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Edmund Burke said, in quote “The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.” The Namibian electorate has been giving Swapo so much power for the past 32 years with no check and balance in place. In memory of the late Erastus Tsempo Nghindishange The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) yesterday confirmed it provided N$155 million in finance for the City of Windhoek’s Khomas substation. The existing 66kV transmission network that supplies Windhoek is reaching maximum capacity, while Nampower’s Van Eck transmission substation has reached its physical and operational margins. Namibia is one of the last countries in Africa enforcing mandatory Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card Registration. Mandatory SIM Registration is a policy adopted by several governments, around the world as part of efforts to mitigate security concerns, address crime and enable the application of digital services. To date, MTC has deployed 475km of fibre for backbone to its sites to alleviate congestion currently experienced by users. The most recent fibre installations took place in Windhoek’s Pionierspark Extension 1, Dorado Park, Olympia, Kleine Kuppe and in the coastal suburb of Langstrand. The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology’s executive director Audrin Mathe has had a busy week engaging with regional offices for the first time since his appointment to the ministry earlier this year. Lovisa Tumweneni Nghiwanapo - Human Resources OfficerMinistry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism There is no doubt that agriculture is one of Namibia’s most important economic sectors. About 70% of Namibians depend directly or indirectly on agriculture for their income and livelihood, including subsistence farmers. Despite the massive potential the sector holds, we have not adequately invested in agriculture given the fact that Namibia is still not self-sufficient in food security. One of the concerns in Namibia’s public sector management is the need for creativity and innovation. Innovation is a major source of improved service delivery in the public sector as governments are operating in new landscapes. The past few weeks saw a great increase in Swapo Party campaigning and bargaining activity. For us, that has and continue to serve in the structures, it is indicative of a Swapo Party that is alive, on the ground and a party spreading its wings across all districts in hopes of getting messages of hope across. Willy Mertens will assume the reigns of Debmarine Namibia on 1 November 2022. Debmarine Namibia is a joint venture marine diamond recovery company, owned in equal shares by government and the De Beers Group. Stakeholder engagements are a communication imperative to ensure involvement and participation to allow stakeholders to form part of consultations, and in turn inform required decisions and solutions. In pursuit of this lofty goal, the Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade, through the Directorate of Commerce, continues to conduct nationwide engagements with relevant stakeholders. The hip and happening Ethnix, Maranatha, Chikune and the Hot Pocket Band will be doing their bit in the fight against cancer when they perform at Namibia’s Biggest Tea Party for Hope on Saturday. The fifth edition of the Japanese Film Festival will commence next week at the Ster Kinekor cinema at Maerua Mall. Settle down and consider this one question: how far are we as a country in pro-actively preparing our Namibian school-going children to fight corruption to secure and sustain their future? Access to public service information guarantees accessibility and transparency of the services being delivered. The right to access government-held information is a critical component of democracy and a foundational pillar for effective governance and service delivery. The community members of Sikanjabuka in Zambezi region were delighted to officially receive the horticultural production project at their community forest office last Friday. Namibian schools, both primary and secondary, have one thing in common; they both do not have proper guidance counsellors. Before you (my dear reader) start gathering your defence tools to fire back at me, I am not talking about the Life Skills teachers in our schools. The argument for transformational investment in mental health globally, especially on the African continent, is clearer than ever. The education system in Namibia has changed drastically since independence in 1990. Before Namibia gained its freedom, education in the country was easy and cheap, but it was not as impactful as the current curriculum.