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WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob, in his capacity as chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), recently met former Botswana President Ian Khama over the widely publicised running feud with his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi, reports City Press. WINDHOEK- Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi says Members of Parliament can use vernacular languages during proceedings, provided that adequate provision is made for translation. WINDHOEK - Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula yesterday explained the partial suspension of serving of tea and coffee to patients in state hospitals, saying the exercise did not serve its intended purpose. WINDHOEK- The Damara King`s Council is mourning the death of Senior Headman Johannes Isaak Hendricks (74), of the Aodaman Traditional Authority, who died at a hospital in Otjiwarongo on March 01. WINDHOEK – The adverse audit opinion that the Auditor General gave New Era Publication Corporation (NEPC) in the audit report for the year ended 31 March 2017 came about as a result of a wrongly-captured balance on a loan account and a mixup in a Receiver of Revenue statement. WINDHOEK- Lawyers representing the Ovaherero and Nama in the genocide lawsuit have filed a notice of appeal in the United State (US) Court of Appeals, following a dismissed class-action lawsuit filed by the two communities in the US Federal Court in New York for alleged crimes against humanity. WINDHOEK – Houses constructed under the government’s mass housing development programme in Otjomuise’s Extension 10 in Windhoek are not “ready-fit” for occupation yet due to bureaucratic delays. WINDHOEK- Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula last week in Parliament put a spotlight on the country’s achievements in the health sector, saying that the ministry has made remarkable strides over the year in achieving health and social well-being of the Namibian people. WINDHOEK – Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration Frans Kapofi has complained about the dress code of some people visiting the ministry’s offices. WINDHOEK - Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development Tjekero Tweya says to ensure effective reduction of the current high import bill, Namibia will have to institute a mandatory retail charter such as a ‘buy local’ policy, which will make it easier for small businesses to sell goods and services to government. WINDHOEK - The leadership of the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) yesterday left President Hage Geingob hanging when they failed to show up for a scheduled meeting the union had requested with the Head of State. Normal practice dictates that visitors wait for the Head of State’s arrival in the meeting room. WINDHOEK - Auditor-General Junias Kandjeke expressed concern over the non-submission of financial statements by some local authorities and state entities to his office, saying this hampered the execution of his mandate. WINDHOEK/SWAKOPMUND – The management of cash-trapped Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (Nimt) has threatened to close down the institution after registering a vote of no confidence in the board of trustees. WINDHOEK – The presidency yesterday rejected an explanation by the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) leadership for being late for a meeting scheduled on Monday with President Hage Geingob. WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob yesterday marked the 29th anniversary of Namibia’s break from South African colonial rule with a vow that Namibia has undergone tremendous transformation over the past 29 years. WINDHOEK - Cabinet this week announced it has approved a comprehensive drought relief intervention worth N$572.7 million to assist drought-affected communities in communal areas, who are grappling with the prevailing drought. WINDHOEK - Visiting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, speaking at the 29th anniversary of Namibia’s independence yesterday, heaped praises on Namibian Founding President Sam Nujoma, saying that his inaugural speech in 1990 inspired him and other African leaders. WINDOKO – Katengo kakamaiso yamuuso nekalukuluzi mali afitelela bolule ba N$572 (N$572.7 million) kuli asebeliswe mwakulwanisa linanga, ni kutusa baba taselizwe kilinanga. WINDHOEK- Namibian’s unemployment rate decreased slightly by 0.6 percent, from 34 percent in 2016 to 33.4 percent in 2018, this is according to Statistician General Alex Shimuafeni who noted unemployment remains “very high” in the Kavango East, Kunene, Omaheke and Zambezi regions. WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob will today lead a high-level government delegation to the Ondonga Royal Palace at Onamungundo in the Oshikoto to pay homage and respect to the late Omukwaniilwa (King) Immanuel Kauluma Elifas who died in hospital early this week.