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.

Concerns rise over alarming teenage pregnancy rates in Ohangwena Region


The number of teenage pregnancies in the Ohangwena Region is alarming.

Authorities report over 9,000 cases between January 2022 and April this year.

These girls were all under the age of 19.

The rather disturbing statistics were revealed by the Minister of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare, Doreen Sioka, at the commemoration of the Day of the African Child at Nghifikwa Ndailikana Primary School in Ohangwena.

Hakahana Lacho Power and Gas Depot launched


Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on young entrepreneurs to be innovative, saying government will play its part in creating a conducive environment for doing businesses. 

She made the call at the launch of the Hakahana Lacho Power and Gas Depot in Windhoek today.

Nandi-Ndaitwah says government will also play its part in equipping young entrepreneurs with skills, ensure access to finances and help them to participate in the global market.

Olufuko celebrates cultural identity and heritage in Outapi


Culture is not just a collection of traditions and practices, but rather it represents a source of pride that connects people to their roots and history, and offers them a sense of identity. 

These were the words of the Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development Evelyn !Nawases-Taeyele at the Olufuko Annual Cultural Festival Gala Dinner at Outapi. 

Culture and traditions are not leftovers of the past, but are in fact living expressions that continue to shape the present and guide the future. 

Samora Machel residents dissatisfied over demarcation consultation process


|Khomas residents have expressed dissatisfaction with the way consultations regarding the proposed demarcation of the |Khomas Region boundaries were conducted.

Some of the residents who attended a meeting of the Boundaries Delimitation and Demarcation Commission said they were not given an opportunity to provide input.

|Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua stated that the region will remain as it is.

However, a portion of the Samora Machel Constituency, which has the highest population of 92,401 inhabitants, can be divided into two parts.

Namibia improves score on latest Open Budget Survey


Namibia is one of the countries that has made great improvements in public participation and transparency in its budget accountability process. This was revealed at Namibia's Open Budget Survey launch in Windhoek.

This is according to the 2023 Open Budget Survey Global Findings. 

Based on the survey's open budget index score, scaled from zero to 100, Namibia obtained a 54 in transparency in terms of how the public accesses information about how the government raises and spends public resources. 

This is compared to the 42 it scored in 2021. 

NTB Chairperson Janette Fourie resigns


The Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Namibia Tourism Board has resigned from the board.

NTB, in a statement, said Janette Fourie, the chairperson, voluntarily resigned from NTB with immediate effect.

Fourie served on the board from 2020 to 2023 as an ordinary director and was appointed chairperson for the current term, 2023 to 2026.

The current Vice Chairperson, Olavi Hamwele, has been appointed as interim chairperson.

EU, UNAM compare notes on nuclear safety


A delegation from the European Instrument for International Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC) Training and Tutoring Project paid a visit to the University of Namibia's main campus in Windhoek. 

During the visit, the two institutions looked at possible areas of collaboration in promoting nuclear safety and regulatory standards through human capacity building. 

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs at UNAM, Frednard Gideo, revealed that since the inception of UNAM's Master's in Nuclear Science 10 years ago, they have so far only trained 16 people in this field. 

Private sector accused of contributing to corruption


The Deputy Minister of Industrialization and Trade says the private sector plays a significant role in either perpetuating or combating corruption. 

Verna Sinimbo therefore stressed that private enterprises should support government interventions to combat corruption, saying those engaging in corruption should be held accountable.

She was speaking at the Ethical Behaviour in Business Seminar in Windhoek. 

Sinimbo says private businesses must acknowledge that corruption can manifest within the private sector among both businesses and individuals. 

#NAMIBIAVOTES2024 | ECN rules out extension of registration period


The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has urged the public to register for the general registration of voters (GRV) exercise that started today, the 3rd of June, and ends on August 1.

Dr. Elsie Nghikembua made the call while registering at the MTC Head Quarter's registration point in Olympia, Windhoek, this morning.