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Walvis gets field ICU 
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Walvis gets field ICU 

WALVIS BAY – Coastal residents in need of urgent and intensive medical care no longer need to travel 460km to Windhoek to be admitted.  Neither does Erongo region’s facilities have to run out of capacity, after the US government donated a five-bed intensive care unit (ICU) field hospital to the health ministry. The donation is...

August 26 to complete neonatal facility 
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August 26 to complete neonatal facility 

SWAKOPMUND – Construction of the N$26 million neonatal unit at Swakopmund Hospital has finally resumed after a long delay caused by Shatty Construction’s failure to complete the much-needed facility.  The government, through the health ministry, awarded the million-dollar tender to Shatty Construction in 2020 after recognising the need for such a facility to serve not...

Protestors question RedForce’s donation 
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Protestors question RedForce’s donation 

WALVIS BAY – A N$100 000 donation pledge by RedForce during the Walvis Bay mayoral gala dinner last year has come back to haunt the council.  This is now being questioned by the residents. During a lunchtime protest last week, residents alleged that the donation was a “thank you” from RedForce after the company was...

Nam, Bots trade hits N$20 billion
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Nam, Bots trade hits N$20 billion

WALVIS BAY – Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) president Bisey /Uirab said Botswana is one of Namibia’s most important trading partners, as the trade value between the two countries amounts to N$20 billion. He was speaking at the Swakopmund International Trade Expo (SWAITEX) that ended this weekend. He also highlighted the significance of...

Swakop, Rent-a-Drum marriage questioned 
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Swakop, Rent-a-Drum marriage questioned 

WALVIS BAY – The Swakopmund municipality’s decision to renew its contract with Rent-a-Drum last year has adverse effects on competitors, the Namibia Competition Commission (NaCC) has found.  The NaCC has now given the Swakopmund municipal council, Rent-a-Drum and Molok OY Ltd an opportunity to make written submissions or oral representations to explain themselves.  In a...

Competition ‘red flags‘in horse mackerel sector
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Competition ‘red flags‘in horse mackerel sector

WALVIS BAY – The Namibian Competition Commission is investigating some horse mackerel harvesting vessel owners and companies for alleged abuse of dominance through unfair pricing. The commission alleges these companies are acting unfairly as they negotiate horse mackerel quota fees with fishing rights holders, but set non-negotiable prices for the governmental objective quota auction. This...

Masisi: We never want border conflict
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Masisi: We never want border conflict

SWAKOPMUND – The president of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has said Namibia and Botswana want to ensure that citizens living along the borders and the security forces guarding the border get along. He was responding to questions from journalists during his two-day working visit to Namibia when he and President Nangolo Mbumba reaffirmed their commitment to...

Swaitex: Nam, Bots solidify trade ties
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Swaitex: Nam, Bots solidify trade ties

SWAKOPMUND – Botswana president Mokgweetsi Masisi has applauded Namibia and Botswana for their existing trade relations. However, the two nations have yet to fully tap into bilateral economic prospects. Masisi, who was the guest of honour at the Swakopmund International Trade Expo (Swaitex) yesterday, said he is eager to trade more with Namibia.  He said...

ACC, CPBN enter RedForce saga
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ACC, CPBN enter RedForce saga

WALVIS BAY – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) have been roped in to scrutinise the procurement process and the contract between RedForce and the Walvis Bay municipality. A detailed report was also sent to the ministry of urban development on the contract which was allegedly awarded dubiously.  The...