Daily Observer

CEO divides Swapo council in Grootfontein

Obrein Simasiku Dust refuses to settle in Grootfontein, as another faction in support of the town mayor, Talitha Garises, has come to her defence.The group says the mayor should be left alone to focus on her works to address problems at the beleaguered council.“Hands off the Mayor, as she is trying her level best to clean Grootfontein once and for all. She needs to be accorded all the blessings, our inputs and support as well as good working relationship from her fellow Councilors and rest of the Municipality staff to carry out her mandate in the best interest of our…
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China Town saga bail application postponed

China Town saga bail application postponed

Obrein Simasiku The fight for bail in the China Town protest rages on in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court with defence lawyers set to make final submissions tomorrow afternoon.The matter was postponed today following cross examinations of both accused and the state witness, who happens to be the police investigator, warrant officer Nakanyala, who is objecting to the granting of bail,The matter involves Namibia Economic Freedom Fighter (NEFF) commissar for economic development Michael Amushelelo, who was arrested on Friday morning after handing himself over to the Police, while his co-accused Affirmative Repositioning Movement (AR) activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma was apprehended hours later…
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Relentless NEFF mobilises another mass protest<br>…..Police warns against lawlessness

Relentless NEFF mobilises another mass protest
…..Police warns against lawlessness

Obrein Simasiku The Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) is organising yet another mass protest on Wednesday in solidarity and to demand the release of its arrested commissar for economic development Michael Amushelelo as well his co-accused Affirmative Repositioning activist, Dimbulukeni Nauyoma, who are fighting for bail in the Katutura Magistrate’s court.The police Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga has however reminded the public against lawlessness when undertaking such demonstrations, saying “some people do these things deliberately to provoke the situation, which is not supposed to be the case as we ought to be law abiding citizens.”Ndeitunga said the police were notified of…
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Nedbank Women in Media Conference a success

Nedbank Women in Media Conference a success

Staff WriterThe second edition of the Nedbank in Women in Media Conference took place on Saturday, 14 May, under the theme ‘Alike in so many ways’. The conference was organised to commemorate World Press Freedom Day, as well as to try to foster astrong network among Namibian women working in the media industry.This year’s event was different from last year’s, as it also incorporated women who work in corporate communications and public relations. The event was addressed by various women in media including author, World Press Freedom campaigner, founder of The Namibian newspaper, Gwen Lister, Chief News and Programming Officer…
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EU funds NSI twinning project with 27m Staff Reporter The Minister of Industrialisation and Trade (MIT), Lucia Ipumbu launched the European Union (EU) funded twinning project titled ‘Providing support to the Namibia Standards Institution’ in Windhoek.The two-year twinning project aims to boost the NSI’s capacity to carry out its mandate and increase Namibia’s involvement in international trade. This is the first EU Twinning Project of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.The Twinning Project is part of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Implementation Plan for Namibia and is supported to the tune of N$27 million.In her keynote address, Lucia Iipumbu applauded all…
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Public warned to make sensible judgements to avoid infections

Public warned to make sensible judgements to avoid infections

Martin Endjala President Hage Geingob has advised people during the 43rd Covid-19 public briefing today at State House, to make sensible judgements during the winter period when corona cases spike. “I do however wish to draw your attention to what I can describe to be a relaxed and worrisome attitude to the wearing of face masks in public areas and large indoor settings”, Geingob emphasized, adding that the public is expected to apply sound personal judgment and is therefore required to wear face masks in all public areas. He again pointed out that the first line of defence in the…
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Government halts retirement preservation

Government halts retirement preservation

Tujoromajo Kasuto The Minister of Finance Ipumbu Shiimi has postpone the compulsory preservation of retirement benefits to allow for adequate time for broader consultations on the envisaged regulation. He said the modalities on how the consultations will be undertaken will be announced in due course. The final standards and regulations were to be published in the Government Gazette on 1 October 2022 when the Financial Institutions and Market Act (FIMA) was to become operational. In terms of the new regulation when someone resigns, changes jobs or stops working they will be required to preserve 75 percent of their individual pension,…
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Activists shutdown China Town …..NEFF president, 7 others to spend weekend in jail

Activists shutdown China Town …..NEFF president, 7 others to spend weekend in jail

Obrein Simasiku Eight suspects, including the president of Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) Epaphras Mwiikilongo, and his commissar Michael Amushelelo will spend the rest of the weekend in police custody after their arrest during a demonstration at China Town this morning. Others includes, AR activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and Amushelelo's wife Juliata. This is because the police failed to deliver their dockets to court in time for processing and prosecution. Their legal representatives pitched up at the Katutura Magistrate's court to apply for their bail. "They can no longer appear today because we have not received the docket so that we…
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Tsumeb street market to boost entrepreneurs

Tsumeb street market to boost entrepreneurs

The Tsumeb municipality has initiated a street market to provide the resident with an opportunity to showcase and sell whatever products they wish to generate an income. An amount of N$250 will be charged for SME stalls, and N$500 for Corporates at the informal marketing that will be held every first weekend of each month, behind the First National Bank at the town. "This is an initiative which aspires to resuscitate our economy through the empowering of local entrepreneurs and ease the effects of Covid-19 which led to many business failing, thus pushing many into abject poverty. Therefore, this will…
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Windhoek Light discontinued as demand shrinks

Windhoek Light discontinued as demand shrinks

Obrein Simasiku The Namibia Breweries has temporarily stopped the production of Windhoek Light because of declining demand. According to NBL, there are still plans to resume its production in the near future, depending on demand. "NBL foresees the current stock of Windhoek Light to be sufficient at current demand for the month of May 2022, after which the discontinuation will take effect," said NBL in a statement released today. NBL said they regularly review all of its Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) to assess their feasibility, according to the company’s responsibility to deliver value through appealing products to consumers and shareholders.…
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