Walvis Bay Councillor opposes Botswana sports game budget

Walvis Bay Local Authority Councillor Ronald Bramwell has opposed the council's resolution to spend about N$400,000 on sports games in Botswana.

The municipality has allocated the funds to cover the subsistence and travel costs for 60 employees to attend the Southern African Inter Municipal Games on Sunday.

Eleven years ago, the Walvis Bay Council agreed to approve staff's annual participation in the Southern African Inter Municipal (SAIMSA) Games.

Public participation sought in Disabilities Bill

The National Disability Council of Namibia's Chief Executive Officer has called on the public to participate in the ongoing discussions around the Persons with Disabilities Bill.

The National Disability Council of Namibia is consulting with people with disabilities from the Erongo, Otjozondjupa, and Kunene regions.

Participants, who gathered at Swakopmund, are giving their contribution to the development of a disability bill as well as to the National Policy on Disability.

CNFA criticises government

The Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations (CNFA) has criticised the government for competing unfairly against right holders, who are obligated to create jobs and add value to the industry.

Its chairperson, Matti Amukwa, says the government, which is exempt from applying for fishing quotas, has become the largest quota holder without the obligations that are placed on other right holders.

Amukwa was represented by Tunacor's Peya Hitula at a recent breakfast meeting at Walvis Bay.

Petrol Jockeys fired

Four employees at the Walvis Bay Engine One Stop Service Station have been fired after an internal hearing found them guilty of fraudulent fuel transactions worth N$300,000.

The fraudulent transactions took place during the month of May.

Initially, the Engine One Stop Service Station internally charged six employees with fraud and dishonesty for facilitating fuel transactions.

The station indicated that fuel attendants and cashiers were collaborating to allow unknown trucks to fill up with diesel while charging such transactions on another client's account.