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A 17-year-old boy was arrested last week for allegedly raping a grade 2 learner in the Okatope area of Oshikoto region. The mayor of Windhoek has accused her predecessor Job Amupanda of tarnishing the image, reputation and integrity of the city by sharing parts of a page showing acting chief executive officer Jennifer Comalie signing a document to both recommend and approve its content. Street vendors operating at the Havana four-way stop have been accused of rendering the area hazardous. This is because they are disposing of waste irresponsibly. The head of the EU Delegation to Namibia, Sinikka Antila, urged the City of Windhoek to utilise the means available under the solid waste management project to bring Windhoek back to its cleanest city in Africa position. Khomas governor Laura Mcleod-Katjirua has urged constituency councillors in the region to revive their respective disaster risk management committees without any delay. She said the region has recently appointed the regional disaster risk management committee to ensure emergency preparedness. Health authorities have acknowledged that the outbreak of the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic has ultimately proven to be a blessing in disguise for the country’s health sector, despite its horrific implications on the economy. The Khomas police are looking for three suspects who robbed a Southern Cross Security Company cash-in-transit vehicle of N$1.36 million on Wednesday afternoon. Windhoek mayor Sade Gawanas has urged all stakeholders to intensify efforts to clean up the city to reclaim its title as the cleanest city in Africa. The police in the Hardap region late yesterday were still searching for the body of one man who went missing when a boat capsized at Lake Oanob near Rehoboth on Saturday afternoon. The Khomas police have asked the public’s assistance in tracing three suspects who robbed a Southern Cross security company’s cash-in-transit vehicle of N$1.36 million last Wednesday at Nedbank’s Black Chain Shopping Mall branch in Katutura. Three Chinese nationals were allegedly robbed of N$60 000 in cash and cellphones valued at N$49 400 at a shop in Omuthiya in the Oshikoto region on Friday afternoon. President Hage Geingob has appealed to Namibian men to become exemplary husbands, fathers and protectors of their families as women and children are no longer safe in society. Residents of an informal settlement in the Windhoek Rural constituency are pleading with the government to take full ownership of the area so they too can benefit from developmental projects. Residents of Ongombo West, Dordabis and Stinkwater have applauded the Khomas Regional Council for rural sanitation and water provision. Journalist Loide Jason speaks to National Unity Democratic Organisation’s (NUDO) president and deputy minister of health Utjiua Muinjangue on her dual roles, the year ahead in parliament, genocide reparations as well as the state of the nation’s health. The City of Windhoek has started investigating circumstances which led to three suspects gaining entrance to the municipality’s fire department before disappearing with a Toyota Landcruiser pickup during the wee hours of Saturday. The Zambezi region as well as five districts in Otjozondjupa, Omaheke and Omusati will not be allowed to attend the elective congress of the Swapo Party Women’s Council later this month. The Namibian Police have arrested one man in connection with a N$1.3 million Nedbank robbery that happened two weeks ago. Five families are in mourning after their relatives died instantly after being struck by lightning over the weekend while another person is in critical condition in hospital. The initiator of a soup kitchen in Dordabis, which feeds over 90 people, including orphans and vulnerable children, is pleading with good Samaritans to assist with a temporary structure as the facility is operating from under a tree.