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Health Ministry receives locally made medical items

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The acting Deputy Executive Director in the Ministry of Health and Social Services highlighted the importance of manufacturing medical equipment locally to enhance economic development and bolster trade capacity.

Axel Tibinyane stressed the need for the government to actively facilitate and support local manufacturing companies, also pointing out that importing goods without empowering local manufacturers is tantamount to exporting jobs, skills, and foreign exchange and bolstering the capacity of the countries from which purchases are made. 

Effective board governance crucial for addressing strategic issues - Hamunyela

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Board members need diverse skills, a thorough review of management accounts, and the establishment of proper structures, including board committees, to effectively fulfil their roles.

These measures, the Chairperson of the Public Enterprises Chairpersons Forum, Nangula Hamunyela, says, are crucial in addressing key strategic issues related to finance, sustainability, and risk management.

VP Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah urges strategic tech adoption for development goals

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Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah emphasised the use of suitable technology for developmental solutions during her address at the CEO forum in Windhoek.

She cautioned that the technology transition should not compromise employment opportunities.

Dr. Nandi-Ndaitwah urged parastatals to implement reforms that support the economy by adopting appropriate technology, emphasising that technology should be purposeful rather than wasteful expenditure.

VP advocates direct funding to higher learning institutions

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Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah addressed funding gaps and the difficulties encountered by students at higher learning institutions at the 40th Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO) anniversary congress.

She mentioned ongoing discussions about possible direct funding from the government to these institutions instead of statutory bodies such as NSFAF. 

Nandi-Ndaitwah believes that direct payment of tuition fees to learning institutions will enhance the provision of sufficient and high-quality education for all students.

UNFPA Director advocates for women's safety

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Dr. Natalia Kanem, the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has recognised the transformative impact of women in leadership roles.

During the 3rd Nalafem Summit, Dr. Kanem highlighted the profound influence that educated and economically empowered women and girls have on the future of humanity.

"UNFPA advocates for strong legal frameworks and protective measures to ensure the safety of women leaders. This safety should extend to their participation in the political and public sphere, both online and offline."

Vipuakuje Muharukua joins Swapo Party

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In a striking political shift, former Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP Vipuakuje Muharukua, has switched allegiance to the ruling Swapo Party.

Muharukua, who resigned from PDM barely three months ago, declared his support for Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah in the November national elections. 

Muharukua joined the National Assembly in 2015 on the PDM's ticket.

During his service of about nine years, he spoke as an opponent would.

SUN criticises MoE's decision on unspecified specialisation on degrees

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Graduates who obtained their degrees but whose specialisations are not specified on their degrees will not be considered for recruitment to teach in the junior primary phase.

This decision by the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture aims to streamline teacher placements.

However, the Student Union of Namibia has criticised the ministry's decision.

LPM leader urges members to secure majority seats in National Assembly

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President of the Landless People's Movement, Bernadus Swartbooi, urged the party to strive to secure the majority of the 96 seats in the National Assembly to bring about necessary changes in the country and further restore the dignity of citizens.

Speaking at the party's first national convention, Swartbooi also urged party members to persevere in their efforts to secure positive freedom.

This involves citizens taking firm stances on issues, advocating for change, and speaking out without fear.