• November 18th, 2019


Balwanisi bataba yakupuma sikiliti banyaza bakwenuheli

KATIMA MULILO – Sikwata sene sipangilwe cwalecwale ili sesibata kulwanisa milelo yakubata kupuma sikiliti sa Zambezi kwanaha Namibia, sinyazize likezo zalikwata zena ni maikuto abukwenuheli mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, sihulu sikwata sa Caprivi Concerned Group (CCG), ni sikwata sababalehi bane bakutile kuzwa kwa Dukwe, sesili mwatasa kopano yehanisizwe ya UDP.

Anti-secessionist group condemn separatists

KATIMA MULILO – The recently formed Namibians Against Secessionism in Zambezi Region group has condemned the activities of pro-secessionist activists in Zambezi, particularly by the Caprivi Concerned Group (CCG) and ex-Dukwe refugees under the umbrella of the banned UDP.

NDP iamuhela limembala zenca kwa Sikubi

KATIMA MULILO – Muetapili wakopano ya NDP Martin Lukato, naize na amuhezi limembala zenca ze 84 viki yefelile. Lukato naize limembala ze 56 neba amuhezwi kwa Sikubi mwasilalanda sa Sibbinda mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, mi limembala ba 29 neba amuhezwi kwa Silumbi mwa Katima ya Matakanyani. Lukato naize hana kuyema mwaliketisa zakuketa mueteleli wanaha, kono uka yema hala liketisa zakuketa limembala ze 96 zandu yamilao, bao baketwa kakulatelela mukoloko ozwelela kwalikopano, mi basebeza limo zeketalizoho mwandu yamilao. 

Lipumulelo la muuso la Katima limwa mayemo maswe

KATIMA MULILO – Lipumulelo la sipatela sa muuso sa Katima Mulilo, linze lili mwamayemo maswe kalikweli zebalwa. Kamukwa ocwalo babalatehelwa kibalatiwa babona bahapelezwa kuisa litupu kwalipumulelo zakwamukunda, ili kobayo lifiswa masheleñi amañata. Bakeñisa kuli hakibatu kaufela babakona kulifa litifo zetomwa kibalipumulelo zakwa mukunda, litupu zeñwi zasinyehanga, mi sicaba sibilaezi zamuunko ozwelela kwalipumulelo, ko mayemo amakete atepelezi, mi sabeya makete abatu mwakozi. Mubihi yo, ulemuhile kuli libatisezo zeñwi zalitupu halibeleki, kacwalo litupu haliba zeñata kutaha butata.

Zambezi iaba lico zebusula

KATIMA MULILO – Babañwi bane bafumani lico zalinanga zasilimo se, babilaezi kuli lico zene bafumani neli zebusula zesaswaneli kuciwa.Mulyaminzi wa munzi wa Malengalenga mwasilalanda sa Linyanti, Poniso

Zambezi water front staff unpaid for months

KATIMA MULILO - The prospect resumption of operations of the state-owned Zambezi Waterfront and Tourism Park (ZWTP) remains as bleak as it has been over the past three years when it was temporarily closed down by government, following allegations of mismanagement. 


Town hall meetings and accountability of political leaders

Accountability is a rare commodity in politics yet it is one of the cornerstones of good governance. President Hage Geingob has been criticised, perhaps harshly, in recent days about his current series of town hall meetings across the regions, because they are supposedly a plot to garner political ground ahead of this year’s general election.


Sanlam opens new office in Katima Mulilo

WINDHOEK – Sanlam recently officially opened their brand new fully-fledged office in Katima Mulilo. The new office was opened as part of the company’s strategic focus of ‘Client First’, which sees the company putting their clients first in all aspects.  


Impalila residents feel left out

Cruising in a boat en-route to the Island of Impalila situated at the confluence of two mighty rivers, Zambezi and Chobe, is a utopian experience of unimaginable proportions, but not for locals who feel they have been pushed to the periphery for far too long.

Katima's Hollard agents unhappy over pay

KATIMA MULILO – Employees at Hollard Insurance Katima branch which opened its doors in the north-eastern town in March, have accused the insurance company of not paying them their salaries for the past two months in breach of its contractual obligations. 

Mueteleli wanaha upatalaza nako yetata yalinanga

WINDOKO – Mueteleli wanaha viki yefelile nazibahalize linanga lacwale lelitaselize babañata mwanaha kaufela kakuba nako yetata yanaha. Kuzwa silimo sa 2013 nekubihilwe pula yelikani mwalibaka zeñata zanaha, kacwalo mafulisezo nasukehile mi nasina hande nako yakushoshomela. Patalazo yeo kiyabulalu mwalilimo zesilezi muuso inge uzibahaza nako yetata.

Zambezi farmers face fall armyworm outbreak

RUNDU - The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has confirmed there is an outbreak of fall armyworms in the Zambezi Region after it was reported on February 14 to have attacked crops in various areas – and considering the poor rain prospects this will affect the harvest immensely. According to the ministry the outbreak poses a significant threat to smallholder farmers, mainly maize farmers. and has become a threat to food security. 


Mukolo wa Kapelwa Kabajani uka kala kumata

Katima Mulilo – Bayahi ba silalanda sa Kabbe ya Mbowela niya Mutulo, ili bao batibelwanga nako yapula mwalilalo zabona, kwamukulela wanuka ya Lyambai, bakona kukatuluha kasamulaho kamaiso ya sikiliti nezibahalize kuli ika zusulusa nzila ya


Zambezi to revive sedentary river ferry

KATIMA MULILO - Inhabitants of Kabbe North and Kabbe South usually stranded during the rainy season at settlements along the Zambezi will heave a sigh of relief after the regional government announced it will soon revive the river transport that has been inactive for years.


Heavy rainfall pounds Zambezi Region

KATIMA MULILO – For several days last week, heavy rainfall drenched the Zambezi Region for the first time, it has received good rains since the beginning of the rainy season. The Meteorological Services of Namibia said 48.8 millimetres was recorded at Mpacha Airport alone on Thursday. 

New dumpsite for Katima a ‘health hazard’

KATIMA MULILO - The new temporary dumpsite being used by the Katima Mulilo Town Council (KMTC) has raised eyebrows at the north eastern town, with many residents considering it a health hazard due to its proximity to residential areas and its lack of an environmental clearance certificate. 


Zambezi farmers hopeful despite dry spell

KATIMA MULILO - Crop farmers in the Zambezi Region remain hopeful they will be able to plough their fields despite the persistent lack of rainfall and the low ground moisture which continues to leave their fields dry and unsuitable for ploughing which mostly involves ox-drawn ploughs.

KMTC, Napwu avert crippling strike

KATIMA MULILO - Employees of the Katima Mulilo Town Council (KMTC), who on Monday downed tools over a nine percent salary increment, yesterday returned to work after the Council and Namibia Public Workers’ Union (Napwu) signed a salary hike agreement.

Babeleki bakatengo katolopo ya Katima bacaula

KATIMA MULILO – Babeleki bakatengo katolopo ya Katima Mulilo, babonisize kuli habana kusebeza kukala kachenu, kasamulaho akupalelwa kufita fatumelelano hala kekezo ya 9 pesenti. Ba New Era nebabulelezwi kuli Katengo Katolopo nekasatabeli kufa kekezo kwa bababeleki bakona, kono kasamulaho wakusundwa kikatengo kaka yemela babeleki ka


Kalulo yakuhola lico ikataha mwa Zambezi

KATIMA MULILO – Liluko lelibona zakulwanisa Bunjebwe ni Pabalelo ya Sicaba, likaisa taba yakuholisa lico mwa Katima Mulilo mwa sikiliti sa Zambezi, mi mwakubata kutaleleza mulelo wo, balobañwi babakana baholisa lico nebafumani lituto mwaliviki zefelile.


Venaani vows to fight tribalism in Zambezi

KATIMA MULILO - The leader of the official opposition party PDM, McHenry Venaani, vowed that he will work tirelessly to fight tribalism in Zambezi, which he say paints a bad image of the region. Venaani made these remarks when he officially opened a capacity building workshop, for the regional leaders from the eight north and northeast regions in Katima Mulilo last Friday.

Food bank to be introduced in Katima

KATIMA MULILO - The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare will soon introduce the food bank initiative in Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region and to fulfil this undertaking it last week trained nine members of the street committee who will distribute food.


Witnesses unhappy with Katima CEO’s return to office

KATIMA MULILO  - State witnesses expected to testify in the case of alleged corruption of the CEO of the Katima Mulilo Town Council, Raphael Liswaniso, are unhappy that the CEO was recently allowed to return to work after his bail conditions which prevented him from going near the council premises were relaxed by the Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court.

Youth organisations receive PEPFAR grants

KATIMA MULILO – Three community based youth organisations in the region of  Zambezi and the two Kavango regions supporting the Ministry of Health and Social Services by offering HIV/AIDS services have been awarded grants by PEPFAR. The handvover took place in Katima Mulilo on Thursday.


Zambezi residents stampede for free buffalo meat

KABULABULA - Hordes of government officials sneaked out of their offices at Katima Mulilo and joined the multitudes of people who headed to Kabulabula where some of the people individually grabbed dozens of the over 400 buffaloes that died in a mass drowning while escaping from a pride of lions.


Sampofu calls on youth to study agriculture

KATIMA MULILO - Zambezi Regional Governor Lawrence Sampofu has called on young people from the region and the country at large to enrol for agriculture courses, so that they can be educated on the best agricultural practices required to maintain food security in the country.


Uncollected Katima rubbish a health hazard

KATIMA MULILO - Uncollected piles of rubbish continues to pose a health hazard in Katima Mulilo after the town council nullified the refuse collection tender early last month, after it was ordered to re-advertise the rubbish tender by the Procurement Review Panel.


KAZA TFCA urged to strengthen fish preservation

KATIMA MULILO – Fisheries and marine resources permanent secretary, Dr Moses Maurihungirire has called on member countries of the Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) to strengthen cross border participation in the management of fish resources, by involving riparian and floodplain communities.

MICT ikayaha ofesi yenca mwa Zambezi

Katima Mulilo – Liluko la Mañusa ni Zwelopili Yakuambola (MICT) lika tateka kuyaha ofesi yenca yasikiliti sa Zambezi kasamulaho akutambeka sibaka samayahelo aofesi kumuyahi viki yefelile. Muyaho wasinyehelo yefitelela bolule bamashumi amabeli ukaba ni maofesi asilezi, sibaka sakubuluka libuka, intaneti, nindu yakuhatisa lipina hala zeñwi cwalo.

Chunga implicated in attempted murder case

KATIMA MULILO - The councillor of Sibbinda Constituency Ignatius Chunga made a brief but hushed appearance before magistrate Jo-rina Jagger in the Katima Mulilo Regional Court yesterday, after his gun was used in a case of attempted murder involving his cattle herder from Zambia.

Sibaka salindiala sa Mafuta sifumana neulo yalitapi

Katima Mulilo – Sibaka sa Mafuta sifumaneha libima zelishumi kuzwa mwatolopo ya Katima Mulilo, mi teñi sibaka sapabalelo yalindiala nibanana sesibizwa kalibizo la silalanda, sibabalela banana balindiala kuzwelela mwasilalanda nikwaminzi yeli bukaufi ya Musanga ni Chefuzwe.

Purojekiti yakuitekela mezi imwasimbwi mwa Katima

Katima Mulilo – Bukamuso bwa purojekiti yakuitekela mezi ili yene bonahala kuba yakukayekwa bayahi batolopo ya Katima Mulilo ki katengo katolopo habuzibwi, kasamulaho mubusisi wa sikiliti sa Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu nalaezi katengo katolopo kuli kabone kuli bayahi batolopo bakena mwatumelelano.

KMTC ordered to close dumpsite

KATIMA MULILO - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has ordered the Katima Mulilo Town Council (KMTC) to close its waste disposal site with immediate effect after the town council failed to enforce a mandatory compliance order dating back to August 2016.

Mafuta orphanage receives fish donation

KATIMA MULILO - Situated about 10 kilometres from Katima Mulilo at Mafuta, the orphanage and day care centre named after the settlement takes care of orphans within the area and from the surrounding villages of Musanga and Chefuzwe.

Katima water metres project remains in limbo

KATIMA MULILO - The future of the pre-paid water metres project seemingly foisted on residents of Katima Mulilo by the town council remains unknown, after the Zambezi regional governor Lawrence Sampofu halted the project in June and ordered the council to ensure residents are consulted.


Chief Mayuni condemns secessionist group

CHOI - Leader of the Mashi Traditional Authority at Choi, Chief Joseph Tembwe Mayuni has expressed concern about the pro-secessionist Caprivi Concerned Group saying their activities are a major source of instability in the Zambezi that in 1998 was rocked by a secessionist uprising.


The secessionists in the Zambezi lack an internalised foe

This article is meant to present my contribution to the prickly debate that is underway on Facebook, especially among the residents of the Zambezi Region. It is my desire to demonstrate the intellectual bankruptcy embedded in the contributions made by the sympathisers of the secessionists, as these individuals seem to be motivated by nothing else but family loyalism, and utter indiscretion. It is quite irritating when the residents of this region are again and again drawn back to the debate of an issue that exists in the minds of individuals who failed in their pursuit of different careers. These individuals have used their failure, and the bad experience associated with it, to justify the secession of the Zambezi Region from Namibia. It is so sad that these individuals have won sympathisers among innocent fellows who have failed to rise above imaginary tribal boundaries either due to sheer absurdity, or little education.