• September 18th, 2018
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!NaniÅaus tsîn ge ǂurusib !oaba!khaiba go hō

!NANIÅAUS – !NaniÅaus hîa Kunene ÅKharib !nâ ǂnôas di Åhûhâsib Ågoresa ǁnâu-amhe tsîn ge Åasa kliniks tsî ǂurusib !oabadi !khaib tsîna go hō. Nē Åhûhâsib ge kaise gaxuse nē !nae!khaisa go !âu hâ i tsî ganganxa ǂgaogu tsî !gâiaǂgaob


MPs get insight on illicit financial flows

SWAKOPMUND - Public Accounts Committees of Parliament have a huge role to play in preventing illicit financial flows that continue to affect the coffers of African governments. This sentiment was repeated by various speakers at the opening of the regional public financial management training for improved budget oversight and accountability which started in Swakopmund on Monday


Award food tenders to more companies, Mutjavikua

SWAKOPMUND – Erongo regional governor Cleophas Mutjavikua says government bodies awarding tenders in the regions should consult and seek advice from the regional leadership to avoid catastrophes such as the recent food crisis experienced by state hospitals in the region. 


More fish needed on Namibian dining tables

SWAKOPMUND - Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernard Esau has appealed to the fishing industry not to see the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion (NFCPT) as a competitor but instead create synergy to accelerate fish consumption in Namibia.

Works Ministry sued over toilet paper tender

WINDHOEK - A disgruntled entrepreneur who won a tender during 2014 to supply the Ministry of Works and Transport took the ministry to court after it refused to accept the delivery of the goods more than three months after the agreed dates. 

Khorixas to mark World Rhino Day

KAMANJAB - The north western town of Khorixas will host the national World Rhino Day commemoration starting on Friday. The commemoration that ends on Saturday will be launched by the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Environment, Bernadette Jagger.


New booklet unveiled for veterans’ projects

WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Veterans Affairs under the Vice-President’s Office last week launched a regional economic opportunities (REOs) guideline booklet for individual veterans’ projects (IVPs) to assist veterans with project selection.

NSA launches 5th labour force survey in Rundu

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.


Mumbala wants hibernating LPM members to come out

KEETMANSHOOP - Swapo //Kharas regional coordinator Matheus Mumbala has warned Swapo members who sympasised with the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) during the formation of the party that started out as a pressure group before its transformation, to show where their true alliance lies.

Erongo Marine bankrolls hospital food bank

WALVIS BAY - The recent food crisis experienced by state hospitals in the Erongo region after the contracted company failed to provide food for three days for state patients at the hospital has resulted in the establishment of an emergency foodbank for the region.


N$25 million calamari factory opens at Walvis

WALVIS BAY – Tunacor Fisheries and Corvima Fishing have diversified their business models by partnering and venturing into the processing and export of squid, also known as calamari, in their quest create more jobs and add value to the Namibian fishing industry.

Over 29 500 malaria cases in last four years

WINDHOEK – For the past four years, Namibia was hit hard by seasonal upsurges in malaria cases and by June 2018, over 29, 524 cases had been reported-ten times more than the 2012 cases, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku said on Friday.


Kamanjab chairperson quits

KAMANJAB - The chairperson of Kamanjab Village Council, Jan Niklaas Hendriks, 51, resigned early this month due to alleged interference by the Swapo District Executive Committee Coordinator Samora Katjau.

Solar power reduces Tsumeb electricity bill

TSUMEB -Tsumeb Municipality is slowly starting to reap the benefits from its newly commissioned multi-million-dollar solar power plant project, that was set up to reduce the escalating electricity bill, which emanates from its 24-hour water pump station. 

Ankama wants war museum

ONGWEDIVA - The National Heritage Council of Namibia is in Oshakati to solicit views on suggestions to declare Oniimwandi Military, a former Koevoet base in Oshakati East a war museum.

Sure momukunda gwaNkurenkuru kazigwene yitji yenyango

Nkurenkuru - Sure zelipakerero zaKanuni Haruwodi zakara moNkurenkuru sinkwa ntani kazigwene uhwi kautundire keligwanekero lyomosirongo saTurkey, vana kutumbura asi TIKA, muna hamene yitji yenyango 30 ntani evango lyokudanena ndi yokudanesa vanona. Vatumwa kavatundire kosirongo sina kavayadingwire sure sivike sina pukomegendeso lyomukurona pamberewa zoTIKA Abdulkadir Abukhan. Sigendo esi saTIKA kasikere novantu wokusika ko 17 kavatundire koTurkey


Kunene residents shy away from adult literacy

KAMANJAB - Governor of the Kunene Region Marius Sheya has expressed disappointment that inhabitants of the region do not participate in adult education. In a speech read on his behalf by the director of education for Kunene Region, Sheya said: “Significant to note is the fact the literacy rate of Kunene Region stands at 65 percent and the lowest among all the 14 regions. We therefore need to redouble our efforts to realize the 100 percent literacy rate for Namibia by 2030.

Oshakati drafts by-law for bus terminal usage

ONGWEDIVA - Long distance bus drivers at Oshakati are at loggerheads over the possibility of being relocated to the bus terminal at the open market at the town once the public transport by-law which is still under discussion is finalised and enforced.

Menstrual hygiene project launched by WAD

WINDHOEK -The Women’s Action for Development (WAD) and the Wise Economy Global Association in Sweden yesterday launched the ‘My period is awesome’ pilot project that would train Life Skills teachers in menstrual hygiene management as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. 

N$4 million offsets human-wildlife losses

WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has spent over N$4 million on compensation for incidents of human-wildlife conflict resulting in loss of lives, crops and livestock for the period 2016/17 to 2017/2018.

PDM blasts police for incompetence

WINDHOEK - The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) has come out guns blazing at the police, saying several unresolved murder cases have reached a dead-end point due to the incompetence of police detectives.

Egypt to host Cop14

WINDHOEK – Egypt will host the 14th Conference of the Parties (CoP 14) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in November this year.


Wood vendors at Ondangwa feel sidelined

ONGWEDIVA – Wood, art and craft vendors at the ABC open market in Ondangwa have come out guns blazing against the Ondangwa Town Council which they accuse of discriminating against them because they emanate from another region. The wood vendors, who mainly hail from the two Kavango regions, accused council of wanting to ‘hide’ their business behind the open market, shielding them from customers despite them honouring their monthly rental fees.

Cabinet wants Namibia to tap from BRICS bank

WINDHOEK - Cabinet has directed that Namibia explores the possibility of sourcing funds from the BRICS New Development Bank to finance the development of intraregional infrastructure projects promoted by the Ministry of Works and Transport through the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Presidential Infrastructure Champions Initiative.

ǂÛǀhaoǀhaos, ǂkhawusana ǀgaiba nî mā Eenhanas !nâ

EENHANAS – ǁÎs di dītsâs hîas ra ǁawoǁawo!nâs ǀguis khami ī Namibiaǁî-i tsîn !âs ǀkha ǁom tide tamas ka io !âs xa ǁō tides dis !nâs ge Ministeris ǀGâsiba !Kham!oas tsî ǀHûhâsi !Oabadi disa ǂoago wekheb Mantaxtsēs ai ǂûna ǀhaoǀhao tsî ǀgoraǂuis di ǂhanusi ǂanǂansa Eenhanas !nâ ge dī. 


Learners motivated to soar like eagles

ONGWEDIVA - The Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Veikko Nekundi has advised Grade 10 learners at Otamanzi Circuit in Omusati Region not to give up their zeal but to soar like eagles and pass with flying colours in external exams.


Political cannibalism rife in Namibia - Simataa

OKASHANA - Disunity, division and anguish among Namibians that continues to escalate denotes the selfless sacrifices, which the country’s liberators fought for, noted the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Stanley Simataa, adding that this is because political cannibalism is rife in the country. 


CCN still heavily indebted - Kapere

WINDHOEK – The former secretary general of the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN), Reverend Maria Kapere is of the opinion CCN does not need to struggle financially if Christians unite to support it.


Kalulo yamukwakwa wa Luhonono ikafela mwa Ñulule

Katima Mulilo – Kalulo yapili yamukwakwa wamasheleñi abolulelule ozwa Namalubi kuya Isize ni Luhonono, itekezwi kufelelezwa mwakweli ya Ñulule, kakuli muyahi waona ubonisize kueza musebezi omunde, kasamulaho akukutela fafasi kwamezi amuunda. Mubusisi wa sikiliti sa Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu nakile abulela mwakweli ya Mbuwana kuli bakeñisa matata hala kuyahiwa kwamukwakwa wale, purojekiti nekauhanyizwe mwalikalulo zepeli. Kalulo yapili ili yalibima zemashumi amabeli ka zene, izwa Namalubi kuya Isize, hamoho cwalo nimukwakwa ofapuha kuya kwasimu ya rice kwa Kalimbeza. 

Khuta yetuna ihana liñolo la lipilaelo

Windhoek – Muatuli Yomuhulu Peter Shivute nahanile liñolo kuzwelela kwalifosi zelobapeli zesatalimani nimilatu yakubata kupuma sikiliti sa Zambezi, bubulayi, kubata kubulaya, kutisa mifilifili, nikuleka litobolo kwanda naha isi kamulao.

MICT ikayaha ofesi yenca mwa Zambezi

Katima Mulilo – Liluko la Mañusa ni Zwelopili Yakuambola (MICT) lika tateka kuyaha ofesi yenca yasikiliti sa Zambezi kasamulaho akutambeka sibaka samayahelo aofesi kumuyahi viki yefelile. Muyaho wasinyehelo yefitelela bolule bamashumi amabeli ukaba ni maofesi asilezi, sibaka sakubuluka libuka, intaneti, nindu yakuhatisa lipina hala zeñwi cwalo.


Omuthiya cries foul over delayed compensation

OMUTHIYA - The dust refuses to settle between the Omuthiya Town Council and its residents over land compensation, with the community lamenting the fact they have not yet been fully compensated for the land they ceded to council to make way for development.


Hangana Abalone Farm inaugurated in Lüderitz

LÜDERITZ - Ohlthaver & List Group, through its subsidiary Hangana Seafood Ltd has invested N$40 million into an abalone farming which includes N$13 million for the acquisition of an old farm where one of the most expensive seafood in the world will be produced.


//Kharas implores men to combat GBV

KEETMANSHOOP - Stakeholders in //Kharas Region convened at Lüderitz, Rosh Pinah and Keetmanshoop last week to brainstorm on recurrent incidents of gender-based violence (GBV) and what tailor-made solutions could be devised to solve the issue in the region.

Pupil survives suspected kidnapping

ONGWEDIVA – A Grade 4 learner at the Oshakati West Primary School is alleged to have survived being kidnapped on Thursday after she refused to accompany a suspected kidnapper who pretended to have been sent by her mother.


Kavetuna concerned over drug resistance cases

ONGWEDIVA - The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services Juliet Kavetuna has appealed to Opuwo residents to encourage patients to adhere to prescribed treatment regimes in order to prolong life and prevent cases of drug resistance and fatalities.


Keetmanshoop, S.A municipality ink MoU

KEETMANSHOOP - Keetmanshoop mayor Gaudentia Krohne wants to see and feel the results of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the town and the Dawid Kruiper Municipality from the Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

Namfisa overwhelmed by consumer complaints

WINDHOEK - The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) continues to pursue its mission to protect consumers and has made significant progress in consumer awareness relating to the types of complaints lodged with the authority.


Otjiposa tja Shangala na Amupanda katjitjiko rukwao

OTJOMUISE- Omupyeke mokurirwa ousemba wehi, Job Amupanda, no ministera yOuokohoke Moveta, Sackey Shangalay, vatie okuhangana nokukatununa ondjakaha yawo kumwe pendje notjombanguriro motjiposa oministera maa ipaha okusutua o N$500,000 i Amuapanda mokutja wemuyamburura.

Retired general donates laptops to school

NGOMA - Retired Brigadier-General Fredrick Siluzungila whose last call of duty was as military advisor at the UN headquarters in York, USA recently donated soccer balls, netballs, uniforms and laptops worth over N$20 000 to Ngoma Primary and Isuswa Junior Primary School in Zambezi Region.


Employee fired for opening case against NIMT boss

WALVIS BAY - A training officer at the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT), Keetmanshoop campus, Onno Nghidileko was fired last week Monday by the institution, whose planned retrenchment of 40 employees was put on hold after the line ministry intervened.

Snakes disrupt classes at Omboto

OMBOTO - As a result of poor infrastructures, learners and teachers at Omboto Combined School who are conducting lessons under filthy old makeshifts are from time to time being terrorised by snakes slithering into their classrooms causing chaos and disrupting classes.


Adult educators could boycott literacy week

WINDHOEK - A group of unhappy adult education practitioners who yesterday staged a peaceful demonstration at government park over some pending issues relating to their wellbeing have threatened that they will not participating on any official organised events of Literacy Week celebration today.


Diergaardt throws in towel as acting //Kharas CRO

KEETMANSHOOP - The position for acting Chief Regional Officer at //Kharas has become a poisoned chalice and is again vacant after Benedictus Diergaardt became the latest official to resign, when he threw in the towel last Friday after he was reportedly frustrated by ineffectual councillors.


Traditional leaders speak out

WINDHOEK – The Council of Traditional Leaders has denounced what it termed the “violent and systemic targeting, crimilisation, intimidation, torture and killing of women in Namibia”.

“One Step at a time” The road to recovery

It’s late in the afternoon. The four ladies who are sitting here today have not seen each other for quite some time.  Everyone is amazed at how fast time has gone by. It’s been two years since Regain Trust had the first contact with Theresa. The lady who survived the gruesome fire that took her sister could not hide how grateful she was to be alive. 

Launch of the Project

Regain Trust and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung with co-funding from the European Union officially launched a project titled Survivor’s Speak Up. The launch coincided with a public dialogue titled “A holistic approach towards the prevention of Gender based Violence and Learner Pregnancy and protection of those affected” on the 07th of July 2018 at FNCC.

About Gender based Violence and Learner Pregnancy in Namibia.

Gender based Violence (GBV) has long been identified as a key factor that is obstructing Namibia’s progress towards achieving gender equality. Both the State and Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) recognise the need for holistic, coordinated and multi-faceted approaches which would lead to the successful implementation of effective and efficient laws, policies, plans and programs to prevent, mitigate and address GBV. 

Sipangero saElavi kasigwene mema gomawa

Elavi–Evango lyoku wapukurura mema vaganwe vantu ngesi mosikondovike kavayitulire moyiruganapomukunda Elavi, muna kwatere mukunda ngwendi Nahale Lya Mpingana mukunda horowero, omu vakara asi nomvhura nadinye kunawa mema gomugwa.


Lion dies from capture stress

WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has explained the unfortunate death of a male lion during the processes of capture from Erongo Region to a farm outside Windhoek, saying it died from capture stress.

Business owners to be educated on Procurement Act

KHORIXAS – Khorixas Town Council will hold a Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME)’s workshop later this month to equip local business owners from both the informal and formal sector on the Procurement Act 15 of 2015. The SMME workshop is free of charge.

MTC donates 100 phones to elderly citizens at Okakarara

OKAKARARA –Namibia’s premier mobile telecommunications services provider, MTC, through the Okakarara Town Council donated 100 brand new phones (with simcards) to the elders of the Okakarara community, during a belated World Elders Abuse Awareness Day, held at the mid central town on Tuesday.

Namibia calls on Parties to the UNFCCC to reach agreement on PAWP

WINDHOEK – A director in the environment ministry says there is need to speed up work under the Paris Agreement Work Plan (PAWP) in order to pave the way for the adoption of its guidelines at the 24th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) to be held in Katowice, Poland, this December.

N$157 million needed for boarding, non-tuition

WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation in consultation with the finance ministry needs to mobilise an additional N$157 million for the existing Namibian Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) budget to honour the contracts of students for boarding and non-tuition costs.

5193 compete for 120 fishing rights

WINDHOEK - Despite the fact that a total of 5193 Namibians countrywide applied for fishing rights, there is only between 90 to 120 rights to be granted, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernhard Esau revealed yesterday.


Speaker consoles grief-stricken Ujaha family

WINDHOEK - Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi, accompanied by his wife Jane Katjavivi and the Chairperson of the National Council, Margret Mensah-Williams, on Monday joined several other politicians who have consoled the family of Cheryl Avihe Ujaha.


Anker pupils taught in tents

FRANSFONTEIN - Some of the 327 pupils who were relocated from Edward //Garoeb Primary School at Anker to Fransfontein in May to protect them from the regular threat of earth tremors that shook their schools are being taught in tents, which they say is hampering their efforts to study. 


New market planned for Tsumeb vendors

OMUTHIYA - Plans by the Tsumeb municipality to relocate scores of vendors who have flooded the streets and house them in a more conducive business environment, will come to fruition as the mooted SME market is to be constructed at the copper-mining town. 

Rundu businessman kills suspected robber

RUNDU - A man is recovering in the Rundu Intermediate Hospital from several stab wounds after surviving a knife attack which inflicted deep wounds on the right side of his chest, below the left armpit and on both hands. He was stabbed while he fought off a gang of knife-wielding thugs.

NAPWU declares NIMT retrenchments illegal

WALVIS BAY - Some of the about 40 workers retrenched from the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) and their union have vowed to challenge the retrenchments as well as seek intervention from the highest office in the country as it was not done in accordance with the Labour Act.

Omahekeb ge N$7 miljuns xa !nāsase ommās !aroma go mî­ǁgui

ǀAEǁGAMS – Build Together Proxrammi hîa ge ǁūse a mâba ǁkhawa ûiûi!nâs ases ge Omahekeb ǀKharisi ǀAwemā!nansa mî­guiba ge ū, ǁîn nî N$7 miljuns xa !nāsa marisa sîsenūsa tsî ǀnai a dītoasa Build Together Omde !gâ tsî ǀasa omdi tsîna omsa, tib ge ǀawemā!nans senior ǂhaitsi !oabadi mâisab Tauno Iilekaba ǂoago wekheb Fraitaxtsēs ai ge mî. Iilekab ge ge mî,

Auto!nari-aon ge ra ǂganhe daob ǁgauǁgaude ǁnâuǀnamsa

ONGWEDIVAS – Omusatib di ǀawa!namn ge auto!nari-aon tsî daoba ra sîsenū khoen hoan ai ǂgansa ge dī, ǂkhaigari hoaǁae daob ai hâs tsî daob saode ǁnâuǀnams tsîna, in nēs !nâ-ū daogu ai ra hâ auto tsūke!gân tsî khoena ûiga ǂoa!nâs !gôaba ǀoroǀoro. Omusati ǀKharib ǀawa!namn ǂhaitsi !oabadi mâisab, Inspekter Lineekela Shikongob ge ge mî, nē kharib ǀawa!namn kai !hausens tsî ǂâiǂhansens ǀkha ra !harasa daob sîsenū-aon tsî !nari-aon tsîn daob saodi tsî ǁ­garaga ra !ûǂamsa


Kindergarten pupils learn in harsh environment

OMUTHIYA - A conducive learning environment is one of the factors that contribute to a good education system, however this is the opposite with the under-resourced Limbandungila kindergarten and pre-school, where pupils are taught in a matchbox ramshackle building.


Dumeni bids farewell as IUM chancellor

WINDHOEK - Dr Kleopas Dumeni whose reign as chancellor at International University of Management (IUM) was marked by lecture hall scarcity and limited courses last week bowed out in dignity having overcome numerous challenges.

Yana nibupaki mwapulao yamwanana usepiswa mupuzo

WINDHOEK - Sipokola sa naha Namibia ni limembala zeñwi zasicaba basulile N$46 000 kuyana nibupaki bobukatisa kuli kutamiwe sibulai kapa libulai zamusizanana wa lilimo zelobañwi Cheryl Avihe Ujaha. Ujaha yo mubili wahae nopumakilwe nikubiliswa, nafumanwi Labubeli kakusasa mwamulapo mabapa ni Staanvas mwa Katutura, kasamulaho atondahala kwa ndu yahabo mwa Katutura. Kubile nisililo kuzwelela kwasicaba nilimbembala zalipolitiki ili bao nebapotezi lubasi lo lunze lulila.


Geingob ueleza sicaba kusalibala buitomboli bwa babañata

NKURENKURU – Mueteleli wa naha Hage Geingob ubulela kuli sicaba lusike lwa latehelwa ki pono ya seo buñata bwa bayahi banaha nebaitombolezi bupilo bwa bona. Geingob nabulezi manzwi awo kanako yakutabela lizazi la lindwalume kwa Nkurenkuru viki yefelile. “Namibia naha yeo lubiza kaufela kuli kihae, naha ya lindwalume zabasali ni baana bao mali abona aselaela tukuloho yaluna. Haluswaneli kulatehelwa ki pono yamabaka awo buñata bwa bayahi ba Namibia nebaitombolezi bupilo bwa bona. Neli taba ya swalisano, ni tukuluho. Mwa mazazi afelile neni ikambotile nibanana kuzwelelela kwa sikolo sa Ndama mwa Rundu. Neni bahupulisize kuli bana nikolo mwa litaba zakubupa naha. Nenibabulelezi kuli baswanezi kuikumuseza sizo sabona, kono basike bahupula kuli mushobo wabona ufita yeñwi.”


Witbooi highlights importance of ECD centres

KEETMANSHOOP – The Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Lucia Witbooi says all stakeholders need to invest more in Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres to improve the quality of education in the early years of Namibian children.


Union boss fails to pay workers at private business

ONGWEDIVA – While the general secretary of the Namibian Workers Union (NAPWU) Peter Nevonga was rallying behind a national strike to demand better salaries for employees of the water utility NamWater, his own employees at Super Foods, a grocery shop at Ondangwa, were in their third consecutive month without salaries.

Correctional Service inks MoU with stakeholders

WINDHOEK - The Namibian Correctional Service (NSC) signed eight Memorandums of Understanding with non-governmental organisations, who will help with reintegration programmes for offenders released on special conditions. Correctional Service Commissioner-General Raphael Hamunyela said they have a strategy of promoting  multi-focused rehabilitation services in order to attain the security sector’s desired outcome under NDP5, that states by the year 2022 Namibia must be safe, secure, peaceful and upholding the rule of law.

Ovapwike vaire kOtjombinÿe

OTJOVAZANDU - Orutu rotjiwa¿a tjaTjombinÿe rovirumatwa indwi Otjombinÿe Community Heritage Foundation rwa karyaangere ozonganda peke peke nÿeno tji¿a nonÿunÿuuziro yehupo rovandu, tjinene motukondwa twokozombanda nawina ovapwike.


Harnessing arts for social awareness

WINDHOEK – With a PhD in Biology, Philippe Talavera who only minored in performing arts for his undergraduate studies made a complete U-turn in career when he chose to use the arts to create social awareness.

Rundu residents accused of defaming Nored

RUNDU - The Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Nored) has undertaken a Network Study and Asset Valuation project in Kavango East Region but which is being sabotaged by a malicious social media message discouraging home owners  to allow Nored staff into their homes and businesses.


Star of the Week: Christian Shlaga

Our Star of the Week is the German ambassador to Namibia, Christian Shlaga whose embassy on Wednesday signed a funding agreement on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany that will see the public interest law firm the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) receiving N$683 000 towards the LAC’s project, “Sharing Information on Women’ and Children’s Rights.”

TUN pessimistic about free education

WINDHOEK - Despite the fact that government has since 2013 introduced free universal education as per the constitution, the Teachers Union of Namibia (TUN) feels in reality the spin-offs of free education never took effect in Namibia. 

Chunga implicated in attempted murder case

KATIMA MULILO - The councillor of Sibbinda Constituency Ignatius Chunga made a brief but hushed appearance before magistrate Jo-rina Jagger in the Katima Mulilo Regional Court yesterday, after his gun was used in a case of attempted murder involving his cattle herder from Zambia.

Cabinet approves plastic bag levy

WINDHOEK - Cabinet has endorsed the proposals as recommended by the Cabinet Committee on Trade and Economic Development on the introduction of environmental levy on plastic carrier bags, with 100 percent of the revenue from this levy accruing to the Environmental Investment Fund for improved waste management practices.


Yimbapira yokutura mahundiro gokukwata nomfi vana yitumu konomukunda

Windhoek - Moomu tupu tuna kusika pepi nomazuva gokuturamo mahundiro gokuhuga nomfi, ministeli zonomfi norunone nomarunone ngesi vanatumu mambangu konomukunda nadinye 14 domosirongo omu yina kara asi mahundiro nagenye vahepa kugaturamo kumwe nokugapata yipo asi yipo pakare mpito zina zerere nkenye ogu. Kwedi kuna puko, Ministera gonomfi nomarunone Bernard Esau katente asi ehundiro lyonomfi kukwama mazuva vanalirundurura kapi yina kara hena asi kehagero lyokwedi kwaJuly 31, nye ngesi kuna kara nye dogoro mo August 31.Esau katente asi erundururo kwawizirapo morwa magano aga vagwana kovantu apa vatulisapo mapongo mosirongo nasinye saNamibia


Mundiro kaguzonagwire posikunino saSikondo green scheme

Rundu - Sikunino sakara moKavango zoutokero, saSikondo green scheme mukuronagona gendesi gwaso Maxwell Nghidinwa katente momunene asi sikunino kuna gwanekere nomundiro sivike kasipwire omu vana kuyimona asi kuna zumbanesa mukoso goyimaliva yokusika ko N$350 000 kevango eli vana kutumbura asi lyepokatji lina kara asi farama zepangero.mosivike tupu sina pu, sikunino esi saSikondo novarugani sakara konyara nokilo murongo kutunda modoropa zaRundu oyuke koutokero moKavango zoutokero nombatero ezi kavagene kondango zodoropa zaRundu, koruha rokudimisa mundiro kavakere vanalituramo vadimise mundiro posikunino.

Rise in burglaries concern Khorixas police chief

KHORIXAS - Chief Inspector Hiskia Nuuyoma, the station commander of Khorixas police station, says the frequency of break-ins targeting government ministries and the subsequent losses suffered at the north-western town have become worrisome to law enforcement agencies.

Appeal of father who raped daughter dismissed

WINDHOEK - An application for leave to appeal a rape conviction and 18-year jail term by a father convicted in April, 2010 of raping his then 17-year-old daughter was dismissed on Tuesday by Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute for failing to provide a reasonable explanation for the late filing of his notice to appeal. 

Namibiab ge SADCsa ǁgoeǂam hâ tarekhoe ǂnûǁkhaes !nâ

ǀAEǁGAMS – Namibiab ge tarekhoedi ǂnûǁkhaebas !hū!nāsi ǂgaeǂguis !nâsa ǁgoeǂam hâ, ǁnāpas ge !kharu ge khoese kurigu !nâ 42 persentga xu 48 persentgu di ǂharosa ra ǁgause. Nē ǂanǂans ge SADCs Surigu !Harodi ǀNōs xa ge ǀgūǁae māǂuihe !nurib !nâ a ǁgausa. Koro !hūgu ǀguigu ge hoa SADCs !nâ 30 persentgu tarekhoedi ǂnûǁkhaebasa !hū!nāsi ǂgaeǂuigi !nâ !kharu hâ ǂgaiǀons ai Tanzaniab,


Pig industry gears for a third abattoir

WINDHOEK – Namibia’s pork industry is exploring all avenues to erect a third pig abattoir in the central areas to bolster local production which has experienced a 14.8 percent decline in the first six months of this year.

SADC prioritises pooled drugs procurement

WINDHOEK - The shared procurement of essential medicines and commodities in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has been identified as a priority with the aim to establish an autonomous non-profit organisation called the SADC Pooled Procurement Services.

Give unskilled jobs to all locals - !Aebes

KHORIXAS - The secretary for trade and economic affairs for the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), Esmeralda Esme Marina !Aebes, says unskilled work must be given to all unskilled locals rather than reserving such work for children of the liberation struggle.

Sibaka salindiala sa Mafuta sifumana neulo yalitapi

Katima Mulilo – Sibaka sa Mafuta sifumaneha libima zelishumi kuzwa mwatolopo ya Katima Mulilo, mi teñi sibaka sapabalelo yalindiala nibanana sesibizwa kalibizo la silalanda, sibabalela banana balindiala kuzwelela mwasilalanda nikwaminzi yeli bukaufi ya Musanga ni Chefuzwe.

Purojekiti yakuitekela mezi imwasimbwi mwa Katima

Katima Mulilo – Bukamuso bwa purojekiti yakuitekela mezi ili yene bonahala kuba yakukayekwa bayahi batolopo ya Katima Mulilo ki katengo katolopo habuzibwi, kasamulaho mubusisi wa sikiliti sa Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu nalaezi katengo katolopo kuli kabone kuli bayahi batolopo bakena mwatumelelano.

KMTC ordered to close dumpsite

KATIMA MULILO - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has ordered the Katima Mulilo Town Council (KMTC) to close its waste disposal site with immediate effect after the town council failed to enforce a mandatory compliance order dating back to August 2016.