Peya Mushelenga

Namibia will continue to advocate for UNSC reform

Namibia will continue to advocate for UNSC reform

Niël Terblanché Namibia has reaffirmed its stance on the urgent need for reform within the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) while also raising concerns about global justice and equity. Dr Peya Mushelenga, Namibia's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, in a statement, voiced the government of Namibia’s disappointment following the UNSC's inability to pass a resolution that would grant the State of Palestine full membership in the United Nations. The bid for Palestine's membership adheres to Article 4 of the UN Charter, which invites all peace-loving states willing and able to fulfil the obligations of the Charter to apply. Since…
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Opposition MP questions Mushelenga over EU envoys summon

Opposition MP questions Mushelenga over EU envoys summon

Stefanus Nashama Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) member of Parliament, Maximalliant Katjimune, is questioning minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Peya Mushelenga for summoning European Union (EU) envoys for meeting a local politician. This is according to a notice of questions submitted by the parliamentarian in the National Assembly on Tuesday. To Katjimune, the summoning of EU envoys and the local German Embassy over a courtesy meeting with leaders of registered political formation is worrisome.  “It was therefore quite concerning when the ministry summoned envoys from the delegation of the European Commission to Namibia, as well the local German Embassy over…
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SIM card registration process must be intensified – Ndala

SIM card registration process must be intensified – Ndala

Martin Endjala Following the extension of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card registration deadline from 1 January 2024 to 31 March 2024, by Information Communication and Technology Minister Peya Mushelenga, Duminga Ndala of the Landless People’s Movement stressed the need to intensify the registration process. Ndala stated that it is now the responsibility of all stakeholders to ensure that, by the set deadline, all subscribers have completed their registration. “Three months is a sufficient timeframe, but what needs to be done is to launch campaigns emphasizing the importance of registering our SIM cards, considering the lengthy period provided over the…
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Omuthiya Festival started<br>…council ignores legal threats

Omuthiya Festival started
…council ignores legal threats

Obrein Simasiku The Omuthiya Town Council has steamed ahead with the idea of hosting the Omuthiya Othithiya despite legal threats from someone who claimed intellectual rights to the festival. There was uncertainty whether the event would materialise following a legal tussle between, an aspirant host of a similar event, Samuel Shinedima, who threatened to litigation in the High Court, claiming that council had copied his idea, after he had initially made a presentation back in 2019, to which the local authority went mute on him. Regardless of the threats, the town mayor Johannes Ndeutepo who has been championing the festival,…
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Glimmer of hope for PSEMAS suspended pensioners

Glimmer of hope for PSEMAS suspended pensioners

Eba Kandovazu CABINET has approved the re-registration of 15 162 pensioners who in September were suspended for failing to contribute to the Public Service Employees Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS) fund and to re-apply for medical aid when they retired. Amnesty will be provided to the pensioners who failed to re-apply for medical aid when they retired and it has been decided to consider payment arrangements and conditions of their monthly contributions in arrears to activate the benefits. Information and Communication Technology Minister, Peya Mushelenga, has also announced that government has decided to terminate the PSEMAS membership of pensioners who reside…
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