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Landless People’s Movement (LPM) leader Bernadus Swartbooi has slammed motions tabled in parliament by some members of parliament, saying they are “weak, not well articulated, not scientific in their outlook and are driven in casting blame”. Otjozondjupa governor James Uerikua has fulfilled his promise to the residents of Okahandja after delivering 50 erven to the landless at the Garden Town. Land reform minister Calle Schlettwein said the government is in a process of amending the resettlement policy to allow the diversification of farming activities. The race to replace long-serving Okakarara constituency councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu has intensified after ten aspiring National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) candidates availed themselves for elections in the upcoming party primaries set for next week. Swapo has instructed its regional coordinators to submit the list of all party’s prospective councillors who will be contesting for positions in the upcoming regional council and local authority elections by 6 October. President Hage Geingob has called on world leaders to recommit to and strengthen multilateralism to better address global crises, including the Covid-19 pandemic that has disproportionately impacted developing and emerging economies. Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Johannes Martin has taken to parliament the plight of street vendors, saying despite them being an integral part of the country’s urban economy, they are living in uncertainty and insecurity. Landless People’s Movement leader Bernadus Swartbooi has struck a conciliatory tone by warning Namibians to guard against ethnic nationalism, which he said is real, yet citizens do not learn the hard lessons of its ugly side. The basic income grant (BIG) initiative, which was first piloted at the village of Otjivero, Omitara, in Omaheke region in 2008, where each inhabitant received a monthly cash grant of N$100, is back in the spotlight with a N$500 proposed this time around Between 1904-1908, German soldiers killed over 65 000 Ovaherero and an estimated 10 000 Nama in a revolt against land seizures by colonists In November, Namibians are heading to the polls to elect new regional council and local authority leaders despite fears of the global coronavirus President Hage Geingob yesterday once again lamented Namibia’s classification as an upper-middle-income country, Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Omurari Radio sport presenter Vezemba Rodman Katjaimo will stand as Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) The highly contested National Unity Democratic Organisation’s primary election to replace long-serving Okakarara constituency councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu came to a halt on Monday after … ‘I will rather resign than succumb to injustice’ Since time immemorial, humans have always been fighting. These fights, in most cases, have always been against something. What is interesting about these fights, though, Mayor of Gobabis Liberius Kalili has refuted explosive claims made by the town’s CEO Ignatius Thudinyane, who last week detailed a number of governance issues in a letter addressed to, among others, the urban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni. If the outcome of the various Swapo primaries is anything to go by, many veteran politicians and serving councillors are not assured of a smooth ride into the intra-party electoral competition ahead of the regional council and local authority elections next month. The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) yesterday confirmed renowned farmer Ramana Mutjavikua as its candidate for the Okakarara constituency. Namibia Farm Workers Union (Nafwu) secretary general Rocco Nguvauva has been nominated as Swapo candidate for the Okorukambe constituency.