Grandfather allegedly rapes three-year-old granddaughter


Police in the Oshikoto Region have opened a case of rape against a 69-year-old man for allegedly raping his three-year-old granddaughter.

The incident allegedly happened on Sunday at Etuli Village in the Omuntele Constituency.

The victim resides at the suspect's house.

Police said the suspect allegedly told one of the minors to remain behind while others were going to look after goats in the field.

Later, the suspect was allegedly found by his daughter inserting his finger in the minor victim's private parts.

Two nabbed for killing rhinos at Etosha


The Namibian Police Force in the Oshikoto Region has opened a case of illegal hunting against two men aged 44 and 31 for allegedly killing two black rhinos worth about N$1 million without a permit.

The region's Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Titus Ekandjo, said the incident occurred on Sunday at an unknown time at the Kameeldoring waterhole in Etosha National Park, close to Oshivelo.

The suspects reside in Kotengua village near Opuwo and Omatando village near Ongwediva. 

Elambo Combined School teachers protest over inconsistencies in bush allowance


Staff members of the Elambo Combined School in the Oshikoto Region petitioned the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture to address inconsistencies in the bush allowances.

Demonstrators claim that staff members at some schools get a bush allowance of N$1,750 per month, but at Elambo Combined School, they get N$1,150 per month.

Teachers said they have been knocking at the ministry's door over the matter since 2012 but with no answers.

Crop farmers fear bleak harvest


Residents of Omutsegwonime village in the Oshikoto Region fear that the repeat of past years of drought will manifest again this year.

Though many ploughed well on time, crops have started to wilt because of a lack of rain.

The picture regarding crop fields in some parts of the northern regions looks bleak, and farmers are losing hope for a good harvest.

A worrying fact is that most households here are headed by either school-going children or unemployed youth, who rely on government social grants for their survival.

Police aim for excellence in service execution


Police Inspector General Joseph Shikongo says the force this year aims for excellence in the execution of its services.

Shikongo was speaking at the opening of the five-day leadership development training course at Tsumeb in Oshikoto Region.

Lieutenant General Shikongo expressed that training courses undertaken by top police officials across the country are crafted to ensure that the public is served efficiently and effectively.

Crime alert issued by Oshikoto Police Chief


Men and women in uniform in the Oshikoto Region will be deployed across the region to ensure police visibility and minimise crime incidents during the festive season.

The Oshikoto Police Regional Commander, Commissioner Teopolina Kalompo-Nashikaku, says targeted crime prevention interventions have been put in place.

'Fatality recorded in this region during the similar period was seven; serious injuries were 26, and in this particular period we want to clear them. We are promising that we want zero fatalities, zero injuries, and zero stock theft.''

Oshikoto plans on achieving zero fatalities during festive season


The Oshikoto Region is working towards achieving zero fatalities during the festive season.

Oshikoto Regional Commander Commissioner Teopolina Kalompo-Nashikaku calls for teamwork and coordination by all road users to ensure zero fatalities, zero serious injuries, and zero stock theft.

She said this during the planning and review meeting held at Omuthiya in the Oshikoto Region on Tuesday.

Resettlement Policy criteria deemed ineffective


The Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform's Resettlement Policy criteria are deemed ineffective.

It is against this background that officials from the ministry and various stakeholders from the Oshikoto Region met to revise three criteria for the policy.

The 2001 National Resettlement Policy was adopted 10 years ago to address land redistribution.

The policy has since not undergone review, and therefore some of the criteria no longer serve the purpose.

Oshikoto Region wins MVA National Debate Championship


Oshikoto Region has won the MVA Fund National Championship Debate on Road Safety and walked away with N$20,000.

98 learners from all 14 regions of the country participated in the MVA Fund National Championship Debate at Otjiwarongo.

Ohagwena Region coming in second place, winning N$15,000.

Angela Haimbango from the Omusati Region walked away with the Best Female award, while Emirio Gariseb from Kavango West was awarded the Best Male.

They both received N$2500 in cash courtesy of the MVA Fund.

Oshikoto police detains over 30 Angolan nationals


Police in the Oshikoto Region have detained over 30 Angolan nationals and issued several traffic fines since the launch of Operation Genesis.

The operation aims to clamp down on crime and road accidents in the region and has intensified the maintenance of law and order both in urban and rural areas.

The Head of Operation Genesis, Deputy Commissioner Wynand Neels, says the force will continue to set up sporadic roadblocks across the region to ensure total compliance with road traffic rules.