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WINDHOEK - The Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) Secretariat has expressed concern that there are only two countries, namely Namibia and South Africa, who are currently manufacturing condoms in the region. WINDHOEK - Infrastructure networks in Africa and the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) remain highly fragmented, reflecting the continent’s small-sized nation states. WINDHOEK- A total of 4 941 jobs have been created in the manufacturing sector, in the private sector during the 2016/17-2018/19 financial years. WINDHOEK - Cabinet announced that government has scrapped plans to buy Erindi Private Game Reserve due to a lack of financial resources. WINDHOEK- The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation has pledged to continue lobbying qualified Namibians to fill Namibia’s employment quota at the African Union (AU), which remains unoccupied. WINDHOEK - Cabinet has approved the modified single buyer market model for the electricity supply industry, with effect from September 1 which will allow electricity consumers and independent power producers (IPPs) to transact with each other directly for the supply of electricity to allow for competition and to allow for private sector investment. WINDHOEK- The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) will hire helicopters to be used specifically in Kunene and Zambezi regions during supplementary registration of voters, polling process and voter education due to the geographic nature of these two regions. WINDHOEK – The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation wants to acquire own diplomatic mission premises instead of renting in host countries, it said last week. WINDHOEK- Government launched the Country Programming Framework aimed to address issues related to disaster risk reduction, which will be crucial in mitigating the risks associated with climate change. WINDOEK - Government has increased the budget allocation to emergency drought responses under the Office of the Prime Minister from N$92.86 million to N$123.5 million. WINDHOEK – The N$912 million subsidy allocated to the University of Namibia (Unam) this year falls short of what is required to meet the university’s needs, a spokesperson said. WINDHOEK - Being a farmer, and thus the owner of agricultural land in Namibia, is regarded as a privilege, although not every citizen in the country can own it. WINDHOEK – The major challenge being experienced in higher education is that the funding allocation to this crucial sector has not been commensurate with the significant growth of programme offerings, student numbers and infrastructural expansion needed at higher education institutions. WINDOKO - Muuso uekelize musulo wakulwanisa linanga mwaofefi ya Ngambela wanaha kuzwa fabolule ba mashumi alobañwi (N$92.86 million) kuisa kubolule bamwanda kabamashumi amabeli (N$123.5 million). Namibia italimani nilinako WINDHOEK- Government, through the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, will utilise a total amount of N$746 million - of the N$1 billion loan the African Development Bank (AfDB) advanced to Namibia - to upgrade, renovate and construct education physical facilities WINDHOEK- Out of the N$500 million budget allocated to the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust), an approximately 70 percent goes towards personnel expenditure. WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob has expressed concern over the cost and security implications of holding large ivory stocks and has reiterated the country’s stance towards legal international trade of ivory, from which proceeds – WINDHOEK- The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development has also not been spared in terms of budget cuts for the 2019/20 financial year - a situation described to have adverse implications towards Namibia’s industrialisation drive. WINDHOEK - Following a successful session of the joint commission of cooperation (JCC) between Namibia and Guinea (Conakry) in Windhoek this week, the two countries signed three bilateral agreements in the areas mining, agriculture, and tourism. WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob says there is vast room for improvement of the trade relations between Namibia and Guinea, especially in the area of mining and geology, agriculture, manufacturing and food processing.