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WINDOKO – Butuku bwa Covid-19 ili bobu tisize butata hala kueza liketisa mwalinaha zeñata unumwaha, butisize lipuzo kana Namibia itukiselize kueza liketisa zalikiliti ni litolopo mwakweli ya Njimwana unumwaha. Members of the National Assembly will resume their sitting today after a two-month recess. Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani has warned electorates to be cautious of “political actors” that he said are coming on the scene as “new messiahs” The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement on Monday called for the withdrawal of the Electoral Commission of Namibia’s decision not to hold a by-election at Keetmanshoop Urban constituency, arguing it is unlawful and not in compliance with the Regional Council Act. Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) leader Panduleni Itula has criticised recent measures imposed by government such as enforcing a night curfew countrywide, while gradually reopening schools. President Hage Geingob yesterday paid tribute to the anti-apartheid stalwart and South African human rights lawyer George Bizos following his death on Wednesday. National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) parliamentarian Josef Kauandenge last week raised concern about the lack of clarity from the government regarding the ownership of disputed Erf 1755 in Okahandja. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday cautioned the public to be wary against falling for “untruths and fake narratives” after a post suggested on social media that government was carrying out mandatory vaccination against the virulent pandemic. The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) has slammed the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) president McHenry Venaani over his recent comments in which he warned against “new political messiahs”. Otjombinde constituency councillor Katjanaa Kaurivi, who made history in 2015 when he defeated a fellow Swapo member, albeit as an independent candidate, has announced his intention to contest the upcoming regional council election. The Basic Income Grant Coalition of Namibia has again called on government to start pushing for the urgent implementation of the universal basic income grant (BIG) through which a proposed cash payment of N$500 will be paid to people aged 19 to 59 every month. Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Nico Smit has demanded a comprehensive response from finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi on how government will be able to allow Air Namibia to continue operating while insolvent. Air Namibia will require at least N$193 million to restart operations after months of huge losses and the grounding of commercial passenger flights due to the Covid-19 outbreak. President Hage Geingob is expected to participate in next week’s virtual meeting of the 75th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA). National Assembly members this week were mostly in support of the revised Orange-Senqu Watercourse Commission (Orasecom) Agreement following a motion tabled by agriculture, water and land reform minister Calle Schlettwein in which he asked lawmakers for endorsement of the new plan. Leader of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) McHenry Venaani has labelled Swapo parliamentarians “cowards” after the ruling party MPs shot down a motion he wanted to table in parliament on Wednesday to discuss the unfolding political situation in neighbouring Zimbabwe. Defence minister Peter Hafeni Vilho has accused leaders of the Landless People’s Movement of spying on the ministry’s affairs and passing on sensitive communications to foreign governments. WINDOKO – Mueteleli wa kopano ya Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) McHenry Venaani, uli limembala za kopano ya Swapo mwandu ya milao ki “mapyeha”, kasamulaho akuhana kuambola mayemo alitaba za lipolitiki mwanaha Zimbabwe. WINDOKO – Muzamaisi wa katengo kakatalima mayemo akutuituta, ili kakazibahala ka NQA Frans Gertze, yana tamilwe kakalezo ya kukunupa musala’ hae hasilezi, nalukuluzwi mwakhuta ya muatuli yomunyinyani mwa Windoko, kasamulaho taba yahae izwisiwa. President Hage Geingob yesterday hailed the United Nations’ (UN) role in the attainment of Namibia’s independence, saying the organisation has become the guarantor of human dignity for millions of people across the world.