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The Livestock Producers’ Organisation (LPO) remains adamant that contract slaughtering at Meatco could significantly reduce operating costs at the State-owned enterprise, which would increase the sustainability of the business. The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF), the largest pension fund in the country, procured land for the construction of a new N$38.3 million office complex at Ondangwa in the Oshana region. The fund held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, 30 September 2022, paving the way for the construction of the new facility. We have stated a lot in relation to farm financial management and financial literacy for farmers. Financial literacy for farmers intends to equip farmers with the knowledge and understanding of financial matters of farming operations. Changing weather conditions and Africa’s severe poverty demand tough, easy-to-care-for livestock. The answer, says breeder Deon Vlok, is indigenous veld goats. E-sports is once again making great strides, as Namibia was invited to participate in the inaugural Southern Africa Region E-sports Championships, scheduled to take place from 3 to 4 December 2022 in Lilongwe, Malawi. Rehoboth residents are frustrated because of the precarious water situation in the town and a lack of communication between the community and Rehoboth Town Council (RTC). A senior police officer, who heads the finance directorate of the Namibian Police, Waldheim Nghikongwa, made his first court appearance in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of culpable homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless or negligent driving. A New Era article titled ‘Snakes torment northern teachers’ published on 26 September 2022 reported about snakes terrorising teachers at Elondo-West Combined School in the Omusati region. The aim of the performance management system is to ensure that the government’s objectives as laid out in its strategic plans are carried out, further to ensure that employees at all levels are performing their duties effectively and efficiently as expected and most importantly that each individual is held accountable for their performance or lack thereof. Retirement Fund Solutions unveiled the change to its company name on 29 September 2022 to comply with FIMA regulations. Once a troubled 19-year-old with a stint in prison for shooting a police officer in the leg and several assault cases, Angolan-born Legend Nafuka is now a reformed young man with business interests in mining copper. For three nights, the troopers hooked me to a horse-drawn wagon. The governor ordered us to round up the fleeing matchstick-leg natives. Vocational training centres are in a central position to address Namibia’s unemployment, which is one of the country’s biggest stumbling blocks toward a modern economy. A three-member robotics team will fly out Monday to represent Namibia at the FIRST Global Challenge, which is an international robotics competition for teenagers that are enthusiastic about science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). The Global Shapers Windhoek Hub in collaboration with the United Nations Namibia recently wrapped up applications for the 2022 intake of unemployed graduates to equip them with skills to thrive in the job market. Respect is one of those things in life that you are taught from a young age. It is one of those lessons that can make people appreciate and tolerate you or simply despise you. School feeding programmes are important for the physical, mental and psychosocial development of children between the ages of 6 and 19 in schools. President Hage Geingob has heaped praise on Namibian teachers “for their joint efforts and generous contributions to the development of our human capital to realise their full potential”. The President said this on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day. KATIMA MULILO - The Zambezi Vocational Training Centre (ZVTC) graduated 302 students this week and their families celebrated their graduation at Kamunu hall in Katima Mulilo. National Assembly Speaker Peter Katjavivi has reiterated his call for the parliament of Germany to reciprocate the gesture by its Namibian counterpart to create a German-Namibia Parliamentary Friendship group intended to look at specific issues of mutual interest and concretise parliamentary relations.