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Whether it is the Kongola crocodile farm, Liselo/Katima Mulilo green scheme or the Zambezi Waterfront Tourism Park, government agencies are to be blamed for the region’s dormant or abandoned projects. Despite the 2022 ruling by the Kasane Magistrate’s Court in Botswana in favour of that country’s defence force, Kongola councillor Bennety Busihu questioned Namibia’s stance to seek fair justice in the killing of the local fishermen. The country’s two border posts at Ngoma and Katima Mulilo, as well as other legal entry points in the Zambezi region, recorded a total of 225 340 entries and 214 892 departures since August last year. Miseto yemibeli ili Katima Mulilo ni Ngoma, hamoho ni miseto yeñwi yelumelezwi mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, ne amuhezi bapoti babalikana 225 340 nibane basiya naha babalikana 214 892 kuzwa Muyana ñohola. The traditional home-brewed beer, ‘tombo’, and other related fermented brews, such as the famous ‘kachansu’, appear to be causing more chaos than joy in the Zambezi region. Illegal fishing in Zambezi region has irked fisheries minister Derek Klazen, who says the illicit practices pose a serious threat to the sustainability of the country’s fisheries. The Zambezi region’s political leadership has expressed grave concern over the increased foreign ownership of establishments within the hospitality industry in the region. The debate over who should settle in the Bwabwata National Park has reached boiling point, with Zambezi residents now threatening to take matters into their own hands. The N$62 million Zambezi Vocational Training Centre (VTC) has introduced new programmes as part of its expansion project, bringing the total number of trades on offer to 13. Bucwala bwa tombo ni macwala amañwi ahalifisizwe azibihala hahulu inge kachasu, abonahala kutisa kulyanga mwasikiliti sa Zambezi. Buñata bwa bashemi babonahala kuli habasakona kuina basanwi bucwala, ili taba yebahapeleza kusiya mandu abona kamapakela nikuyo kuta malungasiku, kusina yababalela banababona. The president of the Association of Regional Councils, Warden Simushi is hopeful the long-awaited Constituency Development Fund Bill, which was tabled in Parliament over eight years ago, will soon see the light of day. Home affairs minister Albert Kawana has urged the business community to see the newly launched 24-hour Katima Mulilo border post operation as an economic opportunity. Namibia Revenue Agency commissioner Sam Shivute not only hailed the launch of the Katima Mulilo 24-hour border operation which will see more traffic volumes, but is optimistic that it will lead to improved revenue collection. Recognised war veteran, Bothman Sikute, born and bred in the Kanono area of the Zambezi region feels their sacrifices in and outside Namibia during the liberation struggle for independence have been forgotten by the government as they continue to suffer in poverty. Mueteleli wa Sikwata sa Tutengo twa Likiliti, Warden Simushi ulakaza kuli mulao olibelezwi otalima zamasheleñi akutisa zwelopili mwalilalanda, one usulilwe mwandu ya milao lilimo zelobapeli zefelile ukandekiwe. Likwambuyu walitaba zamabasi Albert Kawana ususuelize balipisinisi, kubona museto okwaluzwi cwalecwale wa Katima Mulilo kusebeza lihola zamashumi amabeli kazene, kuba kolo yalitaba zalipisinisi ni litekisano. Local maize producers in the Zambezi region have vowed to fight to recover N$700 000 owed to them by a local milling company by any means necessary. Despite Government and private sector efforts to bring development closer to the people, some communities in the Zambezi region continually refuse to avail land for such endeavours. The escalating levels of youth unemployment are giving the headman of Kanono in the Zambezi region sleepless nights, as the youth indulge in social evils. Balimi ba mbonyi mwasikiliti sa Zambezi babulela kuli Habana kuzwafa kulwanela kulifiwa masheleñi abona alikana N$700 000, abakolotiwa kikampani yefumaneha mwasikiliti yebakanya mbonyi.