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The education director in the Oshana region, Hileni Amukana said the high unemployment rate in the country and the negative effects of Covid-19 have increased the vulnerability of children in the region. The mayor of Oshakati, Leornard Hango, has cautioned the council’s employees to be patient and refrain from taking their grievances to the streets, saying it will negatively impact residents. A 49-year-old police officer stationed at Unam’s engineering campus in Ongwediva mustered the courage yesterday to talk to New Era about her rape ordeal in the early morning hours of Sunday while walking to work. As the country enters into yet another wave of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, 129 learners have since tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend, and the number is estimated to have increased during the course of the week. Naha haitalimana ni lindinda leliñwi la butuku bwa Covid-19, baituti ba 129 nebaswalezwi butuku bwa Covid-19 viki yefelile, mi nombolo yeo itezwi kupahama. ONGWEDIVA - Namibia’s Ombudsman Basilius Dyakugha has expressed concern over overcrowded holding cells at Opuwo police station, describing the situation as an “indignity to human rights”. Sada !hūb ra ai!gû garu Covid-19 di ǀnî hâs xa ǁnāǂamhe soab ain ge ǀgui sâǁaeb !nâ 129 skolǀgôana positifse nē ǁōsa ra !âihe, ǁkhātib nē !gôaba ǀhaehe rasa !oa wekheb tsēdi !nâ ge ǂharose. Nē !gôab ge ǁgau!nâs ministeris di dana sîsenǂuira direkters Sanet Steenkamps x age mā!kharuhe. As part of their mandate to provide affordable and quality housing to Namibian citizens, the National Housing Enterprise hosted an open day in Outapi on Friday. Angolan migrants, who spent almost a year in Namibia and were repatriated last February, say they are back in the country and not planning on returning to Angola. The minister of urban and rural development, Erastus Uutoni, is in support of the idea to decentralise traditional courts in order to manage and reduce the overwhelming piles of cases at tribal headquarters. The health ministry has confirmed a total of 23 suspected cases of measles that have been reported in the Omusati region early this month. A case of attempted murder was opened against a 17-year-old girl for stabbing a 29-year-old woman with an Okapi knife on Monday night during an alleged fight over a boyfriend. Guinas constituency councillor Elias Marthinu has pleaded with good Samaritans to come to the aid of Lucas Tsamseb, popularly known as Irivari, to help him recover from his illness. Almost three months after an investigation into the disappearance of over N$5.5 million at the Ruacana town council was completed, the local authority is still indecisive and has not yet implemented recommendations as suggested by the line ministry. A recent dispute between a Chinese businesswoman and a local street vendor, that ended with the woman paying an admission of guilt fine, has increased complaints against how Chinese businesspeople operate and behave. Former Cabinet minister Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana has questioned the rationale of the 50-50 gender representation, arguing despite women’s extensive involvement in politics, they are underrepresented in high-ranking political and State-levelpositions. The ministry of environment has recorded an alarming number of rhino carcasses in Etosha National Park from the beginning of this month. Eleven black rhinos have been poached in the last two weeks. The Eenhana Town Council has approved a decision to increase water tariffs by 4% for the 2022/23 financial year to recover costs incurred in maintaining water and sewerage reticulation facilities. The mayor of Eenhana town, Omri-onn Kavandje, has called for more intensified private and public investors to approach the council with their development proposals. Swapo vice president and presidential aspirant Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has implored members to have a full understanding of the party’s constitution and to follow its guidelines.