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Mueteleli Hage Geingob ususuelize bayahi banaha Namibia kubapala kalulo yabona mwasilimo sa “Zusuluso”, nikuba nikabelo nikuswalisana mwa mungendenge wa Naha wa 2023 wa Kubala Batu ni Mandu. Popular Democratic Movement president McHenry Venaani is disturbed by the entrenched social, educational and economic disparities that marginalised communities in Namibia face. In the face of rampant youth unemployment, inequality and increasing poverty levels, monies owed to the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) by employers must be written off. The seventh national information and communication technology (ICT) summit, which had been postponed for three years due to Covid-19, was finally launched yesterday in Windhoek by ICT minister Peya Mushelenga. Three persons per square kilometre make Namibia a country with one of the lowest population densities in the world. Now, according to a report titled ‘New World Wealth’, this low population density is Namibia’s biggest advantage. A local insurer is considering extending coverage to the agricultural industry and compensating farmers impacted by natural calamities such as droughts and wildlife conflict. The Jonker oil discovery, run by Shell Plc in the productive block in the Orange Basin, offshore Namibia, is believed to be the major contributor to discovered volumes in Africa during 2023. Leader of the Landless People’s Movement Bernadus Swartbooi has accused the Namdeb Diamond Corporation of operating in a highly secretive world, where potential maleficence is rife. Namib Desert Diamonds has produced its strongest financial results ever during the 2022/2023 financial year. The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia is determined not to lose out on its main source of income, namely fuel levies, by ensuring it also charges electric vehicles to make use of Namibian roads. Urban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni said there is a need to reduce Namibia’s heavy reliance on the agriculture sector. Namibian households are still struggling to make ends meet, amidst a recessionary economic environment branded by high interest rates, rising food and fuel prices, and stagnating wages. Due to the increased interest in investing in Namibia from around the world, the nation has been busy enabling major projects, with more to follow soon. It is of little use for Namibia to have trade items, regulations and policies which are workable for the country, but do not respond to regional and global trading partners. Despite Namibia’s minimal contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions in 2021 at a mere 0.03%, a combination of physical and societal characteristics makes the nation extremely vulnerable to the negative effects of global climate change. Namibia is one of the nations in Southern Africa where data is significantly more expensive than elsewhere in the region and should not continue to make a fool of itself with these elevated prices. Commercial banks are among the industries with the most regulations, making it necessary that such regulations are easy to understand and implement, the Bank of Namibia’s (BoN) director of information and communication technology (ICT) Marsorry Ickua said. The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, with new threats emerging all the time. This is especially true in Namibia, which is a rapidly developing country with a growing digital economy. After a decade, the Cyber Crime Bill, along with the Data Protection Bill and the National Cyber Security Strategy, is expected to be passed in the National Assembly next year. Namibia is dedicated to pursuing an economic diversification policy to boost the industrial and service sectors and increasing overall manufacturing output.