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The Zambezi Development Association (ZDA) says a joint media statement, issued by the governments of Namibia and Botswana over the killing of Namibians along the Chobe River, lack a roadmap to justice. Tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta has urged Namibians and visitors alike requiring travel to South Africa to consider alternative routes such as air travel after virus-hit nation temporarily closed its land borders to all visitors in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. The Namibian Society of Engineers (Nase) has blamed contractors who built a luxury estate in Windhoek’s leafy suburb of Kleine Kuppe for a flood of water that damaged the property during a heavy downpour of rain this week. Despite maintaining public gatherings at a maximum of 50 people, government yesterday announced that such meetings should only take place within two hours to help curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country. Namibia has secured a Covid-19 vaccine for health workers, severe patients and the vulnerable, which is due to arrive end of January or early February. Sex workers are vulnerable to human rights abuses and politicising their plight may not achieve the desired outcome, a local commentator has said. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has warned the recent audio recordings alleging that the ministry is secretly administering the Covid-19 vaccine to patients in Katutura state hospital are false and irresponsible. OKAHANDJA - Following heavy rains experienced as of last week until the weekend countrywide, some vulnerable residents of Five Rand settlement were left flooded after water entered their shacks. KARIBIB – Although surrounded by a major gold mine and several other smaller deposits, Karibib, a small, sleepy town where, on average, the income of most households is just below the poverty line, has been rocked with high skyrocketing levels of unemployment, as well as alcohol and drug alcohol abuse among the residents. KARIBIB – A Karibib mother, who looks after her nine-year-old son with a brain condition, says the N$250 monthly grant is not enough to care for him. OKAHANDJA - Some of the over 2 000 people who allegedly grabbed unserviced municipal land at Okahandja last year are still in limbo over the promised plots by the local authority. Higher education minister Itah Kandjii-Murangi has appointed a seven-member interim council for the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) effective 5 December 2020.