Production at Mashare Berries Farm satisfactory - GIPF 


The Chief Executive Officer of the Government Institutions Pensions Fund (GIPF), Martin Inkumbi, has expressed satisfaction with the production at the Mashare Berries farm in the Kavango East Region.

Mashare Berries is one of the projects funded by GIPF. 

Mashare Berries, Namibia's first commercial berry producer, is one of GIPF's unlisted investment projects.

The farm formerly exported berries to Europe, Great Britain, and the Middle East, amongst others. 

Kavango Cattle Ranch Manager warns of dire consequences should strike continue


The manager of the Kavango Cattle Ranch, Gerhard Mouton, cautioned that greater consequences should be expected if the strike continues, as this will affect the cattle severely.

With the absence of the employees, there is no water available for cattle, and some wild animals, such as elephants, may cause destruction. 

NIDA strike enters third day


Workers of the Namibia Industrial Development Agency (NIDA), based at Kavango Cattle Ranch in the Kavango West Region, joined other NIDA employees on a strike demanding a salary increment.

The strike has been on for three days now.

According to the employees, the salary increment negotiations started last June with a request for a minimal salary increase of 8.12% according to job grades and a N$500 minimum wage for seasonal employees.

The employees are also demanding transport and housing allowances. 

Mbunza Fishing Company donates school uniforms to vulnerable learners


139 learners from three different schools in the Kavango West Region received full sets of school uniforms from the Mbunza Fishing Company.

The donation catered to orphans and vulnerable school-going children.

The learners who benefited are from Mupini Combined School, Kapako Combined School, and Ruuga Combined School.

Destitute Ndama family receives help


A destitute family at the Ndama location in the Kavango East Region is moving on from sleeping in makeshift structures, thanks to assistance received.

The family has found it difficult to meet basic needs.  

Fifty-three-year-old Natalia Mbako and her family of nine moved to the outskirts of Rundu's Ndama location a few years ago after leaving Nkurenkuru for greener pastures, so they thought.  

Their pursuit for a better life never materialised, and the family found themselves without a proper shelter while surviving on handouts from community members. 

Laying foundation for children's future against all odds


For the past 11 years, some children at Bunya Village in the Kavango West Region have been taught in a corrugated iron sheet structure. 

However, that is set to change with a benefactor coming along to change their teaching environment. 

This was the teaching environment at Damasius kindergarten, in Bunya village.

The founder, Benedictor Kadira, a trained pre-primary teacher, started the kindergarten eleven years ago.

Kadira used the corrugated iron sheet room as a classroom, which was at the New Apostolic Church, and she was allowed to teach in it.

#NAMIBIAVOTES2024 | GRV moves at slow pace in Kavango East & West regions


Election registration is moving at a slow but progressive pace at registration points inland in the Kavango East and West regions. 

The nbc News team visited some registration points in both the Kavango East and West regions on the first day of registration on Monday.

Both challenges and positive experiences were reported.

These range from poor attendance by the people to the slow registration process. 

However, the nbc News team learned that people in the village and remote areas are responding positively to the registration.

Plans to improve conditions at Sauyemwa visually impaired centre


The community at Sauyemwa Visually Impaired Centre wants to develop its infrastructure. 

The centre accommodates visually impaired people for academic purposes. 

The centre accommodates at least 16 people with visual impairments. 

The students are hosted in corrugated iron and zinc houses, and classes are conducted under a tree.

The learners cater for their food using their disability grant.

At the moment, both male and female students are sharing a toilet, as it's the only option they have.