DIRECTOR of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Paulus Noa has confirmed that Minister of Works and Transport Erkki Nghimtina is not under investigation for corruption, even though the ACC received a written request to investigate. The Windhoek Observer is in the possession of a copy of a letter addressed to Noa that requested him to investigate the minister, “in order to rid our society of the cancer…that is devouring it”.
PRIME Minister Hage Geingob, who is currently visiting the United States on official business along with a trade delegation, was surprised not to receive the usual protection unit provided by the U.S. government on his arrival in the country. Members of the delegation said the prime minister received information from the Namibian Ambassador to Washington, Martin Andjaba, that U.S. officials said there was no security threat and therefore no security detail was necessary.
THE City of Windhoek will not sit idle and watch while people turn Windhoek into anarchy through unlawful acts of illegal land occupation, Windhoek Mayor Agnes Mpingana Kafula says. She went on to warn illegal squatters that the police stood ready to evict them. The Mayor lashed out at illegal squatters who have erected shacks in the informal settlements of Otjomuise and other vacant municipal areas.
PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba called on everyone in the country to embrace the National Day of Prayer held on Thursday this week to appeal for an end to the increasing gender-based violence and killing of women across the country.
NAMIBIA’S Paralympics gold and silver medallist Johanna Benson says she is happy to hear that she will have a street named after her in Oshikuku in the Omusati Region. Benson said this after Omusati Region’s Governor Sophia Shaningwa last week proposed that the Oshikuku Town Council should name a street after the athlete.