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OMUTHIYA -The root cause of the squabbles within the Swapo party, according to Dr Ben Mulongeni is because of lust for money and greediness among some ruling party members. OMUTHIYA - Di-Toa Trading Enterprises has injected a whooping N$50 000 towards the hosting of a football tournament at Omuthiya, slated for end of this month. OMUTHIYA - Due to changing lifestyles, whereby nowadays the world revolves around technology with the internet taking its toll especially among the younger generation, cultural values and norms have been diminishing. It is, therefore, the duty of parents and educators to instil the love of cultural heritage in their children and learners, the Governor of Oshikoto Henock Kankoshi said on Friday. OMUTHIYA - The much-anticipated annual Di-Toa mega football bonanza, which was initially slated to hit Omuthiya this weekend, has been called off, citing a fixture congestion as a result of play-offs matches being hosted across the northern part. OSHANA SHEENGETE - An elderly 71-year-old farmer from Oshana Sheengete in Oshikoto Region lost almost half of his herd of cattle after the animals consumed water from a rarely used well. OMUTHIYA - Some parts of the northern regions have for the past few months been battling with water scarcity due to a slow water downstream flow. OMUTHIYA - Approximately 2 000 veterans of the liberation struggle have turned up for verification in Oshikoto Region since the beginning of the exercise early this month. OMUTHIYA -The director of Namibia Federation for Visually Impaired Moses Nghipandulwa is concerned that little effort has been made to assist and address the needs and aspirations of those living with hearing-impairment disabilities. OMUTHIYA - All Swapo Party branch coordinators will soon start receiving remuneration for their work at the grassroots. The part believes it is the branch coordinators who canvass support for the party and must thus be rewarded for their work. According to Secretary-General Sophia Shaningwa, the move is one among many resolutions undertaken during the 2017 elective congress. OMUTHIYA - It was a blissful and glamourous weekend for Tsumeb residents as the municipality organised a gospel evening, a beauty pageant and a sports fun day, to mark the start of the 16th annual Copper Festival, which will officially start tomorrow. OMALINDI - Hopes to possibly get redress by a farmer in Oshikoto Region who lost some goats to unknown predators were shattered yesterday when officials from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism informed her, she will not get compensation for her eight goats. OMUTHIYA - A drinking spree between cousins ended tragically when a 19-year-old man was stabbed to death on Tuesday night following an argument over a cigarette. OMUTHIYA - The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare yesterday awarded 19 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Oshikoto Region with start-up equipment through its Income Generating Activities (IGA) programme. OMUTHIYA - The prevalent occurrences of train accidents involving human and motorists who reside in villages along the railway line in the northern part of Namibia have prompted communities of Oshifukwa and Okapuku villages to embark on a de-bushing campaign along the railway line. OMUTHIYA - The body of a missing woman from Oilavati village of Ohangwena Region was discovered yesterday along the gravel road between Oshivelo and Tsintsabis in Oshikoto Region. OMUTHIYA - A 52-year-old man from Omutsegonime village died instantly on Sunday evening after the vehicle he was busy repairing collapsed on him. OMUTHIYA - Omuthiya local authority councillors maintained the status quo at yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony of political office-bearers held at town council chambers. OMUTHIYA -The National Housing Enterprise (NHE), in what looks like an early Christmas gift, will as of next week start handing over housing units to prospective first-time buyers, with Oshakati being first inline. The handover will be taking place in Ekuku in Oshakati on Friday. OMUTHIYA -The Tsumeb municipality says it will soon embark on the process of recruiting a new Chief Executive officer (CEO), a procedure likely to take about three to four months. OSHIVELO - The councillor of Nehale Lya Mpingana, Leevi Reinholdt, is of the view that if stigma and discrimination is not addressed urgently among communities, it will erode the efforts made so far to fight and ensure many people get tested for HIV/AIDs.