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Lionel Tjakuva, who was once employed as a mineworker, says farming is not just an income stream, but it has become a religion and lifestyle he cannot walk away from. The 19 000 metric tonnes (MT) of lithium ore lying in the port of Walvis Bay ready for export to China was not mined at Xinfeng’s Omaruru operations, but is from the open-pit mine in the Uis area, it has been revealed. Minister in the Presidency Christine //Hoebes on Saturday ruffled feathers when she announced that the crafting of the national anthem cannot solely be attributed to the late Axali Doëseb, as a committee was established to craft it. The emotions and excitement were palpable in the quiet town of Okombahe on Saturday as the ‡Nūkhoen descended on it in eager anticipation of the 46th annual Damara cultural festival, also known as the ‘Gaob Fees’. Christine //Hoebes’ assertion over the weekend that the late Axali Doëseb only contributed the melody of Namibia’s national anthem was squashed by the Presidency yesterday. Africa is lagging when it comes to the provision of safe drinking water and sanitation, as these basic services are still not accessible to 800 million Africans. The Government of Indonesia, through the Indonesia Agency for International Development (Indonesia AID), has extended a development grant to the Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute (Namfi). A Karibib resident was electrocuted on Wednesday afternoon while using a meat- cutter. Members of the Namibian Defence Force were urged to display the conduct and qualities which best represent the force and Namibia as a country. Owning a home one day is everyone’s dream, but this is sometimes a distant dream and almost impossible if you are already at retirement age. In a significant stride towards making tertiary education accessible, the International University of Management (IUM) is embarking on the construction of a state-of-the-art N$38 million university in Walvis Bay. President Hage Geingob has expressed concern over the proliferation of traditional authorities and disputes among them in the country. The Daures community, particularly small-scale miners in the area, expressed frustration at being regarded or referred to as illegal miners. President Hage Geingob has urged traditional leaders to intensify their role as community leaders against unfair inheritance practices as well as gender-based violence (GBV) in the country. The coastal town of Walvis Bay will play host to this year’s sub-regional World Children’s Day celebrations on Sunday. “All children are special. Not only should we be heard, but our rights should be protected all over the world,” said Ezra Zulu from Zambia shortly after taking part in a march through the streets of Walvis Bay. Botswana’s Minister of Communications, Knowledge and Technology Thulagano Segokgo is impressed with Namibia’s progress in terms of Information and Communication Technology (ITC) infrastructure. Information minister Peya Mushelenga has urged the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) to continue serving the nation at large with the highest standards of journalism and integrity. Health minister Kalumbi Shangula says maternal, stillbirth, and neonatal deaths are still a concern despite progress being made to prevent them. Children from Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana have called upon their presidents for an updated curriculum, inclusive education and better protection against domestic and sexual abuse as well as cyberbullying.