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Road safety boosts for B1 road

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Visibility equipment to be used by the Namibian Police at high accident zones along the main national road in the Otjozondjupa Region is aimed at curbing road accidents.

A local mobile telecommunications company (MTC) stepped in and donated the reflector jackets, torches, and other goods worth N$63,000 to the Namibian Police.

Road crashes, accompanied by fatalities and injuries, are experienced every other week on the B1 Road.

Africa needs to manufacture vaccines locally

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There is a need for Africa to locally manufacture vaccines and fill immunisation gaps.

Currently, Africa imports 99 percent of its vaccines.

Moreover, more than 90 percent of medicines and medical devices are imported.

This situation has proven to be a challenge in Namibia and other nations during pandemics such as COVID-19, monkeypox, and Ebola.

This is concerning and raises questions about the preparedness for future pandemics, emphasising the importance of partnerships and collaboration.

Former student donates N$150,000 worth of equipment to Okondjatu Combined School

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The Okondjatu Combined School received equipment worth N$150,000 from Kaijata Kangueehi, who is a former learner of the school from the late 1970s.

It is the first time in the history of the school to receive such valuable items from an individual.
 
Among the donated items are two photocopy machines, a DSTV set paid for the whole year, 200 mattresses for the hotel, soccer and netball jerseys, and adjustable netball courts.

MoHSS questioned over cancer treatment equipment

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The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) faced questions about the availability of cancer treatment equipment in the country following the death of Dr. Hage Geingob, who had to seek treatment in this regard in the United States of America.

During a recent parliamentary session, the leader of the Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF), Epafras Mukwiilongo, raised concerns and asked the Ministry of Health about plans to acquire modern cancer treatment machines.

Karasburg East Constituency Office donates to income-generating projects

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The Karasburg East Constituency Office has handed over various types of equipment worth N$300,000 to approximately 60 beneficiaries. 

This initiative aims to alleviate unemployment and reduce the poverty rate in the constituency.

The equipment handed over for the income-generating projects includes sewing machines, generators, hair salon and catering equipment, welding machines, bakery and car wash equipment, as well as fashion and manicure equipment.

Katutura East Constituency SMEs receive equipment from Khomas' Income Generating Activity Programme

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18 small and medium enterprises in the Katutura East Constituency have received equipment from the Khomas Region's Income Generating Activity Programme to improve their businesses and create jobs.

The business recipients include those in carpentry, needlework, takeaways, nail technicians, catering, baking, welding, and early childhood development.

The Councillor of Katutura East Constituency, Richard !Gaoseb, says the Income Generating Activities project is directed at supporting small, upcoming entrepreneurs.

28 beneficiaries from John Pandeni Constituency receive equipment

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Twenty-eight beneficiaries from the John Pandeni Constituency received equipment and material to support their small businesses. 

The equipment and material given through the SME support programme are worth N$250 000.

Each year the Khomas Regional Council allocates N$2.5 million towards this programme in its 10 constituencies

The income-generating programmes are purposely designed and approved by the councils to assist mainly small businesses.

WHO donates to Health Ministry

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The availability of medical equipment is key to the provision of quality health care services.

Health and Social Services Minister Dr. Kalumbi Shangula made this remark when he received medical equipment from South Korea and Iceland through the World Health Organization.

The purpose of the donation is to aid the government in improving the health of pregnant women and newborns and increasing the quality of care in the provision of other essential health services.