Liberation icon Ida Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros buried

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Speaking at the state funeral of the liberation icon Ida Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros today, President Nangolo Mbumba has hailed the late struggle stalwart as an unyielding figure who dedicated her life to the liberation and freedom of her country.

Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros died on April 3 at the age of 79.

Mourners from all walks of life paid their last respects at Farm Snip River Cemetery, where Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros was buried next to her late husband, Werner !Ha-Eirob.

NCS honours Oluno Community Advisory Committee

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The Namibia Correctional Services (NCS) Commissioner General, Raphael Hamunyela, held a consultation with the Community Advisory Committee at the Oluno Correctional Facility, where he acknowledged the committee's work. 

The committee bridges gaps, enhances communication, and promotes understanding between the correctional facilities and the broader community. 

It further strengthens relationships, promotes rehabilitation, and advocates for positive change within the correctional system.

Oshikuku TC accelerates land delivery to low income groups

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The Oshikuku Town Council has reaffirmed its commitment to providing affordable housing solutions for ultra-low and low-income earners.

Oshikuku Mayor Julia Endjambi says the council's recent allocation of 23 plots to members of the Shack Dwellers Federation marks a significant step forward in the ongoing efforts to ensure that all residents have a place to call their own.

The initiative underscores the council's dedication to fostering a more equitable and sustainable living environment for individuals and families facing financial constraints.

Ida Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros remembered

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Mourners gathered at Farm Snip River in the ||Kharas Region to pay tribute to late Swapo Party liberation struggle stalwart Ida Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros during the official memorial service. 

Jimmy-!Ha-Eiros died on April 3 at the age of 79.

Delivering the message of President Nangolo Mbumba, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the liberation struggle icon in her political journey encountered immense hardships, torture, and imprisonment at the hands of the colonial regime oppressors. 

First Lady addresses inequalities

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First Lady Sustjie Mbumba hosted a high-level Roundtable Discussion on inequalities, HIV, TB, Malaria, and Pandemics at State House on Friday.

During the opening of the discussion, Madame Mbumba encouraged individuals and organisations to speak out against inequality or injustice.

The First Lady says that there can be no rest until equality is achieved.

ECN engages Omaheke residents on voters' registration

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Officials of the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) are engaging stakeholders in the Omaheke Region on the general voter registration process.

This is in preparation for the general registration of voters from June 3 until August 1, ahead of the national elections on November 27.

ECN Regional Electoral Officer Josef Amwaandi stressed the importance of the session, touching on the code of conduct and voter education. 

Over 500 registered for BIG in Otavi

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595 people have registered for the Conditional Basic Income Grant at Otavi. 

The Otavi Constituency Office is compiling a report for consideration by the Ministry of Gender, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare. 

Okahandja and Otjiwarongo have already started with the grant as part of the pilot project.

Otavi Constituency Councillor George !Garab also wants Otavi residents who are unable to sustain themselves to benefit from the grant.

Senior appointments at Bannerman Mining Resources signals new focus

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Bannerman Mining Resources has unveiled new leadership with the appointment of Twapewa Kadhikwa as chairperson and Werner Ewald as CEO. 

Both appointments signal a new chapter in the life of the company as it seeks to advance its Etango billion-dollar mining project.

Werner Ewald, the newly appointed CEO, revealed that the company is actively raising capital for the construction of its Etango mining project. 

The project, estimated to cost between N$6 billion and N$7 billion, is a significant undertaking for the company. 

Outjo residents fed up with alcohol and drug abuse

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Outjo residents have appealed for strict enforcement of the law to minimise criminality and alcohol and drug abuse within their community.

They expressed their needs during a meeting with authorities organised by the European Union (EU) in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

The Kunene residents believe that most of the social evils encountered in their community have their origins in alcohol and drug abuse.

Shebeens are mainly found in the informal settlement, which the municipality says was designated for residential purposes. 

Grootfontein Municipality appoints Redforce to recover debts 

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The Grootfontein Municipality has appointed Red Force Debt Collectors to collect more than N$200 million owed to it by businesses and individuals.

The Grootfontein Municipality Acting Chief Executive Officer, Indileni Lungameni, says debtors still have time to settle their bills before the agent assumes operations next month.

Residents are advised to engage directly with Redforce regarding the settlement of their accounts.