Daily Observer

Swanu calls its unrecognised vets,rejects “insulting” Joint Declaration

Swanu calls its unrecognised vets,rejects “insulting” Joint Declaration

Staff Writer SWANU is calling on all its cadres who have not been recognised as veterans, whether they waged the struggle from within or outside the country’s borders, to report to its Veterans’ Department at its headquarters in Katutura, Windhoek. “The war for the liberation of this country was fought from all corners of this country. We are very much aware that there were Swanu comrades inside the country fighting for the liberation of this country, and in the same vein there were also Swanu comrades inside the country fighting for the liberation of this country. Therefore, it cannot only…
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Swapo policy articulation vs slate politics

Swapo policy articulation vs slate politics

Tujoromajo Kasuto The candidate for the Swapo Party Deputy Secretary General position, Evelyn Nawases-Tayele has distanced herself from a slate that seem to be promoted by some supporters of the candidates. Media reports have been describing her joined campaign pages with Saara Kugongelwa Amadhile, as Vice President and Armas Amukwiyu as Secretary General. Nawases-Tayele says such grouping of candidates is against party constitution, adding that they are not responsible for the joined campaigns that have hit social media like a hurricane over the last few weeks. ‘’I do not know, maybe it’s good for people to talk about camps but…
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EU fosters youth diversity in the film industry

EU fosters youth diversity in the film industry

Martin Endjala The European Union continues to play a pivotal role in the lives of young aspiring talents across the globe, as it embraces itself for another EU Film Festival in Namibia partnering with its continental member states as they will showcase their ingenuity skills in the film industry which is aimed at telling their real live stories. The EU film festival is slated for next month starting on 5th October till the 30th of November 2022 at the opera house, The Village in Windhoek, with a line-up of European and Namibian films, during which a total of 18 films…
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Tourism Expo returns after two-year hiatus

Tourism Expo returns after two-year hiatus

Staff Writer After a two-year hiatus, the annual tourism expo will be held from November 3-5, at the SKW Sport Field in Windhoek. Heather Sibungo, Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, made the announcement today during the 2022 World Tourism Day celebrations in Omuthiya, under the global theme of ‘Rethinking Tourism’ and the local theme of ‘promoting heritage/cultural experience to harness sustainable tourism.’’ “I am further informed that the Tourism Expo under the umbrella of Tourism Namibia have solicited investments to the tune of N$1 million from the private sector stakeholders such as First National Bank and Namibia Breweries…
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Samupwa denies emergence of slate politics<br>… ‘It’s personal preference’

Samupwa denies emergence of slate politics
… ‘It’s personal preference’

Obrein Simasiku Swapo Executive Director said the candidates who have put joined forces in their campaigns through social media are not creating slates but practising individual preference. This amid recent developments where some candidates vying for the positions of Vice President, Secretary General and Deputy secretary general have merged and set up what seems to be camps, a different version of 2017 congress that pitted Team Harambee and Team Swapo. VP contender Sarah Kugwongelwa-Amadhila, SG candidate Armas Amukwiyu and Deputy SG aspirant Evelyne Nawases-Taeyele, seem to be in one camp, while on the other hand incumbent VP Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah is…
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Eswatini learns from EIF on environment

Eswatini learns from EIF on environment

Martin Endjala The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) and the Eswatini Environmental Fund (EEF) have vowed to ensure that the environment is protected and sustained as they strive to reach a zero carbon emission and ensuring that resources are used for the benefit of all their citizens. This comes after the EEF held a benchmark visit to the EIF for its National Environment Fund, last week. The purpose of visiting Namibia was to meet with the EIF and to learn from the institutional set-up in place that enables it to deliver on the same objectives as the Eswatini Environmental…
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Hermann Gmeiner probed for stolen funds

Hermann Gmeiner probed for stolen funds

Staff Writer Hermann Gmeiner Primary School staff and management are being probed for alleged misappropriation of school funds. The Windhoek Observer was unable to determine the value of the stolen funds. According to an inside source at the school, the money which is usually in the school safe has allegedly been misappropriated by the principal. “The principal is under investigation for ‘eating’ up the school’s money. I’m not really sure about the amount but it was removed from the school safe about two months ago,” said the source. She added that the learners’ parents are complaining why the school is…
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Obeth to test Kaire’s authority in Omaheke ….PM, Deputy in Gobabis rodeo

Obeth to test Kaire’s authority in Omaheke ….PM, Deputy in Gobabis rodeo

The stage is set in Gobabis tomorrow when Swapo Party Vice President hopefuls will be paraded before the region’s delegates to the ruling party’s congress at the end of November. The three candidates to convince the 38 Omaheke delegates to the year-end congress are Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, the incumbent Vice President, Saara Kuukongelwa-Amadhila and Pohamba Shifeta. This will be round two of the internally organised campaign sessions of the party, as the candidates are not allowed to address public rallies to garner for support. The constituencies in the region are divided along the supporters of Ndaitwah and Kuukongelwa Amadhila. The two…
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AG flags Katima property valued at 6.6m

AG flags Katima property valued at 6.6m

Obrein Simasiku The Auditor General could not establish the accuracy, validity and physical existence and condition of the property, plant and equipment for the Katima Mulilo Town Council (KMTC), which had a net value N$66 642 381. In addition, the auditors could not obtain any audit evidence to verify the Build Together loans of N$2 891 241, said Junias Kandjeke, giving KMTC an Adverse Audit Opinion for the 2019 financial year. “This was due to the Katima Mulilo Town Council failing to provide the auditors with an appropriate fixed asset register. It is recommended that the Council update and maintain…
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Credentials of Swapo top candidates questioned

Credentials of Swapo top candidates questioned

Tujoramajo Kasuto Political analysts have poked holes in the credibility of the nine candidates who are running for Swapo Party’s three top positions, namely Vice President, Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General. Going through the candidates, the analysts are in agreement that Swapo has a leadership crisis. The group that seems to be campaigning together and share messages on their respective campaign pages are said to have been prematurely conceived as there is an alleged dark cloud of corruption hanging over some of them. According to Ndumba Kamwanya the group also lacks ‘’relevant political history’’. He said the online strategy…
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