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A green scheme project in the rural Hardap region, established to help the local community achieve food self-sufficiency, is finding the going tough but the handful of committed members are battling back. Residents of Kries in the Hardap region are benefitting from free water, as the village council faces challenges with the implementation of a water billing system. The Windhoek Municipal Council has approved the establishment of two townships, designated for low-income groups. The townships, named Otjomuise Extension 14 and 15, aim to address the pressing issue of overcrowded informal settlements. The relocation of residents from the Donkerhoek informal settlement to a newly-established location has sparked mixed feelings. Four business parks in the Hardap region, developed by government to provide infrastructure to small businesses, are gathering dust as little to no business activity is taking place. ǁA nǂgāsaben, Kries hîa Hardap ǀkharib !nâ ǂnôas din ge mātare taman hâ ǁgam-i !gâi!gâb ǀkha ǂnôa, ǁnā !garo!ās di ǀawemā!nans ǁgam-i sîsenūsa ǀnōs di ǁgoaǂuis ǀkha ǂnôa amaga. The City of Windhoek recently appointed three people in key positions within its policing unit. Residents of Kriess, a village some 60 kilometres west of Mariental in the Hardap region, have been denied the use of a health facility by feuding political foes – the Landless People’s Movement and ruling Swapo Party. In the heart of the Hardap region, a remarkable sports revolution is taking place as Gibeon’s spirited youth turn to football, not only as a means to stay away from alcohol abuse and crime but also as a beacon of hope in the face of limited job opportunities. For the current financial year, the Gibeon village council received N$3 000 to run its affairs, something locals attributed to political differences between central government and the Landless People’s Movement party. The Mariental municipality has taken a proactive step towards promoting hygiene in informal settlements by providing pensioners and vulnerable individuals with flush toilets. Defence minister Frans Kapofi has voiced his dismay at recent incidents involving indiscipline among instructors responsible for training recruits. President Hage Geingob reiterated the need for increased commitment by the SADC Organ to promote and strengthen peace and security in the region Government has through the Namibia Industrial Development Agency invested around N$1 billion to construct 148 industrial parks and business complexes, but only 118 are operational. The Namibian Police are investigating the alleged fraudulent recruitment of four cadets who made it into the ongoing police training at the Ruben Danger Ashipala Training Centre at Ondangwa. Chaos errupted at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) over the weekend after baggage handler Menzies Aviation was ousted from the airport, leaving hundreds of passengers distraught. Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) leader Panduleni Iitula has underscored the urgency of addressing financial mismanagement and corruption to rebuild vital economic sectors, and improve the overall quality of life for all Namibians. Twenty-seven year-old Minnette Rista has taken a path of compassion and selflessness, dedicating her youthful years to looking after her visually impaired grandparents. A decision by the City of Windhoek to farm out parking meter services to private companies has irked car guards, who say the council took their bread from their mouths and gave it to the rich. Namibia has become a beacon of peace and harmony that has illuminated the region and the world since gaining independence in 1990, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has said.