Deputy ICT Minister urges staff to ensure tangible impact nationwide


The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Modestus Amutse, has urged the staff members of the ministry to ensure that their services and work have a tangible impact throughout the country, including at the grassroots level.

 Amutse made these remarks while addressing the staff members of Oshana Region.

Late Colonel Peter Iindongo buried


Scores of mourners converged at Oshihenge cemetery in the Oshakati constituency of the Oshana region to pay their last respects to the late Colonel Peter Iindongo, a veteran of the liberation struggle who died on February 22 at the age of 64.

Iindongo was accorded an official funeral and has been described as an outstanding Swapo Party veteran who was selfless and drawn to the ideals of the liberation movement from an early age during his memorial service held at his homestead.

Promotion Operation kicks off in Oshana


Police in the Oshana Region have kicked off with a promotion operation conducted by officers who were recently promoted and aimed at reducing crime and enhancing public safety.

The operation is carried out by around 500 officers.

Commissioner Naftal Lungameni Sakaria says Oshana recorded a high number of rape incidents, and the majority of suspects are people close to the victims. Hence the need for the police to be more visible in the community.

Oshana Region pays tribute to late President Hage Geingob


The people of the Oshana Region came together to offer fitting tributes to the late President Hage Geingob during the region's memorial service held at Ongwediva.

Those in attendance hailed him as a jack of all trades and a master of all for his unmatched leadership skills that brought immense benefits to the region and the nation.

The memorial service, which was preceded by a church service, was attended by political and traditional leaders, the business community, and the general public.

Swapo Party in Oshana shattered by death of Geingob


The Swapo Party, the political home of the late Dr. Hage Geingob, has been shattered by the sudden death of their party president, saying his passing came as a shock to many.

On Tuesday, they had a candlelight event in remembrance of the late president at the Swapo Regional Headquarters at Okandjegedi, where some described him as a good communicator and unifier.

Individuals urged not to spread HIV intentionally


An Oshana Region-based AIDS activist went public about her HIV status 21 years ago and has since not looked back, advocating to end stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.

The mother of four and grandmother of ten, Anita Isaacks, who is currently a resident of Olupumbi Village, discovered her HIV status at the age of 37 in 1996.
She had gone for a job interview at Oshakati, and providing her HIV status was one of the requirements.

Swapo party successfully conducts 2023 rallies


The Swapo Party Vice President, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, says the party has successfully conducted its 2023 rallies, the last one being in the Oshana Region.

The closing rally at Oshakati was attended by scores of party members adorned in blue, red, and green.

It has been an eventful year for the party as it canvassed for a larger support base meant to retain its position as the governing party in next year's national elections.

Suspected Oshana serial rapist arrested


A serial rapist suspect wanted in the Oshana Region was finally arrested on Friday at Ohadiwa village near Ongha in the Ohangwena Region after being positively identified by the two minor victims at the Oshakati Police station during an identification parade.

According to NamPol's community affairs officer in the Oshana Region, Warrent Officer Frieda Shikole-Ashiyana, the suspect is an 18-year-old male.

The suspect is linked to the sexual assault of the two girls, aged ten and eleven, respectively, at Onheleiwa and Ohambungu-Onamutayi villages last weekend.

Olushandja-Uuvudhiya water canal revived


The residents of Uuvudhiya and Oluthalweegolo Villages in the Oshana Region welcomed the revival of the Olushandja-Uuvudhiya canal, which now provides much-needed water to the community and the surrounding areas.

While this is a welcome development, residents are concerned about the lack of sufficient grazing land for their thousands of livestock.

The canal, which connects villages across the Oshana, Omusati, and Oshikoto regions, was revamped to address the long-standing water scarcity.