Daily Observer

!Nawases-Taeyele demands<br>Shaningwa to order a third DSG election

!Nawases-Taeyele demands
Shaningwa to order a third DSG election

Obrein Simasiku Swapo member of Parliament and contender for Deputy Secretary General, Evelyn !Nawases-Taeyele, is demanding the party Secretary General, Sophia Shangingwa, to nullify the re-election outcome of the DSG position. Shaningwa has been given until tomorrow to respond, failure thereof of which !Nawases-Taeyele intends to approach the court to seek recourse. “Should the Party not be amenable to rectifying the injustice suffered by our client, we hold instructions to institute legal proceedings on an urgent basis to declare the elections invalid and have it set aside,” says !Nawases-Taeyele through her lawyer Florian Beukes of Metcalfe Beukes Attorneys. Uahekua Herunga,!Nawases-Taeyele…
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Redforce sues Gobabis Municipality for close to N$6 million

Redforce sues Gobabis Municipality for close to N$6 million

Staff Writer Debt collectors, Redforce, has dragged the Gobabis Municipality to court for allegedly breaching contract suing it for N$ 5 643 581.24. According to documents filed with the Windhoek High Court, the municipality represented by its acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Frieda Shimakeleni, and the debt collector represented by its CEO, Julius Nyamazana, entered in April 2018into a written agreement for Redforce to collect its debts. “The agreement would commence on the 01st April 2018 and would run for a time period of thirty-six months, which time period would expire on the 2nd of April 2021, with the proviso…
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Namibia records a trade deficit improvement of 33.5%

Namibia records a trade deficit improvement of 33.5%

Tujoromajo Kasuto Namibia has recorded a trade deficit of N$1.7 billion in October 2022, an improvement by 33.5% compared to a deficit of N$2.6 billion the previous month, latest figures from the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) show. Namibia’s exports stood at N$7.8 billion and imports at N$9.5 billion, resulting in the country’s trade deficit of N$1.7 billion. In the period under review, the country exported wood charcoal worth N$107.3 million, mostly to South Africa, the Netherlands and Belgium whereas on the demand side, the value of wood charcoal imported into the country was valued at N$0.1 million. This comes as…
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MURD reviews National Housing Policy

MURD reviews National Housing Policy

Martin Endjala The Ministry of Urban Rural and Development (MURD) is reviewing the National Housing Policy with consultative engagements with various stakeholders already underway. The discussion on the review of the National Housing Policy and the implementation of the implementation strategy was held this week at the Namibia Institute for Public Administration and Management (Nipam). MURD Minister, Erastus Uutoni, says this is geared towards accelerating the National Housing Policy to deliver on its mandate in terms of house delivery. Reprimanding local and regional authorities for allowing division, self- enrichment and ambitions to cloud their duties. Which is to ensure service…
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Consumption patterns, lifestyle drivers of cancer

Consumption patterns, lifestyle drivers of cancer

Martin Endjala The Executive Director(ED) of the Ministry of Health Social and Services (MOHSS), Ben Nangombe, says unhealthy consumption patterns and lifestyle are among the driving elements of emerging cancers in developing countries. Nangombe said this during the handover of funds for the 2022 Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project. He informs that the MoHSS in collaboration with different stakeholders, are committed to preventing and controlling all NCDs. However, unhealthy consumption patterns and lifestyles are driving the emerging cancer epidemic in developing countries, which currently have more new cancer cases annually than the developed countries. Unhealthy lifestyles such as tobacco use,…
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AIDS-related deaths remain elevated in Windhoek.

AIDS-related deaths remain elevated in Windhoek.

Tujoromajo Kasuto UNAIDS Country Director, Alti Zwandor, says AIDS-related deaths remain with an estimated 483 AIDS-related deaths recorded in 2021, accounting for 17.9 percent of total AIDS deaths (2700) in the country. The City has made significant progress in lowering HIV incidence among people aged 15-49 in Windhoek to 3.2 per 1000, which is significantly lower than the national average (5.2 per 1000) but higher than the 2.9 per 1000 population in Khomas Region. She made these remarks today during the City of Windhoek’s commemoration of World AIDS Day 2022, which is observed worldwide on December 1st. These figures are…
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Omuthiya dumpsite breeds flies, swarm homes

Omuthiya dumpsite breeds flies, swarm homes

Obrein Simasiku Residents of Omadhiya and some surrounding villages in Omuthiya have come out guns blazing against the Town Council accusing it of neglecting their plights related to environmental pollution through dumpsite. The situation has deteriorated from smoke and odd smell to breeding flies, which are now swarming nearby houses. Videos and pictures of the cluttered dumpsite consisting of dead dogs, hospital utensils, syringes, gloves and other solid wastes are at the centre of the residents’ unhappiness. Another video shows a woman with dishes and cups covered with flies, and in the video she can be heard saying the flies…
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IPC prays for peace at CoW<br>….Moses !Garoeb by-election candidate pledge half-salary

IPC prays for peace at CoW
….Moses !Garoeb by-election candidate pledge half-salary

Obrein Simasiku The Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) is praying for peaceful dialogue and a good working relationship at the City of Windhoek. Last week political parties staged a walkout, sabotaging the continuation of the re-election of new office-bearers. IPC, which prides itself on the basis of principles and the rule of law, left the chamber shortly after Swapo members moved out. However, today at a media conference, IPC Khomas Chairperson, Fritz Kaufmann, said they did not work in cohort with any party rather their walkout was their own decision, because they cannot let people give themselves titles that will…
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National Assembly ends with mixed emotions

National Assembly ends with mixed emotions

Martin Endjala The public had high expectations from the legislative body, the National Assembly (NA), which resumed its sessions in February. However, this was not the case as Members of Parliament (MPs) were often seen having a go at each other, leading to certain bills being left unattended. Before adjourning for the year of the 6thNational Assembly session, it debated and passed nine bills which have been referred to the National Council for review. In addition, 13 motions were tabled with only three thereof adopted, five referred to committees, three lapsed and two were withdrawn. A total of 158 questions…
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Newly sworn-in CC members urged to defend Swapo

Newly sworn-in CC members urged to defend Swapo

Martin Endjala As they go out to carry out their assigned duties as CC members and not to go around attacking the party. This riot act has been given by the party President, Hage Geingob, during their swearing in well as that of the top four leaders of the party today at Parliament. With Geingob manning them that instead of attacking their own party, they should rather come forth and seek clarity and solutions to whatever issues they might have. Further stressing that they will have to work and suffer for the party. Adding that when one takes an oath…
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