Government re-negotiates to find better solution for fishermen


Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Derek Klazen says the Government Employment Redress Programme will be renegotiated to find a solution for fishermen to do active work on vessels.

At a media conference, Klazen and Labour Minister Utoni Nujoma revealed the outcome of their closed-door meeting held at Walvis Bay on Thursday.

Launched in 2020, the programme stems from an agreement between the Fisheries and Labour Ministries and fishing companies.

Deputy ICT Minister urges staff to ensure tangible impact nationwide


The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Modestus Amutse, has urged the staff members of the ministry to ensure that their services and work have a tangible impact throughout the country, including at the grassroots level.

 Amutse made these remarks while addressing the staff members of Oshana Region.

Stakeholders to conduct study on informal economy


In cooperation with the UN in Namibia, the Bank of Namibia, the Ministries of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment Creation, Industrialization, and Trade intend to conduct a study to comprehend the informal economy and its diversity, pinpoint solutions for related problems, and highlight opportunities for interventions.

Informal employment in Namibia has significant implications for people, enterprises, and the country's economy and social development.

#BeFree Ballers event raises awareness on social ills


The One Economy Foundation, under the #BeFree Banner, organised over the weekend a #BeFree Ballers event that aimed at raising awareness on social ills that often encapsulate sportsmen and women.

The awareness event focused on substance abuse, sexual health, and violence.

These are some of the issues that sportswomen and men always find themselves engulfed in.

Professional football player Thomalina Adams raised issues of inequality when it comes to the treatment and payment of female sports personnel as opposed to their male counterparts.

Health Ministry to ensure long-term solution to shortage of medical supplies


The Ministry of Health and Social Services wants to ensure a long-term solution to the shortage of medical supplies at government central medical stores.

The ministry will also prioritize infrastructure development and the provision of general services.

The ministry is allocated a budget of N$9.6 billion for the 2023/2024 financial year.

Dr. Kalumbi Shangula said Namibia experienced subdued levels of service this year, owing to a lack of long-term contracts for the procurement and supply of pharmaceuticals.

Education Ministry to ensure conducive teaching and learning


The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture says it will strive towards the achievement of its key mandate of ensuring conducive teaching and learning in the country's education system.

Anna Nghipodoka said this while motivating her ministry's budgetary allocation of N$16.7 billion for 2023/24 financials in the National Assembly.

In a close to 36-page speech, the Education, Arts, and Culture Minister took time to explain where the biggest chunk of the country's national budget will be used for.