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Dust over demands to remove Chief Seibeb refuses to settle

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Community members locked the gates of the Daure Daman Traditional Authority office at Uis because Chief Zacharias Seibeb has allegedly not responded to their petition handed over last year.

The community members are also not happy with the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, whom they say has not responded to the petition that demands the removal of the chief.

The disgruntled community members marched in the streets of Uis to shut down the Daure Daman Traditional office.

Vakwangali chieftaincy dispute far from over

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A faction of the Vakwangali tribe in the Kavango West Region is set to announce a new candidate to be coronated to the dispute Hompa of the Traditional Authority next week.

The faction successfully opposed the coronation of Hompa Eugene Siwombe in the High Court about eight years ago.

The embattled Hompa of the Vakwangali Siwombe was crowned in 2015 after his designation by the Minister of Urban and Rural Development.

Senior Headman Andreas Kamukwanyama's faction approached the Windhoek High Court, which ruled that Siwombe's designation was unprocedural.

Labour Ministry seeks solution to Eagle Night Watch dispute

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The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation held a meeting between Eagle Night Watch employees and their employer to find a solution to the labour dispute.

Workers at the company, which is a subcontractor at the Husab Uranium Mine, have accused the company of not complying with an affirmative action report submitted to the Employment Equity Commission.

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.

Supreme Court settles long-standing dispute within the vaShambyu Traditional Community

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In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has settled the long-standing dispute within the vaShambyu traditional community regarding the succession of their Hompa.

The court upheld the designation of Sofia Mundjembwe Kanyetu as the Hompa and brought an end to the avenues for an amicable resolution that had been exhausted.

The case, which centred around the designation process and the customary law applicable to the community, has finally reached a conclusion, bringing an end to years of uncertainty.

Two families at Kahoro Village fight for piece of land

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Two families at Kahoro Village in Kavango West are at loggerheads over the ownership of a piece of land on the banks of the Kavango River.

This happened after one family allegedly sold the 10-hectare piece of land to a couple who wanted to construct a lodge there.

Three men from the Nambase family are out on N$1,000 bail each after they were arrested for removing fencing poles from the property in question.

Frans Nambase says the land belongs to him and is not for sale, warning those claiming it to stay away.

Prime Minister urged to intervene in Kunene Regional Council and line ministry's dispute

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Opuwo Rural Constituency Councillor Western Muharukua requested intervention from Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila regarding the ongoing dispute between the Kunene Regional Council and the Minister of Urban and Rural Development.

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, who visited the region, engaged with the regional leadership to hear their concerns, challenges, and access to public service.