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ETOSHA – Despite the negative impacts stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, domestic tourism has been reported to have picked up with more locals visiting the Etosha National Park compared to international tourists. The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has called on registered voters to throng to polling stations next week Wednesday as the nation votes in the regional council and local authority elections. OTJIWARONGO – The Swapo party leadership in the Otjiwarongo municipality and regional council have bluntly admitted that they have realised that the frustrations and issues affecting the people are mostly based on inadequate service delivery. OTJIWARONGO - Despite promises by politicians during election campaigns to improve service delivery, residents of the New Ombili informal settlement on the outskirts of Otjiwarongo said they are tired of empty promises. KATIMA MULILO – Mubusisi wa sikiliti sa Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu ukupile kozo ni kuombalala mwahala sicaba, nikuli basike kuikungela mulao mwamazoho abona, misunga hainze ipahama hala kubulaiwa kwa mandui kimasole banaha Botswana. OTAVI - The Otavi Town Council has decided to write off N$3.12 million it is owed by elderly residents. Although the voting process went relatively smooth yesterday, Electoral Commission of Namibia officials had to battle with verification devices, which were failing to detect voters’ cards, leading to delays and inconveniences to both voters and polling officers. Swapo has lost significant support in some key constituencies in Wednesday’s regional council and local authority elections according to results released yesterday. OTAVI – The envisaged N$2.6 billion steel factory is expected to create job opportunities for the destitute young people at the town of Otavi in the Otjozondjupa region. Landless People’s Movement (LPM) leader Bernadus Swartbooi said his party and the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) are warmly in bed, suggesting a possible coalition on the cards. The chairperson of the Namibian Federation for the Visually Impaired, Moses Nghipandulwa, yesterday lauded the electoral body for availing them braille ballot papers during the just ended regional council and local authority elections. City Police chief Abraham Kanime says gender-based violence (GBV) is more prevalent in the informal settlements where most of the poor and vulnerable live, and it should be tackled head-on.