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OMUTHIYA - Farmers from the areas surrounding Omuthiya are being warned to keep their animals out of town lands, ahead of the operationalisation of an impounding kraal to be used for keeping stray animals that have been seized from the central business district. OMUTHIYA - Grinding poverty aggravated by scarce jobs has compelled seven community members to make a hard living over the years from scrap metal, discarded plastic bottles and other garbage they collect and sell to recycling companies despite the dangers faced. OMUTHIYA - The Omuthiya Town Council has unveiled its plans to upgrade its roads to bitumen standard in an effort to add value to, beautify and market the town. OMUTHIYA -With sporadic rains experienced, hopes among farmers in Omuntele have faded as the water shortage in the constituency has reached crisis levels. OMUNTELE - Oshikoto Region has 436 makeshift classrooms constructed with zinc and wooden poles, clearly indicating the need for an accelerated infrastructural development and to make matters worse the region also faces drastic shortage of hostel facilities. OMUTHIYA -When one moves around Omuthiya, the impression is that there is available residential and business land, but sadly, this is not the case. OMUTHIYA - Construction of the multi-billion-dollar mega Smart-City investment in Tsumeb is likely to start in April, says the mayor of the copper town Mathew Hangula. OMUTHIYA - Northern Regions Electricity Distributor (Nored) on Friday handed over a cheque of N$40 000 to the Oshikoto education directorate to help schools in the region that are not performing well. OMUTHIYA - The Director of Education, Arts and Culture for Oshikoto Region, Lameck Kafidi who will be retiring next month bade farewell to the educational fraternity on Friday as he handed down awards of excellence to hundreds of learners and teachers. OMUTHIYA - Sporadic rainfall being experienced and coupled with high temperatures and a resultant dry spell have instilled a sense of fear among northern farmers who are now clinging on to their produce, OMUTHIYA - In an effort to improve hygiene and sanitation in rural areas, 26 toilets will soon be constructed in Okankolo constituency mainly targeting the elderly and disabled, the councillor Hans Nambodi informed New Era upon inquiry. ONANKALI – An elderly woman from Onankali area was on Wednesday slapped with a fine of N$1 200 by the Ondonga Traditional Authority’s Onankali South District for defamation of character and rumour-mongering. OMUTHIYA - Plans to construct a primary school at Namutoni, Etosha National Park still hang in the air, two years after the plan was conceived. OMUTHIYA -The Ondonga Traditional Authority through the Omuthiya district court together with various village headmen are working around the clock to enforce law and order at pastures at Okashana due to persistent lawlessness and illegal occupation by farmers. OMUTHIYA -The former principal of Ekulo Senior Secondary School, Nahas Hamutenya, is stewing in his own sweat after he came under police investigation for the disappearance of cash exceeding N$250 000 from the school coffers that was meant to buy a school bus. OMUTHIYA - Swapo Regional Coordinator for Oshikoto, Armas Amukwiyu says the party is prepared and ready to conduct elections to elect the new party leadership in sections, branches, districts structures, after the mandate of the current regional leadership expired. OMBOTO - Omboto Primary on Wednesday received educational material, stationary, cosmetics, school uniforms and pots for its school feeding programme from Ehanga Holdings worth N$75 000 in yet another praise-worthy effort to uplift the poor rural school. OMUTHIYA - Unresolved internal party issues in Otjozondjupa Region might have resulted in the exclusion of Grootfontein and Otjiwarongo districts, to carry out the renewal of the mandate of leadership for sections, branches and districts whose mandate has expired. OMBOTO - Early dropout is prevalent among lower primary school pupil in the Nehale Lya Mpingana Constituency, especially learners advancing to Grades 5 and 6. OMUTHIYA - Non-communicable diseases are on the increase and remain one of the leading causes of death in the country, says the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula.