Omaheke Police Commander urges strong community policing partnerships


The Omaheke Police Regional Commander, Commissioner Andreas Haingura, has called for strong community policing partnerships to help the region succeed in fighting crime.

Speaking at a meeting with station commanders and community policing crime prevention groups, Commissioner Haingura said it is high time that community members help the police combat crime.

He singled out stock theft, poaching, and housebreaking as the most prevalent in the region.

Gobabis Local Authority advised to avoid infightings


The Ombudsman, Basilius Dyakugha, has advised the leadership of the Gobabis Local Authority to respect administrative laws to avoid unnecessary infighting that could deprive residents of services. 

Dyakugha stressed that it was high time that Gobabis local authority leadership set aside their differences and operated in a more coordinated manner, in the interest of the residents.

The Ombudsman reminded the officials that they are to be guided by laws and rules.

French scholars visits Omuhaturua Primary School


A group of students from the International School of Paris in France are on a ten-day trip to Namibia to engage with learners of Omuhaturua Primary School in the Epukiro constituency. 

The French scholars are on an exposure trip aimed at exchanging ideas and educational skills with students at Omuhaturua Primary School on the importance of education. 

The group representative, Sabine Martin, says the team is also working on various sustainable development projects with the primary school.

Omaheke discusses solutions to natural disasters


The Omaheke regional leadership has proposed resilient-related programmes to assist in the event of disasters like drought, fire outbreaks, and hailstorms, amongst others. 

This was shared during a consultative engagement with the Deputy Prime Minister, John Mutorwa, at Gobabis in the Omaheke Region. 

The regional leaders noted more needs to be done, although the government has been doing well in assisting communities with drought relief measures like food distribution and livestock subsidies.

MR 119 to be upgraded


The MR 119, which runs from Gobabis to Talismanus for 145 kilometres, will be upgraded to a low-volume, seal-standard road.

N$200 million has been set aside by the Roads Authority for the three-phased project.

During the groundbreaking ceremony, Minister of Works and Transport John Mutorwa said an appropriate road network is essential to facilitate poverty reduction through increased access to markets, food security, health care, education, and areas of social and economic importance.

Learners from various schools attend school holiday in Omaheke


More than 400 Grade 11 and Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) learners from various schools nationwide participated in two weeks of school holiday classes at Epukiro Senior Secondary School aimed at enhancing their academic performance. 

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the two-week school holidays, Omaheke Education Director Constance Wantenaar emphasised that the ministry is dedicated to ensuring that learners improve their academic results.

Wantenaar stressed the importance of discipline and hard work.

Aminuis farmers affected by low livestock prices


Low prices of livestock at auctions are negatively affecting farmers in the Aminuis Constituency, threatening their livelihood.

The persistent drought has drastically caused a decline in livestock prices.

The spokesperson for farmers in the Aminus Constituency, Tiree Katjiuanjo, said it is high time that farmers themselves come up with strategies to remedy the situation.

One of the interventions is to destock to minimise the number of livestock per auction as well as improve quality.

#NAMIBIAVOTES2024 | NDP voters registration campaign


The National Democratic Party's President, Martin Lukato, says his party is ready to address challenges affecting Namibians if given the mandate in the November elections.

Lukato was speaking at the launch of the party's voter registration campaign in Gobabis. 

The NDP President urged Namibians to go out in great numbers to register for the upcoming elections, stressing that their votes will shape the form and character of the country's democracy and development. 

Kanaan informal settlement upgrading committee pleased with progress


The Kanaan informal settlement upgrading committee is pleased with the progress made thus far in land surveying there, with 300 plots completed.

The process of surveying and pegging land for housing in Gobabis' Kanaan informal settlement started at a snail's pace.

The Public Relations Officer of the Kanaan informal settlement upgrading committee, Jacob Tjinae, says community members were reluctant due to a lack of understanding.

The plan is to complete all 4,500 plots before the end of the year and have certificates of ownership delivered for them. 

Omaheke projects receive material and equipment injection


The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare handed over equipment to 17 income-generating projects in Omaheke Region to help them grow their businesses. 

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Omaheke Governor Pijoo Nganate stressed that the donation will empower the beneficiaries, whose benefits will trickle down to a better standard of living and contribute to the overall economic vitality of the region.