Governors Forum discusses various challenges facing communities


Regional governors are meeting at Gobabis for the 3rd Annual Forum to discuss, among others, rural development, decentralisation, economic growth, and challenges facing communities.

Speaking at the opening of the conference, the Minister in the Presidency, Christine ||Hoebes emphasised that such platforms are important when it comes to strategic topics that assist with underlining governors' political oversight of government programmes and the importance of service delivery.

Swapo members urged to remain united


The Swapo Party Vice President has reminded party members and supporters to remain united and disciplined on all fronts, also calling on members to focus on strategic economic opportunities for national development.

Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah remarked this during a Swapo Party Rally at Gobabis.

Nandi-Ndaitwah emphasised unity of purpose as a cornerstone of progress and nation-building, saying it should be embraced with discipline.

Ovaherero people commemorate 119th Ozombuzovindimba Day


Professor Mutjinde Katjiua says the Ovaherero people have an assignment at hand in terms of good governance, resilient livelihoods, and the establishment of a cooperative to assist in the economic development of the community.

Professor Katjiua made these remarks at the 119th Annual Commemoration at Ozombuzovindimba Day in the Otjinene Constituency.

Speaking at Ozombuzovindimba Professor Katjiua highlighted the historical events at the site during the 1904 war between the German troops and the Ovaherero people that led to the extermination order.

Stakeholders and SMEs discuss importance of value addition 


Experts in various professions engaged with small and medium-sized (SME) business owners at Gobabis to discuss matters of financial assistance, access to markets, and the importance of value addition.

The two-day seminar titled 'Be-a-Business Hub' was spearheaded by the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB).

The Development Bank of Namibia's (DBN) Manager for SMEs, Heinrich Tsauseb, emphasised that collaboration among business communities is key if the target is success.

Gobabis Show celebrates 60 years


The Gobabis Show Society believes that committed stakeholder involvement and continued dedication by the organising committee contributed to the Gobabis Show celebrating its Diamond Jubilee.

The Chairperson of the Gobabis Show Society, Danie Opperman, emphasised that the long existence of the Gobabis Show is a testament to the resilience of the backbone of the Omaheke Region's economy, the agricultural sector.

Omaheke Region's poor examination results concerning 


The Education Inspector in the Omaheke Region, Eliakim Kavari, says the region's poor examination results and poor performance in national rankings are serious concerns.

The new curriculum also came with its own challenges, particularly in terms of the amount of work given to learners versus the time frame and career guidance, among others.

Kavari shared this during a stakeholder engagement with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Science, Information Communication Technology, and Youth Development at Gobabis.

Gobabis residents object to allocation of Farm Nuwe Hoop for projects


Some community members in Gobabis have objected to the decision by the council to allocate Farm Nuwe Hoop to be used for various projects aimed at improving the livelihoods of the inhabitants.

The group claims that the council did not follow the right procedures.

The group further demands that the envisaged project should be registered as a legal entity and that a detailed cost breakdown and startup capital must be shared with the community.

Ovambanderu community commemorates Okeseta


Ombara Eben Tjozohongo Nguvauva II of the OvambanderuTraditional Authority has urged young people to be at the forefront of cultural engagements, gradually assuming the responsibilities held by their elders.

Ombara Nguvauva said this during the Okeseta Annual Commemoration in the Omaheke Region.

Speaking at the Okeseta annual commemoration, Ombara Eben Tjozohongo Nguvauva II emphasised the importance of safeguarding the cultural heritage by the youth of the Ovambanderu community.