Agriculture sectors contribution to GDP shows consistent growth

There is a revival in the agriculture sector, and its contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) has picked up and is showing consistent growth.

There are, however, some challenges remaining in the agricultural sector, namely the pricing of food owing to geopolitics.

The consumer price had increased sharply, but on the other hand, there was also a reduction in prices for producers.

President Geingob to Address the Nation

Since assuming the highest office in the land, President Hage Geingob has prioritised open channels of communication as part of building trust with citizens in order to consolidate effective governance.

The year is drawing to a close, and President Geingob is inviting the nation to join him on Monday as he communicates with them via a press briefing.

That briefing would see the Head of State recap some of the key highlights of the 'Year of Revival'.

San Cultural Festival commemorated at Gobabis

It was an eventful weekend that was not short of fun and reminders of culture and traditions.

While others have already enjoyed years of celebrations, this weekend's event was the first for the San Cultural Festival held at Gobabis.

With their rich, unique, and fascinating culture, there was no shortage of fun and entertainment. 

With displays of how they lived and survived for centuries as the focal point of the festival, a large amount of time was spent on conversation, joking, music, and dances.

Namibia and Turkey to explore new avenues of investment

Namibia and Türkiye have reaffirmed their intent to cement bilateral relations and explore new avenues in the area of investment.

Their commitments were expressed during the celebration of Türkiye's 100 years as a republic, where the two countries unpacked their joint achievements over the years.

Speaking at a celebration, the Turkish Ambassador to Namibia, Feral Cekerek Oruckaptan, said Türkiye's independence has inspired many nations to gain their freedom and sovereignty.

Swapo Party School holds second intake graduation

Like all struggles in life, obtaining an education does not come easy. It requires sacrifice, dedication, and hard work.

These were the wise words of Swapo Party President Hage Geingob, who was speaking at the graduation ceremony of the second intake of the Swapo Party School.

Men and women are adorned in their graduation gowns, and what distinguishes them from any other are the colours of their hoods.

President Geingob saddened by the death of Axali Doeseb

President Hage Geingob says he is saddened by the death of Axali Doeseb.

The composer of the Namibian national anthem, Doeseb, died this morning at the Lady Pohamba Private Hospital in Windhoek following his admission last night.

Doeseb is the man who gave birth to Namibia's national anthem and its pride following a song competition.

Records have it that a number of entries were received then, and two nominations, including his, reached the final stage.

Employees in tax refund scam left in the cold

The hopes of a group of taxpayers who approached the High Court to temporarily stop the Namibia Revenue Agency from deducting money from their salaries have been dashed.

Close to 1,000 employees are believed to be involved in a tax refund scam running into millions of dollars.

The applicants wanted the High Court to temporarily stop deducting their funds and to pay back what had already been deducted.

The applicants also lodged a constitutional challenge over the validity of certain provisions of the Income Tax Act of 1981.

Swakopmund resident dies from food poisoning

One person died while six others were treated for what is suspected to be food poisoning at Swakopmund.

The police, however, said the exact cause of the poisoning is unknown, as the postmortem will only be conducted tomorrow.

According to the police report, the family of seven, between the ages of two and 30, prepared dinner on Saturday of porridge, oshikandela milk, and already-cooked pieces of chicken bought from a local supermarket.

It is alleged that in the early morning hours of Sunday, the wife went to the bathroom because of stomach pain.

Dry-Genice Higoam, Wilbard Mbenzi win National Skills Competition

Dry-Genice Higoam and Wilbard Mbenzi emerged as the overall winners of this year's National Skills Competition, which concluded at Ongwediva on Saturday.

The National Skills Competition is an initiative by the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology, and Innovation (MHETI) and the Namibia Training Authority (NTA). The Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre buzzed with activities as a passionate group of competitors gathered to showcase and compete in their respective skills.

AU membership in G20 a good beginning - President Geingob

President Hage Geingob says the African Union's permanent membership in the G20 is a good beginning.

Dr. Geingob, in an interview with France 24's 'Across Africa' programme in Paris, France, said this speaks to inclusivity.

The President also responded to the question of governance in light of the recent coups, which he said reversed the gains made towards democratic rule.