India commits Bhabhatron Machines for cancer treatment


India has committed to supplying Namibia with Bhabhatron machines for the treatment of cancer at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.

Relevant documents have already been submitted to the Namibian government regarding this.

The decision to supply Namibia with Bhabhatron machines was made during the visit of India's External Affairs Minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, last year.

Bhabhatron is an external beam radiation therapy machine used in the treatment of cancer patients.

President Mbumba urges local businesses to boost advertising efforts


Local businesses are urged to employ aggressive advertising strategies for their products and services in order to reach a wider market.

President Nangolo Mbumba emphasised this following visits to popular locations in Katutura.

President Mbumba, accompanied by Cabinet ministers and the management of the City of Windhoek, toured the industrial stalls in Wanaheda.

The Wanaheda Industrial stalls consist of six units and are part of the City of Windhoek's development initiatives to encourage income-generating opportunities.

President Mbumba urges development of sports facilities


President Nangolo Mbumba has encouraged Namibians to develop sports facilities such as stadiums and take care of them for the overall betterment of the country.

Dr. Mbumba undertook a site visit to the Ongos Valley and Sports Village on the outskirts of Windhoek today.

The envisaged Ongos Sports Village and Stadium, once constructed, hopes to serve as a venue for local, regional, and international sports events and foster local talent development.

The groundbreaking is expected to be done in August this year, and construction is to be carried out over 36 months.

President cautions against restarting Genocide talks


The Okandjoze Chiefs Assembly on Genocide has petitioned President Nangolo Mbumba to consider convening a National Consultative Conference to discuss the way forward for restorative justice.

Another subject is the possible enactment as an Act of Parliament, the Namibian Genocide.

The Assembly, comprising different Ovaherero and Ovambanderu traditional authorities, brought forward this position during a courtesy call on President Mbumba at State House.

Senegal's ambassador pays courtesy call on President Mbumba


President Nangolo Mbumba has once again hailed the democratic processes observed in Senegal as he congratulated President Bassirou Diomaye Faye on his election victory.

Faye emerged victorious in the first round of voting, garnering more than 54 percent of votes, and was sworn in this week.

President Mbumba held talks with Senegal's Ambassador to Namibia, Safiatiou Ndiaye, behind closed doors at State House today.

Christian school-going children urged to be obedient, disciplined


Christian school-going children are urged to be obedient and disciplined, as taught through biblical teachings if they are to excel in their academic performance.

This call formed part of the back-to-school service held by the St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church in Windhoek on Sunday.

The St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church congregants dedicated the service to school-going children against the backdrop of the slight improvement observed in the 2023 results.

NUDO calls for mature discussions around issues facing party


The President of the National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO) has called for mature discussions around issues facing the party and for unity.

Dr. Utjiua Muinjangue opened the party's national council meeting in Windhoek on Saturday.

The National Council is NUDO's second-highest decision-making body, and its meetings seek to iron out challenges facing the Party ahead of the elective congress.

OPM to update Cabinet on drought relief programme


The Office of the Prime Minister is expected to provide an update to the Cabinet on the drought relief programme next month.

This was confirmed by the Executive Director, I-Ben Nashandi, as Cabinet resumes in February.

The update to Cabinet would outline the progress and challenges in the implementation of the drought relief programme, barely four months after its roll-out.

The government initiated the programme late last year following a Livelihood Vulnerability Assessments and Analyses report that declared more than 600,000 households food insecure.

President Geingob cautions against ill-discipline


President Hage Geingob has cautioned against ill-discipline in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), saying such incidents need to be addressed as soon as they occur.

''Discipline is the catalyst for professionalism. It is the soul of the Defence Force. I am informed that there are several cases of indiscipline being reported in the Namibian Defence Force. Some of these cases have appeared in the media. It is imperative that we summarily nip these type of incidences in the bud.''