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The Omuthiya Town Council has laid down the law to community members and building contractors, informing them about their responsibilities when mining sand at the council’s burrow pit. As the country is slowly opening up, Tsumeb will be treated to a night of good Jazz sounds tomorrow. Ehangano ndyoka hali andjakaneke omeya moshilongo olya kwashilipaleke kutya ominino dho meya ndhoka dha li dha lopotwa dha topa odha longwa. Tsumeb mayor Mathews Hangula says prospective candidates who were interviewed for the chief executive officer position all failed to meet the requirements, forcing the municipality to re-advertise the position. Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga and the councillor of Okankolo Hans Nambodi are upset over the delays caused in the construction of the police station at a remote village of Onkumbula in the Oshikoto region. Deputy minister of urban and rural development Nathalia /Goagoses has expressed disappointment with the Otjozondjupa officials and political leadership for the double ownership mess in which Kombat finds itself. Trigon Mining Namibia, which was handed the licence to re-operationalise the Kombat mine, committed to employing about 300 people during phase one and has already refurbished the sewerage system as well as set up an agricultural project to boost food sustainability. Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga said because of scarce resources, the safety and security ministry will prioritise a police station at Oniipa over Oshigambo. The unroadworthy fleet of the Grootfontein municipality has left many parts of the town drowning in rubbish as they are unable to collect refuse. A mother and her daughter died on the spot Sunday evening when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned after ramming into a donkey. The community of Tsumeb is concerned about an increasing number of teenagers frequenting bars and engaging in alcohol consumption as well as drugs. The much-awaited Okaale Lifestyle Centre in Omuthiya, which will serve as a one-stop shopping centre has sprung to life. Villagers of Ondado C in Oniipa are demanding a complete halt to the sand mining activities in the area. The Anti-Corruption Commission says it is still obtaining statements for its investigation into allegations of corruption levelled against some current and former local authority councillors of Omuthiya. An orphan, whose academic results caused an outpouring of assistance when this newspaper ran a story on her plight early last year, has been asked to return some of the items and support good Samaritans gave her. Four people, including a 69-year-old, have been apprehended in Oshikoto, following a double murder incident that occurred last week in the Bravo area. One of the suspects was shot in the arm as he tried to flee from the police. A father of a stillborn baby and the Tsumeb hospital has rubbished reports of maltreatment and neglect of a patient. After a reconciliation meeting failed, opposing sides in the sand mining saga have resorted to mudslinging and threats. The Tsumeb Municipality says it will absorb 23 temporary workers, who have served the institution for years, and make them permanent employees. Kandume Combined School in Omuthiya last week received boxes of frozen and tinned fish from the Namibian Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) to alleviate hunger among learners.