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WINDHOEK - Nigerian scholar Dr Joseph Okpaku has discouraged the current trend of getting foreign aid to resolve the land question in Africa, saying this external assistance should be treated as an interim measure. WINDHOEK - To allay public discontent over the land resettlement programme the government will develop and maintain a database containing names of beneficiaries to avoid multiple land ownership within one region and between different regions at the expense of landless Namibians. WINDHOEK - The National Disability Council of Namibia has welcomed the land conference consensus resolution that any land board to be established must include youth, persons with disabilities, war veterans and women representation. SWAKOPMUND - Two men died late Sunday evening between Usakos and Arandis when the rope used to tow their vehicle broke, resulting in their car colliding with an oncoming truck. The two died on the spot. WINDHOEK - The just-ended second national land conference resoundingly passed a resolution speaking volumes on residential land within national parks, which rejects ideas from critics to have national parks reduced for resettlement purposes. WINDHOEK - The Namibian Police’s tight security at the venue of the just-ended national land conference last week saw 48 deadly weapons, including 14 pistols, being confiscated from participants. WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob yesterday directed the ministries of land and agriculture to ensure all government resettlement farms have become productive in order to help, amongst others, boost food production in the country. WINDHOEK - With the prolonged drought in Aminius Constituency in Omaheke Region, Cabinet has endorsed the recommendations by the Office of the Prime Minister to support the affected communities. WINDHOEK – Pertaining to urban land, which continues to be a serious concern for the government, President Hage Geingob said the situation in informal settlements constitutes a humanitarian crisis, which should be declared an emergency. WINDHOEK- President Hage Geingob gave a directive to Cabinet on Wednesday to convert the dwelling of the pioneer UN petitioner the late Chief Hosea Kutako in Aminius in Omaheke Region to be converted into a national heritage site. Our Star of the Week is President Hage Geingob for his directives to the relevant authorities to implement laws prohibiting WINDHOEK – Namibia needs approximately N$105 million monthly to fully protect her population of more than 3 500 rhinos, including those in private ownership. WINDHOEK - Cabinet approved that the Citizen Satisfaction Survey be carried out every second year, rather than annually to allow proper planning and execution of the survey, as well as sufficient time for implementation of remedial action steps before another survey is carried out. WINDHOEK- Demand for environmental clearance certificates continued to increase during the 2017/18 financial year, with a total of 655 applications for clearance received, compared to 578 applications in 2016/17. WINDHOEK - Swanu of Namibia has vowed to table a motion in the National Assembly that a relevant parliamentary standing committee investigate and provide a full list of the beneficiaries of the resettlement programme since its inception to date. WINDHOEK - Many houses constructed under the government’s mass housing development programme have serious defects and, as a result, remain unoccupied to date. WI N D H O E K – Namibian Higher Commissioner to Malaysia Anne Mutelo has revealed that the Asian nation wants to set up a university of technology in Namibia to foster the existing bilateral relations in the area of education. WINDHOEK- Swa n u parliamentarian says time is now for Namibia to start planning for a genocide conference to iron out existing issues on reparations. Tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people were killed by the so-called “protective troops” or died in concentration camps in the years a$er the 1904 battle. WINDHOEK- Following engagements at both political and technical levels, the European Union (EU) gave Namibia a set of criteria to commit to, before being considered for removal from the list as a tax haven. WINDHOEK – European Union (EU) Ambassador to Namibia Jana Hybaskova feels Namibia should encourage dialogue between Russia and the EU instead of sanctions.