Author: Kuzeeko Tjitemisa
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President Hage Geingob says Namibia views economic inequality as the greatest threat to national global democracy. Patron of the Ovaherero Red Flag Association Ben Zaaruka has described the weekend’s Ovaherero Chiefs Council meeting held at Onderombapa in the Aminuis constituency as illegal, null and void while warning those who convened the gathering not to “pee on their tradition”. Barely six months after the passing of Ovaherero paramount chief Vekuii Rukoro, the Ovaherero Traditional Authority appears to be in turmoil, as two factions emerged, fighting to replace him. Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) chairperson Elsie Nghikembua has issued a stern warning to polling officials, saying they should not be seen, or perceived as taking sides when performing their work. Newly appointed acting Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA) secretary general Nandiuasora Mazeingo has hit back on chief Vipuira Kapuuo calling on him to refrain from acting on behalf of the OTA and concentrate on Ovitoto, where he reigns. Retired Kenyan general Daniel Opande, who on Wednesday was conferred Namibia’s second highest honour for services rendered during the liberation struggle, on Wednesday said he is humbled and honoured by the award. Rally for Democracy and progress president and parliamentarian Mike Kavekotora says current infighting within the Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA) is politically- motivated. New Era journalist Kuzeeko Tjitemisa (KT) this week caught up with Swapo Youth League (SPYL) secretary Ephraim Nekongo (EN) to discuss, among others, the youth league’s achievements, its stance on contemporary issues such as gender-based violence, youth unemployment and the legalisation of abortion, which is currently under discussion in parliament. Public enterprises minister Leon Jooste declined yesterday to discuss his plans for the future. Landless People Movement (LPM) deputy spokesperson Joyce Muzengua has labelled defence minister Frans Kapofi’s statement on genocide communities as “senseless”, saying the minister demonstrated a lack of knowledge and ignorance on the matter when he made the comment. President Hage Geingob on Monday held a telephonic conversation with the emir of the state of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani where they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries. Delays in implementing President Hage Geingob’s decision for the establishment of the Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition have left Popular Democratic Movement leader McHenry Venaani seething.