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Children's Parliament concludes

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The 6th Session of the Children's Parliament, themed "Transforming Education in Namibia," resulted in the adoption of several key motions. 

Among the adopted motions were calls for increased funding for schools in marginalised communities, improved mental health support for learners, and the re-introduction of vocational training to reduce dropout rates. 

The young parliamentarians also emphasised the need for climate education in the national curriculum and measures to mitigate climate change impacts on education.

Kavango West Region prepares for new Civic Affairs Office

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The Kavango West Region will soon have its own improved Civic Affairs Office.

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security has plans in the pipeline to construct a regional civic affairs office at Nkurenkuru.

Since the 2013 demarcation, the Kavango West Region still depends on Kavango East for some government services.

Currently, the region has a Civic Affairs Office that does not offer all the required services. 

The office is also understaffed, contributing to the high number of undocumented people in the region.

National Assembly objects 10 bills due to lack of quorum

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Members of Parliament in the National Assembly have objected to the tabling of ten bills during Wednesday's session because of a lack of quorum.

Others, however, questioned the reasons for the objections, noting that the first reading of bills does not require a quorum, as no voting takes place at that stage.

Deputy Speaker Loide Kasingo emphasised the importance of members' attendance and participation, stressing that procedural delays waste parliamentary resources and time.

Home Affairs Ministry alerts on counterfeit birth certificates and IDs syndicate

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The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security has issued a public alert regarding a syndicate engaged in the production and sale of counterfeit Namibian birth certificates and IDs. This illicit operation threatens the integrity of national documents and poses significant risks to national security.

Home Affairs Minister justifies N$8 million checkpoint

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The Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Albert Kawana, expressed satisfaction with the cost of the construction of the Onhuno police checkpoint, which amounted to over N$8 million.

Dr. Kawana responded to a question from the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader, McHenry Venaani, regarding why the ministry did not investigate what appears to be a misuse of taxpayer funds.

The upgrade of the checkpoint includes a shelter and office block with restroom facilities for officers and the public.

Home Affairs Ministry urges mass registration for national documents

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The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security has reiterated its call to those who do not have identity documents to take advantage of the mass registration programme.

So far, 34,802 people have acquired national documents since the programme's introduction.

The campaign, which started in February, will run until July in all 14 of the country's regions.

Home Affairs Ministry registers 50,000 people

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The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security has reached its target of registering 50,000 people for birth certificates and identification documents through the ongoing mass registration.

Additionally, 7,332 applicants were registered as stateless and undocumented persons.

The mass registration process, which commenced in February country-wide, will run until the 30th of July.

Citizens without identity documents are called upon to visit the registration points.

Hundreds flock to John Pandeni Constituency Office to obtain national documents

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Thousands of Namibians are still without national documents. 

This is evident in the number of Windhoek residents who have been flocking to the John Pandeni Constituency Office to get their documents. 

Following the announcement by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security to conduct a national outreach programme for obtaining national documents countrywide, its offices have been inundated by people in need of these documents. 

NamPower spends over N$3 million on school fences in Epupa Circuit

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The NamPower Foundation has fenced off Alpha, Otjerunda, Orumana, and Ehomba Combined Schools in the Kunene Region at a cost of more than N$3 million.

The Chairperson of the NamPower Advisory Committee, Simeon Amunkete, explained that a conducive environment plays a role in the academic performance of the learners.

The Education Inspector of the Epupa Circuit, Joshua Shikongo, commended NamPower for ensuring a safer learning environment for the learners.

Palmwag settlement police station opens

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A police station worth N$7 million has been inaugurated at Palmwag Settlement in the Kunene Region's Sesfontein Constituency. 

Police Inspector General Joseph Shikongo says safety and security services are critical for all Namibians to access, to ensure that, and also for officers to be provided with proper structures to work from.

Police officers in the area have been serving the public at the checkpoint since 1998.

The checkpoint was previously used as a veterinary control point and a tourism concession area without accommodation or office facilities.