Steps2Walk operates on ankle deformity patients


A group of international orthopaedic surgeons from Steps2Walk have started operations to perform surgeries on patients with crippling foot and ankle deformities in the country.

The outreach programme operated on over 20 patients between June 10 and 14 at Windhoek Central Hospital and Lady Pohamba Private Hospital. 

The programme has in total changed the lives of 75 patients in Namibia, and this year they selected 24 patients from all regions. 

Police IG disappointed by poor performance in Kavango East


Inspector General of the Police, Joseph Shikongo, has expressed disappointment with the performance of law enforcement officers in the Kavango East Region. 

Following a visit to the region, Shikongo addressed the underperformance and outlined improvement plans.

Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo says, that despite Kavango East being the second-largest region, there is enough manpower for effective policing. 

He pointed out police visibility as a key to combating crime.

Namibia Investment Promotion Facilitation Bill to potentially introduce compliance officers 


The Namibia Investment Promotion and Facilitation Bill, if unchanged, will see the introduction of compliance officers to ensure that businesses operate within the confines of the laws.

Speaking at the stakeholders' engagement at Keetmanshoop, the Minister of Trade and Industrialization, Lucia Iipumbu, explained the benefits that come with the bill once it becomes law, as well as the National Consumer Policy and the Liquor Act.

Katima Mulilo's crime prevention operation a success


The crime prevention operation launched recently at Katima Mulilo has registered success in combating crime.

The operation, which included a community policing forum, was designed to improve crime-fighting strategies in response to reports of high rates of housebreaking in Choto and other compounds.

Only two cases of housebreaking have been reported since the operation started on the 16th of January, compared to an average of two cases per day before the launch.

Seaflower Whitefish Corporation improves operational efficiency despite financial challenges 


Lüderitz-based Seaflower Whitefish Corporation, a subsidiary of state-owned enterprise Fishcor, is improving its operational efficiency despite financial challenges. 

Fishcor CEO Alex Gawa!nab says as part of the company's turnaround strategy, management last week engaged potential partners to look at how best it can prudently utilise its resources.

Moreover, the CEO added, it also had several engagements with the government on the prudent use of quota allocations.