ONGWEDIVA – Many farmers in the northern parts of the country have started panicking over delayed rainfall and murmurs that harvests would be poor this year.
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.
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.