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By the time you read this, radio personality Laimi Elago will be somewhere up the 5 895-metre high Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations partner agencies have commended Namibia on its path to eliminating HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B virus transmission from mother to child. Culinary skills, coupled with years of experience trading as a kapana vendor at the Single Quarters, have led to Mandume Hasheni qualifying for the next round of the Nedbank Kapana cook-off competition, a step closer to owning a food truck. Learners at the Mureti Senior Secondary School in Opuwo are advising fellow Namibian peers to respect culture as it forms an integral part of a person’s identity and not be overwhelmed by Western ideologies. About 40 kilometres north of Opuwo lies a rich, real-life cultural experience of the Ovahimba people, a marginalised group which is seen as backward, yet destined to keep its heritage alive and educate the world about the way of life. THE International High-Level Panel on Water Investment Action Plan proposes an additional US$2 billion a year be mobilised from African governments to increase water security and sanitation, water minister Calle Schlettwein has said. The Organisation of African First Ladies for Development, under the stewardship of First Lady Monica Geingos, and partners launched the #WeAreEqual campaign, a year-long and continent-wide intervention that calls for urgent action to advance gender equity and close the gender gap across Africa. Sitting calmly in a reclined seat, talking on the phone and waiting for the male nurse to insert the needle for the blood transfusion is Sudene Vorster, a medical professional who is donating blood for the 30th time. Konyara nokilo 40 komuzogo gwaOpuwo kwakara ko uhwi wokungawopeka, meparu lyomunmtu, pampo moomu tupu twavadiva vaHimba vantu ava vaninkiliramo unene vana kara ngesi asi awo simpe konyima neparu, nye nampili ngoso awo kwadiva akupungura eyi tyavatumbulkira asi yawo ntani awo kuronga uzuni asi ngapi muntu novhura kuparuka. Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Zhao Weiping, on Wednesday said the China-Namibia relationship is more than an ordinary one between developing countries because of the profound traditional friendship between the two nations. Trade minister Lucia Iipumbu has condemned voices claiming there were no proper consultations conducted on the Namibia Investment Promotion and Facilitation Bill (NIPFB). She has described the proposed updated investment legislation as crucial to resuscitate an ailing economy. Hunger and poverty have pushed a destitute Ovatjimba family in Otjikojo, a village some 25km west of Okangwati in the Kunene region, into scavenging for goat skins to feed themselves. The National Disability Council of Namibia will hold a consultative meeting from today to 30 August 2023 at the MTC Dome Hotel in Swakopmund to deliberate on issues around the exclusivity of persons with disabilities in the country. Ester Silas’ persistence in competing finally paid off when she was crowned the 2023 Nedbank Kapana Cook-Off winner in Ongwediva this past weekend. Outjo Secondary School principal Usko Shivute has pleaded for the participation of the community, especially parents, in the education process of the young and contributing to their development. The World Health Organisation’s director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus commended the Namibian government for the way it handled the Covid-19 pandemic. About 40% of locals are overweight, while 20% are obese, with these rough estimates attributed to the lack of a balanced diet – or in many instances, overindulgence of food, the Nutrition and Security Food Alliance of Namibia has said. First Lady Monica Geingos says the line-up for the #BeFree Concert happening today is intentional to allow industry creatives to be part of the process of the #BeFree youth campus because they are influential in the communities they live in. Works and Transport Minister John Mutorwa has said the erection of the Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat offices in Windhoek aims to facilitate trade and propel the development agendas of Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. Dundee Precious Metals has donated two e-bikes to enable community healthcare workers in Tsumkwe to efficiently reach more areas.