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Kavango East residents advocate for regional division and constituency expansion

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Residents of the Kavango East Region have proposed to the 5th Boundaries Delimitation and Demarcation Commission to divide the region into two and create more constituencies, as some of them are overpopulated.

They made the suggestions during the commission's consultation at Rundu. 

The 1st Boundaries Delimitation and Demarcation Commission in 1992 created Kavango as a region on its own.

RA hands over infrastructure and funds to Impalila Island community

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While celebrating the completion and opening of roads on Impalila Island on Thursday, the Roads Authority (RA) handed over additional infrastructure and funds to the community.

The Chief Executive Officer of the RA, Conrad Lutombi, announced that after the completion of the roads, they are now busy with the process of manufacturing a floating dock for the ferry and vehicles coming into the island, which will be installed in the next four months.

Natalia |Goagoses commends UNAM Southern Campus for geoscience excellence

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The Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Technology, and Innovation, Natalia |Goagoses, has praised the UNAM Southern Campus at Keetmanshoop for the high standard of geoscience research. 

She paid a familiarisation visit to the campus. 

The southern campus is the only higher education institution that offers a specialisation in geoscience. 

The campus, with a student population of more than one thousand, also offers degree and diploma programmes in the fields of nursing science, education, and business administration. 

Africa needs to manufacture vaccines locally

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There is a need for Africa to locally manufacture vaccines and fill immunisation gaps.

Currently, Africa imports 99 percent of its vaccines.

Moreover, more than 90 percent of medicines and medical devices are imported.

This situation has proven to be a challenge in Namibia and other nations during pandemics such as COVID-19, monkeypox, and Ebola.

This is concerning and raises questions about the preparedness for future pandemics, emphasising the importance of partnerships and collaboration.

Grootfontein to relocate single-quarter residents

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Grootfontein Municipality is constructing houses to relocate current single-quarter residents and for the old structure to be demolished. 

Grootfontein Municipality has started implementing some of the initiatives outlined in its Strategic Plan for 2024–2028.

The capital projects include the construction of 100 houses to cater for the relocation of residents from the single quarters.

There are 1,400 people residing in the Grootfontein Single Quarters. 

Out of the 100 houses to be constructed, more than 60 are already complete. 

Swapo highlights infrastructure progress in Zambezi recruitment drive

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, says over the past 33 years, the Swapo Party-led government has delivered the most needed infrastructure development throughout the country.

She says the government has delivered educational and health infrastructure, roads, and other key elements with the potential to drive the socio-economic transformation of all Namibians.

Theofelus remarked this during a Swapo Party recruitment drive at Kalimbeza Village in the Zambezi Region, where she received 39 new members.

Oshikoto RC budgets N$46 million towards infrastructure development

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The Oshikoto Regional Council has budgeted N$46 million towards accelerating infrastructure development and increasing socio-economic activity in the region.

Governor Penda ya Ndakolo revealed this during his State of the Region Address at Omuthiya.

The budget will, among other factors, cater for the provision of potable water and electricity to rural areas and settlements, as well as other growth centres.

To address high unemployment, the region is on a mission to capacitate SMEs, both in urban and rural areas.