KATIMA MULILO – After having to deal with consecutive drought and welcoming the rainy season, farmers in Zambezi region have to worry about crop damage in their fields due to floods.
KATIMA MULILO – Katima Mulilo Border Post has received a new office container from Van Der Walt Transport. The new office will go a long way to decongest clearing commercial tracks entering and leaving the country. The customised container office has a fitted air-con, computers and it is fully furnished.
RUNDU – The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) has resumed operations at its Katima Mulilo abattoir in the Zambezi region following a successful test slaughtering of six cattle on Thursday, Meatco spokesperson Rosa Hamukwaya-Thobias said.
Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry executive director Percy Misika on Friday confirmed the presence migratory locusts in Ibbu, Muyako and Ihaha in the Zambezi region.
WINDHOEK – The Omaheke Regional Council has picked Nudo councillor for Otjinene constituency Erwin Katjizeu to represent it in the National Council, following the resignation of former Swapo councillor for Gobabis Phillipus Katamelo.
Rundu - The Zambezi Annual Musical Awards (ZAMAs) took place on 28 December 2019 at UNAM hall. Despite a few challenges, the organising committee faced leading up to the event, they feel that this year the ceremony will be much improved in terms of quality and prize monies.
RUNDU – Balimi mwasikiliti sa Zambezi habana kobalekisa likomu zabona kakuli sikiliti hasina musika.
KATIMA MULILO – Katengo Katolopo ya Katima Mulilo kakalile kulukisa mikwakwa yesinyizwe kipula mwakomponi ya Choto, mi kabulela kuli kakaeza cwalo nikwalikomponi zeñwi za Cow Boy ni Mahohoma.
KATIMA MULILO – Bafundoti bamiselo mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, babato fitisa lipilaelo zabona kwamuuso kuli utalime sililo sabona, kasamulaho liluko la njimo neli kwalile kuzwiswa kwa mango mwasikiliti sa Zambezi kuisa kwalibaka zeñwi zanaha ñohola.
RUNDU – Farmers in the Zambezi Region have nowhere to sell their livestock as the region lacks a functional abattoir.
KATIMA MULILO - Fruit hawkers from the Zambezi Region are petitioning governement to address their plight after the agriculture ministry banned the transportation of mangoes from the region to other parts of the country last year.
WINDHOEK - Veld fires continue to destroy grazing for livestock and game in the Zambezi region. Regional governor Lawrence Sampofu told New Era yesterday the little grass, which most farmers relied on for the survival of their livestock, have been severely affected, especially in Kabbe North constituency.
KATIMA MULILO – Lubasi lolu fumaneha kwa Sachinga mwasilalanda sa Sibbinda, luhalifile kasamulaho muetapili wakopano ya National Democratic Party (NDP) Martin Lukato, nasebelisize mukiti wabona waku amuhela muhabo bona yanali kwa Dukwe, kubabaza kopano yahae ya NDP.
In a fully-packed stadium of Katima Mulilo in Zambezi region over the weekend of 15 November 2019, President Hage Geingob told the frenzied politically stereotyped crowd that the underdevelopment experienced in the Region was caused by Mishake Muyongo when he fled the region in 1998. As usual, without any analysis of the head of state’s words, the crowd went wild, jeering and cheering, baying for the self-imposed refugee’s blood.
KATIMA MULILO – A family from Sachinga in Sibbinda constituency, Zambezi region is livid after Martin Lukato the leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP) without their consent used a family reunion to welcome back a Dukwe returnee at an NDP political rally and campaign platform.
KATIMA MULILO – President Hage Geingob has commended the newly-formed Namibians Against Secessionism group in Zambezi region for its stance in condemning the activities of pro-secessionists in the region, where there was a short-lived uprising in 1999 that was crushed by the army.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KATIMA MULILO – The Katima Mulilo state mortuary has not been functioning well over the past several months. As a result, those who lose their beloved ones are at times compelled to send the bodies of their relatives to private mortuaries at a great cost.
KATIMA MULILO – Former Dukwe refugees, who recently participated in a tripartite voluntary repatriation exercise from Botswana to Namibia, clashed with the Namibian Police in Katima Mulilo on Monday after they attempted to hold a ‘peaceful demonstration.’
WINDHOEK - The government has allocated an amount of N$19.2 million to connect water pipes in the Zambezi Region.
WINDHOEK - In an attempt to avoid further spread of Food and Mouth Disease (FMD), the Ministry of
WINDOKO – Batu babalikana 2 532 mwasikiliti sa Zambezi bafumani kwalico zalinanga zefiwa kimuuso
LAKE LYAMBEZI – Over 100 hippos stranded at Lake Lyambezi in Zilitene area in the Katima Mulilo Rural Constituency are dying.
WINDHOEK – A total of 2 532 households in the Zambezi Region has benefited from government’s drought relief programme from June until August this year, authorities in the region confirmed.
KATIMA MULILOS - Zambezi ǀkharisi awa!namn Komisareb, Karel Theroni ge ra mî, ǀgamǁî !haros Kalahari Desert Operations dis !gâise ǁnā ǀkharib !nâ ra ai!gûsa. Nēsis kōsen ge 171 ǂâisāhe ra khoena !khōsis !nâ ūhe hâ, ǀgoa!narib, omkhôaǂgâ!nâs tsî khoena ǁamaxus ǀkha !gaeǁaresa ūhâ ǂkhawadīn ǀkha.
KATIMA MULILO – Kuzusuluswa kwasibaka sabupoti nimaikatulusezo sesiyahezwi kwa mukulela wanuka, ili sezibahala ka Zambezi Waterfront and Tourism Park (ZWTP) kusiala mwasimbwi sina mosiinezi lilimo zetalu
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.
KATIMA MULILO – After three years’ absence, the rebranded Katima Mulilo Trade Fair and Zambezi Bream Festival (KMTF & ZBF) officially opened for exhibitions on Sunday.
LUNGALA – Buñata bwa balimi base balatehezwi ki likomu zabona kwa linanga, naha haizwelapili kumangana ni linanga lelituna mwalilimo. Kono mwasikiliti sa Zambezi likomu lisali mwamayemo sakata
WINDHOEK – The Zambezi Region has been allocated N$310.6 million for its Development Budget for 2019/20. As announced by Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein during his budget speech, the overall
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.
KATIMA MULILO – The Kidney and Dialysis Specialist Centre, which has eased woes for patients with kidney failure in Zambezi Region, was officially opened by the Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday.
KATIMA MULILO – Lipatisiso hala lifu la Lemmy Mutonga yana kunupilwe kwamunzi wahae kwa Naziabo, mwasilalanda sa Nankuntwe mwasikiliti sa Zambezi lizamaya hande. Muongaongi walitaba zabubangoki
KATIMA MULILO – Police investigations in the death of Lemmy Mutonga shot dead at his village at Naziabo in Nankutwe area in the Zambezi Region.
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.
BUKALO – The high-profile reunion planned at Sanjo Secondary School in Katima Rural Constituency in July intends to generate N$850 000 through a gala event to be graced by alumni of the school and possibly some invited diplomats.
WINDHOEK – First National Bank Namibia, through the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust is supporting the Sikunga fish protection project in Zambezi with an amount of N$775 000 to curb illegal fishing, over a three-year period.
KATIMA MULILO – Babane ili limembala zalubasi luliluñwi babanyazwa mwapulao ya Lemmy Mutonga,
KATIMA MULILO – Driving around Katima Mulilo in various suburbs like Boma, Soweto, Nambweza and Newlook, one would see several undeveloped plots. The town council said the plots already have owners, yet they have been undeveloped for many years.
BUKALO – Sikolo Sesipahami sa Sanjo kwa Bukalo mwasikiliti sa Zambezi siitekezi kueza koleko
Despite being one of the busiest border posts in Namibia with over 20 000 arrivals in a single month and raking in over N$30 million in revenue collection for state coffers last year alone, Wenela in the Zambezi Region remains inadequately resourced.
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 MULILO - The Zambezi Regional Council has joined the growing chorus of despondency over the centralised manner in which capital projects are being implemented in the regions.
KATIMA MULILO – Sicaba sa Choi mwasikiliti sa Zambezi banyaza Yomuhulu wasikolo sa Mayuni kuli nakutisize banababona kwahae, kasamulaho akupalelwa kulifa mali asikolo. Macaziba babulela kuli Lamubulo viki yefelile yomuhulu
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.
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.
KATIMA MULILO – Oshilongo Energy Shell filling station in Katima Mulilo is facing serious financial challenges that could lead to rentrenchment of some of its 20 employees. As of late last year, the filling station would go for days without fuel, while employees’ salaries have also been numerously delayed.
KATIMA MULILO – Six men aged between 23 and 42, were arrested on Sunday for poaching after they were allegedly caught red-handed in possession of four elephant tusks and a skin of a zebra at Kongola in the Bwabwata National Park of Zambezi Region.
WINDHOEK - The Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund plans to unveil a new business strategy which will be effective from April 2019 till March 2023.
GOMA – Ba sipokola sa Namibia mwa sikiliti sa Zambezi, neba sweli tuñata twa matokwani totu mashumi asilezi ka totu beli, twa buima bobufita fa 15.1 kg, twa teko yamali alumelwa kufita fa N$151 000, kwa museto wa Ngoma,
KATIMA MULILO - Baleki ba mwamakululu nebakile bacaula mwatolopo ya Katima Mulilo ili teñi nebafitisize lipilaelo zabona kwaliluko lelibona zamabasi nikuzwa nikukena mwanaha, nikwa katengo katolopo ya Katima Mulilo, kuli balundule balekisi ba
KATIMA MULILO – Street vendors in Katima Mulilo recently held a peaceful demonstration where they petitioned the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration and Katima Mulilo Town Council to act on foreign vendors.
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.
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
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.
KATIMA MULILO – A four-day corruption risk assessment workshop conducted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) started in the Zambezi region yesterday.
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.
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.
KATIMA MULILO - The CEO of the Roads Authority, Conrad Lutombi, says the construction of the multi-million Namalubi-Isize-Luhonono road is going well, and that they have made massive progress towards the completion of the long-awaited project that will link the mainland to the flood belt.
KATIMA MULILO – The opening of a dialysis centre in Katima Mulilo to provide treatment to patients with renal failure has been put on hold after the town’s water tested positive for bacteria.
KATIMA MULILO - As the festive season reaches its peak, two famous recreational places of Namibia’s two northeast regions, Kavango East and Zambezi, namely Stony City and Rundu riverside beaches, famous for swimmers usually attract thousands of people.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
KATIMA MULILO – Kalulo yakuzusulusa misebezi kwasibaka samafitelo sesiluwilwe kimuuso ili sesizibahala ka Zambezi Waterfront isiyala mwasimbwi sina mone inezi nako yeo muuso haukwala sibaka saale swalelele lilimo zepeli zefelile,
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.
KABULABULA – Liuluta la babeleki bamuuso nebatobile mwaliofesi mwa Katima Mulilo, nikuyoba hamoho ni undiwanyangela wabane balibile kwa Kabulabula, ili teñi batu babañwi mwabuñwi neba ikubukanyeza libunda la nama, hala
The scourge of human-wildlife conflict that has befallen the Namibian nation has triggered a debate and every Namibian should be at liberty to make a contribution to this narrative. It is a conflict that is fought in so many fronts, and in so many ways depending on the part of the country from which one hails. It is a conflict that tests how much of their country
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.
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.
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.
KATIMA MULILO – Mubusisi wa sikiliti sa Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu ukupile bayahi ba sikiliti kuli bano amuhela baba fayela mwamandu, mwa mungendenge wa kusileleza butuku bwa malaria.
KATIMA MULILO – Nzundamo Kabala walilimo zemashumi amalalu ka aketalizoho, nahanezwi kulifa mali akupikela tolongo kwande, hane abonahalile mwa khuta ya muatuli yomunyinyani mwa Katima Mulilo, Lamubulo kamilatu ya kubulaya, nikubata
KATIMA MULILO - The Governor of Zambezi Region, Lawrence Sampofu has urged residents of the region to welcome spraying officials when they visit their homes for malaria spraying. Sampofu made these remarks during the celebration of wellness day in Katima Mulilo last week.
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.
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.
KATIMA MULILO - Section A of the multimillion Namalubi-Isize-Luhonono road is expected to be completed by December after the contractor made massive progress after floodwaters subsided.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.