• February 23rd, 2020

National

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Govt praises buy-a-brick initiative

ARANOS – Urban and rural development deputy minister Derek Klazen has commended the Standard Bank Namibia buy-a-brick initiative, describing it as a “game changer” that has already transformed the lives of poor Namibians.

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Siguruguru school faces closure

Over 230 learners from Siguruguru Junior Primary School face an uncertain future after an application to establish a temporary school in Rundu’s Tumweneni informal settlement was put on hold by the directorate of education in the region.

Sikunino sompongasano kuna kugendapo nawa moGoreangab

Mukevereli gevango vana kutumbura asi Olof Palme zompongasano ruha rosikunino kevango lyaGoreangab, Nestor Kalola, kahundilire sitata saVenduka mokuvapa evhu lyenzi kovatungimo, nokutanta asi ngano elikwamo eli nalivatera eparu lyovantu vatunga momavango gene vatura asi gokutunga. 

Eparu modorongo gokudipaga mukadona gwendi

Mpanguro zepeguru moVenduka sivike kasitundireko kazitokwerere mugara gonomvhura 30 asi kutunda apa eparu lyendi nalinye gahepa kukara modorogo  morwa kudipaga mukado gwendi ogu gatwire nonombere rorunzi moAroab momvhura 2017. 

Heavy rain causes road damage 

OMUTHIYA – Heavy rain has caused extensive damage to the main gravel road of Onyati-Onkumbula in the Oshikoto region. The road is a vital link as it connects places in Okankolo and Onyuulaye. 

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Cheating students face expulsion 

The University of Namibia says it will impose serious consequences for exam cheaters. Students involved in cheating will face expulsion and be de-registered from the university, vice-chancellor Kenneth Matengu warned this week. 

Swapo: Neka wants intergenerational dialogue

The Namibian Exile Kids Association (Neka) says the time is ripe for honest and open engagement between generations in order to help move Swapo Party forward. They are also calling on party elders to consider ideas on succession planning when it comes to its top leadership. 

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Govt targets 100% ART coverage 

OSHAKATI - Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the government has intensified its fight against HIV/Aids with the aim to reach 100% of reported and known HIV patients on anti-retroviral treatment (ART). 

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Job portal: N$20 000 for non-compliance

SWAKOMUND – A senior employment officer at the labour ministry says employers who do not comply with all aspects of the Employment Service Act and the Namibia Integrated Employment Information System (NIEIS) could be fined up to N$20 000 in the near future. 

Liluko la Mabasi libatisisa manyalo alishano

WINDOKO – Liluko la Mabasi, liezize lipatisiso hala manyalo angiwa kuli kiatumelelano amashumi asupile, mubakweli likwambuyu wa liluko la mabasi Maureen Hinda-Mbuende nabulezi viki yefelile. Manyalo alishano kamita kuiputezi basali ili bayahi banaha Namibia, babanyalwa kwa baana bamazwazule katumelelano yakufiwa masheleñi. Kasamulaho mazwahule bafumana mapampili akuba bayahi banaha kamanyalo atumelelano.

Baituti babata kukuta kwahae

BEIJING – Buñata bwa baituti banaha Namibia babali mwanaha China baikutwa kuli muuso ubakungulezi kwatuko, linaha zeñwi halinze lizwisa baituti bazona mwatolopo ya Wuhan ili yetaselizwe kibutuku bwa corona.

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Tweya praises SME development in //Kharas

KEETMANSHOOP – An industrial structure that had been gathering dust for quite sometime has now prospered into the establishment of a state-of-the-art garment factory at !Homs Ai centre in Keetmanshoop, answering to President Hage Geingob’s call for it to become operational said Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development.

ECN dumps EVMs for now

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) said it would do away with electoral voting machines (EVMs) in favour of ballot papers for next month’s by-elections in Opuwo and Otjiwarongo.

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//Kharas urged to intensify war on cybercrime

KEETMANSHOOP – Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Lucia Witbooi says decision makers should ensure there are opportunities in the curriculum of children to learn more about online safety through effective child protection strategies.

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Konigstein introduces smart farming to Mashare 

RUNDU – A local company Konigstein Capital, which has a 25-year lease agreement to operate at the Mashare irrigation scheme, has installed a smart system at the farm to control centre pivots with a computer or on an iPad without physically being in the field.

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Ngandu Festival returns this Easter

RUNDU - The Ngandu Festival, which debuted last year, will once again return this Easter weekend.  Event organiser Andreas Gustav said during the launch last week that the festival aims to create a network for exhibitors and artists. 

Okankolo grapples with network challenges

OKANKOLO – Although MTC is working tirelessly to ensure that everyone has access to communication and has built network towers to ensure connections are made easier in different parts of the country, some areas seem still to be lagging behind. 

!Namiǂnûs ǁanǂgāsaben ge Åhuuhubusenxūna !khamǂuis Åkha a ǁaxa

ǂNÛǂGOAES - !Namiǂnûs di ǁanǂgāsaben ge Ågui amsa xu ra mî, ǁîn a ǂhomisasa ÅhubuÅhubusenxūn sîsenūsa ǁnā !āsa xu Åariǂuisa. Nē mâsib xa ra ǂâiǂhansen ǁanǂgāsaben, Åawa!namn tsî !kharaga !âÅhuru-aon tsîn ge Ågūǁae ge Åhao hâ i, in danade ǂnûiÅhao tsî kō mâtin oresa nē !khāǂoa ra sîsenūs ÅhubuÅhubusenxūn disa !Namiǂnûs !nâ nî !khamǂuisa. 

Mooted reservoir can ease water woes

OMUTHIYA – Water utility NamWater and the Omuthiya Town Council are planning to set up an additional reservoir that will be dedicated to serving the town in order to ease the water woes that has plagued the area for many years. 

Mukwakwa wa Zambia ufilikanya bakwaezi ba Namibia

WINDOKO – Libyana zelongwa halizwelapili kuekezeha mwamukwakwa wa Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lumbumbashi, bakwaezi balimbayambaya zelonga libyana bazwelapili kutalimana nimaswenyeho habakena kwalineku la Zambia, kakuli mukwakwa ozwa Sesheke kuya Livingstone hamoho cwalo ni Lusaka, mane kuyoli tii kwa museto wanaha DRC, usiala mwamayemo maswe. 

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Hardap Dam crisis laid bare

MARIENTAL - Stakeholders in the Hardap region, including farmers affected by the closing of the sluices of the Hardap Dam to the irrigation schemes, recently held a meeting with the agriculture, water and forestry minister, Alpheus !Naruseb, in Mariental to discuss ways on how to mitigate the effects it will have on their crop production.

WRP, Swanu in new poll challenge

The Workers Revolutionary Party (WRP) and Swanu of Namibia are throwing their spanner into the works of trying to have the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections declared null and void in the electoral court. 

Ozomahina zo ma toorore no kuhina ouvapira opendje noveta

Otjomuise- Otjombongariro Tjokombanda Mbanda tjo ma yarurakisiro woviposa mo Namibia, matji tja tjari nousemba wo ku tara motjiposa o mu rikuramenenepo, Panduleni Itula, novakwao vovira ovipirure vyo porotika, mu varwe ovengi, tji va hungamisire o Minister yo Mekurisiro Wovihuro Nokozombanda, Ohahende yOhoromende nOtjirata Tjomatoororero tja Namibia.

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Sorry Ngo: Coronavirus and Valentine's things...

Aweeh, how have you been? Since I jika-jika-ed out, so many things have happened in the Land of the Brave, but many a Namibian have a very short memory span. Do you still remember the outbreak of anthrax and Ebola, and how everyone went berserk with theories in their heads about these dreadful, dangerous diseases?

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Mbumba to stand in for Geingob at AU

President Hage Geingob has delegated Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba to represent him at the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, which starts this weekend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Mushemi, yanyazwa niyena basiala mwasitokisi

Windoko – Basali bababeli, hamoho cwalo nimushemi wamusali, baba nyazwa kakubulaya nikuyo yumba situpu sa mwanana wamusizana walilimo zelobañwi, neba bonahalile lwapili mwakhuta yamuatuli yomunyini mwa Windoko, fapila muatuli yomunyinyani Ndepewa Amadhila.

Baetapili baba balehi kwa Dukwi baka kutiswa 

WINDOKO – Lingambolo linze liezahala mwahala naha Namibia ni Botswana, kukutisa yanali muetapili yatumile hahulu wabane babalehezi kwa Dukwi, Felix Kakula, nibabañwi babane kuli bato ikalabela hala papali yene babapalile, mwakubata kukeyula Mutayi wa Caprivi kwanaha Namibia kasilimo sa 1999.

Kröhne lobbies for business support

KEETMANSHOOP – Despite the //Kharas region having a wealth of minerals and marine resources its residents are living under the poorest of circumstances, said Keetmanshoop mayor Gaudentia Kröhne.

Labour officials in firing line

WALVIS BAY - National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) vice president Phillip Munenguni has lashed out at labour ministry officials, accusing them of being mere “salary collectors” while turning a blind eye to the suffering of workers employed in the fishing and mining industries.

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Determined boy uses mouth to write

WINDHOEK – Meet nine-year-old Peter Nsamba who writes with his mouth. Nsamba has a disability and is unable to use his hands or walk. He relies on his parents to feed and assist him in other ways as well.

Oshana police probe attempted murder cases

ONGWEDIVA – The police in Oshana region are investigating two cases of attempted murder following gruesome attacks on Tuesday. In one incident, two security guards aged 42 and 44 were arrested after attacking a taxi driver at Gwashamba Mall in Ondangwa.

Talks to extradite ex-Dukwi leaders underway

WINDHOEK – Talks are underway between Namibia and Botswana to extradite ex-Dukwi refugee prominent leader, Felix Kakula, and four others to answer questions on their involvement in the secessionist attempt to secede the former Caprivi Strip from Namibia in 1999.

500 unemployed women aspire to drive taxis

WINDHOEK – About 500 women across Windhoek who two weeks ago submitted their CVs to Monica Gender-Based Violence Solution Centre have shown interest to obtain driving licences to enable them to start driving taxis in order to uplift their lives.

Kandorozu, Jahanika to be hauled before Nudo DC

WINDHOEK – The National Unity Democratic Organisation’s (Nudo) top leadership last weekend opted to shelve plans to suspend its long-serving Okakarara constituency councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu and former secretary general Meundju Jahanika from the party.

Baituti baishimbela lipula mwa Zambezi

OMUTHIYA – Buñata bwalikolo zamuuso mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, likupile baituti kuno ishimbela lipula habaya kwasikolo. Kalulo yeo itaha bakeñisa kufukuzeha kwalipula mwalikolo, mi kuekezeha kwapalo yabaituti nikona kubapala kalulo. 

Parents urged to be more responsible

WALVIS BAY - Police in the Erongo region have urged parents in the coastal towns of Swakopmund, Henties Bay and Walvis Bay to make sure that children visiting beaches and swimming pools are under adult supervision. 

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Venaani visits Ondonga King Nangolo

ONAMBANGO - Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani has urged northern subsistence farmers to embrace their vast land and water, following the recent good rains as a way to ensuring food security.

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Rundu council infighting ‘unhealthy’

RUNDU - The chairperson of Swapo leaders assigned to the Kavango East region, James Sankwasa, has described the infighting at the Rundu Town Council as “unhealthy”, adding residents of the town were suffering the most because of squabbles among councillors.  

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Nudo to decide fate of Kandorozu, Jahanika

WINDHOEK – The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) leadership will meet tomorrow to decide whether to suspend its long-serving Okakarara constituency councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu and outgoing parliamentarian Meundju Jahanika from the party.

PDM blames ECN for low voter turnout 

WINDHOEK - The Popular Dem-ocratic Movement (PDM) has blamed the Electoral Commission of Namibia for the pathetic turnout of voters during the recently held by-elections in Walvis Bay, Keetmanshoop, Gobabis and Windhoek. 

Vatungimo kava gwene simpu moyihwa yompongasano

Rundu - Vaporosi moKavango zoutekero moutatu una puko kavagwanekerere nombudi zondona omu kavagwene simpu somugara ana dogoroka ntani sina  zonauka unene, simpu esi kavasigwene vantu ava kavazire vakapapare nongombe dawo kadizumbanene mevango lya Mbeyo eli lyakara asi lyompongasano omu ava zangura yikaramo. Egwano lyosimpu esi kwahorkere mouvali koyiha yono vili 07h0. “ 

Mubakweli Likwambuyu ukalimela likolo hala kuhana baituti

WINDOKO – Mubakweli Likwambuyu wa Liluko la Tuto, Lipapali ni Sizo, Anna Nghipondoka, mwamazwi ahae hala kutateka kwalikolo viki yefelile, nakalimezi likolo kusahanela baituti kuli basike baiñolisa bakeñisa kutokwa masheleñi akulifa. Mubakweli likwambuyu nabulezi cwalo kasamulaho ataba yamuituti yana hanezwi sikolo bakeñisa sikoloti sa ñohola.

Pula yetuna itisa muunda mwa Zambezi

WINDOKO – Pula yetuna yenze isweli kunela mwanaha kaufela, nimwalinaha zeli bukaufi, ise itisize muunda mi mubusisi wasikiliti sa Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu, nanitifalize kuli libaka zeñwi mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, sihulu mwasilalanda sa Kabbe ya Mbowela seli tibisizwe kimezi amuunda. Mwakweli ya Ñulule katengo ka Sadc nekakile kafa mamela yakuli pula yetuna ikaba teñi, mi ikaswana yatahisa muunda.

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Tuto yenca ikataza maticele

WINDOKO – Katengo kakayemela maticele mwanaha Namibia ili kakazibahala ka Teachers’s Union of Namibia (TUN), kabulela kuli buñata bwa maticele habana hande liseli mwakuluta mukoloko ozamaisa tuto omunca, ili wo muuso nokalile kutahisa lilimo liketalizoho zefelile.

PDM, Nantu slam ‘poor education planning’

WINDHOEK - The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) says a lack of forward planning and an inability to implement the new high school curriculum by the ministry of education are among the factors underlining the chaos that engulfed schools and learners at the start of the 2020 school year.

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Confusion over who can, can’t vote

WALVIS BAY – Confusion reigned yesterday at Walvis Bay where some residents had to be turned away from polling stations as they were not eligible to vote in the local by-election. Some were under the impression that voting was open to everyone. 

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PDM youth league vows to tackle registration costs

WINDHOEK - The Popular Democratic Movement Youth League (PDMYL) has promised to fight for the many prospective students who performed exceptionally well in Grade 12 during 2019 final exams and qualify for tertiary education, but are unable to afford the high registration fees required by local universities. 

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The battle for control of Keetmans Urban

KEETMANSHOOP - Swapo, the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) and the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) will enter the political arena today when voting starts, to fill the vacant Keetmanshoop Urban constituency councillor position. 

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Hardap Dam NamWater rumours quashed

MARIENTAL - Speculations that NamWater will stop providing water to irrigation schemes due to the low level of the Hardap Dam at the end of this month are not true, said Dawie de Klerk, Chairperson of the Hardap Farmers Association.

Daogu !norasasib danas ge koasa dā!harodi hîa ge daob !norasasiba !gâi!gâi!nâs !aroma a ūhedi ǂnamipe ge mā

ǀAEǁGAMS – Namibiab ǀAwa!namn Daob !Norasasib ǁGaraga Sîsenǂuis !âb !nakaǂnôa danas, Komesares Amalia Gawa!nas ge ǁnāpas ge ǀgaisa !khâikhomsa auto !nari-aona Hôasoreb !nâ sîǂuiba hâ is khao!gâ nēsi ge mî, daob sîsenū-aon di tanisens !kharu ge kaitsēdi ǁaeb !nâ ǂkhîǂkhîsase ge !gûǁnâsa, ai!â ge !kharu kurigu ǀkha i kara ǀgoweǀnōhe o.

10 500 xa a !nāsan ge universitaits ǂgaoǀkhādi ai go dīǀoaǀoa

ǀAEǁGAMS – 10 500 Xa a !nāsa ǀgôan ge ǁnāpa ge ǂoago kurib ǀams ai Namibiab Senior Sekondere Sertifikati ǁNaetisa !Harib (NSSC) Xrat 12 !âidi diba a xoa 24 932 ǀgôana xu, ǀgapi ǁkhāǁkhāsen!khaigu ai xratga ǁkhāǁkhāsens ǂgaoǀkhādi ai ge dīǀoaǀoa. Nē !gôab ge ǂkharirose a !gâi ǁnāpa i ga ai!â gere ǂoa kurib di 9 524 ǀgôan hîa ge !kharu hâ in di !gôab ǀkha nî ǀgoweǀnōhes karao. 

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UNODC trainings to benefit women inmates

PRETORIA - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has rolled out a series of trainings to build the capacity of penitentiaries from SADC Member States to uphold human rights and respond to HIV, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) that disproportionately affect women inmates.

Bafundoti bamiselo babilaela kwa muuso

KATIMA MULILO – Bafundoti bamiselo mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, babato fitisa lipilaelo zabona kwamuuso kuli utalime sililo sabona, kasamulaho liluko la njimo neli kwalile kuzwiswa kwa mango mwasikiliti sa Zambezi kuisa kwalibaka zeñwi zanaha ñohola.

Kavihuha slams ‘self-created mess’

WINDHOEK - The Teachers Union of Namibia (TUN) secretary-general Mahongora Kavihuha has called on the education ministry to intervene and withdraw the statement by Omusati education directorate recalling all transferred grade 9 learners from grade 10.

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Meatco slaughtered over 115 000 cattle in 2019

WINDHOEK - The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco), the country’s biggest exporter of top quality natural beef products, last year slaughtered over 115 000 cattle. Outgoing board vice-chairperson Ronald Kubas made the announcement yesterday at a media briefing to introduce the new Meatco CEO Mushokabanji Mwilima. 

Capricorn Group treats homeless community

WINDHOEK – Capricorn Group took Windhoek by storm last week Friday with their Christmas on the Streets Initiative, to help the homeless community in the surrounding areas of their head office by giving them a fun-filled day they would never forget. 

Taapopi new Nanso president 

WINDHOEK - The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso), which convened its 16th Elective National Students Congress over the weekend in Otjiwarongo, elected its new executive committee members to serve for the next coming two years.

Fishrot scandal outrages ministers

WINDHOEK - Three Cabinet ministers have come out of their shells, joining public condemnation of the Fishrot scandal in which two Namibian politicians and their cronies allegedly accepted bribes in exchange for fishing quotas.

SADC has shortage of senior female jurists

WINDHOEK - Statistics indicate the  Southern African Development Community (SADC) has gender bias in the justice delivery system, with a low representation of women in management positions of the judiciary and those sitting on the bench. 

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NHE to upgrade informal settlement housing

WINDHOEK - The National Housing Enterprise (NHE) has embarked on a pilot project to upgrade informal settlement housing by building eight houses for people who have land ownership but still live in shacks.  The eight houses will be built in Goreangab and Otjomuise.

Drought has devastating multi-sectoral effects

KEETMANSHOOP - The current drought in the south of Namibia does not only bring farmers to their knees, but in addition it also has a dreadful chain reaction from suppliers down to labourers and the general public at large, said Hansie Esterhuyse, the chairperson of the Karasberg Farmers Association and renowned expert in the agricultural/ farming sector.

Capricorns ge N$200 000 ǀkhurub di huib ase ge mā

ǀAEǁGAMS – Namibiab ǂhanub ge dī ǂgans ǀkhurub huib di māde mās aira ge Capricorn !Nans tsî Capricorns a ǀHonkhoe ai xūna Kō!gâs !nans hâra, nē !nans di kurisa ǂgaus, Bank Windhoeks di aiǁgausa sao tsî N$200 000 Dare to Care ǀKhurub Huib ǂGaes !nâ ge ǂgā. 

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Cabinet authorise horses mackerel TAC

WINDHOEK - Minister of Information and Communication Technology (Mict) Stanley Simataa has announced the new total allowable catch (TAC) for commercial marine fishery for the new year starting from 1 January to 31 December 2020.

Babane batamelwa manaka a tou

RUNDU – Baana babane ili bayahi banaha Namibia, nebatamilwe viki yefelile mwataba yalifolofolo zesilelelizwe. Mapokola babulela kuli bababeli nebatamilwe kimapokola kwa Omega kabaka lakuzuma tou nikuzwisa manaka ayona. Babañwi bababeli nebatamilwe kasamulaho akufumanwa nimanaka atou amane.

Muyaho waimululo hala muunda utaha kwa Lusese

WINDOKO – Katengo kakabona zapuluko amali asilalanda mwa Namibia, mwatasa Liluko la Silalanda nekabile nikushaba kwasibaka samayahelo amuyaho wababatibiswanga kimezi amuunda kwa sibaka sapabalelo yalifolofolo kwa Lusese. Muyaho wamakopanelo ili teñi babatibiswa kimezi amuunda bakana bayo tibelela kwateñi, ukafukuza nitaba yakukatazwa kikucinca kwamayemo alifasi.

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Hompa to be interred on Saturday

KADEDERE - The traditional leader of the VaGciriku traditional community Hompa Kassian Shiyambi, who died on 17 November will be laid to rest on Saturday at Mamono village in Ndonga Linena constituency after requiem mass in the Catholic Church at Nyangana.

Namibian diplomats to learn in India

WINDHOEK - The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of India in collaboration with the ministry of international relations is embarking on a project to send 20 Namibian diplomats within the ministry on a two-week special course beginning 1 December 2019, to Delhi.

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Dysfunctional EVMs delayed voting

WINDHOEK – Incidents of dysfunctional electronic voting machines (EVMs) including flat EVM batteries delayed voting in Windhoek in the general election on Wednesday, which compounded the long queues at polling stations.

Nzira zaLuhonono tazikapwa mwaDecember 2020

Luhonono – Etungo nzira ezi zina kupura nomiliyuna daNamibia zokutunda ko Namalubi-Isize -Luhonono kuna kugendapo nawa eyi yatwaredera asi yirugana kuna kugendapo nawa kutwaredera asi nzira ezi zikapwe moomu vayigazarera ezi vana kumona asi tazi kagwanekedesa nonzira edi adi hanzere.

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Flood relief centre for Lusese

windhoek - The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the flood relief centre in Lusese conservancy.

Orderly voting impresses PM

WINDHOEK - Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila who was one of the first political office bearers to vote in the Windhoek East constituency for the presidential and legislative elections described the process as generally smooth. 

Inmates want long-term sentences slashed

WINDHOEK - Inmates who voted at the Windhoek correctional facility yesterday have called on the High Court to correct the unconstitutional long-term sentences imposed on inmates, taking into consideration the Supreme Court judgement earlier this year that ruled jail terms exceeding the expected lifespan of long-term prisoners are unconstitutional in Namibia.  

Daogu ai ra tsūke!gân ge daoba ra sîsenū khoen xa ra !aromahe - awa!nam-i

AE GAMS – Major-Xenerali, Namibiab ǀAwa!namn ǀHûs dib Oscar Embubulub, ge ǂhanusi ǀhui-ams !khūb!naes ǁaeb kaitsēdi dib di daob !norasasib ǂgaoǂgao!nâs ǁaxasib tawa ǀAeǁgams !nâ, ai!â gere ǂoa wekheb ai ge mî, ǁnā ǀgapi !gôab tsūke!gân dib hîa daogu ai ra hân ra !aromahesa daoba ra sîsenū khoen xa. Embubulub ge ge mî nē kurib !Khanna xu nēsis kōsen 2 643 tsūke!gân daogu ai ge hâna xoamâihe hâsa.

Hepatitis khorauisens awosase ansa !gôab ge 1 600 ai mâ

ONGWEDIVAS – Hepatitis di khoraǂuisens ge !kharu ge kurigu !nâ ǀgaisase ge ǂharo, ǂurusib mâisan ge 10 ǀHōǂgaeb nē kurib dis ai ǁîn di xoamâisa !gôaba 1 635 ai mâse a ǂan!gâse. Hepatitis Es khoraǂuisens ge 56 khoen ûiga ge ū tsîn ge 6 672 !nae!khaide ge !nurihe nē ǁōs ge Hôasoreb 2017 dis ai a ǂanhes khao!gâ.

Rural school gets new classroom

OMUTHIYA – Omukwaniilwa Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo last Friday officiated at the inaguration of a classroom at Shuumbwa Combined School where he personally pledged to improve the condition of the school, including ensuring that it was electrified in the coming years.

Maswaniso a Lukato ahalifisa lubasi

KATIMA MULILO – Lubasi lolu fumaneha kwa Sachinga mwasilalanda sa Sibbinda, luhalifile kasamulaho muetapili wakopano ya National Democratic Party (NDP) Martin Lukato, nasebelisize mukiti wabona waku amuhela muhabo bona yanali kwa Dukwe, kubabaza kopano yahae ya NDP. 

Lubasi lwa balishumi lufumana ndu kwa Bukalo

BUKALO – Lubasi lwa balishumi, ili lwa babahulu baketalizoho ni banana baketalizoho, ili bane bapila mwandu yakumateha, sebakona kukatuluha kasamulaho, muetapili walubasi Chuma Likando, nafumani ndu kakuba neulo yene izwelela kwa Liluko Lakufelisa Bunjebwe, ni Pabalelo ya Sicaba, hala mulelo waliluko wakubata kutusa babashebile mwanaha Namibia.

Opinion: The well-orchestrated deception

In the 16th century political treatise, The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli postulates that, “Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived.” 

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UNODC delivers clinic to over 2 000 inmates

HARARE - A call has been made for judicial officers to revisit custodial sentences and use alternative, non-custodial penalties for petty crimes amid growing concern over a ballooning prison population jinxing efforts to provide equitable healthcare to people in incarceration.

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Govt committed to tackling unemployment

WINDHOEK - The Namibian government remains committed to accelerating its interventions aimed at unlocking investment opportunities, growing the economy and creating much-needed jobs, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has said.

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NQA appoints acting CEO

WINDHOEK – The Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) has appointed Asnath Kaperu as acting CEO. Kaperu, who is the deputy CEO at the institution, was appointed in the place of CEO Frans Gertze, who is currently facing a charge of attempted murder.

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Finally a place to call home

BUKALO – A family of ten who previously lived in deplorable conditions can now breathe a sigh of relief after government through the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Child Welfare handed them a two-bedroom house.

SMEs get a shot in the arm

OMUTHIYA - In a quest to boost business and promote self-reliance among entrepreneurs, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare on Wednesday handed over equipment to nine small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at Omuthiya. 

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Destitute families get decent shelter

OMUTHIYA – The Omuthiya town council through the mayor’s office has erected decent shacks to house three destitute families who lived in their own makeshift structures of discarded cardboard boxes at Kaniita informal settlement.

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Buy local to support job creation - WAD

ROSH PINAH - Women’s Action for Development (WAD) executive director Salatiel Shinedima has urged Namibians to support local businesses, especially those run by young people, to help reduce high unemployment among the youth.

Road accidents caused by road users – police

WINDHOEK – Major-General of the Namibian Police Force Oscar Embubulu said at the launch of the 2019/2020 festive season road safety campaign in Windhoek earlier this week that the high motor accident rate in the country can be attributed to road users. 

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Integrate road safety into curriculum – NRSC

WINDHOEK – The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) and National Institute for Educational Development (NIED) in conjunction with Road Traffic Management Services (RTMS) held a road safety education training workshop last Friday at Emmanuel Shifidi Secondary School.

Man runs amok, beats boy to death

OMUTHIYA – A two-year-old boy died instantly on Saturday after a 50-year-old man allegedly beat him with a spade all over his body, while a second victim, a girl aged three, is fighting for her life at Onandjokwe hospital where she was admitted in a critical condition.

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Namibians demonstrate against corruption

WINDHOEK – The air was thick with emotions and weariness as citizens from all walks of life including prominent members from the law fraternity took to the streets of Windhoek on Friday in a peaceful demonstration against corruption. 

I will not embolden violence - Itula

ROSH PINAH – Independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula has urged his loyalists not to get involved in violence, saying he will never encourage violence because he wants peace to prevail in the country.

Muzeko wapulao ushimbululelwa kwa khuta ya sikiliti

WINDOKO – Baana babane babanyazwa mwapulao ya Alex Maluli Mushe mwakweli ya Lungu 2017, baka zekiswa mwakhuta yasikiliti mwa Windoko isaho. Babanyazwa ki Kleopas Malima walilimo ze 24, Kenibirth Ashipala walilimo ze 25, Nande Malima walilimo ze 23, ni Robert Shikongo walilimo ze 25. 

Balwanisi bataba yakupuma sikiliti banyaza bakwenuheli

KATIMA MULILO – Sikwata sene sipangilwe cwalecwale ili sesibata kulwanisa milelo yakubata kupuma sikiliti sa Zambezi kwanaha Namibia, sinyazize likezo zalikwata zena ni maikuto abukwenuheli mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, sihulu sikwata sa Caprivi Concerned Group (CCG), ni sikwata sababalehi bane bakutile kuzwa kwa Dukwe, sesili mwatasa kopano yehanisizwe ya UDP.

Otuyano two ngutukiro hapo twa yenenekwa? Itula

Otjomuise-Ozombura ape o 30 kombunda yo zo mbanga¿e oku ri punguha ovengi mu va tatumisiwa kotutu, poo ave paterwa mot jo vakamburwa mena ro ku rwira ongutukiro, omerinaneno no me kurisiro wombwiro no mbwiko, oruveze rwahoro ro ku pura kutja tjii hapo otuyano two ngutukiro twa yenenekwa. 

Ondimwa yo zo ngunÿe omitanda- APP

Otjomuise- O All People’s Party (APP) maitja ondimwa yo zo ngunde zayo mo ma toorore inga omitanda kutja no mu tima auhe itare mo ku hina oviungura kwavyo no ku tungurura mo me kurisiro iho tjiwana atjihe tja Namibia.

Anti-secessionist group condemn separatists

KATIMA MULILO – The recently formed Namibians Against Secessionism in Zambezi Region group has condemned the activities of pro-secessionist activists in Zambezi, particularly by the Caprivi Concerned Group (CCG) and ex-Dukwe refugees under the umbrella of the banned UDP.

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LPM promises to change Namibia

WALVIS BAY – Landless People’s Movement (LPM) leader Bernadus Swartbooi has urged supporters to vote for change in this month’s general election, saying Namibians should not vote out of loyalty.

Act against corruption - Shipena 

OTJIWARONGO - Integrity committee members from the Kavango East, Kavango West, Zambezi and Otjozondjupa regional councils gathered Monday in Otjiwarongo for training on ethics and integrity awareness and anti-corruption measures. 

Vandalism of water infrastructure costly

ONANKALI – The Directorate of Rural Water Supply in Oshikoto region says the vandalism of infrastructure continues to be a major hurdle in government’s efforts to provide uninterrupted water supply.  It claims some community members have been vandalising property and fencing off road paths, making it difficult for government officials to access certain areas. 

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UDF advocates skills training

WINDHOEK - United Democratic Front of Namibia (UDF) leader Apius !Auchab has vowed to establish a skills development and vocational training agency, once elected into power. !Auchab is one of the presidential candidates contesting for election this month. 

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RP pushes for ex-Koevoet recognition

WINDHOEK – President of the Republican Party Henk Mudge has vowed to continue fighting for the recognition of former Koevoet members and the South West African Territorial Force (SWATF) war veterans. Mudge said many of these officers who served in those units were suffering today.

NDP iamuhela limembala zenca kwa Sikubi

KATIMA MULILO – Muetapili wakopano ya NDP Martin Lukato, naize na amuhezi limembala zenca ze 84 viki yefelile. Lukato naize limembala ze 56 neba amuhezwi kwa Sikubi mwasilalanda sa Sibbinda mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, mi limembala ba 29 neba amuhezwi kwa Silumbi mwa Katima ya Matakanyani. Lukato naize hana kuyema mwaliketisa zakuketa mueteleli wanaha, kono uka yema hala liketisa zakuketa limembala ze 96 zandu yamilao, bao baketwa kakulatelela mukoloko ozwelela kwalikopano, mi basebeza limo zeketalizoho mwandu yamilao. 

Lipumulelo la muuso la Katima limwa mayemo maswe

KATIMA MULILO – Lipumulelo la sipatela sa muuso sa Katima Mulilo, linze lili mwamayemo maswe kalikweli zebalwa. Kamukwa ocwalo babalatehelwa kibalatiwa babona bahapelezwa kuisa litupu kwalipumulelo zakwamukunda, ili kobayo lifiswa masheleñi amañata. Bakeñisa kuli hakibatu kaufela babakona kulifa litifo zetomwa kibalipumulelo zakwa mukunda, litupu zeñwi zasinyehanga, mi sicaba sibilaezi zamuunko ozwelela kwalipumulelo, ko mayemo amakete atepelezi, mi sabeya makete abatu mwakozi. Mubihi yo, ulemuhile kuli libatisezo zeñwi zalitupu halibeleki, kacwalo litupu haliba zeñata kutaha butata.

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N$23m logistics hub for Arandis

ARANDIS - An ambitious logistics hub and truck port project that will capitalise on the increased cargo destined for the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) via the port of Walvis Bay was launched on Friday in Arandis.

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NPF to fight for ex-SWATF members 

RUNDU - National Patriotic Front of Namibia (NPF) on Friday launched its election campaign in Rundu, saying they will mobilise former South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF) members to vote for the party. NPF will contest the National Assembly election later this month.

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MICT implements austerity measures

RUNDU - The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has resolved to suspend the provision of all government public address systems services, recording studios, video coverage and production after hours, during weekends and public holidays countrywide.