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Namibians urged to be patriotic

Namibians urged to be patriotic

Martin Endjala Namibia celebrated its 32nd independence anniversary yesterday in Swakopmund where President Hage Geingob called on them to be patriotic to their country and to shy away from comparing living conditions in free Namibia to be worse than those in the apartheid era. He pointed out that this mentality is not only unpatriotic but it is insulting to those who made an immense sacrifice for the country’s freedom. “Our independence is sacred and should be above our personal feelings and politics of the day, and let us learn from unwavering patriots to the struggle of liberation, they have stayed…
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Masks no longer mandatory

Masks no longer mandatory

Eba Kandovazu AS of midnight, the wearing of masks in public will no longer be compulsory and the gathering of people has been increased from 500 to 1000, while fully vaccinated travellers will not be required to provide negative PCR results upon entering the country. These were the Covid-19 relaxed health measures announced today by President Hage Geingob, who also said that recently the World Health Organisation adjusted the Covid 19 outbreak from a pandemic to an endemic disease. “A reprieve does not mean the end of the pandemic. We must continue to care for ourselves and the vulnerable members…
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No movement restrictions for festive season

No movement restrictions for festive season

Tujoromajo Kasuto THERE is no lockdown and/or curfew restrictions as most Namibians were fearing after the President last week hinted at imposing strict measures if the situation does not improve after the outbreak of the Omicron variant in the country. President Hage Geingob announced today at the 38th COVID-19 public briefing. No curfew, with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) Minister, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula stating that the reintroduction of the curfew triggers other actions, such as those related to the general hours of the operations of businesses, public transport, and the sale of alcohol. With the new measure…
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Geingob pleased with Cabinet’s work despite COVID-19 challenges

Geingob pleased with Cabinet’s work despite COVID-19 challenges

Eba Kandovazu PRESIDENT Hage Geingob says although Namibia faced challenges this year as a result of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, Government has stood strong and Cabinet has responded to multiple crises with swiftness and purpose. At the last Cabinet meeting of the year, he says in the midst of immense human losses, Cabinet has provided the nation with the reassurance of direction, order and security. “In the eye of the storm, we have steered the ship towards calmer waters. Through your swift and decisive action, our nation has been able to avert a potential humanitarian disaster. At this juncture, I…
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Travel ban not based on scientific evidence misguided – President Geingob

Eba Kandovazu PRESIDENT Hage Geingob says the decision to ban Namibia, without the detection of the new COVID-19 variant is misguided one. The travel ban of seven Southern African countries, including Namibia, into Europe, Namibia, because of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, has caused an uproar, with many calling it discriminatory to African countries. Despite the ban, Europe continues to report Omicron cases, with Belgium reporting its first case yesterday. Europe’s ban follows South Africa reporting last Wednesday that they have detected a new COVID-19 variant. Cases have also been reported in Botswana. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is also…
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President Geingob to attend Shixwameni’s funeral

Tujoromajo Kasuto The Namibian Presidency has announced that President Hage Geingob will attend the burial of late Ignatius Shixwameni on Saturday in Rundu, in the Kavango-East Region. The 55-year-old Shixwameni died on the 10th of November this year after collapsING at Parliament while attending a standing committee meeting. Last week Geingob conferred a state funeral for the late President of the All People’s Party (APP). Shixwameni served in different political leadership roles including as Swapo Party Member of Parliament from 1995-1999; Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting between 1997 and 1999, and Swapo Party Youth League Leader between 1987 and…
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New ID to be used as passport in neighbouring countries

Tujoromajo Kasuto President Hage Geingob has launched the new national identity card (ID) by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security has at State House. Launching the new look ID, the President says this is a great new beginning that will allow free movement of people around Africa, which he says is a key element of African unity as the ID will also be used as a passport for travel to neighbouring countries. He and his Botswana counterpart, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, have already agreed that the IDs could be used to travel between the two countries. The fingerprint…
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President Geingob endorses transformation of SOEs Ministry into department

Eba Kandovazu President Hage Geingob has endorsed the recommendation of the High Level Panel on the Namibian Economy (HLPNE) to dissolve the Ministry of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). The ministry will now be transformed into a department under the Ministry of Finance. Minister Johan Jooste this afternoon told the Windhoek Observer that no job losses are expected, adding that the transformation will happen in the next three months. He says 'only time will tell' regarding his own future political career. Press Secretary Alfredo Hengari refers questions in this regard to Jooste. "Experience has shown that most of the issues encountered…
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Geingob witnesses NDF training completion in Oshana

Geingob witnesses NDF training completion in Oshana

Eba Kandovazu PRESIDENT Hage Geingob was part of the delegation that today witnessed a joint field training exercise at Uulunga wa Kolondo in Oshana region. Geingob, as the Commander-in-Chief of the Namibia Defence Force officiated the final stage of the training. The President cautioned the NDF to maintain absolute combat readiness at all times, due to the ever shifting geo-political realities and new forms of conflict. "Combat readiness is an extremely important aspect of our national defense apparatus because Namibian soldiers must be adequately prepared to respond to orders or attacks at any given time. We must enhance our preparedness…
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Geingob says hate speech is a great concern

Geingob says hate speech is a great concern

Tujoromajo Kasuto President Hage Geingob says he believes hate speech fuels extremist views and is a cause of great concern with the world witnessing a growing trend of extremism. He says it is in unity that strength lies and it is in pursuing policies of inclusion that will build robust processes, systems and institutions that will imbue trust, confidence and cooperation in efforts of building peaceful, prosperous and inclusive societies. “Hate has no place in society. It distracts from inherent human capacity to show compassion and uplift the human spirit,” he adds. Geingob expressed these sentiments virtually as keynote speaker…
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