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Hundreds of ratepayers in Windhoek who owe the municipality about N$235 million have been handed over to the council’s lawyers for collection. Parents are too embarrassed to talk about sex with their children, while low levels of education, limited information and access to contraceptives, as well as traditional norms were some of the contributing factors to high rates of teenage pregnancy in Namibia. Former St Therese Secondary School grade 12 learner Taimi Asino recently received a shot in the arm after Standard Bank Namibia awarded her N$50 000 towards her varsity studies. The home affairs ministry has investigated about 70 so-called marriages of convenience, deputy minister Maureen Hinda-Mbuende announced yesterday. Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (Nappa) community outreach coordinator Risto Mushongo believes sexual reproductive health (SRH) cannot be effectively addressed if men are not included. Close to 2 000 pupils fall pregnant in a year, deputy education minister Anna Nghipondoka revealed last week. WINDOKO – Liluko la Mabasi, liezize lipatisiso hala manyalo angiwa kuli kiatumelelano amashumi asupile, mubakweli likwambuyu wa liluko la mabasi Maureen Hinda-Mbuende nabulezi viki yefelile. Manyalo alishano kamita kuiputezi basali ili bayahi banaha Namibia, babanyalwa kwa baana bamazwazule katumelelano yakufiwa masheleñi. Kasamulaho mazwahule bafumana mapampili akuba bayahi banaha kamanyalo atume Two security guards who at the weekend allegedly stole two vehicles from the Opuwo government garage, which they were manning, have been arrested. The two guards are aged 22 and 29. Former health minister Bernard Haufiku said the country needs about five referral hospitals to ease the traffic of patients coming to the two Windhoek state hospitals. Namibia Bus and Taxi Association (Nabta) has appointed Jeffrey Platt as their interim chairperson deputised by Pendapala Nakathingo. The Windhoek City Council is to provide a total of 20 000 heads of households in Windhoek’s informal settlements with acknowledgment of occupation certificates and lease agreements this year. Electricity is no longer a luxury but a necessity, said Windhoek mayor Fransina Kahungu. She said this during a ceremony marking the electrification of 1 200 homes in Otjomuise extension 6 and 7 and the Havana informal settlement extension 1 and 3.