• July 7th, 2020

POSTS BY Loide Jason

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Two found guilty of donkey theft

The Uukwaluudhi Traditional Authority (UTA) issued fines of nine donkeys – alternatively N$14 000 – each to two young men it found guilty of having stolen six donkeys from different communal farmers.

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Community languishes in poverty

The majority of the San elderly people at Olukula village in Okongo constituency in Ohangwena region are deprived of the grant privilege because they do not have national documents such as IDs.

Guards arrested for theft of relief food

The mayor of Helao Nafidi, Elias Nghipangelwa, has expressed disappointment after Covid-19 relief food was stolen and sold by two security officers entrusted to guard the warehouse where the food was stored.

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WAD feeds 4 000 destitute San learners

The Women’s Action for Development-initiated programme dishing out free meals to more than 4 000 school learners in Ohangwena region has been praised by parents, learners’ guardians at this time of the pandemic.

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Education inspector, principals cross swords

Some educationalists in Okahao circuit in Omusati region are concerned that the conflict between 20 principals and the education inspector could have adverse effects on the academic environment, including affecting the morale of educators, the pace at which they work and teacher absenteeism.

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Relief as villagers get proper footbridge

Residents of Omatelekelo village in Ogongo constituency who have been risking their lives each day for the lack of a proper footbridge on the Calueque-Oshakati-canal are contented after NamWater constructed a proper bridge for residents.

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Magistrate court postpones human trafficking case

The formal bail application of South African national Kenneth Karner (66), who was nabbed for alleged human trafficking involving two minor girls, has been postponed for the continuation of his application to be released on bail on the charges levelled against him.

Wedding organisers violate state of emergency

Omusati regional police commander Commissioner Titus Shikongo is concerned some residents of the region are not adhering to state of emergency measures and regulations, specifically regarding the mass gathering and social distancing that help to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Road deaths mar weekend

The first long weekend after the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions resulted in an upsurge in critical injuries and death on national  roads.

African swine fever contained in Omusati

The African swine fever that has killed close to 300 pigs in parts of the Omusati region, with an enormous and costly impact on small-scale farmers in the region has been successful contained.

Ministry finds shelter for rape victim

The gender ministry has found safe shelter for a victim of gender-based violence following a New Era report yesterday.  Gender minister Doreen Sioka yesterday said the 19-year-old victim from Ohangwena region, who has claimed sexual exploitation and abuse by her close relatives and neighbour, will be placed in a place of safety.