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Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Winnie Moongo has moved a motion in the National Assembly in which she has called on lawmakers to support the establishment of a sex offenders’ registry as part of a solution to curb sexual violence in society. Speaker of the National Assembly Peter Katjavivi on Tuesday joined the chorus of political leaders in mourning the passing of Kaptein John McNab. GOBABIS - Silyo sombunga zovakurupe wombunga zaSWAPO ogu gakara asi mugavi nombudi mombunga ozo momukunda gwaOmaheke Elvis Kauesa kuna kara asi takarumbasana momahoroworo gokukwateramo gana kuwiza kwedi oko moGobabis asi mukandindate gopaumwene. The Executive Director in the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Ester Lusepani, clarified at the weekend that government has no intention to continue building homes for the less fortunate using corrugated iron material. Namibia is preparing to host the 2021 World Press Freedom Day, which will mark exactly 30 years since the signing of the famous Windhoek Declaration on 3 May 1991 that paved the way for a free, independent and pluralistic press The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) pledged on Saturday to prioritise urban housing that would see up to 300 000 new homes countrywide through the party’s ‘One Namibia, One Plot’ Policy. President Hage Geingob has labelled the ongoing protests by young people against sexual gender-based violence as a “great sign of hope” and faith in the current administration. Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Nico Smit has blamed the authorities, including police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga and gender minister Doreen Sioka, for the spike in violent crimes, saying they are the main culprits “in this unacceptable situation, where women and girls are afraid of entering a taxi or walking on our streets”. Agriculture minister Calle Schlettwein yesterday said he will welcome with open arms a suggestion by the Zambian government to assist Namibia in containing the locust swarm in the Zambezi region. Swanu parliamentarian Tangeni Iijambo was yesterday slammed in the National Assembly over his comments about women being too dependent on men. Minister in the Presidency Christine //Hoebes says the fight against corruption in the country will demand from the institutions that intervene in the process greater unity and cohesion, in order to achieve the desired results. Forestry minister Pohamba Shifeta yesterday told lawmakers the authorities will investigate and establish the total volumes and value of rosewood exported over recent years. President Hage Geingob has implored Swapo members to leave no stone unturned and fire on all cylinders in campaigning for victory for the ruling party ahead of next month’s much-anticipated regional council and local authority elections. WINDOKO – Likwambuyu wa njimo Calle Schlettwein, viki yefelile naize uka amuhela kamazoho amabeli, maikuto amuuso wanaha Zambia, kutusa naha Namibia mwakulwanisa linziye mwasikiliti sa Zambezi. Affirmative Repositioning (AR) activist-in-chief Job Amupanda has promised to initiate a housing programme for police officers if elected as councillor and subsequently as Windhoek mayor in next month’s local authority elections. The ruling party Swapo has dismissed criticism by the opposition leaders against its president Hage Geingob over racial slur against white people last weekend. The National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) yesterday announced it has severed ties with long-serving Okakarara constituency councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu whom the party accused him of de-campaigning ahead of next month’s regional council and local authority elections. A record number of 93 independent candidates will participate in the upcoming regional council elections, a significant jump from five who contested the 2015 vote. The law enforcement in the Omaheke region is once again in the eye of the storm after it emerged that some officers at Epukiro Post 3 were involved in aiding and abetting a trial awaiting inmate, who snuck out of the holding cells at night to go see a lover. President Hage Geingob yesterday disclosed that Namibia will be supporting the candidature of former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the director general post of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).