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Smooth progress made with Katutura Hospital facelift

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The Ministry of Works and Transport has expressed satisfaction with the progress made with the renovation of the Katutura Intermediate Hospital. 

Executive Director Esther Kaapanda visited the hospital on Friday to assess the progress of the renovations.

Katutura State Hospital was built in 1973, and the hospital has over the years experienced dilapidation, punctuated by holes in the roof, damaged walls, windows, and floors, blocked toilets, and rampant rodents, among others. 

Health Ministry responds to 'dilapidated' facility claims

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The word "dilapidated" is frequently used to describe healthcare facilities throughout the country.

However, the Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, believes this term is exaggerated.

Nangombe acknowledges that the ministry faces challenges but asserts that it has made substantial progress in upgrading infrastructure over the years.

Khomas Regional Council approves building and renovations at 12 schools

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The Khomas Regional Council has approved the building and renovation of additional classrooms and kitchens at twelve schools in Windhoek.

The regional officials paid a site visit to projects in Windhoek, where the news was announced.

Schools to benefit include Olof Palme Primary, West Mond High, Moses Garoeb Primary, Green Leaf Primary, and the Mountain High School, while the Hakahana Clinic also stands to benefit.

Education directorate, senior political leaders visit Okondjatu Combined School

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Senior political leaders and staff of the education directorate undertook a visit to the Okondjatu Combined School in Okakarara Constituency. 

This follows the circulation of images and videos depicting the deplorable condition at the school. 

Otjozondjupa Regional Governor James Uerikua wants immediate action in having the old infrastructure renovated along with other demands.

Uerikua says renovations will be undertaken, and ablution facilities fixed, as soon as a budget is availed. 

He noted that the school blocks were damaged by lightning in 2014.