Government declares a state of drought in Namibia


Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Anna Shiweda, said the Namibian government has officially declared a state of drought in Namibia.

She said measures are being put into motion to initiate a comprehensive drought relief programme aimed at assisting the vulnerable and affected communities residing in all 14 regions of the country.

City of Windhoek awards schools for recycling initiatives


Six primary and pre-primary schools in Windhoek that took part in a recycling competition were awarded cash prizes for their best recycling initiatives.

The award ceremony took place at Otjomuise Primary School.

The school recycling competition programme is an effort by the City of Windhoek to raise awareness and encourage behavioural and attitude change among the learners.

The programme targeted 45 schools in low-income and informal areas.

Katutura East Constituency SMEs receive equipment from Khomas' Income Generating Activity Programme


18 small and medium enterprises in the Katutura East Constituency have received equipment from the Khomas Region's Income Generating Activity Programme to improve their businesses and create jobs.

The business recipients include those in carpentry, needlework, takeaways, nail technicians, catering, baking, welding, and early childhood development.

The Councillor of Katutura East Constituency, Richard !Gaoseb, says the Income Generating Activities project is directed at supporting small, upcoming entrepreneurs.

NWR launches school garden programme


Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has launched a school garden programme at Oshekasheka Combined School in the Oshana Region.

NWR has committed to setting up gardens at schools across the country to supplement the government's school feeding programme with vegetables and fruits.

An amount of N$500,000 has been set aside for this course at selected schools, and the intention is to cover 14 schools countrywide in the next eight months.

Namibia, WFP celebrate African School Feeding Day


Namibia, in collaboration with the World Feeding Program, celebrated African School Feeding Day on March 1st.

The Ministry of Education, Art, and Culture allocated N$89 million in this year's budget, which is currently being debated in the National Assembly, towards the School Feeding Program.

The allocation, the ministry said in a statement, is to buy maize blend for about N$500 million worth of children in 1,500 schools countrywide.

The program is primarily aimed at providing food to vulnerable learners and those from food-insecure households.