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Disgruntled workers at the country’s national public broadcaster, NBC, have written an open letter to the government urging the leadership to help save the corporation from alleged maladministration, nepotism and corruption. The country’s meat processing company, Meatco, and the University of Namibia (Unam) has signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate and engage in training, research and innovation activities that will promote the achievement of each party’s respective mandates while contributing to the economic growth in the country. Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) secretary Ephraim Nekongo has apportioned blame on the Cabinet Committee on Treasury (CCT) for the fall of the struggling national carrier Air Namibia. Justice minister Yvonne Dausab has expressed concern over the slow progress in global efforts to promote and protect human rights of persons with disabilities and that of persons with albinism. Just a little over 25 days after visiting Namibia for a one-day working visit, Botswana president Mokgweetsi Masisi is once again expected to arrive in Windhoek this morning. The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) yesterday said it is ready to conduct free, fair and credible rerun elections at Koës, Aroab and Stampriet local authorities, as well as Mariental Rural constituency. Transport minister John Mutorwa has re-tabled an agreement seeking to ratify the establishment of the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Development Corridor. Cabinet has clarified that the cost of liquidating the national airline, Air Namibia, will not be borne by government, but rather by the proceeds of the sale of assets of the company. Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Johannes Martin has said the Swapo-led government has run out of ideas in fixing the country’s education system, which according to him has been in a bad state for years. Public enterprises minister Leon Jooste says his ministry is at an advanced stage of developing an integrated electronic performance monitoring and evaluation system to track and evaluate the work of state-owned enterprises. Meatco has assured Namibian beef importers there was no need to panic over the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak that has been reported in the northern parts of the country. Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Jennifer van den Heever has implored government to come up with a turnaround strategy that will save the cash-strapped Agricultural Business Development Agency (Agribusdev) from collapse. After a long-running drought slashed their livestock, small-scale farmers in the //Kharas, Hardap, Kunene, and Omaheke regions will soon receive quality core breeding goats from government to help improve their social and economic wellbeing as well as increase food security. FARM VERSAILLES – Khomas police commander Commissioner Joseph Shikongo has expressed concern over the rate at which residents of Dordabis settlement are withdrawing cases from law enforcement and the courts. Agriculture, water and land reform minister Calle Schlettwein last week told parliamentarians that government cannot afford to implement the intended 5 000-hectare irrigation scheme outside the Neckartal dam aimed at increasing food security and economic development in the //Kharas region. The community of Otjinene in the Omaheke region is reportedly divided after Ovaherero Paramount Chief Vekuii Rukoro installed a prominent farmer in the area as one of the traditional chiefs. Founding President Sam Nujoma said he was humbled to have been selected as the recipient of the honour which recognises the outstanding work of Venezuelans and foreign nationals. Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Kazeongere Tjeundo has raised serious concerns over the plight of residents living at the once prosperous settlement of Kombat. National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) parliamentarian Josef Kauandenge has lamented the Local Authorities Act, which he says gives the line minister too much power. Following the good rains received in most part of the country, Meatco has urged farmers to market their cattle with the meat processing and marketing entity, saying that the corporation pays market related prices to farmers.