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'Parliament on Wheels' brings legislature closer

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The National Assembly has launched its "Parliament on Wheels" initiative at Rehoboth. 

The lower house unveiled its state-of-the-art Parliament Bus, which will embark on journeys across the country and reach out to local communities.

The initiative aims to revolutionise accessibility and engagement with parliamentary proceedings by bringing governance closer to the people.

'Parliament on Wheels' represents a significant milestone in the National Assembly's commitment to fostering transparency, inclusivity, and civic participation.

PDM's Katrina Benz calls for improved Katrina Benz

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In her maiden speech in the National Assembly, Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP Katrina Benz emphasised the need for enhanced service delivery across public institutions.

Quoting the late Nelson Mandela, Benz stressed the significance of making a tangible difference in the lives of Namibian citizens. 

She underscored the importance of representation in politics, advocating for inclusivity across all demographics to foster a diverse and respectful environment where every voice is heard.

Health Ministry urges public calm amid high COVID-19 cases in Rehoboth

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The Ministry of Health and Social Services' Executive Director, Ben Nangombe, urged the public not to panic because of the high number of COVID-19 cases reported in Rehoboth.

He says the ministry is taking the necessary measures to isolate the positive cases and their contacts to prevent the spread of the virus.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services earlier announced 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Rehoboth in the Hardap Region last week, the majority stemming from Dr. Lemmer High School and one from St. Joseph's Primary School.

Residents of Rehoboth remember late President Geingob

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In a heartfelt display of national unity and mourning, residents of Rehoboth came together to honour the memory of the late President Dr. Hage Geingob. The tribute event saw the community engaging in worship through singing.

Deputy Minister of Higher Education Natalia |Goagoses at the Rehoboth memorial service asked that, rather than long speeches, the gathering should let God lead through with praise and worship.

The event began with candle lighting at the main table, followed by residents doing the same.

Land conference ignites platform to solve issues of housing delivery

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The recently concluded land conference in Rehoboth has ignited a platform to solve issues of land and housing delivery in the town.

Rehoboth is endowed with a vast land area of over 60,000 hectares, which is deemed sufficient to cater for all its inhabitants.

However, servicing land remains a challenge due to exorbitant costs.

Rehoboth Mayor Amanda Groenewald revealed that three informal settlements will soon be formalised.

Rehoboth residents claim unfair drought aid distribution

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Residents of Rehoboth's Block E have expressed anger over what they described as the unfair distribution of drought relief parcels, which they claim is linked to alleged corrupt practices and discrimination.

While other households received full parcels containing four cans of fish, cooking oil, and 12 kg of maize meal, some families of two or three were forced to share the consignments.

This has angered the already impoverished community, which consists mostly of pensioners and children.

Other constituencies, they say, also received complete parcels.

Roads Authority inaugarates NaTIS Mobile Vehicle Testing Station

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The Roads Authority (RA) has inaugurated its first-ever NaTIS Mobile Vehicle Testing Station at Rehoboth.

The N$6 million mobile testing facility will visit all the regions.

The Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, says the testing vehicle will reach remote areas where such services are nonexistent and eliminate the long distances that people have to travel for services.

The facility offers services such as testing vehicles for roadworthiness.