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The governments of Namibia and Botswana have agreed to collaborate in the procurement and rollout of Covid-19 vaccines. The much-awaited joint investigation report into the shooting incident of three Namibians and a Zambian national by the Botswana Defence Force last year is not yet for public consumption, Botswana leader Mokgweetsi Masisi said Friday. ǂHanub ge ǁaupexa N$70 miljun marisa !om!anu-ūxūna ǁamas ai ge māǂui, Covid-19 di khoraǂuisesa ǁkhaes ase, skolgu ǀasa kurib !aroma ge ǀhui-am ǁaeb !nâ. Patisiso yamakopanelo yelibelezwi mwakezahalo yabukunupi kone kushwile bayahi banaha Namibia babalalu ni muyahi wanaha Zambia, yene petilwe ki masole banaha Botswana (BDF) As the nation continues to express dismay, as many do not agree with the government’s announcement on the liquidation of Air Namibia, stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality industry feel such a move will adversely affect the lucrative sector, which is one of the biggest contributors to the country’s GDP. Air Namibia’s liquidation could result in the collapse of the local hunting industry, which has over the years relied on the national airline for trophy transportation. As the country gears up for the 2021 academic year, Grade 11 and 12 learners who qualified for progression to institutionsof higher learning and other prospective students will start registering for programmes of their choice at various institutions. Swapo secretary general Sophia Shaningwa yesterday warned regional coordinators the party cannot afford the consequences of internal fights anymore. Household food security remained satisfactory in most regions of the country, following significant improvements in agricultural production in the last couple of years. Finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi yesterday emphasised that Air Namibia’s current debt was unsustainable and would jeopardise the national economic recovery plan that the government is currently seized with. To curtail serious financial constraints due to the economic downturn experienced, the education ministry has announced the suspension of filling non-teaching vacancies during the remaining 2020/21 financial year as well as 2021/22 period until further notice. The Presidency has dismissed allegations as unfounded that Founding President Sam Nujoma is hospitalised and in bad health.