Government increases water access in rural areas

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila handed over a borehole to the residents of Epembe Constituency's Ohamutwe-Tautende Village in the Ohangwena Region.

The project was funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform to the tune of N$2.7 million.

The residents of Ohamutwe-Tautende and surrounding villages have been without clean water since independence and have depended on wells.

The government tried in vain to drill boreholes in the area several times, but the water was saline and the underground water quality was poor for shallow boreholes.

Oikuku, Ohamukwata now have potable water

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Residents of Oikuku and Ohamukwata villages in the Ohangwena Region now have access to potable water after three decades of waiting.

The project is being carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform and the Office of the Prime Minister at a cost of N$3.6 million.

Ohangwena Governor Sebastian Ndeitunga urged beneficiaries to use water wisely and guard against vandalism.

The borehole can supply water to seven water points, cutting the long distances villagers had to travel in search of water.

RA CEO expresses discontent over delayed Engoyi-Omuntele road upgrade

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The Roads Authority (RA) Chief Executive Officer is not impressed with the slow progress on the Engoyi-Omuntele road upgrade.

The road construction commenced in October last year and was to be completed by September this year.

On a site visit to the project, Conrad Lutombi said the project is behind schedule by two and a half months.

N$20 million was supposed to be spent so far on the project, but to date, the contractor has only used N$5 million.

Elambo Combined School teachers protest over inconsistencies in bush allowance

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Staff members of the Elambo Combined School in the Oshikoto Region petitioned the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture to address inconsistencies in the bush allowances.

Demonstrators claim that staff members at some schools get a bush allowance of N$1,750 per month, but at Elambo Combined School, they get N$1,150 per month.

Teachers said they have been knocking at the ministry's door over the matter since 2012 but with no answers.

UNAM's Ogongo campus Indigenous Parks Project on the right track

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The Ogongo UNAM Campus Indigenous Forest Parks Project, funded by the Welsh government in 2021 at a cost of N$5,2 million, is progressing well.

The project includes a tree planting programme with a focus on the uses of indigenous fruit trees within the ecosystem.

The Ogongo Campus pilot project targets planting about 500 indigenous trees within a 120-hectare park.

The project is part of the nine-year Phoenix Project, a collaboration between Cardiff University and the University of Namibia, supported by a Memorandum of Understanding between the entities.

Overflowing sewage causes discomfort at Oshikuku

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A resident of Oshikuku Mathews Hango is furious with the Town Council for not responding on time to address an overflowing drainage that filled his yard with sewerage water.

Hango decided to take the matter to the media when the unhygienic condition of the sewerage water that formed a pool in his yard became unbearable.

He says this week the drain started overflowing.

Hango says the stench is unbearable, and council officials were informed, but they turned a blind eye to his request.

Promotion Operation kicks off in Oshana

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Police in the Oshana Region have kicked off with a promotion operation conducted by officers who were recently promoted and aimed at reducing crime and enhancing public safety.

The operation is carried out by around 500 officers.

Commissioner Naftal Lungameni Sakaria says Oshana recorded a high number of rape incidents, and the majority of suspects are people close to the victims. Hence the need for the police to be more visible in the community.

Bishop Kleopas Dumeni praises Dr. Geingob as exemplary humanitarian

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia's (ELCIN), retired Bishop Kleopas Dumeni, says the late Head of State was a great man and an exemplary humanitarian. 

Dumeni says he had the privilege of meeting the late President Hage Geingob back in exile and has fond memories of working closely with him at the Council of Churches in Namibia and at a Lutheran World Federation meeting they both attended. 

Oshana residents speak highly of late President Geingob

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Oshana residents spoke highly of the "late" President, saying he is an extraordinary and outstanding leader who will forever be remembered.

nbc News reporter Tonateni Haimbodi and cameraman Simon Naeman took to the streets of Oshakati.

Dr. Geingob was commended for playing a huge role in improving healthcare services in the country.

Those who had a personal encounter with the late President said they learned a lot from his great leadership qualities.

The business community also sent messages of condolence.