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Emergency power generator saviour for Rundu water woes

Emergency power generator saviour for Rundu water woes

Eba Kandovazu WEEKS after Rundu residents have been without running water, an emergency power generator has finally been dispatched to Rundu from Walvis Bay and water has been restored Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Calle Schlettwein, says. Schlettwein adds that a team was on site to repair the damaged transformer, which he says coincidentally broke after NamWater by-passed the water meter and restored unhindered water supply after a water shortage was reported at the town. The NamPower transformer supplies power to Rundu and NamWater pumps feed the town with water. "This has resulted in the unintended continued stoppage…
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CoW CEO interviews not public . . . 61 apply and five shortlisted for top job

CoW CEO interviews not public . . . 61 apply and five shortlisted for top job

Eba Kandovazu THE City of Windhoek yesterday announced that it had received a total of 61 applications for the Chief Executive Officer’s job, but only five candidates were shortlisted. These are Otjiwarongo Municipality CEO Moses Matyayi, Deputy Executive Director at the Ministry of Works and Transport Joyce Mukubi, Chief Business Unit Executive at NamWater Eino Mvula, Researcher Charmill Zamuee and Roads Authority CEO Conrad Lutombi. Acting Windhoek CEO George Muyumbelo said in a statement that interviews will take place between 27-28 September 2021, adding that public presentations by the candidates will be livestreamed although the structured Interviews are to be…
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Hydrology unit issues flood warning

Hydrology unit issues flood warning

Clifton Movirongo The Hydrology Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) has warned that Namibia will be receiving above normal rainfall from November this year to April of 2021 and that this will have an effect particularly in the flood prone areas. Namibia’s flood prone areas include the Cuvelai Delta, Lower Kuiseb catchment, Hardap - Mariental, the Lower Orange River and the three northern rivers namely the Kunene, Okavango and Zambezi Rivers. Head of the Hydrology Unit at the MAWLR Paulina Mufeti revealed this in an interview with the Windhoek Observer, as she stressed that the…
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Govt negotiates desalination plant price tag

Govt negotiates desalination plant price tag

Helena Johannes Government is currently engaged in negotiations with Orano Resources (previously Areva Resources Namibia) over the N$3 billion price tag placed on its desalination water plant, as it renews interest to acquire the facility, Minister of Agriculture Water and Land Reform Calle Schlettwein has revealed. The government deal is expected to be carried out through water utility, NamWater, should the parties find common ground. “It is overpriced and we are not taking up the offer, however we are in the process of negotiating with them for price reduction,” Schlettwein said. The government renewed interest comes after more than five…
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TUCNA leader fires several shots across the bow

In a recent interview, Trade Union Congress of Namibia (TUCNA) Secretary-General Mahongora Kavihuha raised challenging issues. He makes one major misfire in his points and yet, he brings other issues to the table that can stimulate the national debate. He decried the supposed ‘deliberate’ destruction of parastatals. He believes that private companies are killing the SOEs so they can buy them up and control strategic portions of the Namibian economy. In the context of bemoaning 'schemes' about parastatals, Kavihuha asks whether the “pandemic itself was purposefully crafted to push some hidden agendas.” Perhaps the unionist's real intention was not reflected…
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