Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah

Swapo campaigns go into full gear

Swapo campaigns go into full gear

Candidates gunning for the Swapo Party’s Vice President, Secretary General and the Deputy SG position have gone into over drive with their campaigns using every conceivable opportunity for a public relations exercise. They use government platforms and all manner of sorts to be present at as many occasions be they Swapo or events related to their portfolios – at least those with government portfolios. At times they even hijack responsibilities from line ministers, such as that of Urban and Rural Development to officiate and according to observers, using them as network opportunities. Their campaigns are supposed to be coordinated by…
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Obeth to test Kaire’s authority in Omaheke ….PM, Deputy in Gobabis rodeo

Obeth to test Kaire’s authority in Omaheke ….PM, Deputy in Gobabis rodeo

The stage is set in Gobabis tomorrow when Swapo Party Vice President hopefuls will be paraded before the region’s delegates to the ruling party’s congress at the end of November. The three candidates to convince the 38 Omaheke delegates to the year-end congress are Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, the incumbent Vice President, Saara Kuukongelwa-Amadhila and Pohamba Shifeta. This will be round two of the internally organised campaign sessions of the party, as the candidates are not allowed to address public rallies to garner for support. The constituencies in the region are divided along the supporters of Ndaitwah and Kuukongelwa Amadhila. The two…
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Instability in Eastern DRC concerns SADC

Instability in Eastern DRC concerns SADC

Staff Writer The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah who also serves as the Chairperson of the Ministerial Committee of the SADC Organ Troika Plus the Force Intervention Brigade Troop Contributing Countries (FIB TCCs) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said they have agreed to strengthen collaboration with the Government of the DRC, and SADC’s Force Intervention Brigade, with the support of the United Nations and MONUSCO due to insecurities caused by the recent situation in Eastern DRC . “Our deliberations today contributed towards the engagement with the UN Secretary General on the margins of the UN…
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Swapo Politburo done with top three

Swapo Politburo done with top three

Staff Writer Saara Kuukongelwa-Amadhila and incumbent vice president Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah came through as the only candidates at today’s Swapo Party Politburo meeting held in Windhoek to endorse nominations for the position of Vice President, secretary general and the deputy secretary general. Only the position of the president will not be contested and Hage Geingob will be going into the congress unchallenged. Nandi-Ndaitwah did not need any nomination as the incumbent after she declared herself as contesting, while Kuukongelwa Amadhila was nominated by Tobie Aupindi and seconded by Calle Schlettwein. The succession battles were always fought among the older generation or…
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Geingob denies rift

Geingob denies rift

Staff Writer Swapo party President Hage Geingob has again denied continues news reports of a rift between himself and the vice president of the Party, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, ahead of the November congress. This comes after allegation that Nandi-Ndaitwah has been omitted from traveling delegations on many of Geingob’s official international trips this year. “There is simply no truth in the allegation of fallout between the two leaders. President Geingob believes in leadership that is collegial and consultative, with a healthy balance of horizontal and vertical decision making. In fact, President…
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Swapo veteran cautions against too many VP candidates

Swapo veteran cautions against too many VP candidates

Staff Writer A Swapo Party of Namibia veteran is warning the party against fielding too many candidates for the top four positions of the party for the upcoming party congress in November. Warning that too many candidates would further fragment the party, leading to breakaway factions which would seriously undermine the performance of the party in the 2024 Presidential and General Elections. “Since the party agreed current party President, Hage Geingob, as the sole candidate, the battle would be for the position of Vice President, posing the greatest threat for more fragmentation in the party if more candidates are nominated.”…
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Subsistence farmers urged to produce for market

Subsistence farmers urged to produce for market

Martin Endjala Subsistence farmers have been urged to move away from traditional farming and produce surplus for both local and international markets to ensure food security for both their families and the country. This was said by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah during the 16th Theo Ben Gurirab lecture series at Nkurenkuru in the Kavango West Region. She said farmers should take advantage of the Extensive Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project rolled out by government to achieve structural transformation of increased food production through value addition. ‘’ I am informed that this particular project is…
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Local businesses need opportunity in agro-business

Martin Endjala The Landless Peoples Movement {LPM} leader Bernadus Swartbooi took the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation for allegedly undermining the capacity of local businesses to participate in agro-businesses at the Neckartal Dam, outside Keetmanshoop. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said the minister showed her ignorance by excluding local entrepreneurs, during a visit to the Karas Region where she was selling investment deals with businesses from the United Arab Emirates. Swartbooi was addressing about 400 people at Block E in Rehoboth when he referred to Ndaithwaj's visit to the Karas Region as a joyride. "'When did she…
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Calm among Namibian students out of Ukraine

Calm among Namibian students out of Ukraine

Eba Kandovazu Calm has returned among Namibian students who made their way out of Ukraine and are now assured that the government will pay for their flight tickets back home. Etuweda Hiwete, a third year medical student at the National Pirogova Memorial Medical University in Vinnitsa, Ukraine told the Windhoek Observer that Namibian diplomats have been dispatched to the border since Saturday to ensure the safe exit of every Namibian. “We thank God for our lives that my group acted fast. There were people who got out late and it was chaotic at the border. You can imagine a country…
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Govt cuts costs and staff at diplomatic missions abroad

Govt cuts costs and staff at diplomatic missions abroad

Kandjemuni Kamuiiri THE Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (Mirco)’s Executive Director, Penda Naanda, says the ministry has implemented cost cutting measures at various missions abroad. This is in a response to questions sent by Windhoek Observer and comes after the Deputy Prime Minister and Mirco Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, in a general staff meeting at the Namibian Institute of Public Administration and Management (Nipam) this February 2021 in view of the economic outlook in the country, directed all officers, ministries and agencies to reduce expenditure. According to Naanda, based on the implementation of the directives by Treasury, cost cutting measures…
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