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Theofelus opens ATU conference

Information minister Emma Theofelus says most African countries are facing considerable challenges in satisfying the increased demand for information and communication technology (ICT) services. The fundamental challenge is a lack of suitable infrastructure, which is required to sustain this growing business. Addressing the opening of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) conference here Monday, she said...

Drimiopsis needs permanentclinic – Ngaringombe
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Drimiopsis needs permanentclinic – Ngaringombe

Zebaldt Ngaruka  Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) secretary general Manuel Ngaringombe said the unavailability of a permanent health facility at Drimiopsis 34 years after independence is worrisome. Speaking at the settlement while addressing a PDM rally on Saturday, Ngaringombe accused the government of failing to provide quality healthcare services.  He said the San community settlement, which...

Covid-19 destitute face eviction
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Covid-19 destitute face eviction

For several years, the dusty back of the Katutura Youth Complex has been a home to many who sought refuge during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Most of them, primarily Ovaherero, Ovahimba, Ovazemba and Ovambanderu people, were originally settled near the Commando Hall in the heart of Katutura before being moved to control the virus’ spread at...

Zambezi voters cometo registration party
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Zambezi voters cometo registration party

Albertina Nakale Otniel Hembapu Despite a lacklustre start, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) said the Zambezi region has come to the party in terms of voter registration. Speaking to New Era yesterday, Zambezi’ ECN administrative officer Sammy Muhau said voter registration in the region has picked up – and the process is running smoothly....

Walvis gets field ICU 
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Walvis gets field ICU 

WALVIS BAY – Coastal residents in need of urgent and intensive medical care no longer need to travel 460km to Windhoek to be admitted.  Neither does Erongo region’s facilities have to run out of capacity, after the US government donated a five-bed intensive care unit (ICU) field hospital to the health ministry. The donation is...

Lefa fights Yango, InDrive for being ‘too cheap’ 
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Lefa fights Yango, InDrive for being ‘too cheap’ 

Ebba Kandovazu Electronic-hailing taxi service provider Lefa Transportation has threatened legal action against the Windhoek City Police, the Namibian Tourism Board and the Namibian Police for allegedly failing to act against two other e-taxi service operators.  The operators it fingers are Yango and InDrive. Drivers belonging to these two companies, Lefa claims, are openly violating...

Five perish in Oshivelo accident
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Five perish in Oshivelo accident

The Namibian Police have confirmed the deaths of five people, who died in a motor-vehicle accident between Oshivelo and Tsumeb in the early hours of yesterday morning. Police spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi said the accident happened around 01h00 when the driver of a white Nissan travelling from Walvis Bay to Ondangwa lost control of the vehicle,...

Public urged to report corruption at health facilities
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Public urged to report corruption at health facilities

Paulina Ndalikokule Health executive director Ben Nangombe has called on the public to report any corrupt practices they may witness at public health facilities or departments within the ministry. “The ministry appeals to members of the public to alert the office of the executive director, the public relations office, customer care units at health facilities...

August 26 to complete neonatal facility 
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August 26 to complete neonatal facility 

SWAKOPMUND – Construction of the N$26 million neonatal unit at Swakopmund Hospital has finally resumed after a long delay caused by Shatty Construction’s failure to complete the much-needed facility.  The government, through the health ministry, awarded the million-dollar tender to Shatty Construction in 2020 after recognising the need for such a facility to serve not...

National Council resumes 
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National Council resumes 

The National Council reconvened on Monday to review several Bills that were sent from the National Assembly for consideration. These include the Electoral Amendment Bill, Marriage Bill, Property Practitioners Bill and the Road Fund Administration Amendment Bill. The National Assembly’s ninth session of the Seventh Parliament is currently in recess, and will resume in the...