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Otjozondjupa governor James Uerikua is vexed by the non-collection of issued identification cards and other related documents. Ngoloneya woshitukulwa shaTjozondjupa James Uerikua okwa lulilwa konduba youmutwe oshoyo omaufemba a yooloka a kalela eembelewa ehe na oovene. Otjozondjupa region is facing a backlog of over 241 classrooms at both secondary and primary levels, regional governor James Uerikua revealed Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Namibia’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and chairperson of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, has called on member states to fast-track the ratification of vital regional protocols. Okahandja has set the wheels in motion to restore its status as the ‘Garden Town’ after it was announced the town’s municipality has set aside N$25 million for the commissioning of a new dumpsite. While taking on the United Kingdom for colonial crimes, Swapo lawmaker Tobie Aupindi says Namibia must return the favour in the wake of the former’s decision to revoke its visa-free entry for Namibians. In its sustained quest to reduce the inflow of migrants, the United Kingdom government has offered Namibian asylum seekers reintegration packages of about N$68 000 (£3 000) to return home. The deal has also been extended to those living illegally in the UK’s territory. Information minister Peya Mushelenga was nothing short of fascinated following his visit to Botswana’s Digital Delta Data Centre, which boasts modernised processes and systems, coupled with efficiency. With Namibia topping the African press freedom charts, Botswana’s minister for state president Kabo Morwaeng says his country’s media outlets stand to benefit and learn a lot from its neighbour. Botswana is moving at great speed to rehabilitate and fully commercialise the Nata-Maun-Mohembo road to ease the flow of goods and services between itself and neighbouring countries. A 21-year-old mother, Hileni Vemujendavi Virere, allegedly strangled her five-year-old daughter before hanging herself. FROM Omaheke's N$52 million operational budget for the 2023/2024 fiscal year, an average of N$57 000 has been allocated for each constituency development projects. A GROUP of 23 workers of the Dundee Precious Metals Mine at Tsumeb were recently admitted to hospital and treated for poisoning after they consumed contaminated water, which many thought was caused by the mine’s arsenic acid waste dump site. Organisers of the Okakarara Annual Trade Fair, which officially starts on Monday and ends next Sunday, has promised to make this year’s edition an enticing and empowering platform for all small and big businesses. Commercial and communal farmers from various parts of the country, who came to showcase their animals and different products at the Okakarara Annual Trade Fair, all hailed the impact and importance of the annual show. It gives me great pleasure to write my first column as the new coordinator of AgriToday, New Era’s premium agricultural section where we discuss, share, and unpack all things agriculture. The third day of the annual Okakarara trade fair was marked by an increased attendance from the general public and smooth flow of business activities for most exhibitors, especially the food and agriculture stalls. The recently-increased minimum wages for workers in both commercial and communal farmlands have been received with mixed feelings, with some workers expressing optimism while others doubt if the new wages will be enforced. Local entrepreneurs should not view the Okakarara Annual Trade Fair as just another showcasing event, but should look at it as a platform that has the potential to unlock business opportunities continentally and globally. After welcoming 156 new members at Okondjatu over the weekend, the Swapo Party’s Okakarara district coordinator Collin Ngujapeua says the party is ready to further expand its reach and take over key settlements in the constituency.