Vice President office to lead genocide talks


The Office of the Vice President will lead the government's genocide discussions starting on June 27.

Dr. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah made this announcement at the 128th Ovambanderu Commemoration of the Battle of Otjunda in Okahandja.

The Vice President says it's no secret that the Namibian and German governments have been engaged in the Nama and Ovaherero in 1904–1908 discussions since 2016. 

As it stands now, the German government, says the Vice President, has admitted that it committed genocide and agreed to apologise and pay reparation.

Embracing business activities through culture & innovation


Business leaders and industry captains from all corners of Namibia gathered in Okahao Town for a fundraising gala dinner for the 3rd edition of the Ehao Cultural Expo. 

Established in 2019, the Ehao Expo, which will be held on July 22–28, 2024, provides an opportunity for people to come together to celebrate their rich cultural heritage and foster economic growth where local businesses thrive. 

Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah was the Guest of Honour for the occasion.

Farmers urged to embrace value addition


The Vice President and Patron of the annual Omaludi Agricultural Festival, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, has called on farmers to add value to their produce and create jobs.

Nandi-Ndaitwah officially opened the 4th Omaludi Agricultural Festival at Okongo. 

The Omaludi Festival brings together farmers and the business community from the northern regions to showcase their services, animals, and agricultural produce.

Nandi-Ndaitwah hailed the festival for growing by leaps and bounds over the past six years since its inception. 

Kunene expresses growth ambitions


Kunene Regional Governor Marius Sheya has presented Vice President Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah with a briefing note detailing the goals the Regional Council hopes to achieve.

These range from road upgrades to drought relief assistance and the proclamation of the villages of Kamanjab, Torra Bay, and Terrace Bay to municipalities.

The note was presented during Nandi-Ndaitwah's regional visit, which started at Outjo in the presence of cabinet ministers, regional and local authority councillors, and other stakeholders.

Public and private sectors urged to provide employment to youth


Vice President Nangolo Mbumba is actively calling on both the public and private sectors to open up employment avenues for 2,989 graduates from the National Youth Service (NYS).

This appeal was emphasised in a statement delivered by the Minister of Sport, Youth, and National Service, Agnes Tjongarero, on his behalf at the pass-out parade of the 14th intake of National Service Training in Henties Bay.

Mbumba says the government recognises the plight of the youth and the many challenges they face, such as a lack of skills and high unemployment.

Swapo members urged to remain united


The Swapo Party Vice President has reminded party members and supporters to remain united and disciplined on all fronts, also calling on members to focus on strategic economic opportunities for national development.

Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah remarked this during a Swapo Party Rally at Gobabis.

Nandi-Ndaitwah emphasised unity of purpose as a cornerstone of progress and nation-building, saying it should be embraced with discipline.

Vice President Nangolo Mbumba turns 82


President Hage Geingob has joined the family of Vice President Nangolo Mbumba, wishing him a happy birthday.

Mbumba turned 82 today.

Dr. Geingob says in a statement that Mbumba's dedication to service and tireless commitment to the betterment of Namibia have truly made a difference in the lives of the people.

Dr. Geingob says the nation is forever grateful for the invaluable contributions of the Vice President.

Swapo Party members called to unite


The Swapo Party Vice President has called for unity among party members, regardless of which candidate they supported during last year's Congress.

Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah made the call at a party rally held in Rehoboth to formally communicate the outcomes of the 7th Swapo Party Congress.

During the event, Nandi-Ndaitwah introduced the top three leaders of the party structure: the Vice President, Secretary General, and Deputy Secretary General.

She also introduced the members of the Central Committee and the Politburo.

Africa aims to be a key player in the global economy


Over the years, Africa has positioned itself to move away from aid and grant dependence to being a business hub and a significant player in the global economy.

The US-Africa summit officially opened in Tlokweng Village, outside Gaborone, with more than 1300 delegates from the public and private sectors from both the US and African countries.

Despite being endowed with strategic natural resources, Africa accounts for only about 2% of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and this is what the US-Africa summit is seeking to address.

Ovambenderu Traditional Authority unhappy with delay of envisaged traditional office


The Ovambenderu Traditional Authority at Omauezonjanda in the Omaheke Region has complained about the delay of the envisaged traditional office that was planned to be built at their headquarters.

The leaders shared this during the visit by Vice President Nangolo Mbumba to Epukiro.

Speaking at Omauezonjanda, Senior Traditional Councillor Gerson Katjirua said the community is still waiting for the completion of the traditional office as promised by the government.

Katjirua added that the area was fenced off in 2021 in preparation for the construction of the office.