N$90 million unclaimed in guardian funds

There is N$93 million of unclaimed funds in the Guardian's Fund, which is supervised by the Master of the High Court. The Executive Director of the Ministry of Justice, Gladice Pickering, described the amount as shocking.

The total value of the account stands at N$2.3 billion. There is a law that requires the Ministry of Justice to publish a list of beneficiaries whose monies remain unclaimed from the Guardian's Fund.

623 lives lost to suicide

Health and Social Services Minister, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, has revealed suicide statistics from August 2022 to June 2023, which paint a grim picture of the suicide in Namibia.

During this period, 623 lives were tragically lost to suicide, with a striking gender disparity with 82% of cases comprising males and 15% females.

3.2% of these suicides occurred among the youth demographic.

These statistics, says Dr. Shangula, reveal a concerning suicide death rate of 21 per 100,000 people, underscoring the urgency of the situation.

Government consistently congratulates election winners worldwide

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP Maximalliant Katjimune has questioned the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, to explain why President Hage Geingob congratulated Zimbabwe's re-elected President Emmerson Mnangagwa amid reports that the national elections failed to meet some of the constitutional requirements.

Katjimune posed the question when the National Assembly resumed yesterday.

Japan's involvement in Namibia's health sector reflects progress

Japan's involvement in Namibia's health sector signifies hope, progress, and a promise for a better tomorrow.

Deputy Executive Director at the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Jeremia Nghipundjua, says that collaborative efforts between Namibia, Japan, and UNICEF underscore the commitment to bolster the country's healthcare infrastructure and safeguard public health in Namibia.

The government of Japan, in partnership with UNICEF, officially handed over vital cold chain supplies to Namibia's Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Zimbabwe opposition opposes voting extension

The decision to extend voting in selected wards by a day after the late distribution of ballot papers, which resulted in delayed polling, has not been well received by the opposition in Zimbabwe.

President Emerson Mnangagwa issued a presidential proclamation on Wednesday directing that the affected polling stations operate for an additional 24 hours.

It was a smooth opening at some polling stations on Wednesday, with the majority of those visited by the nbc opening on time.

Paragon Aviation ground handling services at HKIA

Lawyer Sisa Namandje says Paragon Aviation is prepared to commence its ground handling services at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA).

This decision comes subsequent to the High Court's rejection of an appeal initiated by British-owned Menzies Aviation.

The appeal was directed against a prior High Court ruling mandating Menzies Aviation to vacate the premises of Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Supreme Court withdraws Katjiua's OTA appeal

The Supreme Court has withdrawn an appeal by Professor Mutjinde Katjiua, in which he sought to stop Vipuira Kapuuo from wrongly claiming to represent the OvaHerero Traditional Authority.

In a letter to Professor Katjiua's lawyers, the Supreme Court said that there's no sign that he met the security requirement as per Rule 14 or that the other side waived their security right.

Because of Professor Katjiua's failure in this matter, the appeal was withdrawn.

Last year, Mutjinde Katjiua went to the Windhoek High Court.