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Helao Nafidi mayor Darius Shaalukeni has called for public cooperation to overcome challenges facing the town as well as for council to effectively implement its action plan. Okalongo constituency councillor Laurentius Iipinge has urged residents to approach his office when they are in dire need of support. The City of Windhoek is getting tough on institutions and residents who collectively owe the municipality millions in water and electricity bills. A 23-year-old man died instantly after he was stabbed with a knife for allegedly staring at a suspect who was urinating in the street in Katutura’s Maroela on Saturday. Windhoek mayor Job Amupanda has implored his fellow councillors to give more than they take in order to demonstrate exemplary and collective leadership for the benefit of the city’s residents. ǀAeǁgams !Ā!khōmais ge surudeba mātare tama hâ ǂnûiǂgādi tsî ǁanǂgāsaben hîa ǀhaob ai miljundi !nâ hâ marina ǁîn ǁgam-i tsî !nanǀgaib ai suruden ǀkha ǀhuru tama hâ. The water utility, NamWater, said yesterday it was owed a staggering N$1.2 billion in outstanding bills by regional councils and local authorities across the country. About 1 400 Namibian students are currently enrolled at Stellenbosch University, arguably one of South Africa’s oldest and highly regarded universities. ǁAupexa 1 400 Namibiab studentn ge Universitaits Stellenbosch dis hîa ǁîs Suid afrikab !nâ a kai tsî !gôasib ǀonsa tani hâ universitaitdi ǀguisa. The City of Windhoek leadership is hoping a council meeting scheduled for tomorrow will address a number of issues facing the municipality, including the recent setback in which the labour commissioner instructed the deputy sheriff to attach and auction the City’s vehicles to pay the salaries owed to employees. Health ministry executive director Ben Nangombe has clarified only two clinics that are directly supplied with electricity by NamPower were affected by the power utility’s debt collection plan. Safety and security minister Frans Kapofi has expressed dismay at bar owners and motorists for violating Covid-19 regulations. Although Namibia has gone beyond achieving the HIV fast-track targets of UNAIDS by ensuring more than 90% of people living with HIV know their status and are on treatment while their viral load is suppressed, Windhoek mayor Job Amupanda believes more needs to be done in the battle against the global epidemic. Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters parliamentarian Iipumbu Kalimbo says he is not impressed with the manner in which some ruling party MPs handled a recent motion seeking to address the plight of drought-hit farmers and households in the Kunene region. Over the last 31 years of independence, the Omusati region has benefitted immensely from the decentralisation programme implemented by central government, which is aimed at bringing services closer to people. The councillor of the Otamanzi constituency in the Omusati region has expressed concern over animals that destroy crops of the San community in Amarika village, saying it will result in deepened poverty. Ward C patients in the Windhoek Central Hospital are pleased with the warm showers they now enjoy and lights in their rooms, following recent renovations done by Debmarine Namibia. At least 16 people were killed on national roads during the Easter weekend. The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development said it will look this month into a proposal by an umbrella body representing local authority councillors, which is seeking a pay, increase for the part-time politicians. A seven-year-old girl was reportedly raped by a neighbour in Windhoek’s Ombili. The suspect is a 42-year-old man.