OMUTHIYAGWIIPUNDI - Oshikoto regional councillors have added their voice of concern regarding the delay in gazetting and implementing the Constituency Development Fund Bill.
OMUTHIYA - As much as recent wet spells have brought delight to the communities of Oshikoto and other parts of the country, they have caused extensive damage to infrastructure including disrupting electricity supply.
OMUTHIYA – Oshikoto Deputy Director of Education Vilho Shipuata has described one of the directorate’s
OMUTHIYA - The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development has launched an investigation into Oshikoto
OMUTHIYA - Minister of Urban and Rural Development Peya Mushelenga has thrown the ball back to Omuthiya Town Council to deal with the issue of recruiting and appointing an acting CEO.
OMBOTO - Minister of Urban and Rural Development Peya Mushelenga is irked by increasing incidents of elders being robbed of their pension grant by unscrupulous people around them.
OMUTHIYA – The elderly and people with chronic illnesses in Eengodi Constituency in Oshikoto Region are unable to take their medication due to a lack of water.
OMUTHIYA - Governor, Usko Nghaamwa in his personal capacity, yesterday donated 12 metric tonnes of mahangu grains to five regions, namely Oshikoto, Oshana, Omusati, Kunene and Ohangwena, to help fend off the advances of drought.
OMUTHIYA -The low-learner intake to secondary level education as opposed to higher enrolment of Grade 1, has become a cause of concern for the directorate of education in Oshikoto thus prompting a probe to determine the basis of variance.
OMUTHIYA – Some residents in Oshikoto are paying up to N$50 for a 25-litre container of water from privileged farmers who have tanks in the area, as the drought continues to ravage communities here.
OMUTHIYA -An investment conference is mooted for Thursday in Tsumeb where the local authorities and business intellectuals from the three maize triangle towns will convene to discuss ways on how they can boost their development and economies.
OMUTHIYA – The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology’s Oshikoto regional office, as the custodian of ICT development, hosted auditions that saw various aspiring artists compete for an opportunity to use their talent and vocals on producing an in-house Heroes' Day tribute song.
TSUMEB - Hype and doubt form part of a mixed bag of feelings engulfing the minds in Tsumeb since the announcement of the development – and now start - of a N$20 billion Smart City investment at the northern mining town.
OMUTHIYA - The Ministry of Defence is set to evict several households and over 20 farmers whose cattle posts encroach into the army grounds between King Kauluma and Oshivelo in Oshikoto Region. The area covers about 14 kilometres, locals say.
TSUMEB – MKP South Africa, the brainchild company behind a new Smart City township in Tsumeb, has pledged a N$50 million ‘monthly’ contribution to Swapo as a token of appreciation for having created political stability which provides a conducive environment for business.
OMUTHIYA -The annual Omuthiya Youth Fair and Trade Expo has been cancelled at an eleventh hour, due to financial constraints and the lack of sponsorship due to the drought in funding caused by the general poor performance of the country’s economy.
WINDHOEK – Fifteen children from less privileged backgrounds in Tsumeb are in need of funds to make their educational trip to the coastal towns of Namibia a reality.
OMUTHIYA -The Minister of Sports, Youth and National Services, Erastus Uutoni has worryingly appealed to officials at the Omuthiya Town Council to immediately reduce the high rental fees charged by the council for
OMUTHIYA – President Hage Geingob has urged Swapo members to take a leaf from former ruling party
OMUTHIYA – Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila yesterday revealed that the government has so
Omuthiya - Mukadona gonomvhura 21 munasure gomarutu gavali momandaha ganapuko kavamukwaterere kononkondo mukamukundagona gaOnethindi gwakara momukundahorowero gwaOshikoto. Age kuna
OMUTHIYA - Just in time when community members of Nehale Lya Mpingana Constituency - worst hit in terms of availability of basic services - were wondering about the slow paced development in the
WINDHOEK – Officials from the Ministry of Health and Social Services will visit Osire refugee camp this week to bridge the gap of complaints regarding inadequate health care.
OMUTHIYA - A 21-year-old pregnant learner was on Monday sexually violated in the vicinity of Onethindi in
OMUTHIYA – Swapo Party regional leadership for Oshikoto will on Saturday convene a regional executive committee meeting to discuss corruption allegations levelled against its local authority councillors serving on the Omuthiya Town Council.
ONKUMBULA – The assistant pro-vice chancellor of the University of Namibia’s Oshakati campus, Dr Paulina Uugwanga, has expressed concern over the suffering of the African child in an independent
WINDHOEK - Oshikoto Region, Directorate of Education, Arts and Culture, last week held a community mobilisation workshop on Teenage Pregnancy and Sexual Health Education which was organised by
OKANGOROROSA - Okangororosa Combined School on Friday received a cash donation of N$200 000 from Hondago Fishing to construct a block of classrooms.
OMUTHIYA -The Omuthiya circuit recently celebrated outstanding learners and teachers with an award ceremony. The circuit performance enhancement award ceremony was held at Onashikuvu Combined School.
Oshikoto Chief Regional Officer (CRO) Frans Enkali tells Paulina Moses, of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, about how the region is tackling development and the challenges that inevitably accompany it.
OMUTHIYA - During a recent consultative meeting the Swapo Party leadership in Oshikoto Region added their voice to proponents for the removal of the veterinary cordon fence, also known as the redline, in an effort to unlock business opportunities for beef farmers north of the cordon fence.
OMUTHIYA - A group of about 20 people under Turning Point Namibia, staged a peaceful demonstration yesterday in Omuthiya where they handed over a petition to the Oshikoto governor, objecting to recent campaigns and protests calling for the legalisation of cannabis.
OMUTHIYA - Some war veterans that were to benefit from the veterans affairs housing scheme have been reportedly refusing to move into the houses upon completion, an issue that has irked the ministry which says the houses could have been diverted to more deserving individuals.
OMUTHIYA - Animal technicians from various veterinary offices in Oshikoto Region were hard at work for the past three days, treating animals over suspected presence of a Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), simply known as Congo Fever, in the area.
OSHAKATI - The Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on Thursday sentenced former teacher Immanuel Mutikisha to three years imprisonment for attempting to bribe a police officer to get rid of a docket.
Oshikoto Regional Governor Henock Kankoshi converses with Mininstry of Information and Communication Technology’s Paulina Moses about how the region is handling the scary drought condition that is ravaging the entire country as a result of poor rains this year
ONGWEDIVA – The future of about 300 learners at the Bin Six Private School in Ongwediva hangs in the balance as the school is not registered with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture despite enrolling learners for formal education since last year.
OMUTHIYA - As the dust refuses to settle on the compensation issue between the Omuthiya Town Council and community, the Minister of Urban and Rural Development Dr Peya Mushelenga has resolved to set up a committee to investigate the matter thoroughly.
OMUTHIYA -The water crisis in Oshikoto Region has reached alarming levels that require urgent interventions and if not timely addressed this will lead to loss of human lives, says the head of Rural Water Supply Stevenson Tuukondjele.
OMUTHIYA - The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS- Free, Mentored and Safe (Dreams) project was launched in Oshikoto Region, in September 2018 in an effort to change or improve the livelihoods of children/ learners. This program is mainly targeting adolescent girls and women.
OMUTHIYA - There is an African proverb saying, “An environment must be suited to the age and men to their environment”. Putting the proverb into practice, a group of 40 farmers from the Onyaanya Constituency in the Oshikoto Region, gathered to deliberate on new farming methods to survive the current drought.
OMUTHIYA -The Minister of Urban and Rural Development Peya Mushelenga has granted an audience with distressed community members of Omuthiya and surrounding villages who claim to have been robbed and unfairly compensated by the town council when they ceded their land to pave way for township development.
OMUTHIYA – Amid widespread business closures and nationwide job losses as a result of an economic meltdown, the Omuthiya Town Council says it has repositioned itself as an emerging and preferred business destination for informal, small and medium enterprises.
OMUTHIYA – The business community of Omuthiya operating in the town’s sandwiched informal area is irked by actions of a Chinese businessman, Zhou Jianbin, who stands accused of using human faeces as manure for his backyard garden.
ONGWEDIVA – An employee of Ondonga Traditional Authority who was allegedly forced to drink poison by three men who broke into his room at Onethindi last month succumbed to his injuries on Sunday afternoon. His mother Tresia Shipanga confirmed the sad news to New Era.
WINDHOEK – The matter in which two members of the Ondonga royal family wanted the Windhoek High Court on an urgent basis to interdict a member of another faction from acting as if he was the successor to the throne was struck from the court roll on Friday for lack of urgency.
ONAMUNGUDO - The Council of Traditional Leaders has expressed dismay with the manner in which traditional communities handle issues relating to chieftainship succession.
ONAMUNGUDO – The battle for the throne of Ondonga traditional community reached unprecedented heights yesterday as two warring factions each crowned its own leader as the omukwaniilwa.
OMUTHIYA - The Executive Director in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Social Welfare, Welhencia Uiras, has refuted claims that the ministry is planning to suspend social grants offered to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) due to financial woes.
OMUTHIYA – Malumahe musizana walilimo zene, naswelwi mwakezo kibokukwa musizana abitelela mwanana mwasimu ya mauza, mwatasa kota ya marula.
WINDHOEK - Two members of the Ondonga Traditional Authority and possible successors to the late Omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas will bring an urgent application in the High Court on Thursday this week for an order interdicting and restraining Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo from appointing a successor to the deceased or taking over in that capacity.
OSHIFUKWA - A physically challenged subsistence mahangu farmer from Oshifukwa in Oshikoto Region says there is no prospects for a good harvest this cropping season because of lower than expected rains as many Namibian farmers still depend on rain-fed crop farming.
OMUTHIYA - Governor of the Oshikoto Region Henock Kankoshi has pleaded for sanity and level-headedness among the two fierce Ondonga Traditional Authority factions as the nation mourns the death of their revered king, Immanuel Kauluma Elifas.
OMUTHIYA – Pained by the fate of learners at Iipindi Secondary School who for years have lived in squalid shacks that they rent in Oshikoto, the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has embarked on a mission to construct a school hostel for the affected learners.
OMUTHIYA -Local people and from the surroundings of Omuthiya who previously procured most of their building materials from Ondangwa have welcomed the recent opening of Build It, a hardware store in Omuthiya, with the Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba saying the new venture will bring relief.
TSUMEB - Approximately 50 applicants are vying for the position of CEO at Tsumeb Municipality after the position became vacant because the Swakopmund Municipality poached the previous incumbent Alfeus Benjamin, says the mayor Mathews Hangula.
OMUTHIYA – The Oshikoto regional U/19 netball team have been hard at work with preparations for this year’s The Namibian Newspaper Cup to be held at the southern town of Mariental in the Hardap region over the Easter weekend next month.
OMUTHIYA -A truck driver who was parked in town along the Omuthiya main road fired warning shots to restrain a mentally challenged male patient who tried to board onto his truck after the mental patient escaped from under the noses of nurses from a hospital.
OMUTHIYA -Two local authority councillors of Omuthiya Town Council are among thousands of residents that are squatting at Kaniita informal settlement, a situation that invalidates claims that councillors have been awarding plots to themselves.
OMUTHIYA - US Ambassador to Namibia Lisa Johnson is impressed by Namibia’s formalisation of the 50/50 gender representation and a zebra system into its politics, saying such success does not come without hard work, dedication and sacrifice.
OMUTHIYA - Non-communicable diseases are on the increase and remain one of the leading causes of death in the country, says the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula.
OMUTHIYA - Unresolved internal party issues in Otjozondjupa Region might have resulted in the exclusion of Grootfontein and Otjiwarongo districts, to carry out the renewal of the mandate of leadership for sections, branches and districts whose mandate has expired.
OMBOTO - Omboto Primary on Wednesday received educational material, stationary, cosmetics, school uniforms and pots for its school feeding programme from Ehanga Holdings worth N$75 000 in yet another praise-worthy effort to uplift the poor rural school.
OMUTHIYA - Swapo Regional Coordinator for Oshikoto, Armas Amukwiyu says the party is prepared and ready to conduct elections to elect the new party leadership in sections, branches, districts structures, after the mandate of the current regional leadership expired.
OMUTHIYA -The former principal of Ekulo Senior Secondary School, Nahas Hamutenya, is stewing in his own sweat after he came under police investigation for the disappearance of cash exceeding N$250 000 from the school coffers that was meant to buy a school bus.
OMUTHIYA -The Ondonga Traditional Authority through the Omuthiya district court together with various village headmen are working around the clock to enforce law and order at pastures at Okashana due to persistent lawlessness and illegal occupation by farmers.
OMUTHIYA - In an effort to improve hygiene and sanitation in rural areas, 26 toilets will soon be constructed in Okankolo constituency mainly targeting the elderly and disabled, the councillor Hans Nambodi informed New Era upon inquiry.
OMUTHIYA - The Director of Education, Arts and Culture for Oshikoto Region, Lameck Kafidi who will be retiring next month bade farewell to the educational fraternity on Friday as he handed down awards of excellence to hundreds of learners and teachers.
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.