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Some workers in Windhoek were left stranded at bus terminals in Katutura yesterday morning as minibus drivers refused to operate, claiming they are being treated unfairly as they are only allowed half of their capacity while municipal buses load to full capacity. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula said Namibia is yet to receive an official confirmation on the donation of AstraZeneca vaccine doses by the Netherlands authorities. Following the demolition of about 50 shacks in the Tobias Hainyeko constituency on Wednesday, Windhoek mayor Job Amupanda has convened a special council meeting for 5 August to resolve the city’s housing challenges. A Katutura man, who was shot and injured by a City Police officer, is demanding justice in the case he opened against the officer after he was discharged from hospital recently. Bus owners and drivers operating between Rehoboth and Windhoek are concerned government has made public transportation regulations to curb Covid-19 without consulting stakeholders. The Katutura Intermediate Hospital in Windhoek, renowned for perceived rude and unprofessional staff, dilapidated infrastructure and worsened by faltering funding, has recently received an unexpected wave of praise from several Covid-19 survivors who recovered at the 48-year-old facility. Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has urged all Namibians to stringently follow public health guidelines to decrease the spread of the coronavirus, which will ultimately remove the need to open new field hospitals. Khomas governor Laura Mcleod-Katjirua has discouraged Windhoek residents from illegally occupying land, saying such acts will jeopardise service delivery efforts. Physician specialist Dr Ismael Katjitae says the partial lockdown imposed recently by government successfully helped to contain the spread of Covid-19 infections. The City of Windhoek has warned land grabbers to stop the illegal action. “Our rule stands. Those who will find themselves guilty of this conduct, their stuff will be confiscated by the City Police,” said municipal spokesperson Harold Akwenye. Nguuru gomuknda Khomas Laura Mcleod-Katjirua kahundilire vatungimo mositata asi egano eli lyokuhakana evhu kapi lina kara ewa, morwa kuna kuyiomona asi nayizonagwisa elikwamo lyekuliko mositata. The Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) Windhoek councillors are back at work. The army has been called in to help fight a veld fire that’s been raging in the Dordabis area since Tuesday. The veld fire that started on Tuesday in the Windhoek Rural constituency and damaged grazing and infrastructure on 30 farms is still raging, and was heading to the Dordabis settlement yesterday. The veld fire that raged since last week and caused massive destruction in the Dordabis area has finally been successfully contained on Sunday evening. After Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) withdrew City of Windhoek councillors with immediate effect, one of the councillors has told the party she will not step down. Residents of Dordabis have asked that a garbage dumpsite, located in the middle of the settlement, be moved because it is hazardous to their health. Following the Covid-19 outbreak in Namibia, the government set up elaborate measures and infrastructure to successfully curb the Covid-19 pandemic and be prepared for similar onslaughts in future. Urban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni has denied claims his office has intentions to remove or suspend some members of the Windhoek city council. Defence minister Frans Kapofi has implored the Namibian Defence Force staff to abide by laid down rules and regulations in order to become effective commanders one day.