The children had accidentally locked themselves in one of the cars in the neighbourhood
RUNDU – Staff from the Kavango East Regional Council have been working from home this week due to possible coronavirus exposure.
RUNDU – The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, under the directorate of veterinary services, has vaccinated about 20 607 cattle against the foot-and-mouth disease in the Kavango East region, where there are often outbreaks of the livestock disease.
RUNDU – Kavango East regional governor Bonifatius Wakudumo, in his inaugural state of the region address, said the region made inroads in infrastructure development and improvements during the 2019/2020 budget circle from the N$414. 1 million allocated by the central government.
Residents of Mutengo Mukuro village located 10 kilometres East of Rundu have pleaded with the government to intervene in their quest to have their water tank connected to a nearby water reservoir so that they could have access to clean water.
RUNDU - Rundu Chiefs Sports Club, through its recreational centre, recently donated food parcels worth over N$22 000 to its football, volleyball and netball players. The donated food parcels include maize meal, cooking oil, canned fish, sugar packs, and many other items.
Rundu – Moomu tupu yakara asi nkenye mvhura sivaruro sovanona kuna kuzeruka modoropa zaRundu, nosure nkenye mvhura kugwana vanona wovanzi kupitakanena, eyi yatwaredera asi nosure ditameke kutulisapo nonkondwa rongero doyipereki omu navarongera vanona vavanzi owo.
RUNDU - The police in Kavango East has beefed up border enforcement to prevent a potential Covid-19 outbreak from illegal immigrants entering the country. Two boats are being used to patrol the Namibia-Angola border along the Okavango River
RUNDU – Farmers in Kavango East have welcomed the new regional governor Bonifatius Wakudumo with a list of demands after he started work last week when he was appointed by the Head of State to replace Samuel Mbambo, who has been at the help of the region since 2013.
KAPAKO - Leader of the Mbunza Traditional Authority Hompa Alfons Kaundu has commended government for the emergency income grant that is being implemented nationally to cushion the impact of Covid-19 on the less privileged.
RUNDU – Namibia’s power utility NamPower has appealed to members of the public to safeguard powerlines and facilities by jealously guarding the infrastructure at all times in the wake of two recent vandalism cases in which vandals damaged its Zambezi Link 350kV HVDC line in Zambezi region.
RUNDU – A former drug addict says the current state of emergency declared by government in light of the Covid-19 pandemic would be an ideal time for addicts to introspect and reform their habits.
RUNDU – Due to the ever-increasing number of learners at Rundu, schools at the town have over the years faced overcrowding, as a result, education officials have resorted to erect makeshift schools in order to accommodate more learners.
RUNDU – Agribusdev managing director Petrus Uugwanga said the agency is happy with the production levels at all its projects despite the dreadful time of Covid-19, which is a wake-up call for them to work even harder and produce for the country.
Rundu – Ministeli zonsitwe, wiza ntani vadinguli muhuyungilipo gwaza, Romeo Muyunda, katente asi mavango gokuwekera yikorama kuna paturuka ngwendi nare nampili ngomu kuna kara kambumburu koCOVID-19, kayininkisire Presidente Hage Geingob ature etokoro asi varugani navenye vemepangero ntani nombunga dopaumwene dahepa kuruganena pomambo ure womazuva 14, kugusako owo ava gava yirugana yohepero ntani yonondja.
RUNDU – The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism spokesperson, Romeo Muyunda, says national parks are open for business despite the Covid-19, which prompted President Hage Geingob to issue a directive to all government workers and the private sector to operate from home for the next 14 days, except those providing essential services such as food retail shops.
RUNDU – Kavango East and West regions have put preventive measures in place, as well as trained health workers and support staff in hospitals and districts as measures to combat coronavirus. This was revealed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services chief medical officer (CMO) for the two Kavango regions, Dr Abiola Adesina.
RUNDU – Two brothers who are accused of robbing a service station at Rundu last week have been denied bail during their first appearance in the local magistrate’s court. The suspects reportedly robbed the service station and stole N$386 900. They allegeldy also shot and injured a security guard before fleeing.
NKURENKURU – Forking out extravagant sums of money to hire tents to host the Nkurenkuru Expo will now be a thing of the past. This is in light of the decision by the Nkurenkuru town council to construct a N$3 million hall at its expo site.
RUNDU – Rundu magistrate Hellen Olaiya who was invited by the Rundu Town Council to swear in the mayor and management only managed to install Isak Kandingu who retained his position as mayor, but the swearing-in ceremony of the town’s management was postponed.
RUNDU – Kavango East police investigators are on the hunt for a gang of armed thugs who robbed and shot a security guard at Rundu’s Engen service station, located at the roundabout along Eugene Kakukuru main road, where the unknown criminals stole N$386 900 in cash and fled.
RUNDUS – Rundus di ǂHanub ǀAeǁgâub ge ǀaweǁguigu ǀkha a ǀhawe in nē ǁkhâb !nâ ǁnāti i sorodi hîa !kharu ge koro kurigu di ǁaeba, ǂanǂuihe hā tama i tsî ǁkhāti ǀnîna ǂanǂuihe tsî xawe hā ūǁnâhe tama ǀaokhoen xa
RUNDU – The Rundu Intermediate Hospital is making arrangements to conduct a pauper burial this month to get rid of some of the corpses that have not been identified and remained uncollected and unburied in the hospital mortuary for over five years.
RUNDU - Festus Shikerete, the senior traditional councillor of the Gciriku Traditional Authority, has warned the Gciriku community to refrain from spreading fake news regarding the succession of the late Hompa Kassian Shiyambi, who died two months ago, as this could bring confusion.
RUNDU – Several overcrowded schools at Rundu have resorted to erecting makeshift structures in an effort to accommodate more learners
RUNDU - The chairperson of Swapo leaders assigned to the Kavango East region, James Sankwasa, has described the infighting at the Rundu Town Council as “unhealthy”, adding residents of the town were suffering the most because of squabbles among councillors.
RUNDU - The All People’s Party said it has started in earnest with preparations for the local and regional authority elections that will be held in November this year.
RUNDU - Women from Sauyemwa informal settlement in Rundu meet at the town’s dumping site every morning to sift through piles of garbage for a living. They collect cans, glass and plastic bottles and sell them to a recycling company Rent -a- drum for a minimal fee.
RUNDU - President of the Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) Simon Taapopi has discouraged learners from renting on their own because of the revised education curriculum, which has seen a number of pupils placed at schools without hostels.
RUNDU - Parents and teachers have appealed to the authorities to provide additional classrooms as an interim relief measure to the overcrowding at Ndama Combined School at Rundu.
RUNDU - Drought-affected farmers in the Kavango East and West regions have been implored to capitalise on the good rainfall received in the regions.
NKURENKURU - The re-elected Nkurenkuru mayor Erastus Sitentu Kandjimi says the town has made remarkable progress towards its development.
RUNDU – The Rundu town councl has urged residents, busineses and institions to apply to have their interest waived through an incentive programme, which runs from November to June next year.
RUNDU - The traditional leader of the vaGciriku traditional community Chief (Hompa) Kassian Shiyambi has passed on. Shiyambi died at the age of 82 on Sunday afternoon around 14h00 at Nyangana District Hospital in Ndonga Linena Constituency in Kavango East Region.
RUNDU - National Patriotic Front of Namibia (NPF) on Friday launched its election campaign in Rundu, saying they will mobilise former South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF) members to vote for the party. NPF will contest the National Assembly election later this month.
RUNDU - The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has resolved to suspend the provision of all government public address systems services, recording studios, video coverage and production after hours, during weekends and public holidays countrywide.
NKURENKURU - The Nkurenkuru Council has invited potential investors, especially in the areas of housing and commercial property development, as well as the tourism and hospitality businesses to seriously consider investing in the town.
RUNDU - President Geingob says already cut raw timber must be exported, this is despite the government ban of raw timber involving mainly farmers from the two Kavango regions not to sell harvested logs for export but only to local factories leaving many farmers with rotting logs of timber.
WINDHOEK - St Boniface College situated 30 kilometres east of the Kavango East regional capital, Rundu received backlash in the past week from parents and Grade 12 learners for refusing to give testimonials.
NKURENKURU - The Nkurenkuru town council has been given the green light to go ahead and enter into a land development agreement with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN), which will see over 300 erven being serviced at the Kavango West town.
RUNDU – Squatters at Rundu, who recently defied an eviction order, were left fuming after council officials refused to accept their petition yesterday.
NKURENKURU - The Namibian Police Force will launch its ‘Turn Back Crime’ campaign at Kapako village of Kavango West region on Tuesday next week.
RUNDU – Rundu based rapper M-Gee has released his fourth album titled Esimbi which translates as an ‘elder’, describing his growth in the music industry that he has taken on since 2009 when he started
RUNDU - The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs (governor) of Mashonaland West province in Zimbabwe, Mary Mliswa-Chikoka, says there is a need to bridge the wealth gap between the farmer and the distributor.
RUNDU - Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism Bernadette Jagger says conservancies should not be used as a tool to divide community members along political, racial or ethnic lines, but is a vehicle
RUNDU – Farmers who have harvested timber with permits from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and
RUNDU - The University of Namibia (Unam) Rundu campus will from next year start to train teachers for secondary education.
NKURENKURU - Ndango zodoropa zaNkurenkuru sivike kasipwire kavatente asi tava kahokona mavango
RUNDU - The NBC radio network tower stationed at Shamvura village in Ndiyona Constituency in Kavango East has still not been fixed, 18 months after it got damaged.
RUNDU – The Swapo Party regional conference for Kavango East at Rundu on Thursday nominated Alfons Dikuwa and Bertha Nyambe-Dinyando as its two nominees for the electoral college scheduled for the weekend, to stand for parliamentary seats on a Swapo ticket.
NKURENKURU - The Nkurenkuru Town Council has since 2018 been waiting for the approval of the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD) for it to enter into a joint-venture partnership with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) to service 333 residential plots.
RUNDU - A team of Indian prosthetics together with their Namibian counterparts will hold a six-week camp to provide prosthetic limbs popularly known as Jaipur Foot free in Rundu in Kavango East starting from September 17, 2019.
RUNDU - The executive director in the health ministry Ben Nangombe says the Rundu maternity ward that has been under construction since 2014 will soon be completed as the Central Procurement Board recently resolved issues that delayed its completion.
RUNDU - Various security companies are frustrated on how the Kavango East Regional Council is about to award a N$30 million tender to a company that reportedly does not meet any pre-tender requirements and gave the highest quote compared to other bidders.
RUNDU - Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Peya Mushelenga, says Namibians must denounce nepotism and corruption such as employing or favouring people because they are from a certain ethnic group or are related to them. Most importantly, they must reject racism.
Rundu - Vanandima momukunda Kavango zoupumezuva moutano kavageve runyegenyo rwawo kwaPresidente Hage G. Geingob siruwo sosigongi esi kava kere naso vana kutumbura asi somononzugo pongero omu kava tente asi awo kuna kara noudigu wononzira ntani magwanekero ponofunguna kapi gana
RUNDU - Kayengona Combined School headmaster Anna Ndambu Mateya says it is important that schools’ entrepreneurship day is supported by parents and the community.
Rundu - Muntu gonomvhura 27 mugara kavamuroyere vawidi vamwe posiruwo oso age kuna kutunda koyirugana moutano kongurova ano konyima yiyo kakadogorokere mosipangero sepangero moRundu oku
WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek opened its revamped specialist foreign exchange (forex) branch situated in Independence Avenue on Tuesday in Windhoek. The newly renovated branch, which includes Bank Windhoek’s new look and feel, offers forex customers a pleasant banking experience in line with the bank’s new brand identity.
RUNDU - The Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) wiill be in Nkurenkuru today to conduct an education session on accredited courses and institutions in Namibia. Life skills teachers will then in turn pass on the
RUNDU – Government’s Uvhungu-Vhungu green scheme, some 10km east of Rundu along the Rundu-Divundu gravel road, is thriving despite the financial and climatic challenges it faces.
RUNDU - The NBC radio network tower stationed at Shamvura village, Ndiyona Constituency in Kavango East, which got damaged in March last year, is still unfixed.
RUNDU - Two men were arrested on Thursday last week at Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) voters supplementary registration point at Sikanduko informal settlement on the south outskirts of Rundu. It is
RUNDU - Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Nored) yesteday donated equipments to use for the training of artisans at Rundu Vocational Training Centre (RVTC).
RUNDU - Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Nored) has commissioned Rundu’s Ndama Extensions 2 and 3 electrification project.
Divundu - Ndango zegendeso zodoropa zaDivundu mokupitira momukurona gomberewa Athanasius Maghumbo katente asi ava vadiva kukulika mavango nomatungo ngesi kuna kuvandindira vawize modoropa
DIVUNDU - Divundu Village Council CEO Athanasius Maghumbo said property developers are welcome to approach his office for virgin land, as the village battles housing and accommodation challenges.
MUKWE – Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba says it is very disheartening that a culture of infighting exists amongst traditional communities which is bringing disrepute into the affairs and administration of traditional
RUNDU - The Chairperson of the Kavango East Regional Farmers Union Adolf Muremi says government
RUNDU - The Director of Education in Kavango East Region Fanuel Kapapero feels it is not enough to just teach, but there must be quality teaching taking place in schools especially in rural areas.
RUNDU - A 19-year-old security guard was shot in the legs while on duty early yesterday morning during an attempted armed robbery at Fatinya Supermarket in Sauyemwa location of Rundu.
RUNDU - A 30-year-old banker at Bank Windhoek Rundu branch reportedly committed suicide by hanging in the early hours of Tuesday at around 06h00 at Sauyemwa location, Rundu District, indicating in a suicide note that his lover should give reasons for his action.
RUNDU - The Director of Health in Kavango East and Kavango West Timeya Ngwira has condemned the practice of traditional circumcision reported to be high in the two regions.
RUNDU – Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism Bernadette Jagger says the northeastern region of Kavango East is one region in which one can easily note the importance of biodiversity and the benefits it gives to its residents.
RUNDU - Executive Director in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture Sanet Steenkamp says N$3.6 million will be spent on a dignity project whereby not only girls will benefit from sanitary pads but boys will also get to buy soap and other sanitary products to improve their hygiene.
Mushelenga threatens to suspend entire Rundu Town Council
Nkurenkuru - Munasipundi gondango zovakansela moKavango zoutokero, Joseph Sivaku Sikongo katente asi mukunda horowero kapi guna hafa morwa noprojeka nadinye dono nene vatumbwidira momukunda kapi daza mouta wakora kapi
Rundu – Baana bababeli babanyazwa kakufumanwa ni litalo la ñake, Thomas Nduhe Thikoko ni Ben Ndembere ili babana ni lilimo ze 58 bubeli cwalo, nebahanezwi kuzekela taba yabona kwande hane babonahalile mwakhuta kamulatu wakuloba
RUNDU - Former Rundu mayor Verna Sinimbo says she has not defied the Swapo Party constitution or the Local Authorities Act by not availing herself to serve on the management committee as she is at liberty to serve the town as an ordinary councillor.
KAHENGE - A 36-year-old man was arrested allegedly for possession of dagga after police reportedly found him with 2 990 kg of cannabis worth an unspecified amount which he tried to smuggle from neighbouring Angola into Namibia in a dug-out canoe.
RUNDU - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) is closing down its Ndiyona settlement sub-office in Ndiyona Constituency in Kavango East and the three staff members at the office will be relocated to Buffalo core area in the Bwabwata (West) National Park in Mukwe, Kavango East.
WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare on Friday donated 91 sanitary towels towards a campaign to collect 3000 sanitary towels for disadvantaged girls and young women in the Kavango East Region.
RUNDU – It is better for aspiring musicians to enter the music industry with a mindset of doing music as a passion or hobby as opposed to making a quick buck, as it takes time to make money in this industry, a Rundu based producer and recording artiste Sean Blizy, real name Sindimba Murangi, says.
RUNDU - Rundu acting CEO Sikongo Haihambo on Tuesday tendered his resignation citing the absence of a management committee due to deep-seated differences among Swapo councillors who persistently declined nominations and thus is “making his work difficult to execute especially now that the town is in a heap of issues”.
NKURENKURU – The Namibian Police Force Regional Commander for Kavango West, Commissioner Josephat Abel, has called on residents of Kavango West to report criminal activities and work closely with the police to help combat crime and maintain peace.
RUNDU - Two men accused in the murder of Muronga Petrus Hafeni, 32, were denied bail when they made their routine first court appearance in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court yesterday. They were denied bail due to the seriousness of the charge against them.
RUNDU - Rundu still needs a member of the council to be sworn in to complete its management in order to be fully functional, however the two Swapo councillors, former Rundu mayor Verna Sinimbo and former deputy mayor Ralf Ihemba say they are fine as ordinary members of council for now.
Rundu – Ruha ronombudi nomapukururo Ministeragona Engel Nawatiseb katente asi epangero kuna mosirugana mulyo gomagwanekero nokutara asi yinke nawa nawa yakaramo mokutara asi yikambekeko keekonomi lyosirongo nokovatungimo. Ruha our kuna tara asi dogoro papa yinke eyi vasikisamo ndi yaza mosirugana kutunda mo 1992, yimo ngoso ana kutanta murugani gwanare kosayitunga zaNew Era.
RUNDU - Two Chinese accused in the recent murder of their employee Haushiku Andreas Muyevu at Andara village in Mukwe Constituency that sparked looting were on Tuesday denied bail when they made a routine court appearance in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court.
RUNDU - The Chinese ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming has called on Andara residents in Mukwe Constituency and the family of the deceased who was shot dead by his Chinese boss to keep calm, and allow the case to be dealt with through legal procedures.
RUNDU – A part of Dr Sam Nujoma Drive in Rundu will be closed off for the next five months for repairs.
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.
RUNDU - The Ngandu Music and Arts Festival, scheduled to take place next weekend at the river town of Rundu, is the first of its kind and will provide a platform for business owners and artists to promote their products, services and talents.
RUNDU - Information and Communication Technology Deputy Minister Engel Nawatiseb says government recognises the strategic importance of ICT and the major role it plays in contributing to the economic development of Namibia and her citizens.
RUNDU - The Rundu Magistrate’s Court, which had resorted to using a garage as a courtroom due to lack of space, will be getting two new prefabricated structures, featuring six offices and ablution facilities for the public.
RUNDU - The Police in Kavango East are on the hunt for Ndara “Councillor” Stefanus who last week escaped from police custody at Ndiyona.
RUNDU - A police officer driving a Toyota Land Cruiser on Sunday crashed into a vehicle stock yard belonging to Pupkewitz Kavango Toyota opposite Ndama Service Centre in Rundu.
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.
RUNDU – Kampani yebona zanjimo ili yezibahala ka Agricultural Business Development Agency (AgriBusDev), ika lekisa purojekiti yakuselaela ya Ndonga-Linena mwasikiliti sa Kavango ya Upa, purojekiti ya kuselaela ya Orange River Irrigation
RUNDU - The University of Namibia’s Vice-Chairperson of Council, Rosalia Martins-Hausiku, reminded graduates during a Unam Rundu Campus graduation ceremony on Thursday that success is possible – even to those born in a village where basic amenities are often a rare commodity.
RUNDU - The University of Namibia’s Rundu Campus conferred 16 nursing degrees and nine nursing diplomas a first of its kind. Overall, about 461 young professionals received degrees and diplomas in Education, Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation, Business Administration, Accounting and Nursing.
RUNDU - John Thighuru, who is the chairperson of the Kavango East Regional council and Regional Councillor for Mukwe Constituency that borders Botswana on the south, has revealed the fence between Namibia and Botswana has been laying damaged for some time with no effort to replace it. Mukwe Constituency is in Kavango East Region
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.
RUNDU - The Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, says one of the reasons why some government projects that are budgeted for do not get completed is the bad attitude of officials who do not supervise the progress of projects to ensure their completion.
RUNDU - To save lives on our Namibian roads, road users should adhere to road rules and regulations that if not adhered to could cost lives cautioned the Minister of Works and Transport John Mutorwa, who appealed to road users to be cautious on the roads.
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.
BARAMASONI - Minister of Information and Communication Technology Stanley Simataa officially commissioned three of the 21 new network sites in Kavango West, East and Zambezi regions on Friday.
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.
RUNDU - A 16-year-old girl who was arrested on Sunday after she allegedly dumped her new-born at Katji na Katji village in the Kavango West Region was released in the care of her guardian when she appeared in court on Tuesday. She faces a charge of murder - alternative culpable homicide.
RUNDU - The Windhoek High Court has for the second time set aside the decision of the Minister of Urban and Rural Development to designate Eugene Siwombe Kudumo as the Chief of the Ukwangali Traditional Authority and community.
RUNDU - A 44-year-old Zimbabwean driver was arrested for suspected culpable homicide in the early hours of Sunday, after he allegedly ran over a man who is suspected to have been drunk and blacked out along the Trans-Caprivi Highway at Mururani Village in Kavango West.
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
Rundu - Ogu kavapere nonkondo mokukara mosipundi sendi sivike kasipwireko, mukurona godoropa ogu gomupe modoropa zaRundu Isaak Kandingu kahundilire asi vahepa kuwapukurura mukaro gwawo yipo pakare mukaro gomuwa gokuruganena kumwe novakansela vadoropa zokomukuro.
NKURENKURU - Chairman of the International University of Management (IUM) Governing Council Dr David Namwandi says IUM intends to employ some of its students who are still studying in order for them to acquire the requisite working experience being demanded by employers.
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.
NKURENKURU - The tribal head of the Ukwangali Traditiona Authority, Hompa Eugene Siwombe Kudumo says as traditional leaders, they have high expectations on university graduates as they are very important people for developing any given community.
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.
RUNDU - The Nkurenkuru Boxing Club in Kavango West is crippled due to lack of finance, the clubs management says, adding that they have a serious challenge in terms of funding, training and equipment.
RUNDU - Rundu local authority councillor Reginald Ndara says there is a need for political parties’ constitutions and the local authorities act to be harmonised in order to prevent circumstances that lead to recent squabbling and the short-lived rebellion that resulted in the election of a new mayor.
Rundu– Ndango zegendeso mukunda gwaKavango zoupumezuva kumwe nombunga zovadinkantu ntani nombunga dimwe kuna lipakerere kutunda momandaha kuna lipyakidire kuzeresa doropa ezi omu vana kundindira ezuva lyene lyokuzeresa mungura mouvali.
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.
NKURENKURU - Since 2017 the Nkurenkuru Town Council is still waiting for the attorney-general’s approval to enable it to enter into a private-public partnership (PPP) with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) in order for it to service 333 residential plots.
RUNDU - The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has given traders of timber in Kavango East, Kavango West and Zambezi regions permission to resume the transportation of timber to the market but the ministry says only timber that was already chopped down before the recent ban.
RUNDU - North East Stream First Division (NESFD) chairperson Rudolf ‘Sahaya’ Mupiri has commended Rundu-based club Julinho Sporting FC for their continuous outstanding performance in the country’s flagship football league, the MTC Namibia Premier League.
RUNDU - The Kavango East Regional Governor, Dr Samuel Mbambo, says the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) is ideally placed to change the culture of reliance on the country’s neighbours and other countries.
RUNDU - A Namibian who originates from Zimbabwe Nevers Chirimugaha,51 was on Friday denied bail when he made a routine court appearance in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on three counts, a charge of fraud, theft by false pretence, forgery and uttering a forged instrument.
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.
RUNDU – Mid-last month NamWater announced that a water disruption occurred at Rundu after lightning struck two pumps supplying the town, but last Sunday night the water crisis worsened after the third water pump was damaged after it also got struck by lightning.
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.
RUNDU - Somewhere in Ndama settlement some 100 metres north of the Trans-Zambezi Highway is a corrugated iron sheet shack partitioned with a brick wall, boards and once you open the door you are greeted with a truly amazing interior decor and designs that can make your jaw drop.
RUNDU - Dominga Isala, 43, arrested a week ago with five boxes of dagga weighing 103 kg with a street value exceeding N$1 million was denied bail in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court where she was arraigned last Wednesday while her co-accused Erastus Munango, 24, was granted bail of N$3 000.
Rundu –Mukwatelimo gendesi doropa zaRundu, Sikongo Haihambo, kahundilire vatungimo unene vatunga momarukanda goyisasara asi vahatura mema pwavene ndi asi melikwamo lyahana asi paveta, morwa mukaro nye ogo kuna gumu egendeso lyodoropa unene mokugava mema kovatungimo, morwa mema kupwamo eyi twaredere asi ndango zodoropa kava zakuvhura kuranda mema.
RUNDU – The breakdown of three of the main water pumps of NamWater at Nkarapamwe, supplying water to Rundu, a town with 85 000 inhabitants, that became dysfunctional after being struck by lightning has directly affected the town’s water supply to several residential areas such as Millennium, Ndama and Kaisosi.
RUNDU - The police in Kavango West are investigating a case whereby a 19-year-old man was bumped along the Rundu-Nkurenkuru B10 main road. The unknown driver failed to report the accident nor render any assistance to the injured victim as is required by law.
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.
RUNDU - Chairperson of the Kavango East Regional Farmers Union (KERFU) Adolf Muremi says they have been engaging with the Office of the Environmental Commissioner and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to find an amicable solution to the resumption of trade in timber.
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.
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.
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.
RUNDU - Chairperson of the Kavango East Farmers Union (Kefu) Adolf Muremi has urged farmers in the region to work their land, despite the poor rain prospects.
RUNDU - The police duty point (substation) opened in November last year under a tree at Ndama location in Rundu has been of great help to the residents – as well as police who now attend to crime in the area with relative ease.
RUNDU - A school principal at Satotwa Junior Primary School in Kavango West’s Katjinakatji education circuit, accused of severely assaulting a parent of one of his pupils last year after the parent complained of his absenteeism, has seemingly escaped any action from the education directorate.
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.
RUNDU - In May 2014, construction of the new maternity ward at the Rundu Intermediate Hospital was started with the aim of improving maternity services in the Kavango East Region. But, four years later, the construction is yet to be finalised and this is due to delays resulting from a dispute between the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the contractor, according to the Permanent Secretary in the health ministry, Ben Nangombe.
RUNDU – The harvesting, marketing, transporting and exporting of timber will only resume once farmers have have been issued with the environmental clearance certificates.
RUNDU - In an isolated unpleasant incident, a total of 32 buffalo carcasses were picked between September and November in Bwabwata National Park, Kavango East Region. A subsequent investigation ascertained the beasts were killed by the highly contagious anthrax disease.
NKURENKURU - Erastus Sitentu Kandjimi was last Friday re-elected as mayor of Nkurenkuru in Kavango West. He has served as mayor of Nkurenkuru since taking over the office from the founding mayor of the town, Heikki Ausiku in 2010.
RUNDU - Henrique Valentino, 38, an Angolan who was arrested on October 4, was on Tuesday found guilty of the illegal possession of controlled wildlife products
RUNDU - The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) is currently analysing old and new court cases relating to wildlife crimes with the intention to make recommendations to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to the Office of the Judiciary and to the Prosecutor-General’s Office to boost efficiency.
RUNDU - Kavango East Regional Governor Samuel Mbambo feels that the government’s feeding scheme, the food bank, should source food locally to distribute to beneficiaries.
RUNDU - Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Zephania Kameeta, launched food bank here at Sauyemwa. Sauyemwa is a recently formalised settlement where poverty is also widespread just like most of Rundu’s recently formalised localities like Ndama to name a few. Out of the 949 beneficiaries that were submitted by the committee, only 811 from Rundu
RUNDU - Komitiye zovambukuhu ezi vatulisapo kutameka tupu mvhura ezi mokwedi kwaJanuary, vana hara asi vagusemo Fumu Mbambo mouhompa morwa asi age kapi ana kusikisamo yirugana yendi ntani kupitakanena ngesi vana parapo asi hompa ogu gahepa kutundamo. Awo pwanare kwatente asi vana hage egano eli lyokugusamo hompa, nye ngesi kuna
RUNDU – Accused of murdering his employer in a vicious axe attack, kidnapping the victim’s wife and running away with her in the couple’s vehicle before overturning it near Otjimbingwe, Nicolaus Mangundu Hausiku yesterday appeared in court at Rundu on a separate charge of possession of cannabis, for which he was denied bail.
RUNDUS – ǁAnǂgāsaben ǁîb hoan xa a kai ǂnaumaiǁanǁguib Rundus !nâb, !khawagas ǀkhāb Trans Kalahari Kaidaob dib ai ǁgoeb din ge ǀawa!namn ai ǁgâiba ge ǁgui in ǀawa!namn nē ǀhûhâsiba nî !oaba xuse, hais !naka tsoatsoa tsî nē ǁanǁguib ra
RUNDU - The Namibia Network of AIDS Service Organisations (Nanaso) is currently training community health workers on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as asthma, hypertension and diabetes to name a few.
RUNDUS - Aiǂnû-aob Kavangob Aiǂoas ÅKharisi ǂGari-aon !Nans dib, Adolf Muremib ge !hū!nāsi ǂgari-aona ra ǂgan in ǂgui Ånōb !nâ haiǂûn haide ǂgāsa, ǂharugub īǁkhāsib ase.
RUNDU - Friday was a good day in the streets of the recently formalised Kaisosi location as PSI Praktische Solidaritat International (PSI) Kaisosi branch collaborated with learners from Kaisosi Combined School, Sarusungu Combined and Wazungu High School in a clean-up campaign.
RUNDU – Government on Thursday reached an agreement with NamWater, to provide water to the Rundu Town Council, without council having to pay its monthly water bill of N$2 million, which would have amounted to N$6 million over three months while it puts its house in order.
RUNDU – Water supply to the riverside border town of Rundu has been discontinued due to debts of N$60 million accumulated over a two-year period, compelling residents to flock to fetch untreated water from the Kavango River where a child drowned late yesterday.
New Era regional reporter responsible for the two Kavangos, John Muyamba had an exclusive interview with the Agribusdev managing director, Petrus Uugwanga (PU) , who oversees the operations at all government green scheme projects.
KAPAKO - Leader of the Mbunza Traditional Authority, Chief Alfons Kaundu has welcomed the announcement by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, that Bunya village in the Kapako Constituency in Kavango West will host SADC commemorations for this year’s World Food Day.
RUNDU - The Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday denied bail to 24-year-old Henog Dihako from Mushashani village in Mukwe Constituency who stands accused of murder, rape and defeating the course of justice, as he tried to conceal the heinous crime against his girlfriend by burying her body in a shallow grave.
NKURENKURU - Nguuru gomukunda Kavango zoutokero Sirkka Ausiku kuna kara noruhafo morwa mbanga zaFNB zazuvha mahundiro gawo omu vana tokora ngesi kuyapaturura evango lyawo lyepe monkurumbara zomukunda Kavango zoutokero, Nkurenkuru.
RUNDU - Tweuya Nelumbu a sound technician in charge of the state-of-the-art recording studio at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) here, is urging youths in the two regions of Kavango to utilise the recording studio to the maximum as it has been built to assist artist in the regions and beyond.
RUNDU - Taking a cue from the Ndama massacre that claimed five lives after police officers failed to act following a complaint, the magistrate at Rundu meted out a three-year jail sentence on 29-year-old Johannes Hamutenya from Safari location in the town for threatening to harm his family members.
RUNDU – Court mediation has culminated in the Rundu Town Council reaching a settlement with property developer Armstrong Construction to cancel a soured PPP deal that would have resulted in the developer constructing 600 residential houses to alleviate the housing shortage at the river town.
NKURENKURU - The Nkurenkuru Town Council is awaiting for the attorney general’s approval to enable it to enter into a private-public partnership (PPP) with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) to service 333 residential plots for the eventual construction of housing units.
RUNDU - Andreas Hamutenya, 32, was rushed to the Rundu Intermediate Hospital after a traffic cop unintentionally shot him on Thursday as he chased after a suspected thief.
RUNDU - The funeral status of Rundu’s former mayor Hilka Leevi who died at the age of 66 on October 28 is yet to be decided as the committee responsible for deciding on what funeral status to accord her has not yet sat and thus the memorial and burial arrangements are still unclear.
RUNDU - The Rundu Intermediate Hospital is struggling to ensure hygienic hospital conditions as water cuts continue to haunt the town where the town council can’t afford to keep the town’s tap running. The hospital’s dialysis patients are also affected as patients with kidney problems cannot undergo dialysis as the machines need clean water to make them safe and clean.
RUNDU - Former Rundu mayor, Hilka Leevi, 66, who died last Friday in the Rundu Intermediate Hospital where she had been hospitalised for the past two weeks will be interred at her home village of Sikondo at a date to be announced soon by her family.
RUNDU - The Namibia Development Foundation (NAMDEF), a non-profit organisation focusing on social upliftment of the disadvantaged communities, recently handed over a fully equipped office facility to the Khwe community in the Bwabwata area at Mutjiku village after a five-year successful project.
RUNDU - Kavango East Regional Governor, Dr Samuel Mbambo has appealed to Kavango residents and to the entire Namibian nation to open its doors and provide accurate information to the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) field staff to enable them to produce reliable data for development.
RUNDU - The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) on Friday launched the 2018 Namibia Labour Force Survey (NLFS) to be conducted countrywide, this will be the 5TH of its kind to be conducted by NSA since its establishment in April 2012. The NLFS survey was launched in Rundu in Kavango East.
Rundu - Nguuru gomukunda Kavango zoupumezuva Ndokotora Samuel Mbambo, katente asi nampili ngomu yina kumoneka asi elikwamo eli kavakere nalyo lyokulikida nondja kalikere ngwendi silika gona, nye kuna kara asi melikwamo lyepangero
RUNDU - Linus Tuzeerendo Neumbo,59, of Neumbo Private Investigators Agency who became popular when he was hired by the Rundu Town Council last year to probe allegations of corruption within the council, appeared on Thursday in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on a charge of forgery.
RUNDU - Kavango East Regional Governor Dr Samuel Mbambo remarked that although the recently held Food Expo appeared like a small event, its impact is bigger in the government’s all-inclusive Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) and the message has been sent out to the world.
RUNDU - The case of Jesaya Gabriel Chuhunda, 20, accused of bludgeoning to death five family members on July 1, was postponed to November 23, and he will remain in police custody as the court subsequently denied him bail due to the seriousness of the crime.
RUNDU - The Home of the Arts (HOTA) which is under Kavango East Art Theatre received a donation of musical drums from HIT the Beat Academy - an Institution that promotes self-esteem, intercultural competency and soft skills, based in Windhoek.
RUNDU - The Namibian Police in Rundu were called to a gruesome crime scene at Gove village some 31 km east of Rundu along the Rundu-Divundu gravel road that runs parallel to the Kavango River where a man had just been killed with a sharp unidentified object in the early hours of Thursday.
RUNDU – Several police officers in Rundu, among them high-ranking officers, have been summoned to an internal inquiry that starts today over their alleged mishandling of a complainant prior to the case in which five family members were killed in cold blood by a relative, Jesaya Gabriel Chuhunda, 20, who is currently in police custody after the court had denied him bail.
Rundu – Mbunga zovantu vana kulitumbura vene asi “ vantu wokupira evhu lyokutunga” awo kuna kuzuvhika asi vana ligavere evhu pwavene modoropa zaRundu, sivike tupu kasipwireko awo kavavahagekesere kuligusira evhu pwavene.