Samora Machel residents dissatisfied over demarcation consultation process


|Khomas residents have expressed dissatisfaction with the way consultations regarding the proposed demarcation of the |Khomas Region boundaries were conducted.

Some of the residents who attended a meeting of the Boundaries Delimitation and Demarcation Commission said they were not given an opportunity to provide input.

|Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua stated that the region will remain as it is.

However, a portion of the Samora Machel Constituency, which has the highest population of 92,401 inhabitants, can be divided into two parts.

Kanaan informal settlement upgrading committee pleased with progress


The Kanaan informal settlement upgrading committee is pleased with the progress made thus far in land surveying there, with 300 plots completed.

The process of surveying and pegging land for housing in Gobabis' Kanaan informal settlement started at a snail's pace.

The Public Relations Officer of the Kanaan informal settlement upgrading committee, Jacob Tjinae, says community members were reluctant due to a lack of understanding.

The plan is to complete all 4,500 plots before the end of the year and have certificates of ownership delivered for them. 

Drought relief beneficiaries list in Otjozondjupa expands to 15,960


The Otjozondjupa Regional Council has amended the criteria for drought relief aid to include informal settlement households.

This was confirmed by the Regional Council Chairperson, Marlene Mbakera, who also chairs the regional disaster risk management committee.

5,000 households in informal settlements in the region's five major towns will benefit from the drought relief aid under the peri-urban programme.

They now join a list of 15,960 registered households, pushing up demand.

Omaheke projects receive material and equipment injection


The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare handed over equipment to 17 income-generating projects in Omaheke Region to help them grow their businesses. 

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Omaheke Governor Pijoo Nganate stressed that the donation will empower the beneficiaries, whose benefits will trickle down to a better standard of living and contribute to the overall economic vitality of the region.

Lüderitz to host Miss Namibia and Miss Teen Beauty pageants


The harbour town of Lüderitz will host this year's Miss Namibia and Miss Teen Beauty pageants.

The announcement was made by nbc Director General Stanely Similo and the Chief Executive Officer of the Lüderitz Waterfront Company, Fluksman Samhuel, in Windhoek.

The event was attended by the reigning Miss Namibia, Jameela |Uiras, and Miss Teen Namibia, Oriana Ribeiro, as well as all 20 of the finalists for Miss Namibia and Miss Teen Namibia.

Spilt of Swakopmund constituency in question mark


The recent preliminary result from the National Statistics Agency (NSA) reveals that the Swakopmund constituency population stands at close to 76,000, making it the largest constituency in Namibia, nearly three times its size since its inception in 1992.

With the population increase and expansion, the town's leadership strongly proposes that the constituency be split into two, but there is a question mark regarding this.

They claim that doing so will create room for an additional constituency to ensure the smooth provision of government services and service delivery.

SIM card registration compliance percentage increases


The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Emma Theofelus, has announced significant progress in the registration of SIM cards.

The initiative, which began in 2021, is being done in compliance with the Communications Act.

The minister revealed that the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) temporarily suspended 567,298 SIM cards by the deadline of March 31st this year. 

The suspension of SIM cards resulted in the inability of users to make calls or send text messages.

UNAM law students turn cemetery into garden


The University of Namibia's law students have inaugurated a project tagged "Cicero Law Firm and Graves into Gardens'.

The project is aimed at transforming the Oponganda Cemetery in Windhoek's Katutura Residential Area into a more pleasing setting.

The Graves into Gardens Project is more than just an environmental initiative, it is an expression of the community's dedication to dignity and respect.