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Businessman and Tsumeb constituency councillor Gottlieb Ndjendjela has received widespread criticism over his recruitment agency, which allegedly takes large chunks of income earned by workers who are placed by the company in retail outlets. Tsumeb di !ā!khōmais ge 23 sîsenaon hîa kuriga ǁîn tawa ǁaerob ǀguipa gere sîsense gere !khaehe ka !gaehe tsî nē ǂnûiǂgās ai!gûs !nâ !â-e ge ǀhuruna nî !gaeǂgā. The police are regretting a shooting incident that happened over the weekend here in which two people were allegedly wounded as Reserve Force members were dispersing a crowd that gathered for a music concert. Retailer Choppies has, with immediate effect, severed ties with the Employment Placement Service of Namibia, owned by politician Gottlieb Ndjendjela. Joy was visible on the faces of the residents of Emanya in the remote area of Nehale Lya Mpingana in the Oshikoto region, who this week received identity documents through an outreach programme to serve rural communities. The refusal to extend an internship of a trainee at the Oniipa Town Council has left council divided, while the community has now entered the fray to protest the decision. The dispute allegedly started after chief executive officer (CEO) Junius Jakob refused to grant an internship extension of three months to trainee Aili Shikongo, whose contract as well as two other interns’ ones lapsed on 31 Aug The once flourishing government resettlement farm of Ondera, about 70 kilometres north of Tsumeb has turned into a shadow of itself. Agricultural production has come to a halt because of the inability of the occupants to pay the electricity bill. Farm Ondera is a combination of two farms - Ondera and Komeva. The Employment Placement and Services Namibia (EPSN) says a disciplinary committee has resolved to lay off about 43 picketing workers who have not reported for work since 12 October after engaging in what the company deems an illegal strike. The finance manager for Omuthiya Town Council Taimi Lungameni has saved council further trouble from the auditor general as well as members of the parliamentary standing committee on public accounts after admitting and having shown determination in correcting the wrongs. Governor of Oshikoto Penda Ya Ndakolo has expressed relief at the diminishing Covid-19 positivity rate, but is worried about the sluggish uptake of vaccinations against the pandemic in the region. The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI)’s chairperson for Oshikoto, Sacky Kathindi has appealed to government to provide some relief to businesspeople, saying Covid-19 has taken a huge toll on their earnings. Staffers of the Ekulo Senior Secondary School in the Oshikoto region have applauded Build it for the donation of a 5 000-litre water tank. Overflowing sewage has been a headache at the Ngweze Primary School for many years, with learners and staff fearing the stagnant sewage water will compromise their health. Community members of Ambende village say there is a high prevalence of people dying at home as well as pregnant women delivering on their own. Members of the marginalised community are said to be the most affected. The community of Tsintsabis in the Guinas constituency is lobbying for financial assistance to revive and boost operations of the Treesleeper campsite. Community members of Okapuku village on Saturday cleared bushes along the Tsumeb-Ondangwa railway track to help mitigate accidents caused by reduced visibility. Dignity and a sound learning environment have been restored at the King Kauluma Combined School in Oshikoto as a new block of classrooms have been inaugurated. Oshikoto education director Aletta Eises has implored learners to refrain from indulging in sexual activities as well as wasting time on social media but rather focus on studying, as exams are fast approaching. Kububa kwamezi amutabani kuse kutalize sikolo sesinyinyani sa Ngweze kalilimo zeñata, mi baituti ni maticele basaba kuli kuyema kwamezi amutabani kukabeya makete abona mwakozi. A total of 4 260 plots are earmarked for development in Grootfontein, with priority centred on low and ultra-low-income earners as well as members of the police and Namibian Defence Force.