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Grootfontein to relocate single-quarter residents

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Grootfontein Municipality is constructing houses to relocate current single-quarter residents and for the old structure to be demolished. 

Grootfontein Municipality has started implementing some of the initiatives outlined in its Strategic Plan for 2024–2028.

The capital projects include the construction of 100 houses to cater for the relocation of residents from the single quarters.

There are 1,400 people residing in the Grootfontein Single Quarters. 

Out of the 100 houses to be constructed, more than 60 are already complete. 

Health Ministry responds to 'dilapidated' facility claims

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The word "dilapidated" is frequently used to describe healthcare facilities throughout the country.

However, the Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, believes this term is exaggerated.

Nangombe acknowledges that the ministry faces challenges but asserts that it has made substantial progress in upgrading infrastructure over the years.

Construction of emergency classrooms to continue this month

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The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture will kick off this month with the second phase of its emergency classroom construction.

The Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka, says the ministry will commence this month with the construction of another 500 classrooms across the country.

The ministry last year constructed 510 classrooms. 

The emergency construction of classrooms is part of the ministry's accelerated infrastructure development plan geared towards addressing the shortage of classrooms at lower primary.

Phase two of construction of road linking Okorukambe and Epukiro ready

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The Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorua, officially handed over a site for the construction of phase two of the road that will link the Okorukambe and Epukiro constituencies in the Omaheke Region.

The nine-kilometre phase two of the low-volume seal standard is expected to commence midway through next month.

The project is set to cost N$29 million, and it will provide jobs to fifty locals.

Police barracks at Oshikoto's King-Nehale police control gate inaugurated

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The government continues to avail resources to improve the accommodation of police officers.

The latest is N$3,8 million spent on the construction of police barracks at King-Nehale police control gate in the Oshikoto Region.

The construction of the barracks, which comprise six rooms and other components, started in 2020 and was completed a year later.

NAMPOL Inspector General Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo says decent accommodation contributes to the improvement of policing services.

Ndama school dispute continues

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The diversion of the construction of the new school at Ndama informal settlement has left community members unhappy.

They are now calling on the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture to further investigate the matter.

Following the relocation of the school from Ndama East to Ndama West, which was the initial site of construction approved by the town council, Governor Bonifatius Wakudumo announced on nbc News that the school would be built at Ndama East.

This change of plan left the community wondering what could have led to the change of heart.

Kavango East Education Directorate ordered to resume construction at Ndama South

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Kavango East Governor Bonifatius Wakudumo has directed the Education Directorate and the contractor to resume construction at Ndama South with immediate effect.

In a letter to the Deputy Director of Cooperate Planning in the Ministry of Education, Alex Sikume, Wakudumo says he has resolved the matter with all parties involved.

The Governor says he visited the two sites to familiarise himself with the situation on the ground, and it was resolved that work must continue at the Ndama South site.

Construction of Social Security Otjiwarongo Regional Office starts

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All Social Security Commission (SSC) services will soon become easily accessible to residents of Otjiwarongo and the surrounding areas as the commission initiates the construction of the Otjiwarongo Regional Office.

The construction of the state-of-the-art building, with a budget of N$20 million, has already commenced and is expected to be completed by August of next year.