Ehao Cultural Expo underway

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says cultural exhibitions are vital for society as they play a huge role in preserving and promoting Namibian cultures, safeguarding people's identities, and at the same time attracting local and international tourism.

She made these remarks when she officially opened the Ehao Cultural Expo underway at Okahao.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says cultural products are important contributors to business growth.

At the same time, indigenous technologies can serve as a basis for industrial development.

PM urges stakeholders to participate in implementation of NDP6

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has called on all stakeholders to participate in the formulation and implementation of the Sixth National Development Plan (NDP6).

NDP6 is the last development plan to be implemented before Vision 2030.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila made the call at the launch of the NDP6 formulation process in Windhoek.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila noted that the NDP6 is significant as it comes at a time when the world is experiencing unprecedented challenges.

Robust regulatory framework concerning sustainable finance laws, regulations a need

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has highlighted the necessity of a robust regulatory framework concerning sustainable finance laws and regulations in Namibia.

This framework would promote responsible investment, cognizant of environmental, social, and governance factors.

The Prime Minister made this call during the United Nations Environment Programme-Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI) Regional Roundtable for Africa and the Middle East, which took place in Windhoek.

Prime Minister Kuugongelwa-Amadhila emphasise importance of unity among Namibians

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has emphasised the importance of unity among Namibians, stating that it is the key to achieving prosperity for all.

She made these remarks during the 127th commemoration of the Battle of Otjiunda.

The Premier also took the opportunity to honour the late chief of the Ovambanderu, Kahimumua Nguvaua, describing him as a courageous and fearless leader.

Premier calls for a shift away from dependence on imports

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila is urging a shift away from dependence on imports in Namibia, emphasising the importance of supporting locally made products to stimulate economic growth.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, who addressed the attendees at the 10th Jubilee Opuwo Trade Fair, says purchasing local products plays a crucial role in supporting local enterprise development, promoting job creation, and driving economic expansion.

According to the Prime Minister, relying heavily on imports exposes Namibia to potential shocks originating from external factors.

There are still vulnerable children who do not have support - Premier

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila is concerned that despite the government's welfare programme, there are still vulnerable children who do not have support.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said this during a fundraising dinner for orphans and vulnerable children at Divundu in the Mukwe Constituency. 

The premier pointed out that government has in the past financial year provided grants to close to 200,000 senior citizens.

50,000 people with disabilities and over 8,000 have been assisted through a "conditional basic income grant to the tune of N$5 million. 

Prime Minister affirms government's continued commitment to social investment

The government allocates billions of dollars every year towards monthly allowances for old-age pensions, people living with disabilities, and other social safety nets.

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila reflected on the government's social investments during a belated independence celebration at Mbambi village in the Mukwe Constituency.

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila stated that the allocations have benefited about one million Namibians and the aim is to reduce poverty in Namibia.

PM inaugurates COVID-19 isolation facility at Andara Hospital in Kavango East

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has urged Namibians to continue prioritizing safety measures for COVID-19.

The Premier was speaking during the inauguration of the COVID-19 isolation facility at Andara Hospital in the Kavango East Region.
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the government's response to COVID-19 was not only to deal with the pandemic and its effects but also to strengthen efforts to address existing developmental challenges.

South Korea lobbying Namibia for support in its bid to host World Expo 2030

South Korea is lobbying Namibia for its support in its bid to host the World Expo 2030.

Park Heong-joon, who is the Special Envoy of South Korea's President, Yoon Suk Yeol, delivered an official letter to the State House.

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila received the letter on behalf of President Hage Geingob. South Korea is among four countries that have submitted competing candidatures to organise the World Expo 2030.

Finland ready to collaborate with Namibia - President Niinistö

Finland's President Sauli Niinistö met with Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila at State House this morning.

Niinistö informed Kuugongelwa-Amadhila that Finland is ready to collaborate with Namibia in areas that can be mutually beneficial.

"150 years is a long time, we have learned to know each other, and now that we are looking to the future, it is a valuable asset that we know, it helps us also to answer for the future which I want to tell you there is a business delegation that is trying to find ways that we both can benefit together."