The police in Omusati have pleaded with the public to assist in tracing an unknown suspect who is alleged to have run over a pedestrian on the main road between Oshikuku and Oshakati on Wednesday.

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Banks must help farmers restock - NNFU

ONGWEDIVA - Following the devastating drought that led to the loss of thousands of livestock, the president of the Namibian National Farmers Union (NNFU), Jason Emvula, has appealed to financial institutions to extend their repayment grace period and drop their interest charges to allow farmers to restock.