Modernisation of national railways a need


The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Economics and Public Administration, Natangwe Ithete, has emphasised the necessity of revising and modernising the national railway system in a way that stimulates growth and development.

Ithete said this during a visit by the members of the standing committee to ||Kharas Governor Aletha Frederick.

The standing committee is currently conducting an oversight visit to assess the management of railway services, infrastructure, and facilities in the southern region.

||Kharas rural road infrastructure


The Governor of ||Kharas Aletha Frederick has urged the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, and Roads to familiarise themselves with rural road infrastructure.

Frederick highlighted that many communities are isolated during heavy rain seasons and natural disasters due to inadequate road networks.

Frederick states that the quality of the national road infrastructure in ||Kharas is still regarded as one of the finest in the country.

Furthermore, she notes that Namibian roads are among the top-ranked in Africa.

Aletha Frederick's updates regional development


||Kharas Governor Aletha Frederick has reminded the regional political leadership to uphold the country's constitution.
She made the call during the Regional Development Update address.

Governor Frederick says she could not deliver the State of the Region Address for the third consecutive year; it is being replaced by the Regional Development Update Address.

She maintains that the ||Kharas Regional Council has denied her request to carry out her constitutional obligation to deliver the SORA since 2019.

Youth called to aspire entrepreneurship as a solution high unemployment rate


The Minister of Sports, Youth, and National Service, Agnes Tjongarero, has encouraged young people to aspire towards entrepreneurship as a solution to addressing the high rate of youth unemployment.

Spearheaded by the Begin To Imagine (BTI) youth group, the Expo is the first to be hosted by Bethanie Village.

Tjongarero made the call during the opening of the Expo at Bethanie Village in ||Kharas Region, where she pledged N$20 000 towards the hosting of the Expo.

Debmarine Namibia donates to Women's Action for Development


Debmarine Namibia has donated equipment to boost the Women's Action for Development's empowerment training programs at Keetmanshoop. 

The donated items that include needlework and hospitality equipment as well as computers are worth N$200,000. 

||kharas Governor Aletha Frederick handed over donations, which her office had sourced from Debmarine Namibia. 

Keetmanshoop Woman Action's for Development Coordinator welcomed the donation. 

Some trainees had this to say.

Neckartal Dam project anticipates promising outcomes


Once fully operational, the envisaged 5,000-hectare irrigation scheme at Neckartal Dam, on the outskirts of Keetmanshoop, will provide sufficient produce for not only the domestic market but exports as well.

The government invested N$5 billion in the construction of the Neckartal Dam, making it the biggest investment the government has ever made in the ||Kharas Region.

The Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein, held an engagement with stakeholders on the envisaged development plans of the Neckartal Dam.

!Gawachab Conservancy signs land lease agreement with Ikhaya Somandla Family Enterprise


The !Gawachab Conservancy in ||Kharas Region has signed a 30-year land lease agreement with Ikhaya Somandla Family Enterprise to pave the way for the development of a billion-dollar renewable energy project.

||Kharas Governor Aletha Frederick witnessed the agreement signing at Keetmanshoop. 

Over N$450,000 raised at Luderitz Crayfish Festival Gala Dinner


More than N$450,000 was raised during the 2023 Luderitz Crayfish Festival Gala Dinner.

The festival is slated for the weekend of April 27–29.

The primary objective of the festival is to position the town of Luderitz as a tourism destination as well as serve as a platform for businesses and individuals to invest in the town.

Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Silvia Makgone launched the 2023 festival.

Minister Sioka calls for multi-sectoral approach to ending gender-based violence


The government has reiterated its call for a multi-sectoral approach to tackling Gender-Based Violence.

The Minister of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare, Doreen Sioka addressed a belated International Human Rights Day and Women's Day commemoration at Keetmanshoop. 

In a message delivered on her behalf by ||Kharas Governor, Aletha Frederick, Sioka paid tribute to Namibian women, who sacrificed their lives in resistance to forced removals from the Old Location to Katutura, by South African apartheid forces on 10 December 1959. 

Aussenkehr Primary School phases out the platoon school system


Aussenkehr Primary School at Aussenkehr Farms in the ||Kharas Region has phased out the platoon school system - thanks to the recent completion of six new classrooms, courtesy of Mobile Telecommunications Company, MTC. 

The school was forced to follow the platoon system, splitting learners into morning and afternoon classes, due to the lack of classrooms.

||Kharas Governor, Aletha Frederick inaugurated the classrooms and two storerooms - built at a combined cost of N$1,3 million, through the MTC Rural School Project.