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Vice President endorses youth’s development initiatives

By: Niël Terblanché Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah stressed the critical role of patriotism in driving Namibia's development agenda during her speech at the Youth Forge event held at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).The event on Thursday was themed 'Igniting Patriotism; Fuelling Industry,' and was aimed at inspiring national pride among young Namibians while equipping them with essential industrial skills.While addressing the gathering, Nandi-Ndaitwah shared her vision of shared prosperity and the Ideal Namibia.She said that a strong sense of patriotism is vital for overcoming the challenges posed by poor public service delivery and the prevalent individualistic attitudes…
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MoHSS clarifies funding for new Windhoek hospital

By: Niël Terblanché The Ministry of Health and Social Serviceshas clarified that the total cost of constructing the new Windhoek DistrictHospital is approximately N$2.9 billion. During the groundbreaking ceremony for thenew Windhoek District Hospital on Thursday, one of the main speakers mentioned thatthe total construction cost of the new facility will be N$16 billion. Although the new 500-bed facilityrepresents a substantial investment in the country's healthcare infrastructure,Walters Kamaya, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Social Services,clarified the misunderstanding regarding the funding of the new hospital.He stressed that the total cost ofconstructing the new Windhoek District Hospital is approximately N$2.9…
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Windhoek now has 17 new street names

By: Ester Mbathera The City of Windhoek has renamed seventeen streets in honour of notable individuals, with the changes taking effect on Friday.Six of the renamed streets already existed while eleven were newly established motorways. The following streets have been renamed: Eneast Peter Nanyemba Street is now Jason Mutumbulwa Street, Sin Street is now Ulrich Paulino Street, Johann Albrecht Street is now Gaob Dr Justus ǁGaroëb Street, Jordan Street is now Arch Bonifatius Hausiku Street, Dam Beach Street is now John Kambangula Street and Hennie Laubscher Street is now Gen Karel Ndjomba Street.These changes affect areas in Auasblick Extension 1,…
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TYRE FIRE:

Residents of Swakopmund have been warned to refrain from disposing of hot coals and ashes in regular refuse bins, as improper disposal of such materials poses significant risks.The warning came after a large cloud of black smoke was seen billowing over the coastal town, sparking concern among residents. The black smoke was caused by old vehicle tyres that caught fire on Thursday at about lunchtime.The smoke was a result of a fire at the local waste dump site.The situation was, however, quickly brought under control by the Swakopmund Fire and Rescue Services.Despite the dramatic appearance of the smoke, especially with…
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UNAM salaries delayed

By: Ester Mbathera University of Namibia (UNAM) employees will not receive their May salary on the normal payday of 15 May.On Tuesday, the Pro-Vice chancellor of administration and finance, Prof. Ellen Namhila, notified the staff that there would be a delay in the disbursement of salaries.“We will keep you updated without delay as soon as we have a resolution. We recognise the importance of timely salary payments and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause,” she said.UNAM spokesperson Simon Namesho attributed the salary delay to an administrative glitch.“We anticipate that salaries will be processed during the day of 15…
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FELICITATIONS:

FELICITATIONS:

President Nangolo Mbumba described founding President Sam Nujoma as a visionary leader with extraordinary foresight on his 95th birthday.Nujoma, who served as Namibia's first democratically elected president, was born on 12 May 1929 to Daniel Nujoma and Helvi Kondombolo in the Etunda village in the Omusati region.Mbumba's message to Nujoma was delivered by Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah this morning.
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Geingos commits to youth development and cancer prevention

Geingos commits to youth development and cancer prevention

Ester Mbathera The wife of late President Hage Geingob, Monica Geingos, has announced that she will dedicate her time to advocacy work, focusing on youth development and cancer prevention and care initiatives. Geingos returned to work on 6 May. She made the announcement on her social media platforms on Saturday. The announcement follows her husband's death from pancreatic cancer on 4 February. Geingos emphasised her commitment to resuming her advocacy efforts, with a renewed focus on addressing pressing issues affecting the nation. “For now, it will mean focusing on finalising outstanding advocacy commitments and managing the administrative transition to former…
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President Sam Nujoma is alive and recuperating

President Sam Nujoma is alive and recuperating

Ester Mbathera Doctor Tshali Iithete, the personal physician of founding President Sam Nujoma, has debunked rumours of his demise that have been circulating on various social media platforms."President Nujoma was hospitalised a week or so ago. He has since been discharged and is recuperating well at home," Iithete reassured the public.Known as the Father of the Namibian Nation, Nujoma played a crucial role in the country's independence struggle and served as its first president from 1990 to 2005.He retired to his farm at Etunda, near Otjiwarongo.His last public appearance was during the funeral of the late President Hage Geingob in…
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Swapo members instructed to rally behind Netumbo

Swapo members instructed to rally behind Netumbo

Swapo secretary general, Sophia Shaningwa, has instructed party members to rally behind and support Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, the party's presidential candidate.Shaningwa issued a directive to all party wings, affiliates, and the school to begin campaign and mobilisation activities for the upcoming 2024 Presidential and National Assembly Elections."Without deviating from our core responsibility of delivering basic services to our people, we must re-direct our collective efforts and re-double our commitment, towards ensuring that the SWAPO Party and its Presidential candidate, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah emerges victorious in the November General elections," she said.The party is currently faced with an internal fight with some members…
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CONGRATULATIONS GWEN!

CONGRATULATIONS GWEN!

Windhoek Observer congratulates veteran journalist and former team member of this publication, Gwen Lister for being honoured with a prestigious lifetime achievement award.This is a well-deserved recognition of your stellar work in independent journalism. We're beyond proud of you, Gwen!
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