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Health Ministry to set up ICU's in district hospitals

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The Executive Director in the Ministry of Health and Social Services says that as part of the ministry's effort to strengthen the public health system, they have taken a decision to set up intensive care units in district hospitals countrywide. 

Ben Nangombe said this at the donation handover of medical equipment worth N$1 million from the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund to the Central Health Hospital on Friday. 

Nangombe revealed that before the COVID-19 pandemic, they only had about 20 ICU beds in the public sector. 

Qatar donates food aid towards drought relief

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In response to the state of emergency declared due to drought by President Nangolo Mbumba, the government of Qatar has donated a substantial amount of supplies. The aid, valued at N$1.3 billion, aims to assist the communities affected by the severe drought conditions. 

The Qatari shipment includes 3,000 boxes of food, each packed with essential items meant to provide immediate relief to families in need.

The supplies include rice, cooking oil, cans of tuna fish, and canned meat. 

Relief for female boaders at Mburu-uru community hostel 

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Female boarders at the Mburu-uru community hostel in Kavango West Region will finally have their own sleeping quarters. 

About 13 learners have been sharing living quarters with the teaching staff, while eight others were cramped inside a small hut. 

Before the community hostel was established by educators and parents three years ago, learners spent about 26 kilometres walking to and from school. 

The long distances often left the youngsters tired, with some missing school altogether. 

Road safety boosts for B1 road

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Visibility equipment to be used by the Namibian Police at high accident zones along the main national road in the Otjozondjupa Region is aimed at curbing road accidents.

A local mobile telecommunications company (MTC) stepped in and donated the reflector jackets, torches, and other goods worth N$63,000 to the Namibian Police.

Road crashes, accompanied by fatalities and injuries, are experienced every other week on the B1 Road.

Simanya Combined School receives donation From Sankara Fishing Company

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Simanya Combined School outside Nkurenkuru in the Kavango West Region is the lucky recipient of school uniforms and sports gear from Sankara Fishing Company.

The school has 152 learners.

The donation is aimed at enriching the learning environment and fostering a culture of health and fitness among the school's 152 learners.

Expanding beyond the school's boundaries, a portion of the donated sports gear also made its way to LK United, a local soccer team. 

Communal Farmers receive stud rams for quality breeding

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Thirty communal farmers received quality goat rams from the Berseba Constituency Office to enhance the quality of their livestock and transform their farming. 

They also received training in animal husbandry, understanding farming cycles, and how to transform and follow creative farming system management. 

The Councillor of Berseba Constituency, Jeremias Goeieman, urged farmers to venture into a shared community of quality animals and sell among them, as this could mean good-quality produce and price sharing within the farming communities. 

Former student donates N$150,000 worth of equipment to Okondjatu Combined School

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The Okondjatu Combined School received equipment worth N$150,000 from Kaijata Kangueehi, who is a former learner of the school from the late 1970s.

It is the first time in the history of the school to receive such valuable items from an individual.
 
Among the donated items are two photocopy machines, a DSTV set paid for the whole year, 200 mattresses for the hotel, soccer and netball jerseys, and adjustable netball courts.

FAO supports Namibia's food security efforts with N$2.2 million donation

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The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) remains a dedicated partner for Namibia to ensure food security for all.

This commitment was reaffirmed at the handover of gardening tools and irrigation systems to 308 beneficiaries in the Ohangwena Region, valued at N$2.2 million.

FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture are the implementers of the project funded by the government of Japan.

N$25 million will cover four focal regions, namely Ohagwena, ||Kharas, Kavango West, and Zambwezi, to tackle climate-induced shocks.

RFA Donates to the Police

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The Road Fund Administration (RFA) has eased the burden of a lack of vehicles in the police force following a donation of 22 cars.

Despite challenging financial turbulence, the RFA has managed to, during the concluded financial year, make a funding contribution to traffic law enforcement of N$34.4 million.

The vehicles will be required at various roadblocks across the country to enable the police to respond timely to road incidents.

The RFA budget allocation for NamPol traffic for the next financial year is N$15 million.

Luderitz TC donates land to COSDEC

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The donation of land measuring 6,000 square metres has given a boost to plans to construct a Community Skills Development Centre in Luderitz. 

Luderitz Town Council officially handed over the donated land to COSDEC Benguela.

COSDEC Benguela opened its doors in Luderitz in 2009, offering computer literacy and needle courses. 

The training centre, with a student intake of more than 200 per year, currently offers six TVET courses, among others in plumbing, welding, and hospitality.