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Kavango West RC empowers youth-led vegetable project

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The Kavango West Regional Council is committed to supporting its community members through various initiatives.

Recently, the Council provided assistance to the Greater Hill vegetable gardening project in Namutuntu village in the Mpungu Constituency, which is managed by two young men.

Before receiving this support, the duo relied on two 10-litre watering cans to irrigate their garden.

After recognizing their dedication, the Councillor for the Mpungu Constituency, Titus Shiudifonya, presented their case to the regional council.

Omake raises N$20,000 for Safe Haven for vulnerable individuals

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Otjiwarongo-based charity organisation Omake raised N$20,000 at a fundraising dinner in pledges towards the establishment of a safe place for vulnerable children and people with disabilities.

The construction of the centre is estimated to cost more than N$3 million.

The Omake Charity Organisation was founded in 2018 with the vision to establish a stay-in welfare and disability centre that will cater for more than 100 people and a soup kitchen to feed vulnerable children.

Rossing commits to maintaining Erongo Police's vehicle fleet 

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Rossing Uranium has solidified the extension of its agreement with the Namibian Police Force to another three years to repair old, rusted, and faulty police vehicles at Swakopmund at a cost of N$750,000.

A total of 11 police vehicles were refurbished and maintained by the uranium mine for the past two years, at a cost of N$250,000.

Due to the wet weather conditions in the coastal towns, cars are prone to rust, and the bodies of the vehicles are damaged easily if proper care and maintenance are not taken. 

Family receives new national documents after losing everything in shack fire

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A family from Windhoek's Hakahana Residential Area, who lost their national documents in a shack fire this month, were issued with new national documents at no cost by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security in Windhoek.

Recalling the ordeal which happened on Independence Day, 33-year-old Fransina Hamunyela says no one was at home at the time of the fire.

They lost most of their belongings and documents in the blaze.

Windhoek annual festival donates to women 

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Prior to the start of its highly anticipated annual cultural festival, the PSTBET Windhoek Annual Cultural Festival, a prominent advocate for community vibrancy and cultural celebration, has reached out to support the women offenders at the Windhoek Correctional Service.

This year's festival theme, centered around women empowerment, highlights the festival's dedication to nurturing positive change and inclusivity within society.

Since its inception in 2019, the festival has been continuously evolving and growing.

Former inmates face uphill battle for acceptance in society after release

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Many offenders come out reformed from the rehabilitation centres. 

However, some struggle to be accepted by society after release, which pushes them into despair. 

One such person facing this predicament is Windhoek's Katutura resident, Petrus Mayunda (53), who did stints as an inmate at the Windhoek Correctional Facility in 2017. 

His offence was dealing in drugs, but he was released later.

Former student donates N$150,000 worth of equipment to Okondjatu Combined School

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The Okondjatu Combined School received equipment worth N$150,000 from Kaijata Kangueehi, who is a former learner of the school from the late 1970s.

It is the first time in the history of the school to receive such valuable items from an individual.
 
Among the donated items are two photocopy machines, a DSTV set paid for the whole year, 200 mattresses for the hotel, soccer and netball jerseys, and adjustable netball courts.