AU Commission Chair highlights progress, challenges, and calls for unity on Africa Day


To mark the celebration of Africa Day, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has reflected on Africa's journey from 1963 to 2024, celebrating milestones like liberation from colonialism and apartheid and economic growth. 

He also addressed ongoing challenges such as demographic pressures, social constraints, climate change, and governance issues. 

He highlighted the role of youth and women in shaping the future, called for mobilisation to tackle crises, and promoted peace and security.

Swapo Party Vice President urges defending independence's legacy 


Swapo Party Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on party members to defend the foundation that paved the way for the country's hard-won independence. 

She made the call at the party's 64th-anniversary commemoration at Mariental in the Hardap Region. 

Swapo Party members from all walks of life converged at the Hage Geingob Stadium to celebrate the party's over sixty years of existence. 

Governor Uerikua advocates inclusion of agriculture in Public Finance Management Bill


Otjozondjupa Region Governor James Uerikua is calling for the inclusion of the agricultural sector in the Public Finance Management Bill.

The governor made this call during a stakeholder consultation meeting with the Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises on the bill. 

Namibia is said to be lagging behind compared to other African countries that have implemented several public finance management laws.

The proposed bill aims to replace the State Finance Act, which has been in operation for over three decades.

Otjozondupa Region communities demand action on unemployment and infrastructure


Communities in the Otjozondupa Region cited unemployment, a lack of infrastructure, and bulk services as areas that need urgent attention.

The inhabitants revealed this to the officials of the National Planning Commission (NPC) during their visit to the region.

To finalise the 6th National Development Plan, the NPC is conducting consultations in the region for their input and to understand the challenges they face.

Kavango West Region marks 10 Years of Existence as Namibia Celebrates 34 Years


As Namibia celebrates 34 years of independence, the Kavango West is also celebrating 10 years since it was declared an independent region. 

In 2013, following a recommendation of the Fourth Delimitation Commission of Namibia and in preparation for the 2014 general election, the Kavango Region was split into Kavango East and West. 

Kavango West Region is located in the north-eastern part of Namibia and has a population of 123,266.

The region's eight constituencies are 99% rural.

Tension erupts as Karasburg Council is suspended by Minister Uutoni


Tension gripped a meeting where the Minister of Rural and Urban Development (MURD), Erastus Uutoni, announced the suspension of the entire Karasburg Council, appointing an administrator in their place. 

Pandemonium broke out with heated interjections, and residents showed clear divisions over the minister's decision to suspend the councillors.

One group questioned the legality of the decision, while another argued that aggrieved parties should seek legal recourse.

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


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.

Namibia considers permanent Secretariat for APRM Coordination


The government will consider the establishment of a permanent National Secretariat to coordinate the activities and programmes of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Namibia.

President Nangolo Mbumba says the establishment of the Secretariat will ensure the full implementation of the APRM National Plan of Action.

President Mbumba launched the APRM Country Review Report at State House on Thursday.

Governance of SOEs Improves Due to Good Leadership - Shixwameni


The deputy Executive Director in the Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises, Louise Shixwameni, says the appointment of the right people on the boards of directors of public enterprises has improved compared to past struggles.

Shixwameni addressed the Public Enterprises Conference, which aimed to foster dialogue and collaboration among key stakeholders to drive the growth and success of public enterprises in the country.