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OMUTHIYAGWIIPUNDI - The just ended, much-acclaimed Tsumeb Copper Festival has attracted mixed emotions from revellers and exhibitors, who seem to doubt the relevance of the event. OMUTHIYA - Nored has advised the community and in particular the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) to seek authorisation before erecting posters on electricity poles. OMUTHIYA - Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta has expressed concern about the ever-increasing corruption cases reported in the country, saying this has been crippling the economy. OMUTHIYAGWIIPUNDI - A total of 404 police officers will be deployed in Oshikoto Region during the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections, regional commander Commissioner Armas Shivute said on Friday. ONYAANYA - Two people died on Friday upon arrival at Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital after two bakkies they were travelling in collided head-on at Onyaanya in the Oshikoto Region. OMUTHIYA - An 18-year-old man died a horrible death on Saturday after he suffocated while digging a well at his homestead at Iindogno Yakeelu. OMUTHIYAGWIIPUNDI - Namibia’s leading building materials and hardware retailer Build It, through its Omuthiya franchise, will this coming weekend host an under-13 schools tournament. ONANKALI – The Directorate of Rural Water Supply in Oshikoto region says the vandalism of infrastructure continues to be a major hurdle in government’s efforts to provide uninterrupted water supply. It claims some community members have been vandalising property and fencing off road paths, making it difficult for government officials to access certain areas. OMUNTELE - The resumption of the Omuntele water project, which was stalled for years, has brought relief to hundreds of farmers and households. The community has been battling severe shortage of water due to the prevailing drought. OMUTHIYA – A two-year-old boy died instantly on Saturday after a 50-year-old man allegedly beat him with a spade all over his body, while a second victim, a girl aged three, is fighting for her life at Onandjokwe hospital where she was admitted in a critical condition. ONAMISHU – Oshikoto is grappling with a severe shortage of hostels and only ten schools out of 221 in the region have boarding facilities, according to education director Aletta Eises. OMUTHIYA – The Omuthiya town council through the mayor’s office has erected decent shacks to house three destitute families who lived in their own makeshift structures of discarded cardboard boxes at Kaniita informal settlement. OMUTHIYA - The National Housing Enterprises (NHE) has announced a new design for its houses across various ranges, bringing a new taste to prospective homeowners and extending room size. NHE CEO Gisbertus Mukulu made the announcement during the handover of 50 completed units at Omuthiya yesterday. OMUTHIYA – Elelondoolopa lyaMuthiya okupitila mombelewa yaMayola oya tunga omalukalwa goofamili ndatu ndhoka dha dhengwa koluhepo noya li haya lala momagumbo ga dhikwa niipakete kolukanda lwaKaniita. OMBUNDU – The Chinese embassy donated boxes of Panda packs containing school stationery to Ombundu Combined School, where it also awarded scholarships to pupils from Otjikoto and Joseph Simaneka Asino schools. OMUTHIYA – Voters in Oshikoto Region said in no uncertain terms that they expect the new administration to address issues of bread and butter, including providing employment to thousands of Namibians languishing at home without jobs. OMUTHIYA – An employee at farm Neseier died Monday after he and two of his colleagues were struck by lightning while they were picking potatoes from a field. OMUTHIYA - Police officers manning the Omuntele community hall polling station arrested a 48-year-old woman after she cast her vote twice, despite being warned not to return to the voting booth. OMUTHIYAGWIIPUNDI - Swapo has maintained its dominance in the Oshikoto region during last week’s general election. OMUTHIYAGWIIPUNDI - an agent and foot soldier, who was campaigning for independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula, claims members of the reserve police in Omuthiya assaulted him during last week’s general election.