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Katutura Hospital kiddies ward out<br>of beds, babies sleeping on mattresses

Katutura Hospital kiddies ward out
of beds, babies sleeping on mattresses

The Katutura Hospital pediatric Ward 8A and 8B which has the capacity to admit 84 pediatric patients is currently making use of mattresses for mothers and their admitted babies due to the lack of physical space availability. Ministry of Health and Social Services Executive director Ben Nangombe said that 85 percent of the population depends on the public health sector. “The people of Namibia are increasingly adopting health seeking behaviour. Whenever they or their family members are unwell, they visit health facilities for treatment or admission. The majority are treated and admitted at public health facilities. This reflects the confidence…
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CPBN acting chairperson<br>labelled as a defender of corruption

CPBN acting chairperson
labelled as a defender of corruption

Martin Endjala The Central Procurement Board of Namibia acting chairperson Amon Ngavetene has been labelled as a defender of corruption by the Landless People’s Movement party following his said defensive response to the N$650 million medical tender. LPM leader Bernadus Swartbooi took a swipe to the CPBN chairperson calling him a defender of corruption, a alleging that he is shadowing those committing corruption and continue to do so as long as he continues to be arrogant and ignoring public concerns. The leader said this during their first press briefing last week, stressing that it is wrong for a public entity…
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Amushelelo granted bail

Amushelelo granted bail

Martin Endjala The Namibia Economic Freedom Fighter member and activist Michael Amushelelo was today released on N$3000 bail in the Walvis Bay magistrate court following his arrest last week Friday during a protest. This was confirmed today by his lawyer Kadhila Amoomo who also informed this publication that the matter was postponed to 13 March 2023 for further investigations. Amoomo added that his clients bail conditions stipulate that he is not to participate in any unlawful protests and he is not to go anywhere near the complex where shoprite is. The NEEF activist was arrested while supporting shoprite workers protesting…
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LPM says youth is closed off from opportunities

LPM says youth is closed off from opportunities

Martin Endjala Opportunities in the country are by-passing the youth of Namibia as tenders being awarded, are often won by those who are already well off or beyond the youth age. This is according to the Landless People’s Movement youth command element leader Duminga Ndala, who said this last week Friday at a press briefing. She dismayed that despite calls by the SADC Youth Protocol to empower the youth, the Namibian government continues to claim that they involve participation of young people in business Ndala questioned this arguing that which young people are they talking about if the SADC Youth…
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Namibian film-makers to<br>attend Joburg film festival

Namibian film-makers to
attend Joburg film festival

Martin Endjala Two Namibian female filmmakers, Ndakalako Shilongo and Tutu Mungoba have been given a chance to explore the film industry in order to acquire skills in the industry, after having been chosen to attend the Joburg Film Festival. This is after MultiChoice Namibia partnered with the Namibia Film Commission to sponsor the two Namibian female filmmakers, who will establish Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT) chapter in Namibia. “MultiChoice Namibia’s contribution to the formation of the Namibian SWIFT chapter ties into our hyperlocal strategy of taking Namibia to the world,” said MultiChoice Namibia’s Managing Director, Roger Gertze. Gerzte…
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O&L extends to Europe

O&L extends to Europe

Tujoromajo Kasuto Germany has been chosen to strengthen the Group’s resilience and offerings as part of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group’s recent expansion plans, which include developments for its Namibian subsidiaries such as establishing a new Hangana Seafood factory and rebuilding Mokuti Etosha Lodge. The company was officially established in November 2022 and is led by Steffen Kammerer as Managing Director (MD), will house the O&L Group’s European businesses and operations, primarily in Germany. O&L Europe will include the already established O&L Nexentury (in energy development), O&L Immobilien (property development and investment), O&LSustainable Finance (finance and investment), and in…
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80, rhinos, four elephants poached last year

80, rhinos, four elephants poached last year

Tujoromajo Kasuto The Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism today said that 80 rhinos were poached last year, while elephant poaching has significantly decreased over the last eight years, dropping from 101 in 2015 to four in 2022, however, the same cannot be said for rhino poaching, which remains a concern with over 80 cases reported in the last year. In an update on high-value species poaching in the country, the ministry notes that the Etosha National Park is a poaching hotspot and that immediately improved interventions have been put in place across the country, led by the MEFT, to…
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NTA urged to accelerate TVET qualification integration

NTA urged to accelerate TVET qualification integration

Martin Endjala The Higher Education, Technology and Innovation Minister, Itah Kandji-Murangi, is urging the newly appointed Namibia Training Authority (NTA) board to accelerate the process of integrating the Technical Vocational Education Training qualifications and aligned it with that of the national framework. The Minister urged during the appointment of seven board members of NTA yesterday, directing it to accelerate the process of appointing a new Chief Executive Officer as it is one of the very critical elements to the entities success and relevance. Kandji-Murangi advises the board to expand TVETs by digitalising and introducing new trades instead of just replicating…
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Swartbooi proposes all failing learners to rewrite exam

Swartbooi proposes all failing learners to rewrite exam

Martin Endjala The Landless People's Movement (LPM) Leader and Chief Change Campaigner, Bernadus Swartbooi, is proposing that all the 33 000 learners who set for the final exams last year be accorded a chance to rewrite the exams. This is to give them a fair chance if the argument by the education ministry is centered around Covid-19. Swartbooi argues that the outcome of last year’s results is not a Covid-19 induced phenomena but rather a repetition of doing the same thing over and over. Thus urging the ministry to start doing things differently and effectively to benefit all learners at…
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RMB Namibia wins Best Trade Finance Bank in Namibia

RMB Namibia wins Best Trade Finance Bank in Namibia

Staff Writer RMB Namibia was recently named Best Trade Finance Bank in Namibia 2023 at the 23rd annual World's Best Trade Finance Providers Awards by Global Finance magazine. The awards recognize consistent growth in the trade sector over the past year, which was fueled by increased automation and innovation as a result of the pandemic. This year's winners were recognized for outperforming their competitors in terms of product and service offerings. RMB Namibia CEO Philip Chapman stated that the award demonstrates their commitment to serving the Namibian people by being their preferred banking partner and providing innovative financial solutions. The…
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