Strategic Leadership and Governance training for senior officers underway


Police Inspector General Joseph Shikongo has described ongoing leadership development training for senior commissioned officers as a journey towards organisational excellence, empowerment, and transformation.

The Lieutenant General officially opened the second Strategic Leadership and Governance training for senior officers in Hardap.

Ten senior command officers are attending the week-long, second leadership development workshop.

nbc Keetmanshoop Contribution Center's radio is back


The nbc Keetmanshoop Contribution Centre's radio studio is back on air.

This follows the upgrading of the contribution centre to allow the live broadcast of radio news and programmes from there.

The Head of Keetmanshoop Regional Contribution Centre, Natangwe Jimmy, says the installation of new radio studio equipment demonstrates the corporation's mission to increase its presence in the region.

A team of radio managers from the National FM, Hartklop FM, Kaisames, and KatiFM conducted auditions to find voices to be soon heard broadcasting from Keetmanshoop.

Credit Control Bill consultations kick off in ||Kharas Region


Residents of the ||Kharas Region have welcomed the objectives of the draft Credit Consumer Bill (CCB) but called for wider control measures to be introduced.

They shared their sentiments during a consultation meeting with the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) at Keetmanshoop.

Those in attendance at the consultative meeting raised concerns about debt collectors, credit bureaus, and credit agreements, among other things.

Namibian Islands' Marine Protected Area project launched


The Mayor of Luderitz has appealed to Namibians, and in particular coastal communities, to protect the country's marine ecosystem.

Benjamin McKay made the call during the launch of the Namibian Islands' Marine Protected Area (NIMPA) project at Luderitz.

The project is aimed at strengthening the management framework and improving livelihoods in these marine protected areas.

Prosecution given ultimatum in murder case    


The Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court has given the state 30 days to obtain the Prosecutor General's decision on the murder case of two police officers accused of killing a local resident, Elleste Plaatjies.

The state, represented by Prosecutor Marlong Adam, asked for a third postponement when the cases of Mulisa Bernard and Willbard Neshuku resumed.

The police officers were arrested in January of this year.

Karasburg councillors granted bail


The two LPM council members and a senior member of the Karasburg Town Council were each granted bail of N$1000 by the Karasburg Magistrate's Court.

Karasburg Mayor Maria Veldskoen, Town Council management committee member Fransiskus Skeyer, and acting CEO Hansina Isaacks were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigators on alleged corruption charges.

Each suspect was given permission by Magistrate Samingo Kasaona under the condition that they not interfere with witnesses and the ongoing investigation into the matter.

Two LPM Karasburg councillors arrested


The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested two Landless People's Movement (LPM) councillors and a senior employee of the Karasburg Town Council over alleged graft charges.

ACC Spokesperson Josefina Nghituwamata confirmed the arrests of the trio.

She, however, said the graft watchdog is unable to provide details on the matter.

The suspects are scheduled to appear in court soon.

National Symbols Campaign launched


The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Dr. Peya Mushelenga, has called for national unity to achieve prosperity for all.

He made the call at the launch of ||Kharas Regional Activation of National Symbols Campaign at Oranjemund.

The National Symbols Campaign, which is part of the Nationhood and National Pride Programme, aims to enhance patriotism by educating Namibians on the importance of national symbols.

These national symbols include the national flag, the national coat of arms, presidential standards, and the national anthem.

APRM engages stakeholders in ||Kharas Region


The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has engaged stakeholders in the ||Kharas Region to assess government performance to enhance good governance and foster sustainable development.

Civil servants, representatives from corporate business and civil organisations, and traditional leaders attended the regional consultative engagement at Keetmanshoop.

APRM is an African self-assessment mechanism that reviews good performance and encourages the implementation of policies and practices of good political, economic, and corporate governance in Africa.