WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob, in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) yesterday, said Namibia today is in a better position than it was a year ago.
WINDHOEK - A former police officer from Gobabis, convicted of stabbing his two sons to death in April 2014, was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment by Judge Dinnah Usiku yesterday.
WALVIS BAY – Several persons of interest, mostly employees of the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (Nimt), have been questioned since Monday by the Namibian Police in the Erongo Region in connection with the brutal murders of the institute’s executive director and his deputy on Monday morning.
WINDHOEK - Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Namibia (ELCRN) who are aggrieved by the process used to determine the new bishop of the church vowed on Tuesday this week that they will leave no stone unturned to challenge the current process of electing bishops adopted by the current leaders of the church.
SWAKOPMUND – The Namibian police have launched a nationwide hunt for the killer of the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (Nimt) executive director Eckhart Mueller and his deputy Heimo Hellwig, who were heinously killed on Monday.
KATIMA MULILO – Oshilongo Energy Shell filling station in Katima Mulilo is facing serious financial challenges that could lead to rentrenchment of some of its 20 employees. As of late last year, the filling station would go for days without fuel, while employees’ salaries have also been numerously delayed.
RUNDU – The Ecumenical Church in Rundu’s Queens Park location has been ordered by the court not to have overflows of members outside the church building as this necessitated the use of speakers that nearby residents say are noisy.
WINDHOEK - The Governor of Otjozondjupa Region Otto Ipinge has declared Tsumkwe Constituency a special area that needs special developmental attention.
SWAKOPMUND – The mystery surrounding the sensational killings of Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (Nimt) executive director Eckhard Mueller and his deputy Heimo Hellwig was compounded by the fact that there was no arrest as of late yesterday.
WINDHOEK – State House said it would not comment on “speculative gossip on the part of the public” regarding the alleged suicide of a State House official and his alleged involvement in the illegal installation of an elevator at a government property.
ONAMUNGUDO – The battle for the throne of Ondonga traditional community reached unprecedented heights yesterday as two warring factions each crowned its own leader as the omukwaniilwa.
WINDHOEK - Three judges of the Namibia Supreme Court dismissed an appeal the Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) lodged against a judgment of the Windhoek High Court refusing a final interdict against The Patriot newspaper and its editor Mathias Haufiku from publishing a story relating to properties it owns.
WINDHOEK - Burundi’s long quest to become the 17th member of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) has reached an advanced stage, as the regional body’s evaluation team will next month (May) visit the eastern African country for inspections on whether it meets the requirements before being admitted.
WALVIS BAY – Pilchard catching Walvis Bay-based fishing company, Etosha Fishing Corporation has been forced to retrench 19 of its employees and also to dispose three of their vessels due to poor catches in foreign waters.
WINDHOEK - The Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) needs an estimate of N$4.2 billion to provide a coordinated regional response action to meet the immediate humanitarian needs and early recovery actions following the devastating tropical cyclone Idai that hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
WINDHOEK - While other members of the Aandonga community were in attendance of yesterday’s memorial service of their late leader Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, lawyers for two factions fighting over the crown were at each other’s throats in the Windhoek High Court.
WINDHOEK – A number of patients requiring dental treatment at the Katutura State Hospital were turned away this week due to a shortage of gloves at the equipment-strapped public health facility.
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob during his four-day visit to Portugal for the Horasis Global Meeting was centered on building investor confidence and promoting Namibia as a country with a favourable business environment and destination of choice for international businesses and investors.
WINDHOEK – Dishonest Namibian Traffic Information System (Natis) officials who dubiously sell licenses to unqualified drivers and black drivers in general are contributing immensely to road accidents in Namibia, Swapo MPs charged in the National Assembly yesterday.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia National Student’s Organisation (Nanso) has welcomed the appointment of its president Ester Simon by President Hage Geingob to serve on the High level Panel on the Namibian Economy, which was announced last week.
WINDHOEK - Namibian police Inspector-General Sebastain Ndeitunga said the recent N$4.6 billion budget allocation to the police will not be sufficient to meet demands such as procuring new vehicles, uniforms, operations and administration.
WINDHOEK - A 42-year-old woman, who allegedly consulted a traditional doctor after suffering from headache, died after she was given traditional herbs to drink.
WINDHOEK – The cardiac unit at the Windhoek Central Hospital has successfully attended to 104 patients requiring open heart surgery, 318 open-heart and related procedures were conducted at the unit.
CASCAIS, PORTUGAL - Namibia is ruling out dropping its currency peg with the South African rand “unless something very drastic happens,” given the close trade links to its larger neighbour and the drive by the world’s biggest producer of marine diamonds to recover from a two-year recession.
OMUTHIYA - The Executive Director in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Social Welfare, Welhencia Uiras, has refuted claims that the ministry is planning to suspend social grants offered to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) due to financial woes.
NYEGE - Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga, says government has devised mechanisms to cope with the current economic situation and one of the mechanisms is to cut costs and only to spend where there is dire need.
WINDHOEK - The lack of proper coordination between the courts and the Mental Health Care Centre, a subdivision of the Windhoek Central Hospital, contributes to the delay in the mental observation of trial-awaiting offenders.
WINDHOEK – The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has called on the party’s top brass to urgently institute disciplinary measures against former lecturer at the Swapo Party School, Dr Panduleni Itula, who is purported to have written that Swapo members may stand as independent candidates for the Namibian presidency.
WINDHOEK - Two members of the Ondonga Traditional Authority and possible successors to the late Omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas will bring an urgent application in the High Court on Thursday this week for an order interdicting and restraining Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo from appointing a successor to the deceased or taking over in that capacity.
SWAKOPMUND – Swakopmund businessman, Norbert Sadlowski, who has displayed a replica of the Reiterdenkmal at his Alstadt restaurant, is accused of being insensitive towards the suffering of Namibians at the hands of the Germans during the colonial times.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob will travel to Cascais, Portugal, to attend the annual Horasis Global Meeting - one of the world’s foremost discussion forums offering an ideal platform to explore and foster cooperation, impact investing and sustainable growth, the presidency said in a statement.
WINDHOEK - Suspended Windhoek City Police chief Abraham Kanime plans to approach the High Court to compel City of Windhoek to set a date for his delayed disciplinary hearing after the matter degenerated into a game of ping-pong between the Windhoek City Council and the CEO Robert Kahimise.
WINDHOEK - A former police officer convicted of stabbing his two sons to death in April 2014 and two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Correctional Facility by Judge Dinah Usiku wants the court to show him mercy.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg, who is presiding over the corruption trial of current education minister and former governor of the Hardap Region Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, yesterday questioned her on various aspects of her testimony to get clarity. First he wanted to know from Hanse-Himarwa what her duties were as the Hardap Governor.
WINDHOEK – Swapo secretary for information Hilma Nicanor says there is no way the millions spent on renovating the house of the Founding Father Sam Nujoma would have addressed poverty, adding that the government already has programmes in place to address such challenges.
WINDHOEK - Otjombinde Constituency Councillor Katjanaa Kaurivi, who made history in 2015 when he stood and won an election for the first time in the country’s history as an independent candidate, says he is ready to stand again as an independent candidate in next year’s regional council elections.
RUNDU - The Agricultural Business Development Agency (AgriBusDev) will lease out the Ndonga-Linena irrigation project in Kavango East, Orange River irrigation project (ORIP) at Aussenkehr in the south of the country and the Kalimbezi irrigation project in Zambezi which produces rice.
WINDHOEK - The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) last Friday arrested a chief customs official employed by the Ministry of Finance for allegedly soliciting two bribes amounting to N$9 000 from an importer of goods into Namibia.
WINDHOEK- Ovambanderu Chief Kilus Munjuku III Nguvauva has joined the ranks of mourners paying homage to his ‘father-figure’ the Omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, remembering him for his “generosity and wise counsel” during the time of trials and tribulations.
WALVIS BAY - Consumer lobbyist Rob Parker says it is high time the government protects Namibians against inferior imported chicken portions from Brazil - not only in terms of health implications but costs too.
WINDHOEK – The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) revealed on Monday it will finalise by the end of this month the recruitment of about 15 000 temporary employees for the 2019 supplementary registration of voters and the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
WINDHOEK – A former police officer accused of stabbing his two sons to death in April 2014 was convicted on two counts of murder with direct intent and two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Correctional Facility, by Judge Dinah Usiku yesterday.
WINDHOEK - Minister of Education Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, 51, yesterday issued a blank denial that she corruptly used her office for gratification or that she gave a “directive” to members of the committee responsible for selecting the
RUNDU – Livestock farmers in the Kavango East Region are ready and waiting for the completion of the N$110 million Rundu abattoir which is currently in the final stages of being done, says the chairperson of the Kavango East Regional Farmers Union (KERFU) Adolf Muremi.
WINDHOEK – Last week’s breakthrough resolution by the European Parliament on Europe’s colonial crimes in Africa is a major shift in the moral compass of that continent, a Namibian academic observed.
WINDHOEK – International University of Management (IUM) founder Dr David Namwandi yesterday expressed shock and disgust at attacks on immigrants in neighbouring South Africa and called on President Hage Geingob in his capacity as the chairperson of SADC to intervene.
WINDHOEK - Namibian Police Regional Commander Commissioner Silvanus Nghishidimbwa said a post-mortem will be carried out today to determine what caused the death of the woman whose headless body was found on the railway tracks near Game shopping centre on Friday.
WINDHOEK - Kae MaÞunÿu-Tjiparuro, who joined New Era Publications Corporation from the Ministry of Information in October 1991 and was present when the newspaper morphed from a bi-weekly to a weekly and subsequently became a daily, has retired.
WINDHOEK- Namibia yesterday became the first African nation to export beef to People’s Republic of China, when it transported the first 21 tonnes of beef to China the world’s largest consumer market.
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob will today lead a high-level government delegation to the Ondonga Royal Palace at Onamungundo in the Oshikoto to pay homage and respect to the late Omukwaniilwa (King) Immanuel Kauluma Elifas who died in hospital early this week.
WINDHOEK- Namibian’s unemployment rate decreased slightly by 0.6 percent, from 34 percent in 2016 to 33.4 percent in 2018, this is according to Statistician General Alex Shimuafeni who noted unemployment remains “very high” in the Kavango East, Kunene, Omaheke and Zambezi regions.
KEETMANSHOOP - Swapo Party regional coordinator for the //Kharas Region Matheus Mumbala has joined the bandwagon of sentiment within the ruling Swapo that does not entertain having candidates in the party contest the presidential election on the party ticket other than the party president.
WINDHOEK - The decision by the Nust Council to appoint the acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Science and Technology (Nust) has left Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) dumb-founded considering the fact he is not a Namibian, though the youth wing was quick to say it is not against foreigners.
WINDHOEK- While yesterday’s tabling of the national budget of just over N$60 billion for the 2019/20 financial year saw the development portion allocation increased by 42 percent, to N$7.9 billion from N$5.5 billion, local economists’ first impressions are that the budget contained no major surprises.
WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Veteran Affairs has dismissed claims by a war veteran that the ministry neglected his application and has now invited Gottlieb Haufiku to visit its offices so that it could clarify his status.
WINDHOEK – The launch of the 2019 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) officially kicked off and is calling on Namibian artists to submit entries for the 9th edition. The awards, sponsored by MTC and NBC, has availed a massive cash incentive of N$250 000 for the Artist of the Year.
OPUWO - Information on how some resettlement farms are successful while others are non-functional was divulged during a working session between the Kunene Regional Governor Marius Sheya and rural residents of Outjo and Kamanjab resettled on farms in the vicinity of Outjo and Kamanjab farms
WINDHOEK – One of the challenges faced by the country’s mental health care facilities is how to discharge mentally ill patients who committed crimes while mentally incapacitated.
WALVIS BAY - Residents of the Twaloloka informal settlement in Walvis Bay are unhappy that they have to share four bucket mobile toilets among 2000 residents in the area.
WINDHOEK - One of the state witnesses in the trial of eight men still facing charges of high treason, murder, attempted murder, sedition, public violence, and illegal importation of weapons and ammunition, in the Windhoek High Court had to first receive a stern warning from Acting High Court Judge Petrus Unengu to take the oath to tell the truth and nothing but the truth.
WINDHOEK - Omusati businessman Maurus Valombola, 59, who is on trial for the murder of Benhard Kalimbo who was 32 at the time of his demise, was yesterday acquitted on the charge of murder, but convicted of the lesser charge of culpable homicide by Oshakati High Court judge Herman January.
SWAKOPMUND – A delegation from the City of Atlanta in the USA is in the country to explore investment opportunities in the areas of sea and air transport as well as tourism.
Q: Comrade President, the British government on the 25th July, announced that it was appointing what was called a senior diplomatic negotiator on the question of Namibia, with the South African racists. What is the attitude of Swapo to this new initiative?
WINDHOEK - The second state witness to testify in the ongoing tax refund scam trial currently in the Windhoek High Court yesterday identified several SAD 500 forms that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) brought to him to analyse as false.
RUNDU - Works and Transport Minister John Mutorwa has appealed to Rundu local authority councillors to stop with their constant bickering and infightings as this would adversely affect development at the river town.
WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob says Namibia and Kenya should work together to capitalise on the economic potential the two countries’ natural resources offer.
WINDHOEK – The private emergency drought aid programme of stalwart Summerdown/Steinhausen rancher Henriëtte le Grange was rocked to its foundation when it was discovered that some of the recipients from the Maltahὅhe area had sold their bales of free lucerne they received for as little as N$20 per bale while their animals are starving to death in one of the worst droughts in history in the South. Lucerne now sells for close to N$120 per bale on average.
WINDHOEK- The current administration of the Federal Republic of Germany under Chancellor Angel Merkel offers the genocide and reparations claim by Namibians for the 1904-1908 injustices committed by Imperial Germany, particularly the genocide against the Ovaherero and Nama, a ‘window of opportunity’, says Namibian envoy on genocide and reparations, Dr Zed Ngavirue.
WALVIS BAY - President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta says Africa will only succeed in propelling Intra-African cooperation if they collectively address issues such as corruption and illegal fishing.
WINDHOEK – Tighten your budget belt and prepare for bundles of price increases, an intensified drought and food insecurity by May.
President Hage Geingob this week sat down with New Era Managing Editor Toivo Ndjebela at State House for an interview that touched on his four-year presidential journey so far, the country’s public debt situation and leading the ruling party Swapo.
WINDHOEK - A former inmate of the Windhoek Correctional Facility who was trying to get back on his feet claims he is destitute after the City of Windhoek property management division confiscated his corrugated-zinc shack about three weeks ago in Agste Laan.
WINDHOEK - A 95-year-old pensioner who last month was allegedly raped and assaulted by a grandson - who then proceeded to kill his two cousins - at Okafitu ka KaTanyange village in the Omusati Region, yesterday narrated the horrifying events.
WINDHOEK – The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Pepfar), through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), yesterday handed nutrition equipment valued at N$1 million to the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
WINDHOEK - The leadership of the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) yesterday left President Hage Geingob hanging when they failed to show up for a scheduled meeting the union had requested with the Head of State. Normal practice dictates that visitors wait for the Head of State’s arrival in the meeting room.
KEETMANSHOOP - Whereas it is common practice in parts of the world – predominantly in Western society - for couples to get married with or without the consent of their parents, it is a totally different story within Namibia’s Nama tradition.
WINDHOEK- The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) budgetary allocation to peace and security increased from 14 percent to 17 percent, slightly higher than the resources allocation framework by two percent, while the allocation for programmes of regional dimension decreased from 48 percent to 35 percent the same period.
ONHUNO - Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba officially opened the main road (MR 120) that connects the regions of Oshana and Ohangwena on Friday.
WINDHOEK- Lawyers representing the Ovaherero and Nama in the genocide lawsuit have filed a notice of appeal in the United State (US) Court of Appeals, following a dismissed class-action lawsuit filed by the two communities in the US Federal Court in New York for alleged crimes against humanity.
NKURENKURU - Kavango West governor Sirkka Ausiku says some individuals permitted to harvest timber on their farms before the activities were halted, illegally harvested this number of trees in community forests instead of their farms and have sold to buyers using their permits.
WINDHOEK- With industrialisation at the centre stage of the regional integration agenda, the application of Standardisation, Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Metrology, (SQAM) principles in promoting competitiveness is essential, as it makes businesses efficient, competitive in terms of price, time to market, safety and environmental compliance.
WINDHOEK – The adverse audit opinion that the Auditor General gave New Era Publication Corporation (NEPC) in the audit report for the year ended 31 March 2017 came about as a result of a wrongly-captured balance on a loan account and a mixup in a Receiver of Revenue statement.
WINDHOEK - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) official investigating claims there were irregularities in the allocation of mass houses at Mariental in 2014 yesterday said several people told him that ex-governor Katrina Hanse-Himarwa ordered them to remove two names from the original list of beneficiaries.
AROAB - The administrative governance of Aroab Village Council has a zero-tolerance approach towards squatting and this exemplary approach should be emulated by other settlements, villages and towns in Namibia where there is a proliferation of shacks and the problems they bring about.
OMUTHIYA -Two local authority councillors of Omuthiya Town Council are among thousands of residents that are squatting at Kaniita informal settlement, a situation that invalidates claims that councillors have been awarding plots to themselves.
WINDHOEK - Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday explained the partial suspension of serving of tea and coffee to patients in state hospitals, saying the exercise did not serve its intended purpose.
WINDHOEK - One of the initial beneficiaries of the mass housing scheme at Mariental in 2014 whose name was allegedly removed from the list on instruction of ex-Hardap governor Katrina Hanse-Himarwa said the house was taken away from her for supporting the opposition.
WINDHOEK - Secretary to Cabinet George Simataa has asked police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga to consider instituting criminal charges against former health executive director Andreas Mwoombola for fraud and corruption.
ONGWEDIVA - President Hage Geingob has appointed the councillor of Ondangwa Urban Constituency Elia Irimari as new governor of Oshana Region.
WINDHOEK- Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi says Members of Parliament can use vernacular languages during proceedings, provided that adequate provision is made for translation.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob, in his capacity as chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), recently met former Botswana President Ian Khama over the widely publicised running feud with his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi, reports City Press.
WINDHOEK - City of Windhoek CEO, Robert Kahimise, has approached the Supreme Court in a bid to overturn a High Court ruling that it did not have the jurisdiction to hear an urgent application that he filed against his employers.
WINDHOEK - Another member of the team that was responsible for the selection of the beneficiaries of the mass housing scheme at Mariental in 2014 testified yesterday that education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, 51, unilaterally removed two names from the final list of beneficiaries and replaced it with two names of her own choice.
ONGWEDIVA – Having entered the fourth month without a governor, Oshana Region is still waiting for news in this regard. State House did not have an update when contacted for comment by New Era.
WINDHOEK – After reaching out to 221 drought-stricken farmers and close to 95 000 animals with donations of more than N$500 000, the private emergency drought aid programme of stalwart Summerdown/Steinhausen rancher Henriette le Grange has reached an impasse as the drought situation worsens by the day.
LÜDERITZ- Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources scientists found 27 penguins dead and three sick birds showing symptoms of Bird flu, even with the efforts from the ministry to control the spread of the virus.
WINDHOEK - National Democratic Party (NDP), Namibia Christian Democratic Party (CDP) and Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) are calling on the Namibian nation and stakeholders to hold a national conference to find out a lasting solution to the deteriorating economy.
WINDHOEK- Namibia has been awarded the Best Destination Safari and Wildlife of the Pacific Areas Travel Writers Association (PATWA) award at the Berlin’s Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) in Germany last Thursday.
WINDHOEK - The Ovaherero Paramount Chief Advocate Vekuii Rukoro yesterday said he is “disappointed” the United States District Court judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by Ovaherero and Nama in the United States Federal Court in New York for alleged crimes against humanity.
OMBOTO - Omboto Primary on Wednesday received educational material, stationary, cosmetics, school uniforms and pots for its school feeding programme from Ehanga Holdings worth N$75 000 in yet another praise-worthy effort to uplift the poor rural school.
Our Star of the Week goes to the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo), founded in 1965 for electing the first female president of the party and not only that, Utjiua Muinjangue is the first female political party president of an independent
OMATJETE- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative Izumi Morota-Alakija has commended Namibia for having shown its commitment to protecting wildlife, especially given the country’s extraordinary diversity of species and high level of endemism.
WINDHOEK - As the country continues to battle with the Hepatitis E nearly two years after the initial outbreak was declared, some residents of Havana, the epicenter of the disease are struggling to maintain hygiene which is the main underlying cause of the poor man’s disease.
WINDHOEK - Concerned over multi-billion-dollar infrastructure development tenders being awarded to Chinese contractors the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) on Monday had an audience at State House with President Hage to express their concern over the deals.
WINDHOEK - What was intended to be a community lodge to alleviate poverty and create jobs in the sleepy village of Omatjete in the Daures Constituency has become a curse after the millions budgeted for the project vanished into thin air.
WINDHOEK - High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday denied an application by Rhyno Richardo du Preez, 35, to have his trial separated from that of his co-accused and former lover Rachel Elizabeth Rittmann, 47, after he admitted to killing the former’s husband with her help on August 23, 2013 in Gobabis.
KEETMANSHOOP – Construction of the N$5.7 billion Neckartal Dam in the //Kharas Region is essentially complete but the project’s strength needs to be tested with rainwater – which has been scarce because of prevailing dry conditions.
KEETMANSHOOP – With joblessness and poverty out of hand at Berseba, Tses, Bethanie, Koes and Aroab in the //Kharas Region, government’s monthly social grants in these localities are fast emerging as a vital cog in sustaining their village councils.
SWAKOPMUND - Namibia cannot continue to speak about gender equality and equal representation of men and women in politics and decision-making when its female folk are confined to the margins of such discussions.
RUNDU - Sikongo Haihambo whose contract was extended on Thursday for another six months as the acting Rundu CEO says the town council have started with establishing a buffer zone where shacks and unauthorised settlements will not be
WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development has failed in controlling foreign direct investors (FDIs) who come into the country with their own employees and ignore local graduate youths, said Swanu Youth League president Brian Ngutjinazo.
WINDHOEK - More than half of 2012 and 2013 graduates from three Namibian universities who sought jobs found employment within a period of three to six months, a graduate survey has indicated. This translated into 52 percent of graduates securing salaried employment.
WINDHOEK - Charles Winston Manale, 35, yesterday morning told Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku at the Windhoek Correctional Facility High Court that all the money he stole from Standard Bank Namibia was spent on parties, travelling abroad and clothing for himself, his friends and family.
WINDHOEK - A founder member of the Peter Nanyemba Plan Combatant Veterans Trust (PNPCVT), Nkrumah Mushelenga, says contrary to suggestions that his organisation should have sought the blessing of the Namibian National Veterans Association (NNLVA), there is no need for that.
SWAKOPMUND - The Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) yesterday said it would remove Erongo regional governor Cleophas Mutjavikua from its wage negotiation team after an audio recording emerged of him supposedly supporting retrenchments at Husab mine.
GOBABIS – The Minister of Economic Planning and Director-General of the National Planning Commission (NCP), Obeth Kandjoze, said it is devastating that a number of development projects have failed to take off, years after they were
WINDHOEK - A resident of Karasburg who had the body of his victim washed and clothed and put her in their bed after he realised she died as a result of a beating he subjected her to was convicted of murder with direct intent yesterday by Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo.
WINDHOEK - A Mariental resident who admitted that he killed 16-year old Estonovia Games near a cemetery at Mariental between October 19 and 21, 2016 before Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku at the High Court situated at the Windhoek Correctional Facility last year is expected to testify in own defense today after the state closed its case yesterday.
MPORA – The Mpora Primary Health Care Clinic that caters to a large number of patients in Kavango West has been without running water since beginning of November last year, posing a health hazard not only to the staff but to patients as well. The staff and patients currently use nearby bushes to relieve themselves.
WINDHOEK - Democratic Republic of Congo’s new president, Felix Tshisekedi, is expected to arrive in Windhoek today on a working visit, the Namibian presidency announced late yesterday.
WINDHOEK - Namibia National Veteran Association (NNLVA) president Ben Shikongo has rebutted claims by the recently established ‘Peter Nanyemba Plan Combatant Veterans Trust’ (PNPCVT) that recently announced it is an affiliate of NNLVA, saying he never sanctioned the formation of PNPCVT.
WINDHOEK - Depending on his behaviour in custody, a former chief police detective will have to spend the better part of three decades behind bars after Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku sentenced him to 36 years imprisonment for murdering an 18-year-old because of jealousy over a woman.
WINDHOEK – Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein says government is working around the clock to bring about some positive change and mitigate the risk of a downgrade by international rating agencies.
WINDHOEK – ‘Death, destruction, dust, despair, and in dire need of rain.’
WINDHOEK - The new Venezuelan ambassador to Namibia, Omar Ernesto Berroteran Paredes has described the current political situation in his country as normal.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob has announced the establishment of the long-awaited Presidential Commission into Claims on Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution, calling on the commission to practice urgency, impartiality, professionalism and fairness in the execution of its mandate.
WINDHOEK - An activist who has had enough of the killings and acts of gender-based violence (GBV) is embarking on a campaign this year focusing on changing the public mindset against all forms of violence and spousal abuse.
BERLIN - Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi has praised the role played by parliamentarians of both German and Namibia in the reconciliation process between Namibia and its former coloniser.
Our Star of the Week goes to Ohangwena Regional Governor Usko Nghaamwa who has continued to demonstrate generosity towards regional education by coming to the rescue of Ndilula Naikaku Primary School in Eenhana Circuit.
WINDHOEK – Swapo Secretary-General Sophia Shaningwa yesterday said decisions to recall party councillors at Rundu and Okahandja – which were reversed this week after a marathon party meeting - were taken collectively by the party leadership and not arbitrary by her, as is widely asserted.
RUNDU - The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Stanley Simataa, says the government has been working tirelessly to encourage the nation to capitalise on the nationwide roll-out of ICT infrastructure to ensure access to information to all Namibians.
ONGWEDIVA -Governor of Ohangwena, Usko Nghaamwa continues to demonstrate his generosity to educate Namibian children when he came to the rescue of Ndilula Naikaku Primary School in Eenhana Circuit, where he renovated a block of three classrooms recently blown-off by a storm.
ONGWEDIVA - The man accused of the murder of a third-year University of Namibia (Unam) student with whom he was romantically involved made a routine appearance before the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court yesterday. When he appeared
KATIMA MULILO - Inhabitants of Kabbe North and Kabbe South usually stranded during the rainy season at settlements along the Zambezi will heave a sigh of relief after the regional government announced it will soon revive the river transport that has been inactive for years.
WINDHOEK - Assessments that led to a remedial programme for foreign-trained doctors came as a result of findings that ascertained some of the medical graduates lack essential skills to practice.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s national power utility NamPower yesterday said it has enough altenatives up its sleeves for energy supply, arraying any fears that the current crisis engulfing its South African counterpart Eskom would spill over across the Orange River.
WINDHOEK – Despite recent media speculation that the CEO of the Namibia Ports Authority (NamPort), Bisey /Uirab, has been tipped to take over at the helm of the beleaguered Namibia Airports Company (NAC), neither the NAC chairman, Dr Leake Hangala, nor the line minister, Minister of Works and Transport John Mutorwa, were willing to confirm the appointment.
KATIMA MULILO – For several days last week, heavy rainfall drenched the Zambezi Region for the first time, it has received good rains since the beginning of the rainy season. The Meteorological Services of Namibia said 48.8 millimetres was recorded at Mpacha Airport alone on Thursday.
WINDHOEK – Meatco has not yet exported any meat to the USA or China but test samples have been well received by customers and it is expected that Namibian prime beef cuts will be enjoyed in both these giant beef consuming countries within the next few months.
WALVIS BAY - Right holders, who have had rights for up to 20 years, have a tough battle ahead as they have to account for what they have invested in the fishing sector, says Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernhard Esau.
RUNDU – The withdrawal of three councillors of the Rundu Town Council by the Swapo Party of Namibia was not done procedurally in that their party purported to do so without having afforded the councillors an opportunity to be heard before such decision was made and without following the due process of law, says their lawyer, Kadhila Amoomo.
ONDANGWA - There were cheers in the corridors of Ondangwa Private Hospital last Thursday morning as it sent home the tiniest baby it has ever delivered.
WINDHOEK - Leader of the official opposition PDM, McHenry Venaani, has called for action against non-participation in parliamentary debate by some MPs, saying the house currently has parliamentarians who have virtually been warming up parliamentary benches over the past four years.
WINDHOEK - The National Assembly yesterday endorsed Gerson Tjihenuna and Evaristus Evaristus as two additional commissioners to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) as nominated by President Hage Geingob.
WINDHOEK - The University of Namibia (Unam) has revealed it has dismissed eight of its employees since last year, resulting from various cases of theft under false pretence, fraud, corruption, maladministration, absenteeism, misrepresentation or breach of trust.
RUNDU – The ruling party Swapo yesterday swiftly swung the axe on three of its local authority councillors at Rundu who defied directives from its secretary general Sophia Shaningwa who, together with the politburo of its central committee, had given a directive for the status quo to remain.
WINDHOEK – Ovambanderu Chief Kilus Munjuku III Nguvauva has made a fresh plea to the Voigts family to hand over a traditional belt worn by late Chief Kahimemua Nguvauva, saying the community only wants the heirloom and it does not want
WINDHOEK - Retired commissioner for refugees in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Nkrumah Mushelenga, has called for the integration of Namibian refugees at Dukwe in Botswana if they feel they do not want to return to Namibia.
WINDHOEK – Southern African Development Community chairperson, President Hage Geingob of Namibia, yesterday identified “external forces” as among agents hell-bent on destabilising Zimbabwe where recent social strife led to loss of lives. He also called for the unconditional lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe.
WINDHOEK - Leader of the official opposition party, Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), McHenry Venaani, yesterday voiced concern over China’s strategy to allegedly secure African debtors’ natural resources.
WALVIS BAY - A Keetmanshoop nurse bravely took on heavy currents in the flooded Blouwes River in a desperate attempt to get an 11-month-old baby girl to the Keetmanshoop State Hospital for urgent medical attention on Saturday.
WINDHOEK - Namibian President, Hage Geingob, who is also the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Chairperson, has called on his counterparts in Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to update the Africa Union (AU) on the political developments in their countries.
WINDHOEK – Former police officer Lukato Martin Lukato, the only member consistently associated with the National Democratic Party (NDP), is back with appeals for donations and demands for the country’s electoral laws to be amended to allow all registered political parties to receive a monthly fee from the National Assembly.
WINDHOEK -The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday expressed fear the persisting spread of Hepatitis E to new locations and failure to contain it despite control measures in place could result in it becoming endemic in Namibia.
WINDHOEK - In line with President Hage Geingob call for 2019 as the year of accountability, government this week ordered the Ministry of Works and Transport to appoint a forensic audit committee to investigate the alleged mismanagement of a N$410 million loan by the parastatal.
WINDHOEK -The Bank of Namibia (BoN) has once again cautioned members of the public not to participate in online based financial schemes as this could expose them to the risk of losing their hard-earned cash or investments and/or possibly face criminal prosecution in worst case scenarios.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob yesterday raised concern over the slow pace of finalising cases in Namibian courts, having hear that only 49 percent of cases heard in the magistrate’s courts between January and September 2018 were finalised.
WINDHOEK – A special City of Windhoek (CoW) meeting slated for yesterday to discuss President Hage Geingob’s directive that suspended City of Windhoek CEO Robert Kahimise and City Police Chief Abraham Kanime be reinstated has been postponed indefinitely.
WINDHOEK - Ever since Namibia experienced its worse year of poaching in 2015 when 97 rhinos were poached, the country has lost an average 50 rhinos annually to poaching.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek Mayor Muesse Kazapua yesterday said a meeting will be convened tomorrow to discuss President Hage Geingob’s directive that suspended City of Windhoek CEO Robert Kahimise and City Police Chief Abraham Kanime should be reinstated to their positions.
WINDHOEK – The Veterinary Council of Namibia is expected to conduct an audit towards the end of this year to determine whether the University of Namibia’s School of Veterinary has complied with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) requirements as well as Namibian health legislation.
RUNDU – The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry reminded importers and the public over the weekend that the suspension of import and in-transit movement of cloven-hoofed animals from South Africa is still in force.
The festive season is behind us. January, the first month of the year has faded - a year signed by President Hage G. Geingob as that of accountability. Many have returned from their holidays. But, it is worth emphasising to Namibians that while the Head of State wished Namibians happy holidays, it was no ordinary festive season.
WINDHOEK – Namibian Defence Force (NDF) chief, Lieutenant-General John Mutwa, has issued a directive that the force will not permit its employees to take up ad-hoc vacancies recently advertised by the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN).
GABORONE – Sadc chairperson Dr Hage Geingob, who is the president of Namibia, expressed his profound concern on Friday about the regional bloc’s chronic failure to turn its aspirations into actions.
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob has defended his intervention in the City of Windhoek (CoW) infightings, saying those claiming that his involvement into the City affairs violated the separation of power principle were “completely false”.
WALVIS BAY – The late leader of the Topnaars, Chief Seth Madawa Kooitjie, will be buried on February 16 at Soutrivier, about 95 kilometres from Walvis Bay.
WINDHOEK - Three months after President Hage Geingob instructed the ministries of Land Reform and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to restore Ongombo West to its productive glory, the farm remains unproductive.
RUNDU - A 29-year-old man Ndonga Tadeus Morosi, accused of the murder of a woman in a seemingly unprovoked attack, was denied bail in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning when he appeared on a charge of murder.
WINDHOEK- A political analyst says President Hage Geingob could be setting bad precedence following his directive yesterday that two suspended top City of Windhoek officials be reinstated into their jobs – subject to existing laws.
GOBABIS - The Ministry of Health and Social Services together with other stakeholders in Gobabis have been working around the clock to come up with the regional response plan that will mitigate effects of a Hepatitis-E outbreak in town.
WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has advised the Namibia Refugee Appeal Board and the Namibia Refugee Committee to differentiate between refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants.
WINDHOEK - The man who caused terror in the Windhoek central business district (CBD) when he fatally shot his former boss and wounded the woman who did his appraisal, causing him to lose a well-paid job at Global Fund, made his first court appearance yesterday in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court.
President Hage Geingob has ordered the Windhoek councillors to reinstate it's chief executive officer Robert Kahimise
WINDHOEK - Namibia has added her voice to growing international concern over the political crisis in Venezuela, calling on the international community to allow the Venezuelans to resolve their internal issues in an amicable and peaceful manner.
WINDHOEK - Chalton Hwende, a Member of Parliament for Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, is in Namibia amidst reports in his home country that he is wanted by police in connection with recent protests in which about 12 people died.
OMUTHIYA - About 70 percent of learners enrolled at Omuthiyagwiipundi Senior Secondary School reside in rented corrugated iron zinc shacks at the town’s sprawling informal settlement of Kaniita and at the nearby village of Oshimangwa Shongete.
WINDHOEK - The damaged stairs at the Ruacana waterfalls in Omusati continue to be an eyesore to tourists and locals alike but the authorities seemingly do not want to take responsibility for their maintenance.
WINDHOEK – Information and Communication Technology Minister Stanley Simataa yesterday moved to counter what he described as a deliberate distortion of what he meant last week in a statement in which he urged the nation to not hurl insults at leaders.
WINDHOEK - Chaos reigned in the Windhoek Central Business District (CBD) yesterday afternoon after a man disgruntled over what is said to be a demotion and consequently a reduced salary and remunerative perks killed a female colleague and wounded another at their office.
KATIMA MULILO - The CEO of the Roads Authority, Conrad Lutombi, says the construction of the multi-million Namalubi-Isize-Luhonono road is going well, and that they have made massive progress towards the completion of the long-awaited project that will link the mainland to the flood belt.
WINDHOEK - The impact of the meat export ban due to the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak and a serious drought in South Africa (SA) is now rolling over Namibian livestock producers like a tsunami, with a dramatic drop in sheep prices at SA abattoirs and an equal dramatic increase in maize prices.
OSHIHOLE- Late retired major general Petrus Kagadhinwa Nambundunga was a man whose reputation preceded him. President Hage Geingob said at Nambundunga’s memorial service held at his residence at Oshihole village in Onesi Constituency of Omusati Region.
WALVIS BAY – Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa says Namibians who see children being taught under trees and in open spaces should rather divert their energy towards assisting such children, instead of taking pictures to mock them on social media.
WINDHOEK – The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR)’s specialised energy lawyer, Shakwa Nyambe, has been appointed as the Assistant Regional Director for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)’s Africa Chapter.
WINDHOEK – The Office of the Prime Minister yesterday confirmed Cabinet’s decision to halt the placement of student interns in the public service, but hastened to say this was a temporary measure.
WINDHOEK - Teckla Lameck and her co-accused have scored another significant victory against the State in their ongoing mega-fraud trial when Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday declared the summonses used to obtain access to their bank records unlawful.
Our Star of the Week is the Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) for coming up with an initiative through its Access Campaign enabling students commuting to and from the University of Namibia (Unam) to have free transport during the registration process.
ONDANGWA - The Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Anna Nghipondoka got the shock of her life at the ineptitude caused by teacher truancy at Andimba Toivo ya Toivo Secondary School where teachers had skipped giving classes.
WINDHOEK - The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) yesterday expressed its anger at the City of Windhoek’s alleged lack of leadership and ongoing disunity among its councillors.
WINDHOEK - Swapo secretary general Sophia Shaningwa yesterday emphasised that positions in the party are not for sale and members should not wait for elections to pay huge subscription amounts only for the purpose of securing positions in the ruling party.
WINDHOEK - Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) announced 111 new sites as part of the ongoing phase one of the 081Every1 project, are scheduled to go live by the end of March when phase one is completed. At a press briefing held yesterday, the company announced 41 sites of phase one were commissioned and on air since December 2018; while civil works for 64 sites have been completed, and for 47 sites progressively ongoing to beat phase one’s deadline – the end of March.
WINDHOEK- The Southern Africa Trade Union Co-ordination Council (SATUCC) has written a letter to President Hage Geingob in his capacity as chairperson of Sadc to urgently intervene in what the council said were deteriorating human rights violations in Zimbabwe.
LÜDERITZ - Residents of Lüderitz are not against the shipping of manganese ore through their port but want to be consulted on any project that has environmental implications and that in future things should be done in the right manner.
WINDHOEK- Sadc has called upon all stakeholders to support DRC President-elect Felix Tshisekedi and his government in maintaining unity, peace and stability –and attaining socio-economic development in the vast central African country.
WINDHOEK – The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement, whose leader Dimbulukeni Nauyoma was granted N$500 bail after he was arrested on Friday, yesterday said it will challenge the constitutionality of some sections of the Squatters Proclamation of 1985, which it says is an extension of the apartheid machinery.
WINDHOEK - Government has accorded former military commander, Major General (Retired) Petrus Nambundunga a state funeral.
WINDHOEK - Despite widespread speculation that the Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) is driven by political ambitions at the expense of students’ interest, the student body’s leadership has dismissed such claims saying they reject being used by politicians to achieve any of their narrow ulterior motives.
WINDHOEK - Zimbabweans living in Namibia last Friday held a peaceful demonstration during which they strongly condemned the brutal police crackdown on innocent protesters in Zimbabwe that led to the killing of 12 people protesting against exorbitant fuel prices.
WINDHOEK - Khomas regional police crime investigation coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Abner Agas said Affirmative Repositioning (AR) activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma who is facing three charges including obstructing an officer to execute his official duty is likely to appear in court today. This will depend on the doctor who admitted him in hospital.
WINDHOEK - A Swakopmund resident who allegedly raped a 14-year-old and another woman in the spate of five days after being released on bail on a previous rape charge will hear on March 6 whether his claims of consent will get him off the hook on four of the charges of rape.
WINDHOEK - The two men charged in Namibia’s largest ever cocaine bust have approached the Windhoek High Court to appeal the refusal of Walvis Bay magistrate, Ilge Rheent to release them on bail pending the finalisation of their ongoing trial.
RUNDU - Acting CEO of the Rundu Town Council, Sikongo Haihambo has urged residents at the town’s informal areas to refrain from illegal water connections saying this illegality has affected the town negatively and in the end all residents suffer when all the water taps run dry due to council not affording to buy water for the town.
MAYARA - Ukwangali traditional leader, Hompa Eugene Siwombe Kudumo, has encouraged his subjects especially those in the villages to avoid going to cuca shops very early in the morning but rather to focus on working their crop fields which will in turn sustain their families.
WALVIS BAY - Tourists visiting Walvis Bay on a day trip Wednesday were in awe of the town’s beauty and tourism activities. German national Winfried Lamm, arriving aboard one of the four passenger ships that docked at Walvis, said Namibia takes his breath away every time he visits the country.
RUNDU - The acting CEO of the Rundu Town Council, Sikongo Haihambo, says working without the town councillors whose swearing-in was called off last November due to division has impacted negatively on the council, adding that the town council needs councillors to formulate policies.
ONDANGWA - The once popular Ondangwa Industrial Park is on the verge of becoming a white elephant after its tenants vacated their stalls because of perceived exorbitant rentals.
WINDHOEK- The Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) has warned prospective students to be careful, saying this time of the year, bogus institutions are hard at work to scam the public their hard-earned cash for worthless qualifications.
WINDHOEK - The Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) has condemned Harare for the internet blockade in that country which has affected critical sectors such as health, education and businesses that rely on the internet to transact and operate.
WINDHOEK - The Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Paulus Noa was at pains yesterday to explain the procedures used when they apply for search warrants and summonses to obtain access to records and bank accounts of fraud suspects.
WINDHOEK- The Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) says new and continuing students will be required to pay up a full deposit tuition fees of N$4 200 upon registration, which already started on Monday.
ONDANGWA - Hordes of unemployed youth yesterday flocked to TransNamib’s Nehale lyaMpingana Railway Station to scramble for about 40 labourer jobs available to repair the railway line from Ondangwa to Oshikango on a six month contract. The applicants, who had gathered to submit their application forms through the fence, had to endure rain showers but soldiered on.
SWAKOPMUND - Lizelle van Wyk, a single mother of three from Walvis Bay, says that addiction to the cough syrup codeine is real as her 16-year-old son is currently battling to rid himself of the habit.
WINDHOEK - Lower than expected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the last three years has resulted in higher public debt. In the Ministry of Finance’s Fiscal Strategy 2015 the public debt, excluding guarantees, for the 2017/18 financial year was projected to be 26.4 percent of GDP but in fact reached 43.3 percent of GDP in 2018, representing an increase of 16.9 percent.
WINDHOEK – A senior officer in the Windhoek City Police yesterday said he was disturbed by “malicious” attacks against his person by three opposition City of Windhoek councillors who implied he joined the force dubiously through being connected to one of the Swapo councillors.
WINDHOEK - Activist Job Amupanda has come out guns blazing against the prioritisation of establishing a commercial court in April this year, instead of a small claims court.
MAYANA - Johannes Nangombe, a pensioner at Mayana village east of Rundu whose house was destroyed by rain and a heavy storm recently, yesterday received assistance in the form of 25 zinc sheets to rehabilitate his destroyed house.
WINDHOEK- The pension fund industry is calling for inclusive and wider consultations before government amends the Administration of Estates Act of 1965, which could collapse some of the industry’s players. These concerns follow amendments which have been made to certain parts of the Administration of Estates Act, 1965 (Act No. 66 of 1965) but did not address issues relating to the administration of the Guardian’s Fund and safe custody and record keeping of the Offices of the Master of the High Court.
WINDHOEK - Leader of the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) Bernadus Swartbooi has vowed to take on Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Veikko Nekundi who poked holes in the new party’s list of supposed members, in an objection submitted to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) on Friday.
WINDHOEK – Three councillors at City of Windhoek have dismissed claims that unqualified relatives were recruited in City Police with their assistance. At a press conference last week, Nudo City representative Josef Kauandenge availed a list of 11names of people allegedly related to ruling party Swapo councillors employed in the Windhoek City Police.
ON A M U T A I – T h r o u g h t h e Namibia Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project (Namsip) the government will give agricultural implements to farmers as part of its efforts to improve household food security and nutrition, job creation, household incomes and the lives of people living in rural areas through increased agricultural production.
SWAKOPMUND - The American Museum of Natural History last week turned down a request week by the Namibian Genocide Association led by Laidlaw Peringanda to inspect and verify the origin of some human remains kept in the museum. The New York-based museum has at least eight remains of people of southern African descent.
WINDHOEK - International Relations and Cooperation Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has congratulated Felix Tshisekedi, 55, the leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main opposition party, who has been declared the provisional surprise winner of the December 30 presidential election in the vast central African country.
WINDHOEK – A total number of 9 534 full-time candidates who sat for the 2018 Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Ordinary and Higher Level examinations qualify for admission to tertiary institutions in 2019 compared to 8 632 in 2017.
WINDHOEK – Nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) living in Namibia positively welcomed news that opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi is the provisional winner of that country’s presidential elections – saying he can learn a lot from stability in Namibia.
WINDHOEK - The Speaker of the National Assembly Peter Katjavivi has implored the A+ academy, an educational institution in Norway that runs a mobile college, to consider including Namibian learners in their future programmes.
WINDHOEK - City of Windhoek councillors representing three opposition political parties are calling for President Hage Geingob’s urgent intervention in their internal squabbles that saw City CEO Robert Kahimise and City Police Chief Abraham Kanime suspended last year.
WINDHOEK – With no end in sight for the current economic downturn, many small businesses, especially those surviving on government procurement contracts, say they will put their faith in both God and government to carry them through the year.
WALVIS BAY - Eight-year-old Natrovinha Davids from Kuisebmond in Walvis Bay is a bright, optimistic young girl who dreams of becoming a successful medical doctor one day.
WALVIS BAY - Several parents at Walvis Bay who wanted to enrol their children for Grade 1 yesterday had to be shown the door as all government schools are filled to the rafters – while 780 first graders are already on the waiting list for placement.
RUNDU – The Gcwatjinga Primary Healthcare (PHC) Clinic at Gcwatjinga village some 90 km south of Rundu in Ncuncuni Constituency is closed most of the time as the registered nurse who runs and delivers healthcare services alone is often not around.
WINDHOEK – The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Windhoek took in 329 cats and dogs over the festive season.
LÜDERITZ - Trade Port Namibia (Pty) Ltd, which started transporting manganese from South Africa for exportation to China via the Lüderitz port since December 30 2018, has been instructed by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to clean up its mess at the harbour.
WALVIS BAY - The idyllic Mile 4 beachfront, away from the hustle and hub of Swakopmund’s throng of holidaymakers, was the perfect place for President Hage Geingob to peacefully ring in the New Year, together with 40 of his close friends and family.
ONGWEDIVA – The Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI)’s northern branch chairperson Tomas Iindji, in his New Year message, said it remains the prerogative of the chamber and government to prioritise the interest of the local businesses and guard them against unfair competition attacks.
KATIMA MULILO - Crop farmers in the Zambezi Region remain hopeful they will be able to plough their fields despite the persistent lack of rainfall and the low ground moisture which continues to leave their fields dry and unsuitable for ploughing which mostly involves ox-drawn ploughs.
WINDHOEK - Despite the fact the dismissed Health and Social Services Minister Dr Bernard Haufiku yesterday accepted his appointment letter as Special Advisor on health issues in the Office of the Presidency- he was tight-lipped on his new role.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) has reacted over the pathetic Grade 10 results indicating nearly half of the learners failed, saying majority of students are not fully equipped for the examinations.
KEETMANSHOOP - There is a saying when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers and this is what has happened to Namibian grapes as bigger American grape producers have grabbed Namibia’s European market share because the Americans cannot sell their grapes to China.
WINDHOEK - Out of 44 863 candidates who sat for Grade 10 full-time examination this year at 731 schools, 23 911 learners, representing 53.3 percent have qualified for admission to Grade 11 for 2019 compared to 22 363 (55.3 percent) in 2017.