NDF ensures security and stability amidst challenges


The Namibian Defence Force continues to be a beacon of peace and unity and ensures security and stability in the country amidst challenges since 1990.

Defence and Veterans Affairs Minister Frans Kapofi made this remark during the NDF's 34th anniversary celebrations held at the Lieutenant Dimo Hamaambo Garrison at Grootfontein .

Minister Kapofi says the NDF was the first institution to embody the concept of national reconciliation, which brought together former opposing sides to unite and bring about closure and peace.

Border communities sensitisation plan launched


A detailed plan targeting communities living along the common border of Namibia and Botswana was launched at Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region on Thursday.

The launch of the civil-military cooperation plan marks the beginning of a campaign to sensitise and inform people living along the border of the two countries on how mutual cooperation will be executed.

Launching the initiative, the Namibian Defence and Veteran Affairs Minister, Frans Kapofi, said it is testimony to a shared commitment to peace and security.

NDF plans to enhance training of soldiers to ensure combat readiness


The Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Frans Kapofi, has called on the defence forces to step up training and remain combat-ready at all times.
He made these remarks during a reception parade for the Namibian contingent to Mozambique at Hanganee Katjipuka Barracks in Windhoek on Friday.

While applauding the contingent, Kapofi urged all members of the defence forces to emulate the fighting spirit shown by NDF pioneers, who had previously succeeded in executing external missions against well-established enemy forces. 

Namibian Navy deployment reduces security challenges in Zambezi


The deployment of the Namibian Navy on the Zambezi, Chobe, and Kavango rivers has reduced security challenges such as illegal border crossings, unregulated fishing, poaching, and drug smuggling, among others. 

This was said by the Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Frans Kapofi, during the renaming of Naval Base Impalila to Naval Base Lieutenant General John Sinvula Mutwa.

Limited resources hampers veteran fund projects


The Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Frans Kapofi, has explained that the Namibian government's commitment to disburse funding for veterans' projects is hampered by the constraints imposed by limited resources.

He was addressing the challenges impeding the progress of project funding in response to questions from Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP Elma Dienda during a parliamentary session.

Kapofi recalled the recent parliamentary approval of the budget, which included provisions to fund projects for veterans.

Defence Ministry urged to align to modern defence technology 


The Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Frans Kapofi, has urged the top echelon of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) to implement strategic policies aligned with modern defence technology.

Minister Kapofi made these remarks while addressing a defence annual review conference at Swakopmund.
Kapofi stated that it is high time for the NDF to expand and manifest itself within the scope of modern technology, calling it a paradigm shift in fighting evolution. 

The deaths of Shishugho family members could have been avoided with proper coordination - Kapofi


The Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Frans Kapofi, says the deaths of 16 Shishugho family members should serve as a reminder to those deployed at grassroots levels to continuously access and inform the government to take appropriate action.

Kapofi expressed deep regret over the deaths of 16 people due to food insecurity.

Kapofi believes the disaster could have been avoided through various relief programmes had the government been notified of the dire situation the family was passing through.

Government not able to address the issue of statelessness - Frans Kapofi


The 16 members of the Shishugho family who are suspected to have died from food poisoning were buried at Kayova Cemetery in Kayova village in Ndiyona constituency.

Frans Kapofi, Defence and Veterans Affairs Minister, delivered a message of condolences to the bereaved family and the entire community on behalf of the government.

Kapofi said that "it pains me to admit that we, as a government, have not been able to address the issue of statelessness for many of the people in its entirety".