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The governor of the Khomas region said the closing of hostels in the region has an impact on performance, absenteeism and the dropout rate of secondary learners due to hunger. The UNAIDS country director, Alti Zwandor, says men continue to be missing in large numbers from HIV prevention and treatment services. Some of the homeless people who witnessed the gruesome murder of their mate on Sunday, described the incident as unfortunate. A workshop at the Windhoek Correctional Facility was gutted by fire on Monday, destroying machines and finished materials. The Swapo Party Women’s Council will embark on projects intended to sustain orphans and destitute people in regions and wants to involve other stakeholders to facilitate projects. Lawyers representing Conrad Lutombi, who was the frontrunner to become Windhoek’s CEO, have written to City of Windhoek acting CEO O’Brien Hekandjo, demanding interview scorecards and explaining why they failed to inform the unsuccessful candidates about the interview outcome. Sitata saVenduka kupitira mondango zawo kavapulisilire asi vahepa kudika mavango gavali omu navakaruganena yihando yikare hena tavayiruganesa rwauvali omu vana kumona asi yina wapa nawa nawa yipo vawapukurure mavango aga moVenduka. With copper prices on the rise, theft of metal is disrupting business in the communications sector as the police look to crack down on the culprits. The weathered skin on the face of Brenda Bock twitches as she narates her story. Despite a lifetime of hardship, she is hopeful for a better life, and that she could one day live with all her children. Teko ya kopa hainze inanuha, busholi bwasipi busweli kusinya lipisinisi mwakalulo ya kuambola mapokola hababata kuswala lifosi. Since its establishement in August 2015, the ProQuest Diagnostic Laboratories have performed thousands of tests for both the public and private markets within Oshana and Oshikoto regions, thus contributing to the health ministry’s goal to increase testing capacity and easier access to tests in Namibia. Omusati has an urgent need for medical professionals. The region, with over 243 600 people has only 15 medical doctors, 222 registered nurses and 259 enrolled nurses. The N#a Jaqna and Nyae Nyae conservancies in the Tsumkwe area are yielding tremendous results, despite the challenges they endured during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is early morning in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy – and the fire, as always, belongs to the elders – but for the second day running, the talk at this fire has been on gender equality among the San people. A war of words has erupted between Roads Authority chief executive Conrad Lutombi and the City of Windhoek over the failed CEO recruitment process. Most women who spoke to New Era last week at the Nyae Nyae Conservancy in the Tsumkwe constituency said although the government brought a health centre to the Tsumkwe settlement, they still believe that giving birth in the bush is the best choice for cultural purposes. Parents of learners at village schools in the Tsumkwe constituency are concerned that teachers who are sleeping in tents because of a dearth of proper accommodation, would seek new pastures. Constituency councillors in the Khomas region are concerned about waste piling up in informal settlements, saying they are likely to cause Hepatitis E to flare up again if the City of Windhoek does not collect and offload the rubbish at the dumpsite soon. A 17-year-old boy is expected to appear in court this week after he was arrested for allegedly raping a 56-year-old woman at Iikekele village on Friday evening. Goasoma lies some 45 kilometres outside Tsumkwe. The village boasts a flourishing garden that feeds the 60 San households who, before the initiative in 2017, relied largely on the unstable supply of wild berries and other field food.