Oranjemund's nursery project plans to become commercial


A pilot nursery project set up by the Oranjemund Town Transformation Agency (OMDis) is in the process of becoming a fully-fledged commercial production unit.

OMDis was established in 2019 to build the town's economic resilience, transcending its historic reliance on mining activities.

Tommy West, the agriculture manager at the nursery, says that the first cultivation of about 2,000 heads of seedlings per week has already taken place, which is an indication of the project's commercial value.

Nekundi visits railway upgrades on Luderitz line


The Deputy Minister of Works and Transport, Veikko Nekundi, is in the ||Kharas Region to assess the progress on the Sandverhaar to Bucholzbrunn railway line rehabilitation project, including a familiarisation visit to the port of Lüderitz and engagements with TransNamib.

Nekundi, in an interview with nbc News in Oranjemund, said that the project entails upgrading the 40-km railway section between Sandverhaar and Bucholzbrunn on the Luderitz line from the current carrying capacity of 16 tonnes per axle to 18.5 tonnes per axle. 

Exhibitors at OMDis expo thank organisers


Exhibitors participating at the annual Oranjemund Town Transformation Agency (OMDis) Expo thanked the organisers for providing them with the opportunity to showcase some of their products and services to the community of Oranjemund in the ||Kharas Region.

OMDis was established in 2019 to foster the town's economic resilience, transcending its historic reliance on mining activities.

Many exhibitors at the event thanked the organisers for the opportunity to showcase some of their products and services. 

Oranjemund ready for business


"Oranjemund is ready for business." These were the words of Oranjemund Constituency Regional Councillor, Lazarus Nangolo, during the opening of the Oranjemund Town Transformation Agency's Business Information Session (OMDis). 

Nangolo commended OMDis for organising the session in collaboration with the Development Bank of Namibia and the Business Intellectual Property Authority of Namibia.

Namibian youth trained in entrepreneurship


The Chairperson of the ||Kharas Regional Council, Josef Isaacks, has commended the Ministry of Sport, Youth, and National Service for exposing the young ones to entrepreneurship while they are in their early years.

Young people from all 14 of the country's 14 regions assembled at the Keetmanshoop Multi-Purpose Youth Resource Centre to take part in a one-week training workshop on entrepreneurship skills. 

Minky’s True Care hosts 'Entrepreneurship and Fun Day'


In an effort to teach learners the importance of saving and entrepreneurship, the Minkys True Care Foundation, based at Keetmanshoop, conducted its inaugural 'Entrepreneurship and Fun Day'.

The event was attended by hundreds of learners, their parents, and guidance officials from the ||Kharas Region.

Minkys True Care Foundation is the brainchild of Keetmanshoop resident Eveline Krohne, who for a number of years has provided food, shelter, and caregiving facilities to vulnerable members of the community.

Education Ministry awards best performing in ||Kharas Region


The Directorate of Education Arts and Culture in the ||Kharas Region awarded the best-performing teachers, learners, and schools with certificates after the recently released performance statistics by the Directorate of National Examinations.

This year, the Directorate of National Examinations. released a list of about five hundred best-performing learners countrywide, while the ||Kharas region was ranked third overall in the grade 11 AS level examination. 

||Kharas Governor Aletha Fredericks officiated at the event.

Poor academic results in Erongo should motivate educators, learners for better


The poor academic results achieved last year in the Erongo Region should motivate educators and learners to strive for better results this year.

This is according to education stakeholders who took part in the annual consultative meeting at Swakopmund.

The class of 2023, Grade 11, and Advanced Subsidiary Level in Erongo performed poorly.

The region dropped from the 6th to the 11th position for AS level and from the 4th to the 6th position for grade 11.

AgriBank provides mentorship to clients


The Agricultural Bank of Namibia (AgriBank), through its Agri Advisory Services Division, conducted a mentorship workshop for its clients at Mariental in the Hardap Region. 

The programme was established to provide structured mentorship and training services to clients of Agri Bank Namibia, who mostly consist of communal and commercial farmers who had been provided with loans and agricultural equipment over the years. 

AgriBank recently introduced a stakeholder complaint handling policy aimed at guiding the bank in the handling of complaints from clients and the public. 

Namibian Government commended for maintaining 34 years of peace


The residents of an informal transit settlement area, created by the Keetmanshoop Municipality for people on the waiting list to be allocated land, commended the Namibian Government for maintaining 34 years of peace and stability.

The Iileni informal settlement is a reception area set up by the Keetmanshoop municipality, which is home to nearly 800 people. 

The nbc News team visited the area and spoke to a few inhabitants about how they would celebrate the country's 34th Independence Day.