Katima Mulilo

Over 5000 scramble for 48 veterinary jobs

Over 5000 scramble for 48 veterinary jobs

Obrein Simasiku There was havoc and chaos yesterday at the Directorate of Agriculture in the Zambezi Region when over 5000 jobseekers descended at the offices, hoping to secure a place among the 48 advertised position at the Directorate of Veterinary Services. The region's unemployment rate stands at 37.68 percent, against the national broad unemployment of 33.4 percent, according to the 2018 Namibia Statistic Agency Labour Force Survey. Thousands from all corners of the region flocked to the town of Katima Mulilo as early as they could, hoping they will be selected as one of the casual workers to work on…
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FlyWestair flies to Rundu, Katima Mulilo

FlyWestair flies to Rundu, Katima Mulilo

Staff Writer NAMIBIAN airline FlyWestair launched flights to two new destinations, Rundu and Katima Mulilo this week. Departing from Eros Airport in Windhoek, on 24 and 25 August, with inaugural flights for the media, these new scheduled routes connect Namibians and visitors between the capital and the north-eastern regions and beyond. “FlyWestair is a proudly Namibian privately owned airline, the first of its kind in Namibia. We are committed to providing an admirable travel experience with consistent on-time performance. “The opening up of these two new routes show our dedication to Namibia, to the travel and tourism industry, and we…
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Oshakati, Katima top in new Covid-19 cases

Oshakati, Katima top in new Covid-19 cases

Staff Writer Going by the figures released by the Minister of Health and Social Servives, Dr Kalumba Shangula, on Wednesday, Oshakati and Katima Mulilo appear to becoming the epicentres of the Covid-19 virus. From a total of 237 confirmed new cases, the two towns in Oshana and Zambezi regions had 42 new cases each, relegating the capital Windhoek and Khomas region, which recorded 36 new cases for the day, to third spot. The new distribution pattern could be attributed to the more stringent measures imposed on Windhoek during July. Nankudu in Kavango West recorded only one new case as did…
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NamWater seeks its N$1.5 billion

NamWater seeks its N$1.5 billion

Andrew Kathindi NamWater has revealed that it’s owed N$1.5 billion nationally, with local authorities being the largest debtors. NamWater Chief Executive Officer(CEO), Abraham Nehemia, told Windhoek Observer that some of the debts owed to them are backdated by nearly ten years.“I have written all of them letters. It's a demand letter waking up the other party to honour their obligations,” he said. The NamWater CEO further refuted claims that the lack of water in Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi region was a result of NamWater disconnecting the local authority. “There was a misrepresentation of facts in Katima. We have a…
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Agribank inaugurates new regional office

Agribank inaugurates new regional office

Staff Writer Agribank has inaugurated its newly relocated regional office in Katima Mulilo on Friday, to improve its client experience as well as to ensure conducive working environment for staff when servicing farmers and potential farmers in the Zambezi region. Though the Bank has been operational for some years in the town, the new office according to the lender, elevates the it’s visibility and accessibility to clients and other stakeholders. Zambezi Regional Governor Lawrence Sampofu in a speech read on his behalf said the opening of the new Agribank office in Katima Mulilo is a welcome expression of the trust…
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COVID-19 drives rentals down . . . as Ondangwa rentals contract  -27.4 % y/y

COVID-19 drives rentals down . . . as Ondangwa rentals contract -27.4 % y/y

Staff Writer This economic weakness is reflected in FNB’s latest FNB Rental Index, which shows a 12-month average growth of 0.3 percent year on year (y/y) at the end of June 2020, following the short-lived growth momentum of 0.9 percent and 0.8 percent y/y seen in April and May 2020 respectively. The development has brought the national weighted average rent price to N$7022 at the end of June 2020 from N$7404 in June 2019. “Namibia has seen an unprecedented spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases over the last three months, signaling that the worst economic effects of the…
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Kalahari Holdings donates school furniture

Kalahari Holdings donates school furniture

Staff Writer Kalahari Holdings has donated of 650 desks and 650 chairs to the Tobias Hainyeko Project School in Katima Mulilo as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative and efforts to assist Government. The school furniture was handed over to the school management by Kalahari Holdings Director, Ephraim Nekongo. Since the school was established in 2018, learners have had to carry chairs from their homes to school and the donation is set to have a positive impact on teaching and learning in the school.
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