Erongo Red urges customers to update pre-paid metres

Erongo Red's Chief Executive Officer has urged customers to update their pre-paid metres to the new token identifier so that they are not left behind before it is implemented in November. Immanuel !Hanabeb announced this at a media briefing in Walvis Bay.

This announcement comes after all electrical suppliers received directives from the Standard Transfer Specification (STS) Association regarding the changes that will come into effect on November 24, 2024. The changes will affect not only the metres with Erongo RED but all STS-compliant metres all over the world.

Former fisherman creates own employment through selling farming nets

After losing his job in the fishing industry, a former fisherman at Walvis Bay is now in the business of selling farming nets, agricultural netting, ropes, and other accessories along the highway, along the northern industrial area.

Business Today visited the busy man on the street to find out what it was like to make a living from his chosen trade.

Walvis Bay fire victims want land

The fire that ravaged several shacks at Walvis Bay last night has prompted residents to make fresh demands for serviced land. Families on Khomas Hochland Street were left destitute last night after a shack fire ravaged their homes and belongings.

The victims, who say they were traumatized by the blaze, spent the whole day cleaning the area. Diana Murumbua stressed to nbc News that the outbreak of shack fires is usually a result of congestion, and there is a need for municipalities to speed up the delivery of plots.

Fire ravages 26 shacks in Walvis Bay's Tutaleni

Twenty-six shacks were ravaged by fire last night at Tutaleni in Walvis Bay.

Residents in the Khomas Hochland street at Tutaleni Walvis Bay were rudely awakened by a huge fire that started from one of the shacsks.

According to one of the fire victims, when he woke up, he observed that his brothers' shack was on fire.

Police say the fire eventually spread to other shacks, leaving families destitute.

Although most of their belongings were damaged, no injuries or deaths were reported.

Urban starvation on the rise at Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay Rural Constituency Councillor Florian Donatus says officials in his office frequently use their salaries to buy food for residents who are affected by urban starvation.

Donatus has thus pleaded with Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila to provide drought relief to those living in informal settlements in urban areas. The Prime Minister paid a courtesy call on the Erongo Governor and the rest of the regional political leadership at Swakopmund.

The Walvis Bay Rural Constituency Councillor revealed that starvation is a serious problem in his area.

Mining & fishing industries implored to invest in transport infrastructure 

The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economics and Public Administration has called on the mining and fishing industries in the Erongo Region to invest in the development and upgrading of transport infrastructure.

Natangwe Ithete made this call during a visit to the Trans-Namib train station at Walvis Bay.

Ithete says it is disheartening to observe the railway line in poor condition in a region with a wealth of natural resources.

Contribution of informal businesses in Walvis Bay is valued- Forbes

Walvis Bay Mayor Trevino Forbes says the contribution of informal businesses to the economy of the town is valued.

Forbes says it is for this reason that the municipality, together with the Erongo Regional Council, has identified a piece of land and will soon construct an open market to support informal traders.

The mayor says the population of Walvis Bay has grown exponentially as people from all corners of the country flock to the harbour town each year in search of employment opportunities.

Walvis Bay Councillor opposes Botswana sports game budget

Walvis Bay Local Authority Councillor Ronald Bramwell has opposed the council's resolution to spend about N$400,000 on sports games in Botswana.

The municipality has allocated the funds to cover the subsistence and travel costs for 60 employees to attend the Southern African Inter Municipal Games on Sunday.

Eleven years ago, the Walvis Bay Council agreed to approve staff's annual participation in the Southern African Inter Municipal (SAIMSA) Games.

Unlicensed taxis and tour operators a threat to the cruise liner

Unlicensed taxis and tour operators are becoming a threat to the cruise liner tourism industry at Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.

Stakeholders report that tourists arriving via cruise ships frequently encounter disturbances from unauthorised operators competing for transportation and tour opportunities.

Representatives from the passenger cruise liner industry and other relevant stakeholders met in Swakopmund to address the obstacles hindering the sector and collaboratively devise viable solutions.