ǀAEǁGAMS – Kabinets ge ǂoago wekheb ai ge ǂanǂan, ǁîs ge N$572.7 miljuns nî ǀkhurub huib oe-ams ase sîsenūhesa a mā-
ǀAEǁGAMS – Kabinets ge ǂoago wekheb ai ge ǂanǂan, ǁîs ge N$572.7 miljuns nî ǀkhurub huib oe-ams ase sîsenūhesa a mā-
ǀAEǁGAMS – Sari ge hâ i, Kenyab Presidenti, Uhuru Kenyattab ge 29ǁî aitsama mâbasens ǁâudīb Namibiab dib tawa, ǂoago Donertaxtsēs ai, koas mîde Namibiab !Gao!gao Presidenti Sam Nujomaba gere mā, 1990ǁî kurib di mâiǂgāhes haisi-ams âb
ǂNŪǂGOAES – ǂNūǂgoaes Kai!ā ǁHûi!nâǂharis ǂGiǂgosi ǀAwemā-aos, Hilma Nicanors ge korodisi!naniǀa (56) ǂkhari-omdi hîa ǁaupexa N$1.8 miljuns ǁkhāsiba ǀhaob ai ūhâde, Ileni ǂnaumâiǁanǁguib ǁanǂgāsabena ge ǁkhaeǁnâ. ǁÎs di gowaǀîs !nâs
KUALA LUMPUR – About 500 guests, among them Namibia’s friends from regional, continental and international locations gathered at Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur and celebrated in their true own unique way Namibia’s 29th Independence Day.
Indian High Commissioner to Namibia Prashant Agrawal candidly expressed his views in response to questions from Chrispin Inambao the Editor of New Era on the bilateral relationship between the two countries and how these ties could mutually benefit and enhance trade between the two.
WINDHOEK - “It is fair to conclude that the efforts to have the German government recognise genocide and pay reparations has failed to produce the desired results thus far. This was to be expected. Despite the fevered rhetoric in Namibia around this issue,” says a retired eminent Namibian and a veteran politician in his own right.
WINDHOEK – The Shack Dwellers Federation national facilitator, Edith Mbanga, proposes that all local authorities upgrade informal settlements and involve communities in the planning of and developing informal settlements.
OTJOMUISE- Nandarire kokutja mena rourumbu mbwahingi ozombura naupandjarisa ovaÞuta ovinamwinyo vyao navengundipara, ohoromende nandarire momaotaotero wayo tjinga aihina otjipwe notjipangise mena rongaro yombwiko ehi muriri, oyo momayandjerero wozomburo, okutuurungira mo ministeri ndjina otjiungura ihi, ndjiri o Ministeri yOtutumbo nOvikunwa, Omeva Nomahwa, maikondjo pumaiyenene okuvatera.
WINDHOEK - Visiting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, speaking at the 29th anniversary of Namibia’s independence yesterday, heaped praises on Namibian Founding President Sam Nujoma, saying that his inaugural speech in 1990 inspired him and other African leaders.
WINDHOEK – A youthful teacher and a motivational speaker from Omafa village in the Omusati Region has opened a private school with the aim of making a dent in the high unemployment rate while pursuing his passion for teaching.
WINDHOEK - A 52-year old woman was raped by her 36-year old nephew in Karasburg, //Kharas Region over the weekend. According to the crime report issued by Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi of the Namibian police, the woman was sleeping in her room when her nephew, without permission entered her room, strangled her and raped her.
WINDHOEK – The Outapi Town Council accumulated an astounding N$24 million in debt for the 2018 financial year. This was revealed by the town’s chief executive officer, Ananias Nashilongo, on Tuesday morning.
WALVIS BAY – The Walvis Bay municipality has donated N$70 000 to government schools at the town for the development of gardening projects.
WINDHOEK - Auditor-General Junias Kandjeke expressed concern over the non-submission of financial statements by some local authorities and state entities to his office, saying this hampered the execution of his mandate.
WINDOKO – Muñoli wakatengo kakamaiso yamuuso, George Simataa ukupile yomuhulu wasipokola sanaha Sebastian Ndeitunga, kuli atalime taba yaku beya yanali muzamaisi wa Liluko la Makete Andreas Mwoombola milatu ya busholi ni
GOMA – Ba sipokola sa Namibia mwa sikiliti sa Zambezi, neba sweli tuñata twa matokwani totu mashumi asilezi ka totu beli, twa buima bobufita fa 15.1 kg, twa teko yamali alumelwa kufita fa N$151 000, kwa museto wa Ngoma,
WINDHOEK – Skorpion Zinc has confirmed the temporary closure of its refinery for a period of five weeks, starting 15 March 2019. The decision to close the refinery follows the depletion of ore stocks as a result of an unprotected strike from February 22, 2019 until March 06, 2019 by employees of mining contractor, Basil Read.
WINDHOEK - Desert Fruit Namibia (DFN) has been awarded with a Khalifa award, namely the Award of Pioneering development and productive project by Professor Abdelouahhab Ziad, Secretary General of the Khalifa Date Palm.
WINDHOEK - Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development Tjekero Tweya says to ensure effective reduction of the current high import bill, Namibia will have to institute a mandatory retail charter such as a ‘buy local’ policy, which will make it easier for small businesses to sell goods and services to government.
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.
Ondanaukiro yomwinyi nombepo yeyuru ondanaukiro yoruveze orure ndjitjitwa iyomwinyo imbwi tjimauyende amautanauka.
WINDHOEK - A 10-member Namibian Defence Force (NDF) contingent departs for India to participate in the joint, multi-national, peacekeeping India-Africa Field Training Exercise (IAFTX) involving that country and several African countries.
OMUTHIYA -A truck driver who was parked in town along the Omuthiya main road fired warning shots to restrain a mentally challenged male patient who tried to board onto his truck after the mental patient escaped from under the noses of nurses from a hospital.
KHORIXAS - Communities in Khorixas continue to suffer the brunt of human-wildlife conflict in former Damaraland known as Kunene Region. During 2017 alone farmers lost 270 cattle, 350 donkeys, 247 goats and 46 sheep, according to the latest statistics from the far north-western region.
AROAB - Elias !Kharuxab, Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency Councillor for the //Kharas Region has revealed in an interview with New Era that the regional council has made provision for the construction of 240 toilets at Köes of which 100 have been completed at a cost of N$1,5 million.
LÜDERITZ - Lüderitz residents have been without water since Monday evening due to the fact the town has been experiencing power outages on the main line powering NamWater boreholes and boosters which led to the water level in the Lüderitz Reservoir reduced to a paltry 21 percent.
WINDHOEK – Erongo Marine Enterprises (EME) has given four budding young students from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) the opportunity to hone their skills in the corporate workplace during the past year through its internship programme.
ǀAEǁGAMS – !Gôab ǂhanusi mā-ams ǀkha !apuna ūhâs dib ge Namibiab !nâ !kharu ge disi!nonaǀa kurigu !nâ ǀgaisase ǂharo hâ. !Nakaǂnôa Ministeri !Norasasib tsî ǁAwosasib dib ge a māǂui !gôagu ge ra ǁgau ǁnāpan 210 000 !apuna !hūb a ǂhabase
OMUTHIYA - US Ambassador to Namibia Lisa Johnson is impressed by Namibia’s formalisation of the 50/50 gender representation and a zebra system into its politics, saying such success does not come without hard work, dedication and sacrifice.
WINDHOEK - Namibia joined other 52 Commonwealth countries around the world in commemorating the Commonwealth Day yesterday, marking the 70th anniversary of the London Declaration when nations of the Commonwealth agreed to move forward together as free and equal members.
ONGWEDIVA – Amid fears of a looming drought envisaged in the country following low rainfall experienced since the start of the rainy season, 30 percent of the land at Etunda Irrigation Project near Ruacana is not under production.
OMUTHIYA - Non-communicable diseases are on the increase and remain one of the leading causes of death in the country, says the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula.
WINDHOEK- International Relations and Cooperation Executive Director Selma Ashipala-Musavyi yesterday confirmed that no Namibian national was on board the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa ON Sunday.
WINDHOEK - The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Council of Ministers, which started yesterday in Windhoek, will deliberate on a wide range of issues, including progress towards the implementation of priority regional initiatives.
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.
ONGWEDIVA - Shareholders of the Namibian based Cassidra Fisheries understandably swindled a fellow shareholder,
WINDHOEK - The Justice Ministry is thus urging the public to access the Repeal of Obsolete Laws Act, 2018 (Act No. 21 of 2018) to familiarise themselves with it.
WINDHOEK - City Police is today conducting in-house operation against colleagues with warrants of arrest and outstanding fines.
OTJOMUISE- Otjombanguriro tjomahi omakutasane wa America tjorukondwa rwa New York komamuho woutjiro weyuva tjayandjere eningira rehi rOvandoitji rokunakaura eningira rOvaherero nOvakwena na Barnabas Veraa Katuuo rokurondora
WINDHOEK - The head of Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) Commissioner-General Raphael Tuafeni Hamunyela says the law only allows incarcerated mothers to be with their babies in prison until the age of two and from there the baby is either handed over to mother’s family or social workers to raise the child while the mother finishes her sentence.
OMUTHIYA - Unresolved internal party issues in Otjozondjupa Region might have resulted in the exclusion of Grootfontein and Otjiwarongo districts, to carry out the renewal of the mandate of leadership for sections, branches and districts whose mandate has expired.
WINDHOEK- With the devastating impacts of climate change evident, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved approximately N$124.6 million (US$ 8.9 million) grant for the implementation of a climate change adaptation project in Namibia.
WINDHOEK - In a detailed affidavit, Ian McLaren, one of the liquidators of the defunct SME Bank describes how an investigation unearthed the modus operandi used by the crippled bank’s senior Zimbabwean employees and directors to fleece the bank of hundreds of millions of dollars.
WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa had a private conversation on the margins of the launch of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work of the report in Durban last week.
WINDHOEK - Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjivivi has rebutted claims of impartiality made by opposition PDM leader McHenry Venaani who also accused him for apparently overstepping boundaries. This happened when the Speaker praised President Hage Geingob on the role he has played in Africa and internationally during the opening of Parliament last month.
LÜDERITZ - Economic development officer of Lüderitz Town Council, Peya Mushelenga says citizens at the town through feedback he sourced from radio or social media, have expressed concern about the lack of service delivery at village and town councils.
WINDHOEK- Phoenix project, an initiative by a UK-based Cardiff University, has since its inception conducted more than 38 individual projects in Namibia, valued at over N$20 million. The Phoenix project began in 2014 as a normal engagement project.
WINDHOEK - Honore Gatera who survived the horrendous Rwandese genocide which took place from April - July 1994, has shared accounts of the Rwandan genocide in which between 500 000 to a million Tsusi were slaughtered by axe and machete-wielding Hutus over a 100-day period.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) under the guise of an appeal against their failure to stop The Patriot newspaper from publishing details about two farms they are utilizing and a residence they own in Windhoek West are asking the Supreme Court to determine whether the media has the legal right to publish information that is prohibited.
WINDHOEK - The recent National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) 3rd Extraordinary Congress that elected Utjiua Muinjangue as new president has generated a hot debate with socialists shouting for the immediate de-registration of the party, arguing it represents a symbol of tribal politics.
SWAKOPMUND - An increase in stolen puppies, plus that of certain breeds of dog has given rise to new fears that underground dog fighting rings and dog thief syndicates have sprung up, with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) warning pet owners across the country to be vigilant with their animals.
OMUTHIYA -The Ondonga Traditional Authority through the Omuthiya district court together with various village headmen are working around the clock to enforce law and order at pastures at Okashana due to persistent lawlessness and illegal occupation by farmers.
WINDHOEK- A woman who brings her unwanted baby at place of safety such as a police station or hospital instead of dumping or killing the infant will not face criminal charges, states a new provision in the landmark revised Child Care and Protection Act that was unveiled yesterday.
KATIMA MULILO - Baleki ba mwamakululu nebakile bacaula mwatolopo ya Katima Mulilo ili teñi nebafitisize lipilaelo zabona kwaliluko lelibona zamabasi nikuzwa nikukena mwanaha, nikwa katengo katolopo ya Katima Mulilo, kuli balundule balekisi ba
ONDANGWA - Chairperson of Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Northern Branch, Tomas Iindji has called on local authorities to give land to prospective business people to develop towns without discriminating them against their tribe or race.
WINDHOEK - Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement alongside some Windhoek citizens will be marching to City of Windhoek (CoW) head office on March 18 to demand positive answers regarding 14 000 land applications submitted to their office four years ago by landless Windhoek residents.
GIBEON - Thersia Bauer, the Minister of Science, Research and Arts at Baden-
WINDHOEK- Her name is Emily and her mission in life is to enhance the lives of her community through teaching them how to adopt a sustainable healthy practice that will help them achieve their fitness goal while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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.
Windhoek- Movanona wokusika ko ntantatu valitjangesa vakare mevango lyosure momukunda gwaOtamanzi momukunda horowero gwaOmusati vatano nare vana dukamo mosure ngesi kuna karamu tupu vatatu mosure. Murugani gomomberewa zaPresidente gona goruha romakuliko unene efiro sinka vanona wokutunda momambo goruhepo Senia Endjala kayitente eyi nkera.
WINDHOEK -The cartoon of the naked Swapo Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa which was a hot topic for discussion has been received with mixed reactions, with some quarters describing it is as distasteful while some say it is part of democracy and freedom of speech.
OPUWO - The Deputy Minister of Finance Natangue Ithete on Tuesday conducted a one-day information sharing session with members of different procurement committees and regional councillors, to clarify issues pertaining to the Procurement Act of 2015, in Opuwo in Kunene Region.
WINDHOEK – Stock theft and poaching are reaching crisis proportions in the Karibib and Otjimbingwe areas with questions increasing whether the police force – crippled by underfunding – is able to fight this prevalent crime in the country.
There has been a lot of complaints about youth unemployment in Namibia and it has become a widely talked about issue. The unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.
OMUTHIYA - In an effort to improve hygiene and sanitation in rural areas, 26 toilets will soon be constructed in Okankolo constituency mainly targeting the elderly and disabled, the councillor Hans Nambodi informed New Era upon inquiry.
OUTAPI - While measures are in place to control the spread of hepatitis E, research done by the University of Namibia (Unam) in collaboration with UK-based Cardiff University in Omusati Region have proven preventative information has not reached everyone in the community.
KATIMA MULILO – Street vendors in Katima Mulilo recently held a peaceful demonstration where they petitioned the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration and Katima Mulilo Town Council to act on foreign vendors.
ǀAEǁGAMS – Namibiab !Numis !Gaeǁares (Cancer Association of Namibia – CAN) ge ra ǀgomǀgom!gao ǂhâǂhâsasib hâsa, tarekhoedi hîa kaise sorosi ǁgoeǀhaos !nâ a !âdi nî servix kankers !aroma !âide dīsa khoraǂuisens ai!â ǂanǂuis !aroma.
ǀAEǁGAMS – ǂUrusib tsî ǀHûhâsib !Oabadi di Ministeri, Dr Kalumbi Shangulab ge ra mî, malarias noxopa ǁîs hoan xa a kai ǂurusib !gomsise Namibiab ǂurusib !âba ībasa, !gōsase ǀawas tsî aiǂoas !âgu !hūb digu !nâ. ǁNāpab ge ǂoago wekheb
WINDHOEK - Secretary of the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) Ephraim Nekongo has requested government to reduce the number of nursing intakes at tertiary institutions because many of them end up being unemployed after they have graduated.
WINDHOEK - The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Juliet Kavetuna has urged the health staff and all the other role players in health care provision and services in Namibia, to strengthen the general coordination to avoid duplications and wastage of resources that are diminishing day by day.
OMUTHIYA - The Director of Education, Arts and Culture for Oshikoto Region, Lameck Kafidi who will be retiring next month bade farewell to the educational fraternity on Friday as he handed down awards of excellence to hundreds of learners and teachers.
RUNDU - The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has confirmed there is an outbreak of fall armyworms in the Zambezi Region after it was reported on February 14 to have attacked crops in various areas – and considering the poor rain prospects this will affect the harvest immensely. According to the ministry the outbreak poses a significant threat to smallholder farmers, mainly maize farmers. and has become a threat to food security.
Katima Mulilo – Bayahi ba silalanda sa Kabbe ya Mbowela niya Mutulo, ili bao batibelwanga nako yapula mwalilalo zabona, kwamukulela wanuka ya Lyambai, bakona kukatuluha kasamulaho kamaiso ya sikiliti nezibahalize kuli ika zusulusa nzila ya
WINDHOEK - Works and Transport Deputy Director for Marine Pollution Control and Search and Rescue Pineas Auene says Namibia is ready to tackle any oil spills or pollution in its coastal waters.
WINDHOEK - Out of eight children registered at boarding schools in Otamanzi Constituency in Omusati Region five have dropped out of school – leaving only three at school.
WALVIS BAY - The four fishing companies that formed a consortium to try and sell their horse mackerel quota has cancelled their bidding process following a strongly-worded letter by Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernhard Esau last week.
WALVIS BAY - A bidding proposal by four fishing companies who formed a consortium and are now trying to sell 12 357 metric tonnes of horse mackerel to the highest bidder to the tune of up to N$43 million has sent tongues wagging in the local industry.
WINDHOEK - State-owned regulatory and air traffic services organisation, Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), incurred a net loss of N$111, 7 million during the 2017/18 financial year and generated negative cash flows from operating activities totaling a whopping N$163, 6 million.
WINDOKO – kutokwa lico sakata sekutisize kuli mabasi amañwi amakwengo mwasikiliti sa Zambezi bakale kupilela fakuca miselo. Libaka zeñwi mwa sikiliti sa Zambezi litaselizwe ki linanga ili kalulo yepalelisizwe buñata bwa batu kulima masimu
WINDHOEK – Twenty-four-year old Erich Haihambo, a business information honours degree holder and founder of Quality Assurance IT Solutions, an information technology business, is making a living writing curricula vitae (CVs) or résumés, this after a year of frustration of being unemployed.
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.
ONGWEDIVA – Desert Lager Namibia will continue to promote and distribute their beer unhindered contrary to a notice from Namibia Breweries Ltd instructing the owners HP97 to immediately cease sales, production and marketing effective from January 28 this year.
KATIMA MULILO - Livestock farmers in the Zambezi Region have questioned government’s advice to communal farmers to take necessary precautions which include selling off their livestock while they are still in good condition as a mitigation against the looming drought - they say there is no market.
WINDHOEK - Two senior employees at the Ministry of Health and Social Services in Otjiwarongo who stand accused of having used their positions to defraud the ministry of an amount in excess of N$1,37 million, were granted bail last Friday.
OMUNTELE - Oshikoto Region has 436 makeshift classrooms constructed with zinc and wooden poles, clearly indicating the need for an accelerated infrastructural development and to make matters worse the region also faces drastic shortage of hostel facilities.
WINDHOEK – The acquisition, distribution and dispensing of medicine and other pharmaceuticals are fraught with logistic challenges because there are too many players along the supply chain, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula said yesterday.
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.
WINDHOEK - The University of Namibia (Unam) Vice-Chancellor, Kenneth Matengu says upon completion of the 2019 academic registration, the university is migrating data to integrator 4.1 (the latest version of Adapt IT system) which should be fully operational and stable by June this year.
LÜDERITZ - The swab samples collected last week on penguins at Halifax Island in Lüderitz and tested by the Central Veterinary Laboratory tested positive of Avian Influenza H5N8 though the situation is under control, says the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources.
KATIMA MULILO – A four-day corruption risk assessment workshop conducted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) started in the Zambezi region yesterday.
WINDHOEK – Iran and Namibia are both members of the Non-Aligned Movement, sharing the same aspiration for South-South Cooperation and Triangular Development aimed at skills transfer in order to achieve a higher quality of life for their peoples, says Dr Jerobeam Shaanika, former Namibian ambassador to the Republic of Cuba.
WALVIS BAY - What was meant to be a well organised and befitting send-off for the late Topnaar chief, Seth Madawa Kooitjie, was turned into a ranting platform by the Ovaherero Traditional Authority chief, Vekuii Rukoro, against the government with regard to the artefacts of the late captain, Hendrik Witbooi.
SOUTRIVIER - Chief of the Kai-||Khaun Nama tribe, Petrus Simon Kooper, is urging the #Aonin (Topnaars) to unite and continue building on the legacy of the late Chief Seth Madawa Kooitjie, who was laid to rest at the cemetery here on Saturday afternoon.
OUTAPI – Minister of Justice, Sacky Shanghala, has heeded the call of the youth for ageing politicians and individuals in key leadership positions to pave the way for young Namibians to take over.
WINDHOEK - The leader of the official opposition PDM, McHenry Venaani, on Wednesday said the ruling party Swapo does not have an agenda to change the country because there is just a continuation of bills from the previous year that are being brought to the house.
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.
WINDHOEK - The founder of the International University of Management (IUM), Dr David Namwandi, says contrary to recent sentiments linking unemployment to wrong career choices he feels expanding Namibia’s job market could create more jobs that could absorb unemployed university graduates.
WalvisBay – Muhakuli gomosipangero sepangero moKeetmnshoop noupenda kazire momvhura zina kuroka zonene noruhanzo, mankumpi gomanene negano eli kakerev nalyo asi gahepa kukapopera mukake ogu gomakwedi 11 vamurete kosipangero sepangero moKeetmanshoop omu kakere asi ana pumbwa uhaku pangenderera momapeu kagapwelireko.
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.
OTJIWARONGO - Over one hundred long-serving members of the police in Otjozondjupa received medals for long service. These officers have served in the force for periods ranging between ten and twenty years. At the ceremony the promotions of 42 policewomen and 78 policemen were also announced.
WINDHOEK - A group of about 200 foreign-trained medical and dental students will today petition the Office of the Prime Minister to air their grievances on the Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA)’s evaluation of foreign-trained medical and dental graduates.
LÜDERITZ - Angra Pequena Senior Secondary School in Lüderitz got N$20 000 from Old Mutual for an outstanding performance that culminated in the school emerge top in the 2018 Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary levels (NSSCO) in //Kharas Region.
OMUTHIYA - Grinding poverty aggravated by scarce jobs has compelled seven community members to make a hard living over the years from scrap metal, discarded plastic bottles and other garbage they collect and sell to recycling companies despite the dangers faced.
ONGWEDIVA – The Chief Medical Officer for Oshakati Intermediate Hospital has refuted claims by female patients who said they were turned away by the hospital to buy their own pregnancy diagnostic kits.
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.
WINDHOEK - Cabinet has authorised the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to sign on behalf of Namibia the revised Orange-Senqu Watercourse Commission (Orasecom) Agreement and to subsequently table the agreement in Parliament for ratification.
SWAKOPMUND - Namport CEO Bisey /Uirab says government and the institution is currently exploring the possibility of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to maximise benefits for the Port of Walvis Bay, as the new container terminal is expected to be completed within the next two months.
WINDHOEK - The Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi highlighted some of the achievements of the National Assembly and reminded the public about the mandate of the legislature when he held a press briefing yesterday ahead of the official opening of Parliament.
ONGWEDIVA - Former chairperson of the Ondonga Traditional Authority (OTA), Peter Shimweefeleni Kauluma, has died. Kauluma passed on at a Windhoek hospital yesterday and has been described as a courageous leader who was ever ready to serve his community.
OMUTHIYA - Farmers from the areas surrounding Omuthiya are being warned to keep their animals out of town lands, ahead of the operationalisation of an impounding kraal to be used for keeping stray animals that have been seized from the central business district.
WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob joined the masses, the diplomats and those in government in expressing his sadness and sorrow at the passing away of Swapo stalwart and former Namibian ambassador to Germany and the Benelux countries, Hanno Rumpf.
WINDHOEK - The former Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku, who is now the special advisor on health in the office of the vice-president, has been assigned to coordinate the hepatitis E response campaign among stakeholders.
WINDHOEK - Cabinet has directed the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to advise farmers in areas with poor grazing to take precautionary measures, as drought looms due to erratic rainfall.
WINDHOEK - Water levels in the three dams that supply Windhoek and neigbouring towns does not look promising as the water-level has been decreasing because the inflow is very low from the erratic rainfall that could result in yet another crippling drought across the country.
WINDHOEK - Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Alpheus !Naruseb is expected to formally inform Cabinet about the severity of the drought ravaging many parts of the country after receiving the details of a joint drought action plan during a meeting with the presidents of the Namibian Agriculture Union (NAU) and the Namibian Emerging Commercial Farmers Union (NECFU) last week.
OTJOMUISE- Ondanda ya Europa yOmausemba wOngundeveta nOwomundu puna Orutu rOtjitiro Otjindjandja tjOvaherero nOvambanderu mazesembamisa ombongarero ohonge ondenga mo Namibia yovatjiwe ongondoroka noveta youye otja tjimaitjama nOtjitiro Otjindjandja kombunda yohuurire.
WINDHOEK - The Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi yesterday revealed the theme for the opening of the 2019 parliamentary session that is set to open next Wednesday as “Promoting Integrity, Accountability and Professionalism.”
OMUTHIYA -The Oshikoto Regional Council says plans are underway to construct an administrative office at Tsintsabis for Guinas Constituency, whose staff has been without an office for the past several years compelling them to operate from a settlement office.
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.
SWAKOPMUND - Child neglect or abandonment is one of the issues that need urgent intervention from government and all stakeholders to hold such parents accountable for their actions.
WINDHOEK - Deputy permanent delegate of Namibia to Unesco Immolatrix Geingos has urged President Hage Geingob and members of his Cabinet to consider the plight of the research, science, and technology and innovation community for more and sustained funding.
WINDHOEK – The Omusati regional Police are urging parents who give their vehicle to unlicensed children to refrain from doing so because it is unlawful – otherwise, they can face the law.
WINDHOEK - Seventy public toilets will be built in Windhoek’s four informal settlements at a cost of N$1.2 million this year to improve sanitation and fight the outbreak of Hepatitis E.
WINDHOEK – Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has assured unemployed youth – currently constituting 43 percent of youth in general - that they will be prioritised in the recently advertised vacancies by the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN).
ǀAEǁGAMS – ǀGapi ǁGau!nâs, ǁKhāǁkhākhâis tsî ǁKhāsiga ǂnuwis Ministers, Dr Itah Kandji-Murangis ge ge mî, sîsenosib hîa ǁkhāǁkhāǂuisa ǂkhamkhoesib ǁaegu ra hō!âheb ra !aromahesa ǀgau tamas ka io ǂhanu tama sîsengu !nâ ǁkhāǁkhāǂuisens
ǀAEǁGAMS – ǂHôaǂkhanigu !nâ gere !nurihes !oagun ge ǂauna skolǀgôana skolgu hosteldi !nâ hâ!khaina a hōǁoa, hâ a !nubusib !aroma. Nēti ī ǀgôan ge ǀnî skolgu ǀgūse hâ tsî ra mātare tsîb ge ǂhanuba nē mâsibab nî kō!gâ tsî oresa !nubusib
ǀAEǁGAMS – Air Namibias ge go ǂan!gâ, ǁkhanas ǁaegu !nâ nî hâ ǀkharaǀkharadi tsî ǁaekorobe nî hâ ǂguiǂguis ǁkhanadi disa 30 ǀKhūǁkhâb 2019 disa xu sîsentsoatsoa kaisa. Nēs !nâ-ūs ge Air Namibiasa ǁîs di !oabade ra !gâi!gâi!nâ ǂgao !hū!nāsise tsî
WINDHOEK - The Ambassador of the United States of America to Namibia, Lisa Johnson recently inspired young women to realise their full potential through the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free Mentored and Safe (Dreams) project, an evidence-based programme intended to reduce new HIV infections among teens and young women.
OTJIWARONGO – Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Stanley Simataa has called on religious organisations in Namibia to join hands with government in its battle against all the social evils that have engulfed many communities across the country.
WINDHOEK – As Namibia and the rest of the world observe World Cancer Day today, there is an urgent need for action to increase early-stage cancer detection, screening and diagnosis to significantly improve cancer patients’ chances of survival, Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) CEO Rolf Hansen said.
WINDHOEK – In its effort to support education the Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT), in collaboration with Support Ulm e.V., donated textbooks and teachers’ guides to Green Leave Primary School in Windhoek’s Okahandja Park informal settlement.
GABORONE – The long stalled Trans-Kalahari railway project is one of priority agendas for Asser Kapere during his tenure as the Namibian High Commissioner to Botswana.
WALVIS BAY - Hangana Seafood has awarded compensation worth N$1.2 million to 150 seamen, backdated from February 1, 2017 to January 1, 2019 in the company’s quest to provide better working conditions for its employees, especially those at sea.
WINDHOEK - Khomas Region Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua says she will take on institutions under the regional council’s umbrella that refuse to submit their reports to her office.
WINDHOEK - The councillor of Ruacana Constituency in the Omusati Region, Andreas Shintama says although the initiative of collecting mahangu from community members to help the constituency’s most hungry residents has helped, the reserves have already dried up.
WINDHOEK - Following the Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso)’s high level engagement with higher education stakeholders recently, the Ministry of Finance has availed N$360 million to the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) in order to settle and pay out all 2018 outstanding tuition and non-tuition fees, for students at all tertiary institutions.
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.
KHORIXAS - About 50 unhappy youths and even some traditional leaders descended on Khorixas district hospital on Wednesday morning after locals were allegedly sidelined from the vacant post of a driver.
Windhoek - Mpepo zonene ezi kazigumine mukunda gwaKongola gwakara momukunda horowero gwaZambezi kazisigire varongwa poruzera morwa tende ezi zakara asi yizo vatura zikare nkondwa rongero zawo kazizizonagwirepo mpepo
Venduka - Mukadona gonomvhura 28 kavamukwaterere kononkondo siruwo oso age munendi gomugara gomusesugona kuna kutara, siruwo oso mugazarerwa ogu gahwililire monzugo zawo zokurara monongura sikondovike sina puko momukunda gwaGibeon. Ehudi eli kalihorokerere pokaruhagona vana kutumbura asi Helena Pieters moGibeon.
OKAHANDJA - Residents of Extension 8 have accused the Okahandja Municipality of sending them inflated bills for municipal rates and taxes over the past eight years.
LÜDERITZ - A 21-year-old rape victim in what is seen as a revenge crime set alight a house in which two of her alleged attackers were sleeping early on Tuesday morning in Area 2 settlement of Lüderitz, burning to death one, while the other rape suspect is in a critical condition.
OPUWO - The Minister of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Obeth Kandjoze has made an impassioned appeal to government officials to optimally utilise the developmental budgets allocated to their ministries as this will enhance service delivery to the inhabitants of the regions.
WINDHOEK - The Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Bishop Zephania Kameeta says government spent N$70 million for the acquisition of food for the destitute through the poverty-busting food bank programme in 2018.
WINDHOEK - The executive director of the Namibian Institute of Public Administration and Management (Nipam), Maria Ndatiwelao Nangolo and her team on Monday had a meeting in Windhoek with the Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Frans Kapofi.
WINDHOEK – The Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Dr Itah Kandji-Murangi has said the unemployment of graduates mainly is due to a wrong choice of career, adding that if guided well on careers, learners will know which fields are saturated and which fields are much sought after.
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.
ǀAEǁGAMS – ǀKhomas ǀKharisi ǁgau!nâs direktorats ge ge ǂanǂan, ǂoago kurib !nâ ge Xrat 9 !nâ hâ i 4 838 ǀgôana xun 1 119na Xrat 10 ǁga ge !kharu tama isa. Nēs ra ǂâibasens ge 3 719 ǀgôan ǀguin Xrat 10s ǁga ge a !kharusa. Nē ǂanǂans ge
ǀAEǁGAMS – ǂHanub ge mîmâisa ge dī, mā-amsa tama ǂnaumâi ǁanǁguigab !gūb !nâ nî ǀariǂuisa. !Hūb di ǁÛB Dr Hage Geingob ge ǁîb di ǀasa kurib haisi-ams !nâ nē mâsiba khoesiba ra tsâǀkhāse ge !gara!ā. ǂHaitsi māǂuis hîa Dr Alfredo
ǀAEǁGAMS – Nausan ge ǁnāpa !gâi tama sîsengu ǂnamipe ǀnî ǁhôade xu ǂkhîo!nâsibib ǁgâiǂuisende Hornkranz ǁNāǂamdi ǂnamipe hâ i, xaweb ge nē ǂkhawadība ǁkhaubas sîsenǀgaub hîa ǀawa!namn tsî ǁkhaubas mâisan ǀhûǁare hâse sîsens diba, kaise ǂauna !gôab di !hūǁîn xa ge ǁkhoreǁharehe tib ge Namibiab ǀAwa!namn ǀHûs !Nakaǂnôa Inspekter-Xenerali
OPUWO - It was a joyful event when the Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) handed over 29 confirmation letters for the award of its scholarships to seven constituencies in Kunene where 29 learners from poor households got scholarships.
SWAKOPMUND - The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Walvis Bay branch says contractors and engineers should also play their part to address the shortage of classrooms, instead of looting from government through inflated prices when awarded tenders.
LÜDERITZ - Born at Ekamba village in Oshigambo in Oshikoto Region, Theopolina Anna Ndahekelekwa Mushelenga - Negumbo was raised by her paternal grandmother’s sister “kuku Nakambale” at Omundingilo village in Oshigambo. Despite her humble beginnings, she did not give up her dream to acquire a doctoral degree.
ONDERA - For the past years, Ondera, a government resettlement farm allocated to marginalised community has seen an increase in overnight farmers illegally occupying land, a move that irked the indigenous people who want government to intervene to arrest the situation.
WINDHOEK – Patients seeking medicine at state hospitals continue to complain of a shortage of medicines and pharmaceutical supplies, which often results in them purchasing these supplies at private pharmacies.
Isize – Sina likolo zeñata zefumaneha mwa libaka zamatakanyani mwa sikiliti sa Zambezi, baituti kuzwelela sikolo sa Isize mwasilalanda sa Kabbe ya Mutulo, neba talimana ni matata akupila mabapa ni sikolo ili teñi nebana ni kubapula matente kuli babe mabapa ni sikolo. Kwanda kutokwa limbuzi banana ba, nebasina hande maino sakata kakuli nebana nikubapula matente alekiwanga mwalintolo zama China. Kono pabalelo yabona nesina sepiso kakuli matente awo haisepiswi.
ONGWENDIVA – Liluko la Njimo, Mezi ni Mishitu lielelize balimi mwa Mutulo wanaha Namibia kuli baitukiseze kakuli kaswana kuba ni linanga bakeñisa pula yelikani silimo se. Yabona zamayemo alihalimu mwa liluko, Leonard Hango naize, naha Namibia ika amuhela pula yelikani kuisa licika mwa silimo sa 2019, bakeñisa kucinca kwamayemo alihalimu.
WINDOKO– Mubusisi wa sikiliti sa Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu naize balimi mwasikiliti bainzi mwa sabo yakuli kukaba ni linanga silimo se kakuli pula isweli kunela feela hainyani mwa sikiliti. Taba yetuna kiya kuli balimi habazibi hande kapa kuna ni pula kapa awa. Baikalezwi kuli kukaba ni linanga hape. Kono buñata balimile mi basa sweli kulima, nabulelezi ba New Era.
WINDHOEK – To ensure equitable distribution and access to land, the Ministry of Land Reform has acquired 16 farms measuring more than 320 300 hectares valued at N$164.5 million during the 2017/18 financial year.
ISIZE - Just like many rural schools in the Zambezi Region, learners from Isize Combined School in Kabbe North Constituency for many years had to endure hardships of living at the school surroundings, where they had to pitch tents in order for them to be closer to school.
WINDHOEK - Namibia’s largest and most successful privately-owned institution of higher learning the International University of Management (IUM) is ready to roll for the new academic year with the introduction of numerous post-graduate courses.
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.
WINDHOEK - Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) secretary Ephraim Nekongo feels the time has come that government start buying goods locally instead of importing them and essentially exporting jobs at the expense of Namibians.
OMUTHIYA -The headman of Omuthiya, Paavo Sheepo is discontented over recent acts of illegal fencing being undertaken by some farmers at Okashana in Oshikoto Region and has thus strongly warned those practising the act to stop or face the music.
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.
LÜDERITZ - The President of Namibian Food and Allied Workers Union (Nafau) Mike Karupu urged employers who subject their employees to unfair labour practices and injustice to end these dehumanising acts with immediate effect and to respect the country’s labour law.
ǀAEǁGAMS – ǂGarib tsî !hanaǂgās !âb ge 2018ǁî kuriba kai îganǀ ge !kharu, xawe !goaxa a ǀ ǁhûidi tsî ǀkhurib di mâsib ha ra ai!gûb xa ǀasa kuriba kai ǁgoaǂuis kha ra !gûǂgâ!nâ. Dr Theo de Jageri, !Hūbaib ǂGari-aon !Nans di presidenti ge ǂoago wekheb ai ge mî, kaise kai xūn ǁgoaǂuide !khōǂgā hân ǂgarib tsî !hanaǂgās !âba !âu hâsa. Nau ǀkhāb aib ge Michael
ǀAEǁGAMS – Rocky Crest ǂAmskoli ǀAeǁgams di Rocky Crest ǁanǁguib !nâ mâb di skoldanab, Buks Platti ge ǂoago wekheb Wunstaxtsēs ai ge mî, ǁgûn di ǁîn di ǀoasa ǂkhâ!nâsa ôasan ǁgau!nâs !nâ mās kaise a ǂhâǂhâsa !khaisa ǂguin nēpa xu ra domdore amaga. Buks Platti hîa a nē skoli di danab 201oǁî kurib nē skoli ge ǂguro !nās ase ǁîb daode ǁgau!nâs !aroma a
WALVIS BAY - A group of tourists who recently visited Walvis Bay on a day-trip were in awe of the coastal town’s beauty during the tourism activities they undertook last week before their departure.
WINDHOEK - Although there was criticism about Operation Hornkranz from some quarters, the joint police/army operation has been welcomed by a significant number of citizens as an initiative worth maintaining, said Namibian Police Force Deputy Inspector-General for Operations Oscar Peter Embubulu.
KHORIXAS - Juliane /Uxams, the regional facilitator in Kunene for the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN), has entered into agreements with several municipalities, village councils and town councils for SDFN to build over one hundred low-cost houses in Kunene Region.
WINDHOEK - Namibia enjoys an elevated strategic relationship with the Asian economic powerhouse the People’s Republic of China, the Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi informed hundreds attending a gala dinner in Windhoek to mark the Chinese spring festival.
WINDHOEK - As part of its new academic operation called ‘The Access Campaign,’ the Namibia National Student’s Organisation (Nanso) has come up with an initiative for students commuting to and from the University of Namibia (Unam) to have free transport during the registration process.
WINDHOEK- The University of Namibia (Unam) and the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has entered into an agreement which will allow government-funded students to register at very reduced fees.
Windoko – Naha izwelapili kutalimana ni linanga, ili taba yepaleliswa kunela kwa pula mwa naha Namibia kaufela. Nihane kubonahala kuli makalo asilimo sa 2018/2019 nabonahala kusepisa.
Ondangwa – Undi wanyangela wababanca babasina misebezi neba undumukezi kwa Siteshini sa Njanji sa TransNamib sa Nehale Lyampingana kuyo lwanela misebezi yemashumi amane, yaku lukisa sinca njanji yezwa Ondangwa kuya Oshikango, katumelelano yalikweli zesilezi.
WINDHOEK- National Council Chairperson Margret Mensah-Williams says 2019 will be a year where her office will embark upon social upliftment projects targeting the youth, the rural poor and all those Namibians who suffer from psychological and physical abuse.
WINDHOEK – Foreign-trained medical professionals who lodged an urgent application on Friday in the Windhoek High Court were granted their wish when the Medical and Dental Council of Namibia heeded their call that pre-internship written evaluation be postponed.
OTJOMUISE- Okuteza nokuzemburuka ozondapo ozongoto yomwiimbura wa South Africa, omuyaruke Dan Tshanda, ngwaÞire omweze imBwi tjiyari yetano, ovature va Kakarara mavemuzemburuka po Tate Sammy’s Beer House 2 ndino motjihuro tjao.
WINDHOEK - Namibians employed at the U.S Embassy in Windhoek have not been spared from the non-payment of wages that has affected 800 000 American government workers the longest ever shutdown in that country’s history.
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.
ONESI - The mood at the residence of the late retired major-general Peter Nambundunga in Onesi village of Omusati Region is somber.
WINDHOEK - A former senior Namibian police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting an 18-year-old apologised to the family of his victim when he testified in mitigation of sentence in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Prison Facility before Judge Dinnah Usiku.
ONGWEDIVA – Claims of tribalism and regionalism have preceded the suspension of the Grootfontein’s Strategic Executive of Finance and Information Technology Ileni Hainghumbi, an allegation refuted by the municipal CEO.
WINDHOEK - In an attempt to accommodate excess learners who still do not have placement, the Khomas regional education directorate has resorted to placing pupils in tents to address the shortage of classroom spaces in schools.
WINDHOEK – A memorial service was recently held in Windhoek in order to create awareness on religious freedom and protection of human rights.
WINDHOEK- Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), Namibia’s pioneering non-governmental organisation in the national Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) programme, on Friday received a donation of 11 brand-new vehicles.
OSHIFO – The lack of serviced land in Oshifo at Ruacana town in the Omusati Region delays the chances of a fuel station being constructed there. Currently, there is only one filling station situated at Ruacana Extension 2, formerly known as Ruacana Town, which is located about three kilometres west of Oshifo.
WINDHOEK - Grootfontein air force base, which is mandated to monitor the Namibian airspace among other national duties, is faced with a shortage of accommodation for its members.
The Namibian Defence Force (NDF) has been ordered to vacate a private shooting range in the district of Rehoboth after the lawful owners approached the Windhoek High Court on an urgent basis to evict them from the premises they unlawfully occupied.
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.
OMUTHIYA - Constituency councillors in Oshikoto Region have encouraged local communal farmers not to lose hope from late and scattered rainfalls.
WALVIS BAY - Addressing social challenges in communities through proper counselling will not only root out social evils such as domestic violence and teenage pregnancies but will ensure an emotionally-healthy society, a psychologist says.
KHORIXAS – Khorixas mayor Elizabeth Geises has defended council against any blame for the blocked drainage system at the town, saying residents have themselves to blame.
KATIMA MULILO – The opening of a dialysis centre in Katima Mulilo to provide treatment to patients with renal failure has been put on hold after the town’s water tested positive for bacteria.
WINDHOEK - Namibian Christendom is for the first time confronted by a topic that, until now, as far as the Namibian church establishment is concerned, has always been a straightforward matter: the Namibian Constitution does not guarantee marriage for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons.
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.
KEETMANSHOOP - Swapo //Kharas Regional Coordinator Matheus Mumbala says Namibia has lost a man whose mobilisation skills and tactics is second to none, in reference to the late pioneer trade unionist, freedom fighter, political detainee and deputy defence minister Petrus Ilonga.
KATIMA MULILO - As the festive season reaches its peak, two famous recreational places of Namibia’s two northeast regions, Kavango East and Zambezi, namely Stony City and Rundu riverside beaches, famous for swimmers usually attract thousands of people.
WINDHOEK - While Namibian cattle producers has described the direct involvement of Karan Beef of South Africa in the Namibian procurement market as a possible early Christmas gift, one baffling question remains unanswered: Where and how will Meatco as Namibia’s most important export abattoir feature in the operation?
WINDHOEK - The festive season is here! While we planned and ensured that we have the perfect gifts for our loved ones; we are sometimes left with those unwanted last-minute shopping trips to the mall.
KEETMANSHOOP- The Keetmanshoop Municipality donated 100 pre-paid electricity meters to the town’s elderly residents which will enable those that want to migrate from conventional to pre-paid to do so with ease without having to fork out a cent for the pre-paid metres.
WINDHOEK- Government says it has no plans to reduce or cancel housing benefits of civil servants.
KEETMANSHOOP - //Kharas Regional Council Chairperson Jan Scholtz says 2018 has been a tough year for the region and he is therefore pleased that it is finally coming to an end and he is positive the year 2019 will be better in terms of service provision.
WINDHOEK – The United States of America’s efforts to provide assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria
OMUTHIYA - Plans are afoot to construct four major roads in Nehale Lya Mpingana Constituency ranked as one of the worst inaccessible areas.
WINDHOEK - In a rare move, as the National Council adjourned Thursday for the festive season, its chairperson Margaret Mensah-Williams encouraged the Members of Parliament to take the lead by being safe drivers, and obey the rules of the road, most especially the speed limit.
OTJINENE - The Omaheke Governor, Festus Ueitele took this year’s Christmas initiative to Otjinene, where he treated the elderly people and some residents to a lunch and some clothes. Aimed at encouraging the spirit of Ubuntu during the festive season, the charity event attracted a large crowd of residents who had to endure the day’s heat and fill the community hall to its capacity on Wednesday afternoon.
ONGWEDIVA – The Ongwediva Town Council on Thursday commissioned the construction of the much awaited 1.6 km Ehenge road. The road will be upgraded from gravel to bitumen standard by Kambwa Trading at a cost of N$12.6 million. The groundworks, which already commenced late November, is envisaged to be completed June next year.
WINDHOEK - The Namibian Civil Society Organisations (CSO) remained mostly dormant during the last two years due to a decrease in donour funding, a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) launched on Wednesday stated.
SWAKOPMUND - The Ministry of Mines and Energy’s state of the art, environmental friendly regional office building at Swakopmund, which was constructed at the cost of N$42.2 million has not been officially inaugurated since it’s completion in 2016.
WINDHOEK -The man who is accused of killing a four-year-old boy he cared for as his own son, after he heard rumours that he is not the biological father, testified yesterday that his neighbour was the one who is responsible for the boy’s death.