Central Procurement Board denies corruption allegations 


The Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) has refuted allegations that it corruptly awarded an unadvertised multimillion-dollar tender to a local pharmaceutical company, Fabupharm.

Activist Michael Amushelelo alleged on social media that the N$451 million tender was corruptly awarded and was facilitated by Finance and Public Enterprises Minister Iipumbu Shiimi. 

Health Minister addresses concerns over cardiotocography paper shortage


The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, has responded to concerns raised by Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP Winnie Moongo about the shortage of cardiotocography papers at Windhoek Central Hospital.

Dr. Shangula acknowledged that, despite the shortage, clinicians at Windhoek Central Hospital have been able to deliver appropriate care using their clinical judgement. 

Public Procurement Act impacts availability of medicines, clinical supplies


Health and Social Services Minister, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, says the implementation of the Public Procurement Act has significantly impacted the availability of medicines and clinical supplies.

In a ministerial statement on the procurement process for pharmaceutical and clinical supplies in the public health sector, Dr. Shangula made a pointed reference to a multimillion-dollar tender for the supply of condoms, surgical gloves, and other items, which caused a public outcry, causing the tender to be cancelled earlier this year.

Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises hosts Public Procurement Act training


Political office bearers, regional and local council technocrats, bidders, and the general public in the ||Kharas Region will now have a better understanding of the Code of Good Practices on Preferences of the Public Procurement Act.

This is made possible by the Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises, which is hosting a four-day training on the Act.

The Code of Good Preferences, as defined in the recently amended Public Procurement Act, aims to grant exclusive preference to local suppliers through the reservation of certain procurement goods, works, and services.