OMUTHIYA - Construction of the multi-billion-dollar mega Smart-City investment in Tsumeb is likely to start in April, says the mayor of the copper town Mathew Hangula.
OMUNTELE - Oshikoto Region has 436 makeshift classrooms constructed with zinc and wooden poles, clearly indicating the need for an accelerated infrastructural development and to make matters worse the region also faces drastic shortage of hostel facilities.
OMUTHIYA - Grinding poverty aggravated by scarce jobs has compelled seven community members to make a hard living over the years from scrap metal, discarded plastic bottles and other garbage they collect and sell to recycling companies despite the dangers faced.
OMUTHIYA - Farmers from the areas surrounding Omuthiya are being warned to keep their animals out of town lands, ahead of the operationalisation of an impounding kraal to be used for keeping stray animals that have been seized from the central business district.
OMUTHIYA -The Oshikoto Regional Council says plans are underway to construct an administrative office at Tsintsabis for Guinas Constituency, whose staff has been without an office for the past several years compelling them to operate from a settlement office.
OMUTHIYA - About 70 percent of learners enrolled at Omuthiyagwiipundi Senior Secondary School reside in rented corrugated iron zinc shacks at the town’s sprawling informal settlement of Kaniita and at the nearby village of Oshimangwa Shongete.
ONDERA - For the past years, Ondera, a government resettlement farm allocated to marginalised community has seen an increase in overnight farmers illegally occupying land, a move that irked the indigenous people who want government to intervene to arrest the situation.
OMUTHIYA - Crime and motor accidents in Oshikoto Region drastically reduced over the festive season, an achievement the Deputy Commissioner for Crime Prevention, Petrus Shigwedha, attributed to various tactical operations such as night foot and vehicle patrols in town and villages, as well as setting up permanent roadblocks.
OMUTHIYA -A young man who was brutally stabbed with a knife on Christmas Eve in the area of Onyuulaye, Oshikoto Region, is still fighting for his life in Onandjokwe hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, nearly a month after the vicious knifing incidence.
OMUTHIYA -The headman of Omuthiya, Paavo Sheepo is discontented over recent acts of illegal fencing being undertaken by some farmers at Okashana in Oshikoto Region and has thus strongly warned those practising the act to stop or face the music.
OMUTHIYA - Constituency councillors in Oshikoto Region have encouraged local communal farmers not to lose hope from late and scattered rainfalls.
OMUTHIYA - A number of learners and parents in Oshikoto Region are enduring a stressful moment as they are struggling to secure accommodation at schools or areas in which the pupils are enrolled for this year’s academic year.
OSHIVELO - The councillor of Nehale Lya Mpingana, Leevi Reinholdt, is of the view that if stigma and discrimination is not addressed urgently among communities, it will erode the efforts made so far to fight and ensure many people get tested for HIV/AIDs.
ONGWEDIVA – The Oniipa Town Council political office-bearers retained their positions when Mannetijes Kambonde and Lovisa Ndeapo Iikali were re-elected to serve as mayor and deputy mayor respectively at a swearing-in ceremony held at the town on Tuesday.
OMUTHIYA - The body of a missing woman from Oilavati village of Ohangwena Region was discovered yesterday along the gravel road between Oshivelo and Tsintsabis in Oshikoto Region.
OMUTHIYA - The prevalent occurrences of train accidents involving human and motorists who reside in villages along the railway line in the northern part of Namibia have prompted communities of Oshifukwa and Okapuku villages to embark on a de-bushing campaign along the railway line.
OMUTHIYA - The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare yesterday awarded 19 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Oshikoto Region with start-up equipment through its Income Generating Activities (IGA) programme.
OMALINDI - Hopes to possibly get redress by a farmer in Oshikoto Region who lost some goats to unknown predators were shattered yesterday when officials from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism informed her, she will not get compensation for her eight goats.
OMUTHIYA - It was a blissful and glamourous weekend for Tsumeb residents as the municipality organised a gospel evening, a beauty pageant and a sports fun day, to mark the start of the 16th annual Copper Festival, which will officially start tomorrow.
OMUTHIYA - All Swapo Party branch coordinators will soon start receiving remuneration for their work at the grassroots. The part believes it is the branch coordinators who canvass support for the party and must thus be rewarded for their work. According to Secretary-General Sophia Shaningwa, the move is one among many resolutions undertaken during the 2017 elective congress.
OMUTHIYA - Due to changing lifestyles, whereby nowadays the world revolves around technology with the internet taking its toll especially among the younger generation, cultural values and norms have been diminishing. It is, therefore, the duty of parents and educators to instil the love of cultural heritage in their children and learners, the Governor of Oshikoto Henock Kankoshi said on Friday.
TSUMEB -Tsumeb Municipality is slowly starting to reap the benefits from its newly commissioned multi-million-dollar solar power plant project, that was set up to reduce the escalating electricity bill, which emanates from its 24-hour water pump station.
OMUTHIYA - The governor of Oshikoto Region, Henock Kankoshi, has called upon community members with knowledge to come forth and report unmarked and unidentified graves of fallen heroes and heroines of the liberation struggle, for recognition.
OMUTHIYA - The dust refuses to settle between the Omuthiya Town Council and its residents over land compensation, with the community lamenting the fact they have not yet been fully compensated for the land they ceded to council to make way for development.
OMBOTO - As a result of poor infrastructures, learners and teachers at Omboto Combined School who are conducting lessons under filthy old makeshifts are from time to time being terrorised by snakes slithering into their classrooms causing chaos and disrupting classes.
OMUTHIYA - Plans by the Tsumeb municipality to relocate scores of vendors who have flooded the streets and house them in a more conducive business environment, will come to fruition as the mooted SME market is to be constructed at the copper-mining town.
OMUTHIYA - The dignity of many residents of Kuvukiland – one of the overpopulated informal settlements at Tsumeb - will be restored as there are plans to install more prepaid water points for residents of the settlement numbering about 10 000.
OMUTHIYA - A conducive learning environment is one of the factors that contribute to a good education system, however this is the opposite with the under-resourced Limbandungila kindergarten and pre-school, where pupils are taught in a matchbox ramshackle building.
ONIIPA - Since Oniipa was proclaimed a town in 2015 it has yet to build modern brick houses for its residents though the local authority has made great strides to service some parts of the new town. One such servicing development was witnessed on Tuesday when the town council serviced an area estimated to have 56 erven at Onethindi Proper that was provided with electricity.
OMUTHIYA - The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration in Oshikoto last week issued approximately 350 national documents to various communities in the region through its outreach programme in government’s ongoing efforts to take services to those in need.
OMUTHIYA -Two suspected poachers were wounded last Friday following a shootout with police at Onguma Game Reserve near Etosha National Park where they were tracking a rhino.
ONAYENA - Poor management and poor service delivery is cited as some of the root causes of corruption in various government offices, including those of regional and local authorities, as there is lack of controls and maladministration among accounting officers.
ONAYENA – Society must look at the media not as public enemy number one, but as an important partner in the fight against corruption.
OMUTHIYA - Three separate cases of rape involving minors were reported to the Oshikoto police in one week, and only one of the suspects has so far been arrested while the other two are still at large, although their identities are known to the police.
OMUTHIYA - Oshikoto Region will host this year’s Africa Day of Decentralisation (ADD) at Onayena settlement tomorrow. The event will address and raise awareness on corruption and conflict of interest among national, regional and local leaders.