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Monica Geingos addresses health inequities at Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week

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The Chairperson of the One Economy Foundation, Monica Geingos, is in the United Arab Emirates for the inaugural session of Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week, at the invitation of the Chairman of the Health Department in Abu Dhabi, Mansoor Al Mansoori.

The Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week (ADGHW) is a borderless partnership committed to highlighting healthcare and life sciences to solve tomorrow's healthcare challenges. 

Namibia Breweries updates President Mbumba on its business

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Namibia Breweries Limited has met with President Nangolo Mbumba to discuss matters related to the brewery's business. 

This follows the last meetings held with the late President since Heineken became its main shareholder. 

The visit encompasses the business' duty to the Namibian nation, as one of the largest beer producers in the country, to update President Mumba on its business.

President Mbumba welcomed the business executives at the statehouse in honour of the partnership between government and the private sector.

Chinese Ambassador visits President Mbumba

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The Ambassador of China paid a courtesy visit to President Nangolo Mbumba, updating the head of state on developments between the two countries. 

President Mbumba assured the ambassador of Namibia's continued commitment to solid relations with China.

Dr. Mbumba emphasised that his goal was to ensure that what the late President Hage Geingob had started would be seen through to its end, saying Namibia-China relations counted among those priorities. 

Bank of Namibia expects economic growth

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The domestic economy is expected to expand by 3.7% in 2024 and is forecast to further grow by 4.1% in 2025, indicating a positive trajectory for the country's economic landscape.

This projection was given in the Bank of Namibia's (BoN) Economic Outlook update for March 2024, shedding light on the nation's economic prospects.

On a global scale, the economic outlook remains tepid for 2024, with a slight improvement anticipated in 2025. This projection, the central bank says, is influenced by factors such as elevated central bank policy rates to combat inflation.

NamRA's operational efficiency questioned

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The Namibia Revenue Authority (NamRA), is under scrutiny as stakeholders raise concerns about the organisation's failure to live up to its full potential and operational efficiency.

While the Integrated Tax Administration System (ITAS) is acknowledged for its positive aspects, critics argue that NamRA could enhance its performance within the ITAS system to better serve taxpayers and businesses.

MICT Minister commends nbc

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Emma Theofelus, has commended the national broadcaster for its excellent coverage during the mourning period of the late President Hage Geingob.

Theofelus visited the nbc today and expressed gratitude to the dedicated staff.

The minister praised the corporation for its pivotal role in broadcasting crucial events.

NAMIBIA CONNECT | 2024/25 National Budget

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The Minister of Finance and Public Enterprises, Ipumbu Shiimi, invited learners from various schools to witness the tabling of the 2024/25 National Budget in Parliament.

The theme for this year's budget is “Continuing the Legacy of Dr. Hage Geingob by Caring for the Namibian Child" and is focused on the deliberate intention to bring prosperity closer to the Namibian people by promoting economic growth while reinforcing the government’s vision of building an inclusive private-sector-led economy."

 

MTC, Keetmanshoop sign MoU

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In a bid to revolutionise connectivity services, Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) and the Keetmanshoop Town Council have formalised a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding.

The initiative is set to transform the town's service delivery into the digital age, promising a transformative impact on the community.

The MoU encompasses different pillars of enablement for utilities, under which the two entities will work together to make service delivery digital for the residents of Keetmanshoop.

Touch FM dedicates World Radio Day broadcast to late President Geingob

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Touch FM commemorated World Radio Day today, paying homage to the late President Hage Geingob, a staunch advocate of press freedom.

As the nation reflects on the legacy of this visionary leader, the national broadcaster's youth radio station is at the forefront of safeguarding his enduring spirit.

The youth at the national broadcaster's radio station remembered the late president, who endured media scrutiny but did not limit the freedom of the media, proclaiming that 'no journalist will be arrested as long as he is the president". 

Submission error delays construction sector collective agreement

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The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Creation has clarified the delay in extending the Collective Bargaining Agreement in the construction sector, citing a submission error by the concerned parties.

The Ministry, in a statement, refuted allegations by the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Unions (MANWU) that it is delaying the process, emphasising its commitment to due process and legal requirements.