ONGWEDIVA - Inmates at the Oshakati police holding cells are living in fear of contracting Covid-19 after a fellow prisoner tested positive on Tuesday.
ONGWEDIVA – People in large numbers countrywide queued outside ATMs and banks since early morning on Friday to withdraw their N$750 emergency income grant that is currently being rolled out to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 on the less privileged.
OMUTHIYA – Tsumeb constituency councillor Lebbius Tobias’ alleged interference in the drought relief food distribution programme has drawn the ire of Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila.
OMUTHIYA/ONGWEDIVA – The strict regulations imposed by authorities to help curb the spread of Covid-19 has not only crippled major businesses but tombo brewers in the north of the country are also feeling the heat. Many enjoy the traditional home-brewed beer, despite its considerably high volume of alcohol.
OSHAKATI – Oshakati residents, who were relocated to Ehenye after their houses were flooded, are in dire need of food since the Covid-19 lockdown was announced, Oshakati East constituency councillor Abner Shikongo has said.
ONGWEDIVA – North-based businessman Erastus “Chicco” Shapumba has temporarily availed his modern Ongwediva house, erf 3508, of ten bedrooms as a call centre for Covid-19 case management purposes in response to government appeal for businesses to come on board.
ONGWEDIVA – Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, the Minister of Urban and Rural Development Peya Mushelenga and the Minister of Land Reform Utoni Nujoma handed over the first ever land hold titles to residents of Onawa Township in Oshakati, Oshana region yesterday.
ONGWEDIVA – Flood-hit areas in northern Namibia are bracing for further downpours, while a hydrologist has advised people to prepare for the worst as water levels continue to rise.
ONGWEDIVA – The family of the late struggle veteran Jonas Nawa Shiweda are not happy with the official funeral status accorded the former Swapo chief of logistics, saying it does not befit the role he played during the struggle years.
ONGWEDIVA - The Swapo top brass in Oshana will convene today to deliberate on the actions of a local businessman who locked the regional headquarters offices at the weekend in an apparent protest move against the party’s regional coordinator.
ONDANGWA – The US embassy yesterday extended its food assistance programme to six more regions that will see over 46 000 drought-stricken Namibians benefiting in the coming months.
ONGWEDIVA - Following the devastating drought that led to the loss of thousands of livestock, the president of the Namibian National Farmers Union (NNFU), Jason Emvula, has appealed to financial institutions to extend their repayment grace period and drop their interest charges to allow farmers to restock.
Ongwediva – Kansela gomukunda gwaRuacana Andreas Shintama, sinkwa ntani kavamuhorowere akare munasipundi kupinganena mevango lya Modestus Amutse akare asi munasipundi gokansela zaOmusati pandango zamukunda.
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.
ONGWEDIVA - The councillor of Okaku constituency Gerson Hannu Kapenda has cautioned his residents against crossing floodplains at night, especially after having consumed alcohol.
ONGWEDIVA - The Ongwediva Town Council is calling on crop field and homestead owners at Omatando to avail themselves for the second phase of evaluation of their properties, scheduled to kick off early February.
OSHAKATI - Beneficiaries of social grants and old-age pension in the Okaku constituency were left stranded after the services were temporarily halted due to inaccessible roads caused by the recent heavy rainfall in the area.
ONGWEDIVA – The Ongwediva town council and the Otjinene village council yesterday signed a cooperation agreement in order to enhance capacity building, economic development as well as tourism and cultural heritage between the two councils.
ONGWEDIVA - Israel Hatutale, who has been living with the HIV virus for the past 21 years, says the fight against the deadly epidemic can only be a success with the involvement of men.
ONGWEDIVA - When he completes a five-year tenure as mayor of Helao Nafidi at the end of 2020 - having been re-elected several times, Eliaser Nghipangelwa - who was re-elected on Tuesday said he will bow out to pave way for an infusion of young blood.
ONGWEDIVA – Electoral Commission of Namibia officials in Ohangwena and Omusati have denied allegations that voters were denied their right to vote for the leader of their choice after officials failed to set up mobile stations at the expected times.
OMUNTELE - The resumption of the Omuntele water project, which was stalled for years, has brought relief to hundreds of farmers and households. The community has been battling severe shortage of water due to the prevailing drought.
ONGWEDIVA - The multi-million dollar Omusati police regional headquarters at Outapi was officially inaugurated on Friday after having been stalled for four years.
OSHAKATI - President Hage Geingob who is also Swapo’s candidate in this month’s presidential vote said he cannot solely be blamed for the current status of the country, adding that he does not lead in isolation.
OSHAKATI – Muuna walilimo zemashumi asilezi kazelobañwi (69), yanyazwa hala kutondahala kwabolulelule
OSHAKATI – Four pending cases in the Okahao, Outapi, Ondangwa and Opuwo courts, which were presided over by magistrate Alvin Simpson, will have to start afresh before a new magistrate.
ONGWEDIVA - Driven by the passion to bake and impart knowledge to prospective bakers, Shiwa the Baker, as she is affectionately known in the industry, has become a mentor for the youth.
Ondangwa - Nonzugo dokulivaterera ndi asi yikasayise yokusika kwayitano kavayigeve kwavenyayo
OSHAKATI – Regional court matters for Okahao, Outapi, Ondangwa and Opuwo, which were transferred to be heard in the Oshakati Regional Court, are currently on hold as there is no magistrate to preside over them.
ONGWEDIVA - The Oshakati High Court yesterday slapped 38-year-old Simon Nambuli with a life sentence and an additional 75 years for eight charges ranging from rape, assault, as well as defeating or obstructing the course of Justice.
OSHAKATI - The Oshakati Intermediate Hospital continues to experience a shortage of critical medical staff as well as equipment needed to provide sound health care.
ONGWEDIVA - All People’s Party (APP) member Tangy Mike Tshilongo, who recently dragged the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to court, has re-joined the party after initially tendering his resignation on Thursday last week.
UUVUDHIYA - Uuvudhiya Constituency in Oshana Region, which this year took in livestock from all over the northern part of the country because of its good grazing, is now home to decomposed cattle carcasses as grazing depletes.
WINDHOEK - Agra celebrated 39 years of existence in Namibia at all Agra branches countrywide with birthday specials and promotions last Friday. The birthday celebrations followed a great milestone, the
ONGWEDIVA - The Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein has called on taxpayers to embrace and promote the digital Intergrated Tax Administration System (ITAS) for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders and economic growth of the country.
ONGWEDIVA - Desperate farmers, particularly those who live on the outskirts of towns in the northern parts of the country, have resorted to collecting cardboard boxes and papers from dumpsites as fodder for their drought-hit animals.
ONGWEDIVA - The holding of the Oshakati East by-election this coming Saturday hangs in the balance as it awaits the court ruling on Friday on whether to proceed or not.
ONGWEDIVA - More than 900 000 Namibians live in informal settlements in urban areas, the Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development Derek Klazen revealed.
ONGWEDIVA - The president of the Namibian Association of Local Authority Officials (Nalao) Walde Ndevashiya says the association wants the line ministry to pronounce itself on the issue of the management systems to be used by local authorities.
ONGWEDIVA - The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Economy Peter Kazongominja is dissatisfied with some local authorities that could not account for transactions for the year under review.
ONGWEDIVA - Livestock farmers in Oshana Region want the Namibian government to engage Angola authorities on a possibility of allowing them to graze their cattle in, and export meat products into, Angola. The farmers argue that the available grazing areas in the north are densely populated with livestock – and
Oshakati - Nkuministera Saara Kuugongelwa Amadhila sivike kasipwire kakadingwire mukunda horowero gwaOshana mokukalitarerako mwene asi rukukutu ngapi runa gumu vantu monkarapamwe. Uuvudihiya
WINDHOEK - The much anticipated Ondangwa Agra branch will be opening its doors to the northern community on August 30. The branch will be located at Shop 8, Erf 1300, main road, B1 Ondangwa next to
OMUTHIYA - Termites have found refuge in sewerage manholes at a newly developed residential area of Extension 5 in Omuthiya, a situation that will lead to blockage of the drainage system.
OSHAKATI – The water crisis in the Uuvudhiya grazing areas will soon be an issue of the past after the Oshana Regional Council, in collaboration with the Rural Water Supply Department, secured 10 water tanks from the Office of the Prime Minister.
OMUTHIYA - TransNamib yesterday launched its N$22 million modern tamping machine at Omuthiya substation, to work on the railway line from Tsumeb to Ondangwa. This will be the second machine to one which was bought in the 1970s.
Our Star of the Week is the Oshana Director of Education, Hileni Amukana and her team for taking drastic cost-cutting measures by grounding the directorate’s fleet of vehicle leaving only one out of 28 to operate.
WINDHOEK – When Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein tabled the national budget in March this year, he allocated just over N$300 million to the Oshana Region’s development budget for the 2019/20 financial year.
WINDHOEK - A mammoth task awaits the Poultry Production Association to increase its production by 30 percent in just two years if it is to achieve the ultimate goal of Vision 2030 to become a totally self-sufficient industry that can produce more than 53 000 tonnes of broilers by 2020.
Our Star of the Week is the mayor of Ondangwa Paavo Amwele who ceded all his mayoral allowances to the council for the purpose of recruiting more young people to help with the cleaning of the town. Humbleness,
ONGWEDIVA - The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) will today commence with the registration of voters for the Oshakati East Constituency by-election.
ONGWEDIVA – The majority of the 300 learners who were left without school following the temporal closure of the Bin Six Vocational Training School outside Ongwediva have been placed in schools within and beyond Oshana Region.
ONDANGWA - Vice-president Nangolo Mbumba, rounding up campaigns for the Ondangwa Urban Constituency by-election last weekend, said Swapo candidate Leonard Negonga is better positioned to
WINDHOEK - The Oshana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has called on northern communal communities to help them with funding for buying an inflatable downer cow jack.
ONGWEDIVA – Although Namibia is classified as a middle-income country and has made remarkable strides in reducing poverty and income disparity levels, there is still a wide gap in income development levels between urban and rural areas.
ONGWEDIVA – Ink had barely dried on a ministerial letter yesterday confirming Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo as the designate Omukwaniilwa of Ondonga, when his uncle Konis Kalenga, who is also a
OSHAKATI – Baituti mwa mutulo wanaha basabisa kuli bakashomaeta batu babañwi kuli basike babota mwaliketisa zetaha, kasamulaho baituti ba 12 000 nebasikalifelwa kwasikolo kikatengo kakalifela baituti
Video: Ganja Association of Namibia (GAN) marching against marijuana in Oshona Region
OSHAKATI - A commotion over a laptop at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital on Tuesday afternoon led to the unveiling and arrest of the suspected fake intern doctor who has been stationed illegally at the hospital for the past two weeks.
OMUTHIYA – Already boasting a state-of-the-art football field constructed at a tune of close to 10 million through Fifa assistance, the town of Omuthiya will soon embark on the construction of netball courts and other additional facilities.
ONGWEDIVA – The Ministry of Justice has directed the suspended faction of the Ondonga Traditional Authority councilors gazetted as justices and assessors to resume the community court proceedings which have been on hold following squabbles at the tribal authority.
OMUTHIYA - Despite a reduction in the 2019/20 financial year budget that was reduced by 13.94 percent from N$59 million to N $50.8 million, Omuthiya Town Council in what it termed as a pro-poor budget has decided to maintain water tariffs at N$15 per cubic metres for low-income earners in Kaniita informal settlement and other low-income areas.
OSHAKATI - The persistent drought affecting the entire country is expected to worsen in Oshana Region’s Uuvudhiya grazing area where more than 500 000 cattle mainly from Oshana, Oshikoto, and Omusati regions compete for grazing and scarce water resources.
ONGWEDIVA – The Namibian Training Authority (NTA) last week marked the commencement of the expansion of infrastructural development at both Nakayale and Valombola vocational training centres for a combined amount of N$90.7 million.
ONGWEDIVA – Fillemon Nangolo Shuumbwa – one of the two men claiming to be the king of Ondonga – said there was nothing sinister about his absence from the Omagongo festival held in Ongandjera over the weekend.
Oluno - Karuha kamwe kezimo lyovandonga wouhompa nkera kavatamekere kurugana pamberewa eyi yapumbwapo omu Konisa Kalenga navakamutungika akare Hompa govandonga ndi asi (Omukwaniilwa) meraka lyawo”.
ONGWEDIVA - Vaporosi vaNamibia momukunda gwaOhangwena kava geve marondoro kovakurona asi vahasigasi vanona vawonona nona vahana kukara mekeverero konyima tupu munona gumwe kanwine nomutji douvera woyingondwe eyi
ONGWEDIVA – Johannes Bokoma Nashikaku, who was earlier this month convicted of dealing with protected wildlife products, was on Tuesday slapped with a N$30 000 fine or alternatively three years imprisonment after appearing in the Tsumeb Magistrates Court.
ONGWEDIVA- The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) will today kick off with the supplementary registration of voters for the Ondangwa Urban Constituency by-election, slated for June 15.
ONGWEDIVA – The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) said the drought situation in the Etosha National Park is partly to blame for the escape of several wild animals reported in recent weeks.
ONGWEDIVA – Muuna ni musala ahae, ili babapila mwa Oshakati, nebakile bayo yumba libyana zabona, kakuli ‘nelina ni mioya yemaswe ni mibala yamioya yalififi’, neba bulelezi mapokola ni batu bane bambwetukile. Muuna ni musala ahae babasali babanca nebailo latela libyana zabona kwamayumbelo afumaneha mwa Ongwediva manzibuana Lasunda viki yefelile
ONGWEDIVA - President Hage Geingob has appointed the councillor of Ondangwa Urban Constituency Elia Irimari as new governor of Oshana Region.
ONGWEDIVA – Having entered the fourth month without a governor, Oshana Region is still waiting for news in this regard. State House did not have an update when contacted for comment by New Era.
ONGWEDIVA - Shareholders of the Namibian based Cassidra Fisheries understandably swindled a fellow shareholder,
LÜDERITZ- Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources scientists found 27 penguins dead and three sick birds showing symptoms of Bird flu, even with the efforts from the ministry to control the spread of the virus.
ONDANGWA - Chairperson of Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Northern Branch, Tomas Iindji has called on local authorities to give land to prospective business people to develop towns without discriminating them against their tribe or race.
ONGWEDIVA – Desert Lager Namibia will continue to promote and distribute their beer unhindered contrary to a notice from Namibia Breweries Ltd instructing the owners HP97 to immediately cease sales, production and marketing effective from January 28 this year.
ONGWEDIVA -Governor of Ohangwena, Usko Nghaamwa continues to demonstrate his generosity to educate Namibian children when he came to the rescue of Ndilula Naikaku Primary School in Eenhana Circuit, where he renovated a block of three classrooms recently blown-off by a storm.
ONGWEDIVA - The man accused of the murder of a third-year University of Namibia (Unam) student with whom he was romantically involved made a routine appearance before the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court yesterday. When he appeared
ONDANGWA - There were cheers in the corridors of Ondangwa Private Hospital last Thursday morning as it sent home the tiniest baby it has ever delivered.
ONGWEDIVA – The Chief Medical Officer for Oshakati Intermediate Hospital has refuted claims by female patients who said they were turned away by the hospital to buy their own pregnancy diagnostic kits.
ONGWEDIVA - Former chairperson of the Ondonga Traditional Authority (OTA), Peter Shimweefeleni Kauluma, has died. Kauluma passed on at a Windhoek hospital yesterday and has been described as a courageous leader who was ever ready to serve his community.
ONGWEDIVA - Despite having accrued heaps of money from hosting events, the Oshakati Independence Stadium is still facing challenges in maintenance.
ONGWENDIVA – Liluko la Njimo, Mezi ni Mishitu lielelize balimi mwa Mutulo wanaha Namibia kuli baitukiseze kakuli kaswana kuba ni linanga bakeñisa pula yelikani silimo se. Yabona zamayemo alihalimu mwa liluko, Leonard Hango naize, naha Namibia ika amuhela pula yelikani kuisa licika mwa silimo sa 2019, bakeñisa kucinca kwamayemo alihalimu.
ONDANGWA - The Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Anna Nghipondoka got the shock of her life at the ineptitude caused by teacher truancy at Andimba Toivo ya Toivo Secondary School where teachers had skipped giving classes.
Ondangwa – Undi wanyangela wababanca babasina misebezi neba undumukezi kwa Siteshini sa Njanji sa TransNamib sa Nehale Lyampingana kuyo lwanela misebezi yemashumi amane, yaku lukisa sinca njanji yezwa Ondangwa kuya Oshikango, katumelelano yalikweli zesilezi.
ONDANGWA - The once popular Ondangwa Industrial Park is on the verge of becoming a white elephant after its tenants vacated their stalls because of perceived exorbitant rentals.
ONGWEDIVA – Claims of tribalism and regionalism have preceded the suspension of the Grootfontein’s Strategic Executive of Finance and Information Technology Ileni Hainghumbi, an allegation refuted by the municipal CEO.
ONDANGWA - Hordes of unemployed youth yesterday flocked to TransNamib’s Nehale lyaMpingana Railway Station to scramble for about 40 labourer jobs available to repair the railway line from Ondangwa to Oshikango on a six month contract. The applicants, who had gathered to submit their application forms through the fence, had to endure rain showers but soldiered on.
ON A M U T A I – T h r o u g h t h e Namibia Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project (Namsip) the government will give agricultural implements to farmers as part of its efforts to improve household food security and nutrition, job creation, household incomes and the lives of people living in rural areas through increased agricultural production.
ONGWEDIVA – The Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI)’s northern branch chairperson Tomas Iindji, in his New Year message, said it remains the prerogative of the chamber and government to prioritise the interest of the local businesses and guard them against unfair competition attacks.
OMUTHIYA - Plans are afoot to construct four major roads in Nehale Lya Mpingana Constituency ranked as one of the worst inaccessible areas.
ONGWEDIVA - The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has condemned the brutal atrocities perpetrated against women and children following the killing of its Elim District Secretary in Omusati Region Annastasia Iipumbu-Shivute allegedly at the hands of her husband on Thursday.
ONGWEDIVA – The Ongwediva Town Council on Thursday commissioned the construction of the much awaited 1.6 km Ehenge road. The road will be upgraded from gravel to bitumen standard by Kambwa Trading at a cost of N$12.6 million. The groundworks, which already commenced late November, is envisaged to be completed June next year.
OMUTHIYA -The National Housing Enterprise (NHE), in what looks like an early Christmas gift, will as of next week start handing over housing units to prospective first-time buyers, with Oshakati being first inline. The handover will be taking place in Ekuku in Oshakati on Friday.
OSHAKATI - The ousted chairperson of the management committee at the Oshakati Town Council, Katrina Shimbulu, who is at the centre of the withdrawal of the local authority councillors at the town, said the party could have opted to chuck her out alone without dissolving the entire leadership.
ONGWEDIVA – Young people in Oshana Region said they want a young person to be appointed as governor to replace incumbent Clemens Kashuupulwa who was commissioned yesterday as Namibia’s new ambassador to Russia. Kashuupulwa, 70, has been governor of Oshana for 20 years, since 1998.
ONGWEDIVA – The Oshakati Town Council is without councillors after Swapo Party recalled its newly instated councillors for allegedly defying an order to install the town’s former mayor Onesmus Shilunga as chairperson of the management committee.
Ondangwa – Hamutjanga gorudi rovandonga Nepando Amupanda kageve mbudi asi age kuna kumutjilisa kweyi yina kuhoroka moukaro wonompitisili edi dina kutumbagura madina gawo.
ONGWEDIVA – Debmarine Namibia through its social responsibility fund donated books valued at N$130 410 to 10 community libraries in the regions with the least community libraries.
AMUTANGA - Otesa Engineering (Pty) Limited, a company contracted by the Roads Authority (RA) to construct the MR12 road project, has set a good example for other companies involved in pit burrowing by rehabilitating several earth dams in Okatana Constituency that were dug for the construction of the road.
ONGWEDIVA – The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) on Friday donated five computers worth N$34 401 to the Xungileni Primary School in Etayi Constituency of Omusati Region.
ONGWEDIVA – The Nampost branch at the Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Open Market in Oshakati lost about N$58 506 during a lunchtime burglary last Friday.
ONGWEDIVA - The Ongwediva Town Council is exploring avenues to alleviate the plight of its residents living along the sewerage pond stream from continuously being flooded and being exposed to an unhygienic atmosphere.
OSHAKATI – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation Bro-Mathew Shingwadja has dared Bertha Security Services to challenge a decision by a review panel to award a tender, initially awarded to them, to a different company.
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.
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.
OSHAKATI – “It was painful and I was screaming, but he told me to keep quiet or else he would beat me,” a five-year-old boy from one of Oshakati’s informal settlements described the chilling details of the day he was allegedly sodomised by an older boy from the same location.
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.
Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba believes Namibia’s overdependence on commodities is the mother of all problems facing the local economy today, calling for diversification of industries.
The OSHANA SPCA which started operating in October last year, is putting the fun in fundraising and held their first dog show on Saturday, which saw proud owners and their pooches strutting their stuff in front of a panel of judges.
WINDHOEK – The first audition of this year’s Miss High School North will be held at Gwashamba Mall in Ondangwa, Oshana Region on September 1, with the main event scheduled for December 19 at the Ekamuti Lodge in the northern part of the country. The auditions start at 09h00.
ONGWEDIVA – The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), once tipped to unseat Swapo after orchestrating mass resignations in the ruling party, is enduring the same fate after several of its members followed party president Jeremiah Nambinga in quitting the party.
OSHAKATI - In its quest to bring development closer to the people and to enhance participatory democracy, the Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Lucia Witbooi yesterday handed over decentralised functions to 14 regions.