NUST Career Fair provides a platform for skills display and networking

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School learners and students in Windhoek were encouraged to believe in their potential as future leaders and to explore career opportunities that may open them to a better future. 

These were the words of encouragement shared by the Chief Executive Officer at Cenored, Fessor Mbango, during the annual NUST Career Fair.

Mbango says the career fair provides a platform for skill display and connection among students and faculty staff, as well as different corporate organisations and government agencies. 

Higher Education Minister extends invitation to trade unions to join NTA Board

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The Minister of Higher Education has invited trade unions to nominate four members to the Namibia Training Authority Board.

This follows a call by unions and employer associations last week that the current board be dissolved, as it is allegedly not properly constituted in accordance with the law.

Last week, trade unions and employer federations demanded the immediate dissolution of the current Board of Directors of the NTA, the reversal of resolutions taken by the appointed board members, and the immediate appointment of a new Board of Directors.

Public Service Commission visits President Nangolo Mbumba

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The Public Service Commission (PSC) paid a visit to President Nangolo Mbumba today to update him on the work they carried out during the 2022–2023 financial year.

After being given a detailed report, the President commended the PSC for its work.

The PSC reported that 753 staff members were appointed in government positions below management, with 82% being promoted to positions below management in the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Gov, UNICEF work on five-year plan for marginalised

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The government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have embarked on a journey to close the gap between disadvantaged and advantaged communities. 

The two parties held a workshop to deliberate on ways to address the plight of vulnerable children, communities, and people with disabilities.

UNICEF and various government ministries have been working together to develop and formulate a five year programme of cooperation, namely the Country Document programme.

Namibia's Meat Board rebrands as Livestock and Livestock Products Board

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The Meat Board of Namibia has changed its name to the Livestock and Livestock Products Board of Namibia (LLPBN) to include under its mandate dairy products, animal hides, and poultry and poultry products.

The Meat Board is mandated by the Meat Industry Act to regulate cattle, goats, sheep, and pigs. However, the ACT was amended to ensure the company would serve all livestock and livestock by-products. As a result, the company will market additional commodities such as poultry, eggs, and dairy products.

Autism Association of Namibia joins global celebration of World Autism Day

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The Autism Association of Namibia celebrated World Autism Day along with the rest of the world.

World Autism Awareness Day, observed annually on April 2, is an internationally recognized day that encourages Member States of the United Nations to raise awareness about autistic individuals worldwide.

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave.

CoW revisits plans for flats in Okapuka ka Nauyala following community concerns

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The City of Windhoek has gone back to the drawing board on plans to construct flats for the residents of Okapuka ka Nauyala in Ombili Area after the community raised concerns.

It will now consult the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development as a partner to come up with a social housing model that can be agreed to by all, including considering affordability.

The meeting was held by the city's Department of Housing, Property Management, Human Settlements, and the Division of Housing and Land Delivery.

ECN focuses on drawing youth to polls in November 

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The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) is calling on young people to take the lead in the Presidential and National Assembly Elections slated for November 27th.

The ECN just launched its electoral calendar, which contains all electoral activities. 

The general voter registration will take place from the 3rd of June to the 1st of August.

The Chief Electoral and Referenda Officer, Petrus Shaama, says the Commission has been preparing for the elections to ensure a seamless process.

World Wetlands Day commemoration in Opuwo

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, together with its partners, will be joining the rest of the world in commemorating World Wetlands Day and World Water Day.

This year's commemoration of these two significant days will be hosted in the town of Opuwo from March 12th to March 14th.

Wetlands Day is an environment-related celebration that dates back to 1971, when several environmental groups gathered to reaffirm their commitment to protect and love wetlands.