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No security threats since swearing-in of President Mbumba: Shikongo

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The Inspector General (IG) of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo has said there have not been any security threats since the swearing-in of former Vice President Nangolo Mbumba as President of Namibia.

Mbumba was sworn in as the fourth President of Namibia, following the death of President Hage Geingob early on Sunday. International Relations Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah was sworn in as Vice President.

Paternity leave receives support from some Members of Parliament

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The need to make paternity leave part of the legal framework has received support from some Members of Parliament in the National Assembly, as has the extension of maternity leave.

The motion to extend maternity leave and introduce paternity leave was earlier tabled by the Popular Democratic Movement's (PDM) Winnie Moongo.

Landless People's Movement (LPM) Leader Bernadus Swartbooi and PDM's Maximalliant Katjimune also made their contributions to the discussion.

MPs seek clarity on national anthem

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Members of Parliament have sought clarification regarding the history of the National Anthem, "Namibia, Land of the Brave," particularly on the copyright and the N$2 million token of appreciation.

United Democratic Front MP Dudu Murorua posed a question to Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila.

Landless People's Movement (LPM) leader Bernardus Swaartboi sought clarity on the $2 million token of appreciation.

Namibia to soon allow submission of tenders online

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Namibia could soon allow the submission of tenders online, and bidders would receive their awards in the same way.

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila revealed this during a courtesy call by an Indian investment and trade delegation at State House.

The move to allow online tendering is part of the country's broader objective to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Namibian government hopes that the automation of the tendering system and other services will further help eliminate unethical conduct.