Vakwangali chieftaincy dispute far from over

A faction of the Vakwangali tribe in the Kavango West Region is set to announce a new candidate to be coronated to the dispute Hompa of the Traditional Authority next week.

The faction successfully opposed the coronation of Hompa Eugene Siwombe in the High Court about eight years ago.

The embattled Hompa of the Vakwangali Siwombe was crowned in 2015 after his designation by the Minister of Urban and Rural Development.

Senior Headman Andreas Kamukwanyama's faction approached the Windhoek High Court, which ruled that Siwombe's designation was unprocedural.

Home Affairs office at Nkurenkuru understaffed

The Chairperson of the Kavango West Regional Council, Joseph Sikongo, calls on the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security to increase the staff numbers at the Nkurenkuru Home Affairs office.

The office is reportedly only operating with two staff members.

The Chairperson of Kavango West Regional Council says the office is supposed to serve all eight constituencies in the region.

Recently, he brought 15 people from Tondoro Constituency to acquire national documents, which was too much for the office to process at that particular time.

16 Days of Activism Against GBV Campaign Launched

Gender-based violence is a concern in Namibia.

This was said during the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign in Kankudi village in the Kavango West Region.

This year, the campaign is held under the theme: Unite and invest to prevent violence against women and girls.

The 2013 demographic health survey indicates that Namibia has a GBV occurrence rate of 33%.

APP target Kavango East & West regions for support 

The All Peoples Party (APP) is again targeting the two Kavango regions as its support base.

The national chairperson of the APP, Linus Muchila, said this during a rally held at Rundu over the weekend.

The Dr. Romanus Kampungu sports field was painted red and black on Saturday, and the youth were in the majority.

Muchila stated that over the past three months, the party has recorded one thousand new members in the Kavango East Region.

Kavango East Police to confiscate licences of drunk drivers

In the Kavango East Region, the festive season campaign will be conducted under the theme "serving the community with humility and dignity".

During last year's festive season, Kavango East recorded zero fatalities in road accidents but topped the pedestrian fatalities nationally.

There is, however, a need to address other criminal activities in the region, says Acting Commander of Kavango East Commissioner Eino Nambahu.

Nkurenkuru-Nepara road upgrade commences

The upgrading of the N$30 million Nkurenkuru-Nepara road in the Kavango West Region has officially started.

The Nkurenkuru-Nepara road, which is currently gravel and serves a number of villages on the northwestern side of Nkurenkuru, will be upgraded to a low-volume seal standard, of which phase one is expected to be completed within a period of 10 months and will cover 10 kilometres, while phase two is 18 kilometres long.

Perseverance required to achieve results at rural schools

Teachers at rural schools should overcome many challenges to produce great results in terms of learner performance.

This was emphasised during the Kandjimi Circuit and Kavango West teachers conference held at Nkurenkuru.

Lack of proper classroom infrastructure and teaching materials and long-distance walks to school are some of the major challenges pointed out over the years affecting teaching and learning at rural schools.

The principal of Sikumba Junior Primary School, Markes Kasanga, says it requires hard work and perseverance to succeed.

Conflicts among residents in Kahenge Village need resolving

The residents of the Germany Informal Settlement at Kahenge Village in Kavango West are calling on the town council to resolve a conflict among residents sharing neighbouring plots.

The neighbours have been embroiled in a standoff after the council surveyed and demarcated plots, leaving some unhappy as others built structures in their yards.

Rundu Annual Trade Fair attracts exhibitors from Tanzania

The Rundu Annual Trade Fair officially kicked off, attracting 114 companies and individuals, compared to 103 exhibitors last year.

Exhibitors came from all corners of the country as well as from Tanzania.

Some of them are taking part for the first time.

Officiating at the event, Rundu Trade Fair Patron and Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, encouraged the town council to invest the proceeds from the fair to maintain historic buildings and places in the region.

Farmers in Kavango West urged to become agriculturally active

Kavango West Governor Sirkka Ausiku has applauded farmers for keeping to the vision for the region to become agriculturally active and self-sufficient.

Ausiku addressed the Kavango West Farmers Union's second ordinary congress at Nkurenkuru.

Ausiku says that as the youngest region, the leadership saw it fit to strengthen its agricultural status.

In 2017, the Farmers Union was established to help reach this vision.