GBV victims report cases to traditional authorities instead of the police for compensation

Some victims of gender-based violence (GBV) have resorted to reporting cases to the traditional authorities instead of the police in order to get compensation.

This came to light during a meeting between the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development, and Family Affairs at Otjiwarongo.

Otjiwarongo has recorded 29 cases of rape and 98 domestic violence cases since last year.

Wounds of the Cassinga attack refuse to heal

Namibian history tells us how the victims of the Cassinga attack ducked for cover in a desperate effort to escape with their lives on that fateful day. To this day the memories of the events from 45 years ago are still deeply embedded in the minds of those who survived the horrific ordeal. 

When one closely examines the materials of war, one comes across an aggressive force that trampled upon a country with a population of fewer than one million people in 1978.

Road Fund Administration donates towards flood victims in Northern Namibia

The Road Fund Administration (RFA) has donated N$600,000 towards flood victims in the Oshana, Omusati, and Ohangwena regions.

The devastation caused by the floods is worrisome, and RFA CEO ALI Ipinge says, as a public entity, it is duty-bound to support communities impacted by these natural disasters.

Ipinge further says the RFA will rehabilitate roads that have been washed away, damaged, or riddled with potholes in due course.

PDM President proposes a special fund to assist flood victims

The president of the Popular Democratic Movement, McHenry Venaani, has called for the establishment of a special fund to assist flood victims in the northern parts of the country.

Venaani tabled and motivated a motion in the National Assembly appealing for help for the population affected by the floods.

While appreciating the N$72 million set aside to assist the affected residents, Venaani says there must be a special fund tailor-made for such eventualities.

NamPol warns public about scams

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) is receiving an increasing number of complaints from members of the public who have fallen victim to scams.

The police force, in a media statement on Thursday, said scammers used various approaches, such as calling individuals claiming to be police officers and requesting that money be transferred through electronic bank transactions in exchange for their relatives’ release from police custody.