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Swapo backbencher Elifas Dingara has thrown his weight behind the establishment of a parliamentary budget committee, urging fellow MPs to agree to the “draft terms of reference” and the establishment of the committee. Investors in ReconAfrica were under the impression that the stock they bought will one day be worth eye-watering amounts. In support for scaling up climate finance, President Hage Geingob has called for the N$1.5 trillion (US$100 billion) for climate finance needs to be surpassed as a target, with a clear roadmap on how the committed amounts will be delivered. Both Swapo and the office of the founding president yesterday said they have not received the purported public apology by Namrights executive director Phil Ya Nangoloh to founding president Sam Nujoma and the ruling party’s leadership to pave way for his return. Namibians attached to the country’s embassy in Ethiopia are safe and sound amid armed conflict and civil unrest rocking the East African nation. Meatco has called for the review the country’s livestock exporting regulations, saying most regulations favour foreign companies. Ovambanderu representative Ueriurika Nguvauva last week said the delegation is fully convinced that the cartridge belt kept in a Braunschweig museum, Braunschweig, Germany was indeed that of the late Ovambanderu chief Kahimemua Hija-Kungairi Nguvauva. Outgoing Popular Democratic Movement Youth League secretary general Bensen Katjirijova has urged party members contesting for positions at the upcoming youth league’s elective congress to desist from factionalism and exercise their campaigns in the most disciplined manner. United People’s Movement (UPM) parliamentarian Jan van Wyk is demanding that government include the Baster community in ongoing genocide reparation negotiations with the German government, saying they also suffered at the hands of the European colonisers. The Namibian nation was plunged into mourning yesterday following the sudden death of long-serving politician and All People’s Party president Ignatius Shixwameni. Popular Democratic Movement leader McHenry Venaani yesterday said South Africa’s last apartheid president FW de Klerk died with the secret of who assassinated Ovaherero chief Clemens Kapuuo. Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu) general secretary Petrus Nevonga yesterday took a sharp dig at finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi, accusing him of providing misleading information to civil servants. Health minister Kalumbi Shangula has expressed serious concern over Namibia’s overall vaccination uptake, which he said has declined over the past few weeks, despite initiatives to increase it. Former Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) leaders have paid glowing tribute to their late secretary general and president Ignatius Shixwameni, calling on President Hage Geingob to confer a hero’s funeral on the late opposition leader. Public Service Union of Namibia (PSUN) has rebuked the Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu), accusing it of “fooling” civil servants when they said their salary negotiations process for the 2021/2022 financial year is still ongoing. Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) chief electoral officer Theo Mujoro says it is not the electoral body’s obligation, responsibility, or duty to ensure that elected councillors are residents in their elected constituencies. Political commentators yesterday praised President Hage Geingob for nipping the debate about a possible third term as head of state in the bud. There is material uncertainty in the ability of the City of Windhoek to pay its creditors in the foreseeable future, auditor general Junias Kandjeke warned last week. City of Windhoek coalition partners have castigated Independent Patriots for Change leader Panduleni Itula, whom they accused of going behind their backs and negotiating with the Landless People’s Movement to join the ‘progressive forces’.