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Agriculture ministry vows to make water accessible

Staff Writer The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform says it is focused on various interventions such as upgrading existing water infrastructure, construction of new water supply infrastructure, improvement of the management of existing water sources and enhancement of transboundary water cooperation to facilitate easy water access nationwide. Minister Of Agriculture, Water And Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein at an annual staff and stakeholder address on Monday said that no development could occur without water, hence the priority that is accorded to the security of water supply in NDP5 and HPPII. He said that the high priority for the security…
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High Court appoints three judges

High Court appoints three judges

The judiciary today announced the appointment of David Munsu and Erich Kessiau as Judges of the High Court, and Christiaan Philanda as an Acting Judge. The appointment are effective from 1 April 2023. Munsu was reappointed as an acting judge last year for the period from 15 July until the end of March this year while, Kesslau also acted as a judge for the period from 15 January 2022 until end of March. Munsu who is a product of the Aspirant Judges Training Programme, an intensive programme developed by the Namibian Judiciary aimed at the training of persons who aspire…
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City drainage overwhelmed by heavy rainfall<br>..as businesses pay the ultimate price

City drainage overwhelmed by heavy rainfall
..as businesses pay the ultimate price

Tujoromajo Kasuto Windhoek experienced a flurry of activity yesterday as residents and companies scrambled to save what little has been left of their homes and commercial facilities after torrential rains on Wednesday afternoon after the city’s drainage system was overwhelmed by the weight of the downpour. A flood that damaged some vehicles, numerous homes, buildings, and infrastructure, including the Wernhill Shopping Centre in the Central Business District (CBD), forced it to close for most of Thursday. The centre’s ground floor was completely flooded, and activities didn’t start up again until today’s late afternoon. Group Manager for Corporate Relations at Ohltaver…
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MAWLR receives 11 4X4 vehicles from the EU

MAWLR receives 11 4X4 vehicles from the EU

Martin Endjala The Ministry of Agriculture, Water Land Reform (MAWLR) has received 11 4x4 double cab vehicles from the European Union to the value of N$6,355,000. These are for the Livestock Support Programme (LSP) in the Northern Communal Areas (NCAs) of Namibia, funded by the European Union through the 11th European Development Fund (EDF 11) to the tune of 20 million Euro or N$360 million. The overall objective of the LSP is to promote entrepreneurship and enhance the livelihood of NCAs livestock farming communities in a sustainable way while improving the performance of the livestock value chain in the NCAs.…
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Inconsistent use of campaign<br>rules concern Mushelenga

Inconsistent use of campaign
rules concern Mushelenga

Obrein Simasiku Swapo Party Central Committee and Politburo member Peya Mushelenga is unhappy with the manner in which internal campaign rules are being implemented, saying he has observed some inconsistencies in the various regions visited by the candidates vying for vice presidents, secretary and deputy secretary general positions. “It has been observed that during the engagement between candidates for the positions of Vice-President, Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General with delegates from regions, last week, some media teams of candidates were not allowed entry. There have been inconsistencies in the manner in which the regional engagements were conducted from one region to…
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Muharukua wants subsidies for Omahenene crop farmers

Muharukua wants subsidies for Omahenene crop farmers

Martin Endjala Popular Democratic Movement MP Vipuakuje Muharukua has called for 40 percent subsidy for communal crop farming to villages along the Omahenene water canal both in the Omusati and parts of Oshana regions to make them resilient against the harsh weather patterns the northern regions often face. The MP is of the view that these villages have the ability to become food self-sustainable if production subsidies are granted and will improve their livelihoods of people in the affected areas. The villages include Omahenene, Omakuwa, Omangolowani, Epalela, Omindamba, Ishanaputa, Okathakoushango, Olupako, Omuluukila, Outapi, Onambelela, Ombafi, Okeeke, Ongongo and Shitutuma, Oshipanda,…
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Mixed progress in RISDP implementation

Mixed progress in RISDP implementation

Moses Magadza JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - THERE has been varying progress in implementing the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) during the 2020-2022 period with more scope to be done, according to a consultant. Dr Manasa Dzirikure made this observation when he made an assessment at the start of a regional hybrid dialogue on the implementation of the SADC RISDP 2020-2030 which began here on 13 September, 2022. His assessment focused on five result areas in terms of quantifiable execution of activities planned in the health and agricultural sectors, and the cross-cutting issues of climate change and actions supportive of…
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No sympathy with govt over tight finances …solidarity with civil servants

No sympathy with govt over tight finances …solidarity with civil servants

Tujoromajo Kasuto Analysts have recommended that the government restructure their expenditure budget, pointing to a lack of efficient planning and execution in central government as the root cause of civil servants feeling the pinch of rising living costs. According to Herbert Jauch, a labour expert, for the last five years since the last raise, civil servants’ wages and benefits have remained the same despite inflation eroding their purchasing power by nearly 30%. ‘’When you consider that their wages have lost nearly 30% of their purchasing power, what they pay for with their wages is far less than what they could…
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Nam gymnastics suspended from international games

Nam gymnastics suspended from international games

Martin Endjala Two senior Namibian gymnast athletes are pleading to the International Gymnastic Federation toallow them to take part in the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games to represent Namibia under the FIG flag.Namibia has been suspended from taking part in international events, because of division in the gymnastic family. Emilia Ekandjo and Shayna Schutte, who have already qualified for the games and registered to participate in the competition have expressed their disappointment in being told that they won’t be taking part as planned. Speaking to Windhoek Observer in an interview yesterday at the SKW gymnastic training hall in Windhoek, Ekandjo said…
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Summit looks at how women overcame difficulties

Summit looks at how women overcame difficulties

Staff Writer The 12th Women Summit held over the weekend in Swakopmund focused on how women overcame various adversities and life event that enabled them to be the people they are today. The summit hosted by Old Mutual Namibia was held under the “Securing your Financial Future’’ and saw over 140 women in attendance. Renowned South African broadcaster, Nicolette Mashile, and best-selling author of “What’s your move,” headlined the summit alongside Namibian speakers Colette Rieckert, Hermien Elago and Afra Schimming-Chase. Elago spoke about how ones health is their wealth and the importance it plays to their total wellbeing. Rieckert touched…
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