• December 3rd, 2020

National

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Coetzee bids Oranjemund farewell

KEETMANSHOOP – Outgoing Oranjemund mayor Henry Coetzee said the council has emerged from the year filled with many challenges, of which they managed to overcome together as a community. 

Mariǀkhuwi-aon ge kairana sâ kai tama hâ

ǀNî kairan tsî ǂhanuba xu ǁkhâkorobe mâxōǀkhās marisa ra !khō!oa khoen Tsintsabis hîa Oshikoto ǀkharib !nâ ǁgoes din ge, mûmûsa ǀgâb !nâ hâ, ǂharugu-aon ǁ­îna marina ra ǀkhuwi tsî !khō!oan ra tsēdi ai ǁîna xu  surudehen hâ marisa ū tsî ǁkhawa ­ǁîna ǀasa surudeb !nâ ra ǂgāse. 

Mupato kiwa butokwa mwakulwanisa HIV

RUNDU – Likwambuyu wa Makete Dr Kalumbi Shangula, ubulela kuli mupato wabaana oezwa kwasipatela kusina kapelezo (VMMC), kikalulo yabutokwa mwanaha Namibia mwa twaniso ya kakokwani ka HIV, mi ususuelize baana kuya kwamupato, kuli bafukuze kukona kufumana kakokwani ka HIV.

Lubasi lukopanela malobalo ni likuhu

WINDOKO – Kakubata kubukeleza pisinisi yabona, muuna ni musala’ hae ili baba pila mwakomponi ya Havana, mbowela wa tolopo ya Windoko, bakalile kubuluka likuhu zabona zelikana 248 mwandandulumu busihu kusabisa masholi. 

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Tobias hints at teaching

OMUTHIYA – The former councilor of Tsumeb constituency, Lebbius Tobias, has broken the silence over his eleventh-hour withdrawal as a candidate, saying he will consider teaching when the right time comes.

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Hukura wa pandere po Matako

Otjomuise- Ovivavero ngunda mbi hari avihiya zeuparisiwa kotjiveta erero oma hatenya tjandje mbi ma vi tjiukwa mavitja Israel Hukura, ngu kara orata yOkarukondua ko Matoororero ka Matako mOrukondua Romatoororero rwa Tjozondjupa, songu ma honaparero po no ma raka o 909. 

IPC to push for a better Walvis

Newly elected Walvis Bay Urban councillor Deriou Benson has promised local residents a better life after snatching the bitterly contested constituency from Knowledge Ipinge who served for a mere 11 months as councillor following a by-election victory in January this year. 

Confusion over where to vote

Some voters at Mix settlement in the Khomas region found themselves in a predicament yesterday after they could not vote in the regional council election, despite casting their ballot for the local authority poll. 

Manual verification slows voting

Although the voting process went relatively smooth yesterday, Electoral Commission of Namibia officials had to battle with verification devices, which were failing to detect voters’ cards, leading to delays and inconveniences to both voters and polling officers. 

Agriculture and the ecosystems 

Agriculture is concerned with rearing animals and the cultivation of crops whilst an ecosystem simply refers to a community of living organisms such as plants and animals together with the non-living components such as the air and soils, interacting with each other in their environment.  

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Mine supports efforts to fight Covid-19

KEETMANSHOOP – //Kharas governor Aletha Frederick says port health services play an important role in the prevention and control of the international spread of diseases and create a safe environment at ports of entry.

Male circumcision vital to HIV prevention strategy

RUNDU – Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is an integral part of Namibia’s HIV prevention strategy and has thus called upon men to get a “smart cut” in order to reduce the risk of contracting HIV.

Patisiso mwalifu la mandui yahula

WINDOKO – Kasamulaho alikakalezo kuzwelela kwasisole sa naha Botswana, kuli mandui babane bane ba bulailwe kwamukulela wanuka ya Chobe nebana ni litobolo, mapokola banaha Namibia viki yefelile nebalumezi batuleli ba mwamezi, kuyotusa mwakubata litobolo zebulelwa.

Mubusisi wa Zambezi  ukupa kozo

KATIMA MULILO – Mubusisi wa sikiliti sa Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu ukupile kozo ni kuombalala mwahala sicaba, nikuli basike kuikungela mulao mwamazoho abona, misunga hainze ipahama hala kubulaiwa kwa mandui kimasole banaha Botswana.

Pina ya kupuzo ya mandui

WINDOKO – Muopeli wa mwasikiliti Zee (Zuluboy) utisize hamoho baopeli sina yena, Guru, J Thugg, Mello, Prince T ni Kid M mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, kuhatisa pina ya kupuzo ya kezahalo ya cwale ya kukunupiwa ni kubulaiwa kwabayahi babalalu banaha Namibia, ni muhabo ili muyahi wanaha Zambia, ki masole banaha Botswana (BDF).

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Nkurenkuru isolation facility inaugurated

NKURENKURU – The Kavango West region now has a dedicated facility to manage Covid-19 cases within the region after a 12-bed prefabricated isolation facility at Nkurenkuru Public Health Centre was officially inaugurated by the health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula last week.

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Uutoni peeved over housing delays

Urban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni said although the informal settlement upgrading project was progressing well, there were some challenges affecting the successful implementation.

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Over 100 get land titles

In the quest to formalise and decongest the informal settlements, government through the flexible land tenure system handed over 117 land hold titles to residents of Onawa at Oshakati recently

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Student leader eyes Oniipa

A student leader and youth activist, who is standing as an independent candidate, says he has amassed a wealth of experience and has crafted a workable plan for the Oniipa constituency.

Impalila burial for slain fishermen

The burial of three fishermen who were fatally shot by members of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) more than a week ago, and that of their mother, will take place tomorrow at Impalila Island, the family confirmed yesterday.  

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Government regravels Etosha roads

ETOSHA – The environment ministry has appointed contractors to regravel the road network in the Etosha National Park, which has been posing a perennial headache to tourists and other park users. 

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Sinimbo leaves Naute project impressed

KEETMANSHOOP – Industrialisation deputy minister Verna Sinimbo has advised management at the Naute irrigation project to place their main focus on the marketing of produce harvested at the agricultural project. 

Mandui ba bulaiwa mwa Zambezi

WINDOKO – Patisiso ikalile kasamulaho asabo ya kuli mandui babalalu ni muyahi wa naha Zambia, neba bihilwe kuli neba kunupilwe kilimembala za sisole sa naha Botswana Labune, kwa mukulela wanuka ya Chobe.

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ECN readies for polls in //Kharas

KEETMANSHOOP – The Electoral Commission of Namibia in the //Kharas region said voter education officers are continuously educating eligible voters on how to cast their votes on ballot papers ahead of the regional council and local authority elections this month. 

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Mariental residents receive plots

Joy filled the air as over 300 residents from Mariental’s informal settlements were recently awarded certificates of occupancy, but some of the residents are questioning the gesture from the local authority.

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A clarion call to patriotism

President Hage Geingob has called on Namibians to pursue values that unite them, adding fostering patriotism will lead to higher heights of success and shared prosperity. 

89 Omaridi ge ǀasa go !khō!oa

ǂNŪǂGOAES – Ministeris Kai!ā tsî !Garo!āǀkharigu Omkhâisens dis ge ǂhanub di ǂGui ǀNōb !nâ hâ Omna mās Proxrammi !nâ-ū, ǂoa ge wekheb Wunstaxs ai, 89 omde ǁnā !gâi!gâ khoen Kronlein ǁanǁguib ǂNūǂgoaes dib !nâ ǁgoeb dina ge ǁkhaeǁnâ. 

A da aitsama sada ǂûna !hana

!Hanaǂûn tsî haiǂûna !hanas ge ǀnî khoen !aroma kaise kai sîsenni ase ī, xawe ǁnâusen-i ras xa a supu. Nēs ge ǁkhāti ǂâibasen tama hâ !hanaǂās ǀkhats ga tsoatsoa, ots sa kai!ā ûiǀgauba nî xūmâi !khaisa.

Becoming drought resilient…Why African farmers must consider drought tolerant crops

The latest UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s annual Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report highlighted drought as one of the key factors contributing to the continuing rise in the number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa. And in South Africa, the Government’s Crop Estimates Committee announced that the country would harvest 20% less maize in 2019 because of drought conditions.

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Nuujoma ploughs his way to success

Agribank’s Emerging Farmers Retail Financing (ERFP) loan beneficially Elifas Nuujoma said his life was changed to good after he started farming along Etaka canal, between Epalela and Onesi in Omusati region.

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Meatco engages weekend farmers 

The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) recently hosted a Stakeholder Engagement Meeting mainly with weekend farmers, and members from the Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmers Union (NECFU).

Mental health in the spotlight

The Institute of Public Administration and Management of Namibia (Nipam) last month hosted a mental health seminar in order to raise awareness on the issue and its effects amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

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School goes four months without water

OKAOKO-OTAVI – The Okaoko-Otavi Combined School has been without running water since May despite government allocating money towards the construction and renovation of ablution facilities to intensify the fight against Covid-19. 

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LPM sets up base at Eiseb block

The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) has become the first political party to set up a political office at Eiseb block 10, a remote settlement close to the Namibia-Botswana border in the Otjombinde constituency of the Omaheke region. 

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Shannon burial set for next week

WALVIS BAY - The young woman Shannon Ndatega Wasserfall, whose remains were found in a shallow grave more than five months after she went missing at Walvis Bay, will be laid to rest on 14 November at the harbour town. 

Mukunupi hanahani hande kuli azekiswe

WINDOKO – Baba beli baba bona zakutatuba mayemo amunahano, bane batatubile muuna yanyazwa kubulaya folomani wahae, ni kuholofaza yana beleka niyena kwaliofesi za musebezi, nebafile piho yakuli hanahani hande, kacwalo haku konahali kumuzekisa. Mutatubi wakwa mukunda Renhardt Sieberhagen ni mutatubi wamuuso Lahija Hamunyela, kaufela nebaize Simataa Merlvin Simasiku walilimo ze 34, hakwanisi kuamuhela mafosisa ahae hane akunupile ni kubulaya Sarah Lungowe Mwilima, nikuholofaza Ester Ndahekelelwa Nepolo, mwakweli ya Sope 2019.

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MTC comes to rescue of rural school

SINZOGORO –  Mobile telecommunications giant MTC has come to the rescue of Sinzogoro Combined School in Kavango West by funding the construction of four classrooms and two storerooms at a cost of N$1.6 million. 

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‘Swapo has a lot  to defend’ 

Swapo district coordinator for Windhoek West constituency Vaino Shivute has urged the party faithful to fight like defending champions ahead of this month’s regional council and local authority elections. 

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Census mapping amidst pandemic

RUNDU – The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) has set measures in place to ensure the ongoing pre-enumeration census mapping in preparation of the 2021 census is not derailed by the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. 

Namibia seeks to ratify SACUM-UK EPA

Namibia is in the process of ratifying the SACU-Mozambique-United Kingdom (UK) economic partnership agreement (EPA) aimed to provide continuity and certainty in trade amongst the parties, when the UK is no longer a member of the European Union. 

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Local diplomats to monitor polls

Electoral Commission of Namibia chief electoral officer Theo Mujoro has said the commission is currently processing applications of diplomats who have applied to observe the regional council and local authority elections set for next month. 

89 families receive new homes

KEETMANSHOOP - The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, through government’s Mass Housing Development Programme, yesterday handed over 89 houses to beneficiaries in the Krönlein suburb of Keetmanshoop.

Campaign addresses period poverty

WALVIS BAY - The Walvis Bay Urban constituency office along sponsors Shoprite and Lil-Lets on Monday launched the ‘Keep a Girl in School’ campaign aimed at providing sanitary pads for needy girls in various schools.

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Major pig breeds

The third-most recorded breed of swine in the United States, Berkshires are known for fast and efficient growth, reproductive efficiency, cleanness and meat flavour and value.

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RUCA registers independent candidate for Rundu Urban

RUNDU – The Rundu Urban Community Association (Ruca) has registered its preferred candidate Marcelius Mukuve to run for Rundu Urban constituency office as an independent candidate as the law only allows political parties to run for regional office but not associations.

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Finance ministry to host workshop at Walvis

WALVIS BAY – The finance ministry will conduct a two-day workshop here on Wednesday and Thursday on the implementation of the unique consignment reference (UCR) usage within the customs clearance operations for both import and export in the ASYCUDA World System.

Mathe ni Pickering bafumana buzamaisi

WINDOKO – Muñoli wa katengo ka makwambuyu George Simataa, viki yefelile nalemusize keto ya Audrin Mathe kuba muzamaisi yomunca wa Liluko la Lipapali, Babanca ni Lisebelezo za Naha, mi Gladice Pickering kuba muzamaisi yomunca wa Liluko la Mulao. Mathe ni Pickering nebaketilwe kanako ya lilimo liketalizoho.

Libulaelo la Katima lihulisa sifumu

WINDOKO – Muzamaisi Yomuhulu wa Liluko la Njimo Percy Misika, ubulela kuli kukala kwa tekiso ya likomu zebulawa kwa libulaelo la Katima Mulilo, kuka konisa balimi balikomu kulekisa likomu zabona kwa libulaelo.

Workers at marble factory cry foul

WALVIS BAY – Some employees of the marble factory, BC Stone Products Namibia at Walvis Bay, said their job security is threatened by legal officer Chris Theron, whom they accuse of intimidation and racial discrimination.

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LPM candidate promises changes

KEETMANSHOOP - Joseph Isaacks, the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) candidate for Keetmanshoop Urban constituency said if voted into power his priority will be to engage regional stakeholders including investors to work towards uplifting socio-economic circumstances of the less privileged in the constituency.

Etosha fire damages power lines

The ministry of environment says although the fire that started burning east of the Etosha National Park was extinguished without any major wildlife losses, damages to equipment or park infrastructure, it, however, destroyed some power line poles.

SPYL wades into PG recruitment

The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has called on the Judicial Service Commission to follow due process and not be intimidated by populist political movements when recruiting the new prosecutor general.

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Govt appeals for help

TSUMKWE – Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform Anna Shiweda has called on institutions to donate to the different needs of the government as part of their corporate social responsibility. 

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Employment board called to deliver

Veteran public service administrator Andrew Ndishishi is the new chairperson of the third Employment Services Board that resorts under the Ministery of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation.

Ekoro lyatunga moWalvis tavakarundurura kevango lyawo oku navakakara

WALVISBAY - Mukurona pamberewa zodoropa zaWalvisbay Muronga Haingura katente asi vatungimo ava vana kusikisamo yihepwa tavakarundurura morwa evango eli vana kara kuna kara asi lina zura unene omu nye vana kara nelikwamo lyokukavarundiurura owo vana kusikisamo yihepwa vakaze kevango eli navakatumbura asi lyawo narunye nanarunye, lina kara kofarama 37. 

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Mathe, Pickering get executive director posts

Secretary to the Cabinet George Simataa yesterday announced the appointment of Audrin Mathe as new executive director for the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Services and Gladice Pickering as the new executive director at the Ministry of Justice.

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Sex offender register long overdue - Venaani

KEETMANSHOOP – Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani has raised concern that the Act making provision for the establishment of a sex offender register was not yet implemented amidst the current escalation of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the country. 

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NEFF contests 8 local authorities

The Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) national coordinator, Kalimbo Iipumbu, is optimistic his party is going to perform well in the upcoming regional council and local authority elections, scheduled for next month. 

Etoshas ǂhuwib ge a !khō!nomsa

Ministeris ǂNamipeb tsî !narisarimas dis ge ǁawosasiba ge mā, ai!â ge ǂoa wekheb ai ge hâ i ǀaeǂhuwib, Etosha !Hū!nāsi ǀGuru!hanab !khawagas ǀkhāb aib, mûsen-i gere khami îbe ǀgaisa ǂkhôaba ūhâ tama ge hâ isa. 

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Agriculture conference zooms in on sector

Various players in the agriculture sector will today convene in Windhoek for a large-scale agriculture conference aimed at creating a platform for the exchange of ideas on how to maximize the potential of the agricultural sector.

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Oshana offers support to rural farmers

Oshana governor Elia Irimari says although youth unemployment is a national problem, the regional council on its part continues to implement rural development programmes to help create employment opportunities for young people.

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Cops to comb entire school for explosives

OMUTHIYA – Oshikoto education director Aletta Eises says the authorities have taken into consideration the safety of learners and teachers at King Kauluma Combined School, which will see police officers embarking on a de-mining operation of the entire school premises. 

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Omundudu learners return to school

More than 500 learners at Omundudu Combined School, who were withdrawn by their unhappy parents pending investigations and a hearing into the alleged misconduct involving two senior staff, have since returned to school. 

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Amupanda promises housing for cops

Affirmative Repositioning (AR) activist-in-chief Job Amupanda has promised to initiate a housing programme for police officers if elected as councillor and subsequently as Windhoek mayor in next month’s local authority elections. 

Bukamuso bwa siano

WINDOKO – Mabulatwi mwalitaba zasiano kiakuli, Beatrice Masilingi hana feela kuba inge Frank Fredricks, kono ubalwa kuba yomuñwi wabamati sakata mwanaha.

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Omaheke girls get dignity kits

The initiative by the United Nations Population Fund to distribute dignity kits to vulnerable girls and women has reached the Omaheke region, 1 000 kits were distributed to various schools and communities in different constituencies. 

AR names Walvis local authority candidates

WALVIS BAY – The Affirmative Repositioning movement yesterday unveiled its candidates for the Walvis Bay local authority ahead of next month’s vote.  AR, which has registered as an association with the Electoral Commission of Namibia, has fielded five female and male candidates for the ten-member municipal council. 

O Swanu mairarakana outukondua utano uriri

Otumborombonga- Mena ro ku hina oku rirongera no ku ritjiukisa nawa mena ro ma patero wo ma nyinganyinga nyingiro kehi yo Covid-19, o Swanu ya Namibia yatie okuhina okurarara omatoororero woutukondwa, otjiuru tjorupa romatoororero, Emmy Kazapua matja.

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Ex-Plan fighter gets official funeral

RUNDU – Former People’s Liberation Army of Namibia (Plan) fighter Elia Muremi has been accorded an official funeral following his death last Sunday at the age of 65. Muremi died in a Rundu hospital after an illness. 

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Farmworkers union warns employers

The Namibia Farmworkers Union (Nafwu) general secretary Rocco Nguvauva has issued a stern warning to farm owners subsequent to reports that some employers have been refusing to sign the generational farmworkers evaluation form.

Ekona kono lyaShanon kuna kugenda po nawa

WALVISBAY- Mukurona govaporosi momukunda gwaErongo Andreas Nelumbu nkera katente asi awo kuna kuza komeho nomu vana kuyimona asi ekonakono eli lyomudipagi Shannon Wasserfall mbunga zpomakona kono mokugwana mbatero mepiyagano momugazarerwa gonomvhura 22 ogu kagendere nanakufa. 

US embassy donates vehicles to local NGO

As part of the effort to expand HIV services in Namibia, the United States embassy  has donated two Toyota Hilux and two Toyota Land Cruisers to non-governmental organisation (NGO) partner Development Aid from People to People (DAPP Namibia). 

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Rukoro appeals for Commando donations

Ovaherero Paramount Chief Vekuii Rukoro has called on his subjects and sympathisers to come forward and donate whatever they can towards the renovation of the official residence of the Ovaherero paramount chief. 

Virus delays lawyer’s theft case

Windhoek High Court acting Judge Kobus Miller on Monday warned lawyer Hipura Ujaha that he must be ready to commence with the trial of 43-year-old estate administrator Mervin Kozonguizi if he is declared fit to stand trial on 16 November this year. 

!Aob ge hâ !garo!ās nî omosisa !aromasa

TSINTSABIS - ǀHûhâsib Tsintsabis dib ge ra ǂâiǂhansen, nē !âb hîan ǁîn di ǁgâuse go ǂan ib ra omkhâisensa ǁanǂgāsabena hā-ūbas !aroma ǂan!gâsa !ās ase hō, os nēsa ǀnîsi a īǁkhāsa ǁîn !hūo tsî omose si nî ǀamǂoasa.

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Kudos for Namibia’s pandemic response

Namibia’s response to the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic has drawn praise and admiration, with a top delegate during the 47th Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF), saying it “offers priceless lessons to be shared”

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Swapo candidates make their promises

ONGWEDIVA – Swapo’s Omusati candidates for the upcoming regional council and local authority elections say they will prioritise water provision, rural electrification and eradicating unemployment amongst the youth and women in their respective constituencies.

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Etosha fire under control

The environment ministry has assured the public that the fire that broke out last week south of the Etosha National Park is not as bad as it seemed and is in fact regarded as a management tool for vegetation.

Piho ya mayemo amunahano ilukile

WINDOKO – Piho ya mayemo amunahano ya yana beleka kwa kampani ya Global Fund, ili yanyaziwa kamulatu wa kubulaya yanali folomani wa hae, ni kuholofaza yana beleka ni yena, kanako yakukunupa mwasilimo sa 2019 ilukile kuli itiswe mwa khuta

Twaniso ya linziye ya tiisezwa

WINDOKO – Sisole sa naha Namibia (NDF) silumezi fulai kwa sikiliti sa Zambezi, kuyo tiiseza twaniso ya linziye zefubelu za Afilika zetuta, ili zetaselize sikiliti kaufela nikusinya lihekele zemyanda iketalizoho zamafulelo. 

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SADC parliament on the horizon

The transformation of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) into SADC Regional Parliament is now a question of when and not if it happens, as calls for the realisation of the long-cherished dream are becoming more strident.

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PDM promises 300 000 new homes

The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) pledged on Saturday to prioritise urban housing that would see up to 300 000 new homes countrywide through the party’s ‘One Namibia, One Plot’ Policy.

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Nored probes electric shock incident

ONGWEDIVA – An investigation has been ordered in the electrocution of an electrician employed by the Northern Regions Electricity Distribution Company (Nored) during a planned shutdown at Ondangwa on 4 October this year.

Ovikunino ngavi kandakande-Tjombonde

Otjomuise-Umwe wo zo mbaimbairi, ohongora no muka ndjira mo ku kuna momahi wa kangamwa maningire ovatuta okuuta oku rongerisa omahi wovikunino vyawo tjinga otja kovauke wo mwinyo weyuru ommbura aiheri kokure.

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Partnership formalised

Cooperation… Namibia-India relations were further cemented recently when New Era Publication Corporation and Asian News International, South Asia’s leading multimedia news agency based in India, agreed to collaborate on cost-free content exchange.

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Oil exploration firm donates big

RUNDU - The Rundu Intermediate Hospital yesterday received medical equipment worth over N$850 000 from Recon Africa, an oil exploration firm that will soon start with exploration activities at Kawe village in the Kavango East region.

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Pandemic to dominate SADC PF plenary

The SADC Parliamentary Forum will hold its 47th Plenary Assembly Session virtually from between 9-11 October under the theme: ‘The Role of Parliaments in Strengthening Accountability during a pandemic: The Case of Covid-19.’

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3 councillors replaced in Kavango East

RUNDU - The recently concluded Swapo primaries in Kavango East saw three seating councillors, Petrus Kavhura for Ndonga-Linena constituency, Ndiyona’s Eugene Likuwa and John Thighuru for Mukwe losing out on the opportunity to stand as candidates of the ruling party for next month’s regional council elections. 

Farmers warned about FMD outbreak

RUNDU – The authorities have called on all affected communities and farmers to adhere to  safety protocols as a measure to curb the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which has been confirmed in Ndiyona constituency of Kavango East.

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Covid-19: EU helps WFP support less fortunate

The United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of N$40 million from the European Union (EU), which will help WFP deliver critical food assistance to 30 000 vulnerable people in Namibia affected by Covid-19 and drought.

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Committee dispels community fears over quarantine facility

Residents of Kangweru in Ndonga-Linena constituency of Kavango East were relieved following an intervention by the region’s social mobilisation committee, who recently held an information-sharing meeting at the village to provide clarity regarding a particular guest house in that village that is currently being used as a quarantine facility.

Maltahohe youth receive leadership training

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Namibia recently funded a three-day leadership training to the members of the //Hudup cooperative, a recently formed poultry project based in Uibes in the Daweb constituency as well as the Maltahöhe Action for Youth Development in the Hardap region.

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Disability not an obstacle for David

EENHANA - Certainly when they say disability is not inability, 29-year-old Tuyimo David whose legs were amputated many years ago, is a perfect example as she strives to change her life for the better through upholstery.

//Kharas launches educational roadshow

KEETMANSHOOP - Various key role players from the education fraternity in the //Kharas region convened yesterday to be part of the launching of the Regional Governor’s Educational Roadshow aimed at assisting grade 11 and 12 learners in their preparedness for upcoming examinations.

Mandu kiabutokwa hakiteko ya liketisa

WINDOKO – Likwambuyu yabona za kuyaha mandu, Erastus UUtoni, ulatuzi mihupulo yakuli muuso usebelisa mulelo wakuyaha mandu acipile mwalibaka zanaikahela, kuba mulelo wakubotelwa sina liketisa za milonganyana ni likiliti hali atumezi mwakweli ya Njimwana.

Twaniso ya HIV ifumana lulelule

WINDOKO – Katengo ka masheleñi amulelo waputako mwakulwanisa butuku bwa Aids (Pepfar), kakasula masheleñi alikana lulelule ni licika (N$1.5 billion), kutusa naha Namibia mwamilelo ya HIV/Aids mwasilimo sa 2021.

Mayor refutes ‘municipal rot’ claims 

Mayor of Gobabis Liberius Kalili has refuted explosive claims made by the town’s CEO Ignatius Thudinyane, who last week detailed a number of governance issues in a letter addressed to, among others, the urban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni. 

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Over 2 000 graduate from IUM

In terms of gender, 74% of the graduating students are females and 26% are male. IUM founder David Namwandi said that five new qualifications will be awarded by the university for the first time this year. 

Oporise ya huhumina Kanguatjivi no tjikutu

Otjomuise- Otjimbumba tjo zo hiva tjo porise ya Namibia no tjo mbongo indji o St. John yo muhonge Petrus Tjijombo, o kowa indji o Soli Deo Gloria yombongo yo ruhindo amai  hongorerwe po iyo omutone wayo wongoma Kujai Muundjua, vya yandjere otjivara tjapeke ko tjiungura tjouyapuke tjo ma yandjero wondjosikiro oseinina komukurundu oserekaze omuyaruke Erika Kaurapua Katjivirue no mu zandona we omwene, Eslon Ndandona Kavari Oritjatatu mOtjomuise. 

Renewed push for African medicine body

Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula this week re-introduced a motion seeking the establishment of an African Medicine Agency (AMA), which will serve as the continental regulatory body of medicines and medical products. 

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Councillor bemoans bad roads

KEETMANSHOOP – Keetmanshoop Rural constituency councillor Elias Kharugab says poor road conditions are part of the contributing factors leading to fatal accidents in the //Kharas region. 

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Hefty fines for littering

The environment ministry is in the process of reviewing the Environmental Management Act of 2007 to provide reinforcement and punitive measures for non-adherence by issuing admission of guilt fines.

Ministry probes lion attack

OMUTHIYA - The environment ministry has launched an investigation to determine if a police case can be opened after farmers recently undertook to hunt a lioness that was reportedly killing goats north of Etosha National Park. 

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Naute Dam employment dispute resolved

KEETMANSHOOP – The //Kharas region’s political leadership has intervened in a labour standoff at the Naute Dam, which is run by the Namibia Industrial Development Agency (Nida), following allegations that people from the south were being overlooked in the hiring of seasonal workers. 

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More join homelessness fight

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday endorsed deputy information minister Emma Theofelus, who will be joining other A-list celebrities for the MTC Knockout Project in aid of efforts to address homelessness in the country.