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Possible bribes gives Xinfeng upperhand

Possible bribes gives Xinfeng upperhand

Obrien Simasiku Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo has somewhat acknowledged that, Chinese owned Xinfeng Investment (pty) Ltd, which is embroiled in a bribery scandal amounting to N$50 million in order to land a lucrative lithium mining licence, duped the ministry into their mining operations by circumventing procedures seemingly with the help of the officials. The company was not honest when it said it will only begin mining activities in 2024 after building the processing plant, but instead started immediately after being issued with a mining licence and subsequently an export permit this August but that was just supposed to…
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GIFP announces commencement<br>of CEO recruitment process

GIFP announces commencement
of CEO recruitment process

Obrien Simasiku The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) is announcing the beginning of the recruitment process for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Fund, as the current CEO, David Nuyoma, heads into retirement June 2023, after serving the institution for a decade. “As per the Fund Rules, the CEO role will be appointed by the GIPF Board of Trustees, based on the GIPF Recruitment, Selection and Termination policy. To this end, the recruitment and selection process has been approved to commence. The GIPF is committed to undertake an objective, fair, open, and competitive recruitment process and distances itself from…
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MVA opens its new emergency response in Divundu

MVA opens its new emergency response in Divundu

Martin Endjala As Namibians gear up for the fast approaching festive season, the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) has today announced it will be activating its new emergency response in Ndivundu, aimed at responding to emergency calls between the two regions Kavango east and Zambezi region. MVA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Rosalia Martins-Hausiku, announced this during the launch of the road safety campaign in collaboration with other stakeholders, which will run during the festive season till mid-January 20223. She cautions that should an accident occur between these regions, a life is guaranteed to be lost, given its geographical location as…
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Fifty percent of houses<br>unelectrified nationwide

Fifty percent of houses
unelectrified nationwide

Tujoromajo Kasuto Senior Engineer at the Electricity Control Board (ECB), Lameka Amuanyena, says currently about 300,000 households nationwide are unelectrified. This figure is expected to double by 2040 when universal access is reached and new connections are currently in the range of 2,000 to 4,000 connections per annum. At this rate, she said by 2040 only 40,000 80,000 new connections will be made and this is a shortfall of the 600,000 connections target. “To achieve the target, we need about 30,000 new connections (10 times what we are doing now). Of 600,000 new connections, 450,000 need to be grid-based and150,000…
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Witbooi pulls out of the DSG<br>race three-days to congress

Witbooi pulls out of the DSG
race three-days to congress

O’brein Simasiku Aspirant for the Swapo Party’s Deputy Secretary General (DSG)’s position, Lucia Witbooi, has thrown in the towel three days before the seventh elective congress this Friday. Her withdrawal was announced by the Party’s President Hage Geingob today, during the final central committee meeting, to dissolve the current leadership with a new one bound for election during the two-days conference. According to Geingob, Witbooi cited overcrowding previously with four-candidates including Evelyn Tayele-Nawases, Uahekua Herunga and David Hamutenya. “She realised they’re are enough candidates in the field, and decided she’s withdrawing. She was not forced, but did so willingly, and…
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Peace is made with enemies not friends-Geingob

Peace is made with enemies not friends-Geingob

Martin Endjala The Southern African Development Community (SADC)’s Organ on Politics, Defense and Security Cooperation Chairperson, President Hage Geingob, is advising one does not make peace with friends but with enemies. The Organ, also known as Troika, concluded a one-day working visit to the Kingdom of Eswatini last Friday. Stressing the importance of finding solutions in the Kingdom to whatever challenges there may be, Geingob added that solutions will not come from outside but from the Emaswati themselves. He reminded that it would be important to hear from all sides to find common ground, to avert any crisis. To allow…
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A 25-year-old man succumbed to his brother’s chest stab

A 25-year-old man succumbed to his brother’s chest stab

Tujoromajo Kasuto A 28-year-old man is facing charges of murder after he stabbed his brother (25) who died due to the stabbing injuries. Nampol Spokesperson, Chief Inspector Elifas Kuwinga, says the incident took place in the capital in the Otjomuise location on Sunday, 20 November around 02h50 in Frankfurt Street. “It is alleged that two biological brothers aged 25 and 28 who reside in the same house were arguing and insulting each other at home when the younger brother to the deceased took a kitchen knife and stabbed the deceased once on the chest leading to his death on the…
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Geingob appeals for children’s well-beings<br>inclusion in socio-economic development

Geingob appeals for children’s well-beings
inclusion in socio-economic development

Martin Endjala President Hage Geingob has appealed for inclusion of children into socio-economic development as the world commemorates World Childrens Day. “We must continue to ensure that the interests of children are always at the center of our socio-economic development programs,” says the President highlighting that children are the future leaders of any society but emphasising that their childhood and well-being should be safeguarded and protected. Children and young people are said to be a core pillar of society, and their inclusion in every aspect of life should remain a priority. Geingob is of the view that children should be…
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AFLoN demands Constitution change to sensitise it to genocide issues

AFLoN demands Constitution change to sensitise it to genocide issues

Staff Writer The Ancestral Land Foundation of Namibia(ALFoN) is calling for a referendum to amend the Constitution so that is in favour of all Namibians, and particularly in favour of the descendants of the survivors of genocide. ALFoN today handed a petition in this regard to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO), Office of the National Assembly and the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform. The petition was received at the entrance gate to both parliament and the Prime Minister’s Office which were barricaded with a notable police and security…
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Presidency cautions Dr Geingob’s impersonators

Presidency cautions Dr Geingob’s impersonators

Staff Writer The Presidency is worried by individuals impersonating the President, Dr Hage G. Geingob to Influence the SWAPO Party 7th Congress delegates calling them to desist from such “Illegal acts”. The Presidency in a media release refers to “individuals who are fraudulently claiming to be President Hage G. Geingob and calling SWAPO Party delegates to the 7th Congress, purportedly asking them to vote for certain candidates.” It reminds the public impersonating the President or any other person is criminal conduct and punishable by law appealing to the public or delegates to the SWAPO Party not to believe such claims…
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