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OMUTHIYA - US Ambassador to Namibia Lisa Johnson is impressed by Namibia’s formalisation of the 50/50 gender representation and a zebra system into its politics, saying such success does not come without hard work, dedication and sacrifice. OKANGOROROSA - A 76-year-old pensioner from Okangororosa in Oshikoto Region says he chose to venture into fish farming over a shebeen, because bars were mushrooming all over. OMUTHIYA -Two local authority councillors of Omuthiya Town Council are among thousands of residents that are squatting at Kaniita informal settlement, a situation that invalidates claims that councillors have been awarding plots to themselves. OMUTHIYA -A truck driver who was parked in town along the Omuthiya main road fired warning shots to restrain a mentally challenged male patient who tried to board onto his truck after the mental patient escaped from under the noses of nurses from a hospital. OSHIGAMBO - Oshigambo High School principal Pinehas Ekongo has expressed concern over the school’s dilapidated infrastructure. OMUTHIYA - Northern Communal Areas (NCAs) are net importers of beef from south of the Veterinary Cordon Fence (VCF), despite a higher livestock population in the areas, says Meatco Foundation’s report on an overview of the market in the NCAs. OMUTHIYA – The Oshikoto regional U/19 netball team have been hard at work with preparations for this year’s The Namibian Newspaper Cup to be held at the southern town of Mariental in the Hardap region over the Easter weekend next month. TSUMEB -The Ministry of Land Reform will install 16 boreholes during the current financial year on nine resettlement farms in Oshikoto for the benefit of the resettled farmers. TSUMEB - Approximately 50 applicants are vying for the position of CEO at Tsumeb Municipality after the position became vacant because the Swakopmund Municipality poached the previous incumbent Alfeus Benjamin, says the mayor Mathews Hangula. OMUTHIYA -The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry together with Meat Corporation (Meatco) is devising plans to extend the redline and rezone the Mangetti area in Oshikoto Region into a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)-free zone. OMUTHIYA -Local people and from the surroundings of Omuthiya who previously procured most of their building materials from Ondangwa have welcomed the recent opening of Build It, a hardware store in Omuthiya, with the Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba saying the new venture will bring relief. OMUTHIYA – An uncle of a four-year-old girl was caught red-handed by the victim’s grandmother while defiling the minor in a mahangu field under a marula tree. OMUTHIYA – Pained by the fate of learners at Iipindi Secondary School who for years have lived in squalid shacks that they rent in Oshikoto, the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has embarked on a mission to construct a school hostel for the affected learners. OMUTHIYA - The recently completed 2.4-kilometre water pipeline has brought joy and relief to the drought-stricken community of Omadhiya in Oniipa Constituency, as the Rural and Water Supply Directorate opened the taps on Tuesday. OMUTHIYA - Governor of the Oshikoto Region Henock Kankoshi has pleaded for sanity and level-headedness among the two fierce Ondonga Traditional Authority factions as the nation mourns the death of their revered king, Immanuel Kauluma Elifas. OSHIFUKWA - A physically challenged subsistence mahangu farmer from Oshifukwa in Oshikoto Region says there is no prospects for a good harvest this cropping season because of lower than expected rains as many Namibian farmers still depend on rain-fed crop farming. OMUTHIYA - Development is crawling into Onayena, with 32 plots recently electrified in the relatively newly proclaimed settlement. OMUTHIYA – Malumahe musizana walilimo zene, naswelwi mwakezo kibokukwa musizana abitelela mwanana mwasimu ya mauza, mwatasa kota ya marula. OMUTHIYA - The Executive Director in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Social Welfare, Welhencia Uiras, has refuted claims that the ministry is planning to suspend social grants offered to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) due to financial woes. OMUTHIYA – An inquest docket has been opened after the lifeless body of a toddler, identified as Wernel Tangeni, was discovered last week Thursday in a bucket of oshikundu at Onadhi village in Onyaanya Constituency.