Zambezi Region celebrates Day of the Namibian Child

The Day of the Namibian Child was officially celebrated in the Zambezi Region today.

The 28th of September, declared the national day for the Namibian Child by the Namibian Cabinet in the year 2000, has been celebrated annually and this year under the theme "The rights of the child in a digital environment" at the main event, which took place at Masokotwani in the Sibbinda constituency.

The Minister of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare, Doreen Siyoka, stressed the ministry's continued efforts to safeguard Namibian children's overall well-being.

NFCPT gears to celebrate 11th annual Fish Consumption Day

The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) is gearing up for the 11th annual Fish Consumption Day, to be held in Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region.

The NFCPT commenced their promotional campaign with a road show, which will, for the first time, cover all six constituencies of the region between September 20 and 29.

On September 30, after the road show, there will be celebrations honouring Fish Consumption Day at the Katima Mulilo Sports Complex.
The event will be officiated by the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Derek Klazen.

More investment needed in agricultural sector - NDP

The National Democratic Party (NDP) is calling on the Namibian government to invest more in the agricultural sector to address poverty and unemployment.

The party president, Martin Lukato, said that Zambezi Region can become the country's breadbasket but lacks fully fledged agricultural projects such as green schemes that can contribute to the country's development and food security.

Sikosinyana Senior Secondary School commits to hosting annual awards

In a bid to motivate Grade 11 learners to excel academically, Sikosinyana Senior Secondary School in the Zambezi Region has committed to hosting yearly awards for learners and teachers who perform well.

The school awarded teachers and learners who performed well in this year's first semester with certificates and medals.

The ceremony was graced by officials from the Ministry of Education as well as guest speaker James Sankwasa, who encouraged learners to work hard in the upcoming final examinations.

Katima Mulilo Border Post open 24 hours

The Katima Mulilo Border Post between Namibia and Zambia is now operational 24 hours a day.

The around-the-clock operation was launched by the Ministers of Home Affairs following a decision taken by the two countries governments in Livingstone in April this year.

Namibia's Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Dr. Albert Kawana, noted that the introduction of 24-hour operation for the Katima Mulilo Border Post is another milestone for both countries.

Dr. Kawana believes that the move will have great economic benefits for both countries.

National symbols hold significance - Theofelus

The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, has reiterated that national symbols hold significance beyond being mere emblems, but serve as visual representations of Namibia's shared identity. 

Launching the National Symbols Campaign in the Zambezi Region, Theofelus stated that national symbols effectively convey fundamental aspects, including values, history, and aspirations, that define a nation.

She encouraged the youth to embrace and attain a thorough comprehension of Namibian national symbols.

Lack of manpower at Ngoma Border Post delays travelers

Travellers using the Ngoma Border Post were delayed Sunday morning due to a lack of manpower.

The Ngoma Border Post opens at six o'clock every day, but this morning it opened 30 minutes late because there was no immigration officer.

When the nbc News team arrived at the border, there was only one immigration officer serving at both the departure and arrival counters.

The immigration officer was initially off and sick and had to drive to Katima Mulilo for medical treatment and still return to work to assist.

Zambezi Region community urged to help fight illegal fishing

The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Derek Klazen, has appealed to community members and stakeholders to help fight illegal fishing in the Zambezi Region.

Klazen and his delegation are on a four-day tour of the region to engage with various stakeholders and visit several fish farms.

These are the Likunganelo, Chata, and Imuran Fish Farms.

The delegation also visited the Katima Mulilo Open Market.

Mafwe Traditional Authority unhappy with human-wildlife conflicts compensation policy

The Mafwe Traditional Authority in the Zambezi Region is not happy with the current compensation policy for losses incurred through human-wildlife conflicts.

Traditional councillors expressed their discontent during an engagement with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

Mafwe Traditional Authority councillors believe that the current compensation of N$100,000 for loss of life due to wildlife attacks is inadequate and instead want this amount to be increased to at least N$200,000 as a one-time payment.