Author: Kuzeeko Tjitemisa
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Just a little over 25 days after visiting Namibia for a one-day working visit, Botswana president Mokgweetsi Masisi is once again expected to arrive in Windhoek this morning. The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) yesterday said it is ready to conduct free, fair and credible rerun elections at Koës, Aroab and Stampriet local authorities, as well as Mariental Rural constituency. Transport minister John Mutorwa has re-tabled an agreement seeking to ratify the establishment of the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Development Corridor. Cabinet has clarified that the cost of liquidating the national airline, Air Namibia, will not be borne by government, but rather by the proceeds of the sale of assets of the company. Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Johannes Martin has said the Swapo-led government has run out of ideas in fixing the country’s education system, which according to him has been in a bad state for years. Public enterprises minister Leon Jooste says his ministry is at an advanced stage of developing an integrated electronic performance monitoring and evaluation system to track and evaluate the work of state-owned enterprises. Meatco has assured Namibian beef importers there was no need to panic over the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak that has been reported in the northern parts of the country. Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Jennifer van den Heever has implored government to come up with a turnaround strategy that will save the cash-strapped Agricultural Business Development Agency (Agribusdev) from collapse. After a long-running drought slashed their livestock, small-scale farmers in the //Kharas, Hardap, Kunene, and Omaheke regions will soon receive quality core breeding goats from government to help improve their social and economic wellbeing as well as increase food security. FARM VERSAILLES – Khomas police commander Commissioner Joseph Shikongo has expressed concern over the rate at which residents of Dordabis settlement are withdrawing cases from law enforcement and the courts. Agriculture, water and land reform minister Calle Schlettwein last week told parliamentarians that government cannot afford to implement the intended 5 000-hectare irrigation scheme outside the Neckartal dam aimed at increasing food security and economic development in the //Kharas region. The community of Otjinene in the Omaheke region is reportedly divided after Ovaherero Paramount Chief Vekuii Rukoro installed a prominent farmer in the area as one of the traditional chiefs.