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The City of Windhoek has approved a review of their five-year electrification plan, which was implemented in 2017 and reviewed in 2019 and 2020. Many pensioners whose monthly government pension grant is often the only income in their households, are struggling to feed themselves and their families. To ease their burden, Dordabis pensioners have resorted to taking food on credit, plunging them into a deeper debt hole. About 15 people who were arrested in connection with illegal land grabbing in Windhoek’s Otjomuise and Mukwanangombe locations last Thursday, were granted bail in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Friday. As Robert Natanael’s life lies smouldering in the ashes where his house with all his family’s worldly belongings used to stand, all he can utter is that parents should never leave their children alone. The health ministry yesterday announced that while vaccination sites are inundated with queries and demands from first-timers who request the AstraZeneca vaccine, the recently arrived doses are strictly for the administration of outstanding second jabs. Ovanhu veli 15 ava kwa li va kwatwa po molwa oku li kufila omadu moshilandopangelo ova mangululwa oku dja modolongo konima eshi va pewa opo va kale veli futilwa mo modolongo. About 300 landless residents marched from Otjomuise to the City of Windhoek headquarters yesterday, and gave the municipality two days to familiarise themselves with their situation and five days to find a solution to their problem. The family of a Katutura man who landed in hospital after he was apprehended accuses the police of brutality, but the officers say the victim jumped from a moving police vehicle. It is alleged that Kenneth Oscar Gariseb, President Hage Geingob on Friday hosted a delegation from the United States of America at State House. A delegation of businesspeople, accompanied by lawmakers from several states, was in Namibia to look out for opportunities, particularly in the renewable energy industry. Revenue composition Electricity 39%, Water 19%, Assessment rates 13%, Refuse removal 8%, Land sales 7%Sewerage 6% A group of children of the liberation struggle who reside at Ndilimani farm outside Windhoek are seeking psychosocial support through Swapo. The City of Windhoek has reached out to the landless committee members in Otjomuise to discuss the content of their petition and the way forward. A proposal that would have seen elected local authority councillors pocket significant increases in allowances, has been given short shrift by government. In an unprecedented outburst, the Swapo top leadership has rebuked comments made by former Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) chairperson Notemba Tjipueja over the disputed Ndonga Linena election, which has been declared null and void and a recount ordered. Swapo secretary general Sophia Shaningwa yesterday refused to entertain questions from the media, missing an opportunity to buttress government’s efforts on the Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which remains a pressing national issue. Auditor General Junias Kandjeke has once again poured scorn on the books of the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund for the financial year ended March 2020, but the fund has refuted some of the concerns. Swapo parliamentarian Paula Kooper has called on the German government to review the offer of reparations to Namibian communities over the genocide in colonial Namibia more than 100 years ago. City of Windhoek mayor Job Amupanda has initiated the establishment of an education fund, aimed at assisting destitute students who struggle to access education opportunities. Auditor general Junias Kandjeke expressed dismay at 26 local authorities and 10 regional councils who are in breach of the law by not submitting up-to-date financial statements. Despite Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings, the Swapo Party Women Council is convinced it will host its elective congress in December this year.