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Home Affairs Ministry registers 50,000 people

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The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security has reached its target of registering 50,000 people for birth certificates and identification documents through the ongoing mass registration.

Additionally, 7,332 applicants were registered as stateless and undocumented persons.

The mass registration process, which commenced in February country-wide, will run until the 30th of July.

Citizens without identity documents are called upon to visit the registration points.

|Khomas consultation on Delimitation and Demarcation to be held on June 27

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Following the postponement of the |Khomas Regional Consultation on Boundary Delimitation and Demarcation, public consultation has now been slated for the 27th of this month. 

It is expected that the region will have a comprehensive report by then that incorporates all the inputs and recommendations of the residents across the region.

Residents and stakeholders are therefore encouraged to attend the constituency consultations currently underway. 

They are also advised to submit their written inputs on or before Friday this week. 

Southern African Editors Forum pays tribute to veteran journalist Rademeyer

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The Southern African Editors Forum says it's mourning the death of Ronelle Rademeyer, aged 56.

The Southern African Editors Forum says Rademeyer was instrumental in organising the EFN Journalism Awards from 2018 to 2023.

It says she also stabilised the finances of the EFN through her persuasion of Namibian industry executives to support good and ethical journalism.

Rademeyer was also part of the team that revised the current Code of Ethics for Namibian Print, Broadcast, and Online Media.

Walvis Bay Municipality suspends two finance managers

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The Municipality of Walvis Bay has suspended the General Manager of Finance, Frans !Gonteb, and the Manager of Finance, Johanna Shidute, to allow unhindered investigations into the appointment of Red Force Debt Management.

In a media release, the public relations office explained that no imputations of any nature are against the suspended employees, but the suspension is to ensure an unfettered investigation.

Red Force Debt Management has served the summons on the municipality for litigation in the High Court for the cancellation of its services.

President Mbumba to attend Africa Fertiliser and Soil Health Summit in Kenya

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President Nangolo Mbumba will attend the Africa Fertiliser and Soil Health Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, at the invitation of Kenya's President William Ruto and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, which started today and will end on the 9th.

President Mbumba will proceed to Rotterdam, Netherlands, to attend the World Hydrogen 2024 Summit and Exhibition from May 13 to 15, 2024.

The summit is organised by the Sustainable Energy Council in partnership with the Government of the Netherlands, the City of Rotterdam, and the Port of Rotterdam.

Chile, UNESCO host World Press Freedom Day Conference

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, is in Santiago, Chile, attending the 31st World Press Freedom Day Conference organised by Chile and UNESCO.

World Press Freedom Day will be dedicated to the importance of journalism and freedom of expression in the context of the current global environmental crisis.

Today marks three months since the death of President Geingob

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Today marks three months since President Hage Geingob died.

The late Geingob was the third president of Namibia and the first to die in office.

He died on the 4th of February after battling cancer, ending his second term of office before time.

In the weeks leading up to his death, the negotiator aggressively championed and promoted green hydrogen, a dream that came true at Walvis Bay this week.

The occasion was, however, celebrated sadly without him, but his name is embedded in the hearts of those who valued his work.

Namibia stands in solidarity with countries still fighting for their freedom

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President Nangolo Mbumba says Namibia stands in solidarity with all those around the world still fighting for freedom, justice, and dignity, stressing that, as the country commemorates its own massacre at Cassinga on May 4, 1978, citizens remember the power of unity expressed in the face of oppression. 

The president noted the support of the Republics of Cuba, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania during Namibia's fight for liberation from oppression. 

Much to be done to strengthen trade unions & government relationship - Nujoma

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The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation, Utoni Nujoma, says there is much that can be done to strengthen the relationship between the government and the trade unions. 

Nujoma says he intends to invite trade union leaders to meet in the near future to brief each other and explore concrete ways to support trade union priorities.

He said that as social partners, they must continue to prioritise issues such as fair wages, decent working hours, working conditions, and access to training and education. 

Cabinet directs amendments to Electoral Act Section 74(4) preparation

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The Cabinet has directed the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, to prepare and propose amendments to Section 74(4) of the Electoral Act.

This is in view of the review of Article 45 of the Constitution and Section 77(4) of the Electoral Act of 2014, which deals with members of the public who wish to participate in elections to the effect that such persons are deemed to have resigned upon being elected to the National Assembly or National Council and not before or upon being nominated.