Unemployed teachers accuse Education Ministry of poor leadership

Unemployed teachers from the two Kavango regions are accusing the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture of poor leadership and a lack of forward planning.

The unemployed teachers say the ministry is hampering the provision of quality education in the country.

Dressed in their graduation gowns, the group of unemployed teachers decided to voice their dissatisfaction with how the ministry of education is dealing with their plight.

NBC tours the regions

Various heads of department at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation have been visiting the Erongo, Oshana, Kavango West, and East regions over the past two weeks.  The nbc's news team in the Kavango East Region caught up with the head of the delegation, Menesia Muinjo.

Police confers 51 officers from all 14 regions with new ranks

The Namibian Police have conferred 51 officers, 30 men, and 21 women, from all 14 regions with new ranks.

However, due to distance only 23 could attend the official event in Windhoek, with the rest being conferred by their respective regional commanders.   

The official conferment was done by Acting Inspector General, Major General Anna-Marie Nainda in the absence of Police Inspector General, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo.

Road Fund Administration donates towards flood victims in Northern Namibia

The Road Fund Administration (RFA) has donated N$600,000 towards flood victims in the Oshana, Omusati, and Ohangwena regions.

The devastation caused by the floods is worrisome, and RFA CEO ALI Ipinge says, as a public entity, it is duty-bound to support communities impacted by these natural disasters.

Ipinge further says the RFA will rehabilitate roads that have been washed away, damaged, or riddled with potholes in due course.

Governors visit coast to support Namibian child

It might not be rare for a group of regional governors to be in one place, especially at state functions, but a visit to a school speaks volumes of their care towards a Namibian child.

This is what happened after five governors went all out to visit the Swakopmund Secondary School, where they had encouraging words with the learners.

The regional governors of the Ohangwena, Omusati, Kunene and Oshana regions, have had a close-door meeting with Erongo Governor earlier. 

PDM President proposes a special fund to assist flood victims

The president of the Popular Democratic Movement, McHenry Venaani, has called for the establishment of a special fund to assist flood victims in the northern parts of the country.

Venaani tabled and motivated a motion in the National Assembly appealing for help for the population affected by the floods.

While appreciating the N$72 million set aside to assist the affected residents, Venaani says there must be a special fund tailor-made for such eventualities.

Angola's Ambassador to Namibia visits Hardap and ||Kharas governors

Angolan Ambassador to Namibia, Jovelina e Costa is on a familiarization visit in the ||Kharas and Hardap Regions, where she is expected to meet with Angolan citizens based there. 

It is unclear how many Angolan nationals are currently residing in the two regions. 

The symbiotic relationship between the two neighbours dates back decades with the civil war in Angola and the liberation struggle for Namibia's independence solidifying their friendship which withstood the test of time. 

Agribank grants loans to youth & women organizations in Kavango regions

37 youth and 67 women's organizations have received loans of more than N$12 million from Agribank in the Kavango West and East regions.

Agribank revealed this during the inauguration of its offices in Rundu.

The Agribank offices at Rundu serve 316 active clients with 494 loan facilities totaling more than N$154,7 million.

Old Mutual assists flood victims in Oshana and Ohangwena regions

The Old Mutual Foundation has donated N$90,000 worth of items to assist flood victims in the Oshana and Ohangwena regions.

The items include water tanks, food parcels, toiletries, and water purification tablets.

The items are to be distributed to eight relocation centers in Ohangwena, where close to 400 flood victims are housed.

Other flood victims to benefit are in the Oshana Region, accommodated at the Ehenye Relocation Center.

About 250 people from 46 households in the Ohangwena Region are currently affected.

MTC plans to construct classrooms at a cost of N$3,2 million

The Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) through its Rural School Project, has announced plans to construct classrooms in Zambezi, Ohangwena and Hardap regions this year at a cost of N$3,2 million.

The schools to benefit include Kahunikwa Primary, Onduludiya Combined School and the Groendraai Primary Schools.

MTC's Chief Human Capital, Corporate Affairs, and Marketing Officer, Tim Ekandjo expressed dismay over challenges, such as the lack of dilapidated classrooms faced by many schools in the country.