ONGWEDIVA - More Swapo serving councillors in Ohangwena region did not garner enough votes to re-contest the upcoming regional council elections.
ONGWEDIVA - The Ohangwena region has made good strides in preventing HIV mother-to-child transmission with recent reports indicating that 99% of the babies born to HIV-positive mothers have tested negative.
The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Services recently handed over Income Generating Activities (IGAs) materials and equipment to six more beneficiaries in Ohangwena region, translating to a total of 23 direct beneficiaries in the region alone to a value of over N$180 000.
ONHUNO - The Namibian Police in the Ohangwena region on Tuesday unearthed large liquor consignments believed to be a syndicate of supply and sales of alcohol in violation of the state of emergency restrictions.
Outgoing Ohangwena governor Usko Nghaamwa said he is bowing out with his head held high, saying he hopes the new broom will sweep clean. The 76-year-old Nghaamwa last week ended a 15-year reign as governor of the Ohangwena region and was replaced by Eenhana Town Council CEO Walde Ndevashiya.
Ohangwena regional councillor of Engela constituency and National Council member, Jason Ndakunda tendered an unconditional apology to the nation following the circulation of a video showing him gleefully drinking in public while driving his vehicle on Monday.
ONGWEDIVA - Amidst water shortages still being experienced in Ohangwena, the regional council dismissed the video circulating on social media of villagers tapping water from a muddy hole at Ohaimbudu, saying the video does not depict the current situation.
EPATULULO - The mass killing of three family members in Ohangwena region yesterday has sparked anger and frustration on social media as Namibians highlighted the severity of crime in the country.
ONGWEDIVA - Police investigators in Ohangwena region have swung into action, investigating a case of suspected human trafficking involving a minor child who was allegedly smuggled into Namibia from Angola to engage in “slave like” child labour, which is a commonplace in northern Namibia.
ENGELA – Renowned ophthalmologist Dr Helena Ndume, with the assistance of five other doctors from Namibia and the United States of America (USA), has been restoring sight at the Engela District Hospital since Saturday.
EENHANA - Residents of Ohangwena Region, from different spheres of sectors, were yesterday united in their conviction that the region is in dire need of roads for ease of movement.
ONGWEDIVA – The head of rural and water supply in the northern region in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water
The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Juliet Kavetuna, has called on Omauni residents to use health facilities the government has provided to them.
WINDHOEK – The Eenhana Multi-Purpose Sport Complex, which was initially aimed at addressing the incessant lack of sports facilities and accord the country’s youth an opportunity to compete and showcase their talents, remains in a sorry state and continues to dwindle.
ONGWEDIVA – The lack of budget in Ohangwena Region is hindering water provision, particularly to the much drought-stricken constituencies that to date have no water pipelines.
EENHANA – Hituwamata Primary School in Eenhana circuit in the Ohangwena Region, which sometimes taught learners under trees due to lack of formal space, has received one new classroom and a storeroom.
WINDHOEK - The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) yesterday officially opened its branch in Eenhana, situated in Onawa complex, Tobias Harelbeke Street. The opening of the branch was necessitated by the outcry for more accessible services in the Ohangwena Region and it is aligned to the Fund’s overall corporate strategy.
JUST IN: Namwater CEO Dr Veino Shivute announced this morning that a water de-flouridation plant is to be constructed at Eenhana.
ONGWEDIVA - While several constituencies in Ohangwena Region are without water pipelines, the region has prioritised the provision of water to ensure all residents have access to potable water. The region is thus looking into means to accelerate implementation of the much anticipated aquifer water in Ohangwena.