• November 29th, 2020

Omusati

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North stays loyal

Despite diminishing support in other parts of the country, the ruling Swapo party has maintained a stranglehold in the Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena, Oshikoto and the two Kavango regions. 

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Drownings become too frequent

ONGWEDIVA – Following a series of drowning incidents reported recently in the Omusati region, the police have urged residents to stay away from the Calueque Canal and other open water points.

Boy drowns at Ogongo

ONGWEDIVA – A six-year-old boy drowned in an earthen dam in the Ogongo constituency on Tuesday afternoon. It is alleged Paulus Emvula and his nine-year-old sibling were herding goats when the incident happened. 

Wedding organisers violate state of emergency

Omusati regional police commander Commissioner Titus Shikongo is concerned some residents of the region are not adhering to state of emergency measures and regulations, specifically regarding the mass gathering and social distancing that help to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Himbas, San left out of N$750 grant

The majority of OvaHimba and San communities are saying they did not receive the N$750 emergency income grant (EIG) that government paid to people on the basis they lost income and the unemployed since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Patient jumps out of moving ambulance

WINDHOEK – The Namibian police in Omusati Region are investigating a case of reckless and or negligent driving against an ambulance driver and a nurse after a patient, who is believed to be mentally unstable, jumped from the moving vehicle while being transported to the Oshakati state hospital from Outapi.

Outapi prioritises low-income earners

ONGWEDIVA - In its quest to bring development to its people, the Outapi Town Council has during the 2018/2019 financial year put up development infrastructure particularly for low-income earners despite the prevailing economic hardships.

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Ithete enlightens Kunene on Procurement Act

OPUWO - The Deputy Minister of Finance Natangue Ithete on Tuesday conducted a one-day information sharing session with members of different procurement committees and regional councillors, to clarify issues pertaining to the Procurement Act of 2015, in Opuwo in Kunene Region.

Lack of info compounds spread of hepatitis E

OUTAPI - While measures are in place to control the spread of hepatitis E, research done by the University of Namibia (Unam) in  collaboration with UK-based Cardiff University in Omusati Region have proven preventative information has not reached everyone in the community.

More sleeping on empty stomachs in Ruacana

WINDHOEK - The councillor of Ruacana Constituency in the Omusati Region, Andreas Shintama says although the initiative of collecting mahangu from community members to help the constituency’s most hungry residents has helped, the reserves have already dried up.

Oshikuku to get facelift

ONGWEDIVA - Oshikuku is expected to get a facelift after the site to construct houses and a mall were recently handed over to the contractor to commence the actual work.