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Fisheries minister Derek Klazen says there are no new jobs in the fishing industry, unless new factories are built or new vessels are bought by industry players. Both home affairs and the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board distanced themselves from reports suggesting the government teamed up with an upmarket golf estate development to entice international investment in the estate in exchange for residency. The Walvis Bay municipal council has set in motion plans to move the first 50 people from Walvis Bay to Farm 37 within the next few months. Swakopmund residents took to the streets on Wednesday to voice their disappointment with the slow delivery of land and housing in the town. Tourist guides operating in Namibia convened at the coast to discuss challenges and changes that will lead to the formalisation of the subsector in the tourism industry. Discussions around Farm 37, which has been touted as a possible solution to Walvis Bay’s housing crisis, reached boiling point on Thursday. Uis residents have vowed to take matters into their own hands if illegal mining activities in and around the town are not stopped by government. Namibia cemented itself as a force to be reckoned with as the country took the first step to make green hydrogen production a reality. Residents of Uis say hamburgers, plastic chairs and N$10 000 in cash were used by dishonest investors to entice their chiefs to sign consent letters for mining in their area. A labour organisation in Taiwan and the government of the Philippines are seeking to bring charges against vessel owners and companies involved in the trafficking of their nationals. The fisheries ministry has said the N$290 million for the 2023/2024 financial year will be used to execute their duties as the custodian of the country’s marine resources. Farmers in the Daures constituency said their main source of income, farming, is being threatened by the increasing mining activities in the constituency. Rössing Uranium mine has denied claims that their voluntary separation process, which will see the mine’s workforce reduced by at least 400, is a disguised retrenchment. Women from all 14 regions will have the opportunity to receive training from the third instalment of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs programme that was launched on Tuesday in Walvis Bay by the United States ambassador to Namibia, Randy Berry. The Namibian police in the Erongo region are requesting assistance from the public in solving the death of a 24-year-old man, who was treated for a head injury on 31 March in the Swakopmund State Hospital but died four days later in Windhoek. Landless People’s Movement parliamentarian Henny Seibeb is pushing for government to impose a moratorium on lithium mining to determine the value of the rare earth metal. Tarekhoedi hîa hoa disihakaǀa ǀkharigu Namibiab diga xu a ūsadi ge ǁnāti ī !ēsa nî hō, !nonaǁî !nāsa nî !khoe proxrammi, Akademib tarare Aitsama ǂharugu-aodi diba xu. The fisheries and labour ministries have embarked on a new strategy to offer actual jobs and salaries to unemployed fishermen through the Government Employment Redress Programme. Namibia has come a long way in its efforts to provide access to quality health services for all and is currently one of the few African countries that allocate at least 15% of its budget to the health sector. The Walvis Bay municipal council has been accused of wasting ratepayers’ money by delaying the appointment of a CEO.