Stakeholders in road safety launch 2022 festive season campaign

Stakeholders in road safety have launched the 2022 festive season campaign as the time to take off gets closer.

For the past two years, the months of July, August, October, and December have consistently recorded the highest crashes.   
After the global ministerial, a conference on road safety in Stockholm, Sweden, Namibia joined the global community in creating the second chapter of the Decade of action for road safety 2021-2030.

Two brothers died in an earth dam at Eenhana

Two brothers died instantly this morning following a freak accident in an earth dam at Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region. 

Preliminary investigations revealed that the two were part of a group of four men whose motor vehicle, a Toyota Hilux, was being reversed to the edge of the earth dam for the occupants to draw water and fill containers for their brick-making business when the car flipped and fell into the dam, being submerged within minutes. 

Men's conference shed light on importance of men to speak out

The Oshana Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Naftal Sackaria has lauded the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare for hosting the National Men's conference at Ongwediva. 

Sackaria says the conference has shed light on the importance of men speaking out and seeking emotional support when they are faced with problems.

He made a presentation on gender-based violence cases, and motivated men to speak out and seek police assistance when the need arises.

He discouraged them from taking the law into their own hands. 

City of Windhoek to consult the public on the removal of colonial statue

The City of Windhoek will conduct a public survey on who or what should replace the statue of Curt Von Francois that was removed from its premises.

The City's Communications Manager Harold Akwenye said the public suggestions will be looked at once the new council is elected and that it will be a study process.

The statue has been relocated to the City of Windhoek's Museum.

"We want to rewrite the imbalance, we want to correct the history."

nbc and CNBC Africa sign content sharing MoU

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) and CNBC Africa signed a memorandum of understanding in Sandton, South Africa. 

The MoU was signed by nbc Director-General Stanley Similo and Afric Business News (ABN) Managing Editor Roberta Naicker, who described the agreement as a new era of official partnership between the two media institutions. 

ABN is the company that manages the CNBC Africa channel on DSTV, which is broadcast across Africa. 

Namibian media visits Uranium mine Dalur

There are twenty-eight mines around the world using In-Situ Leaching recovery for Uranium.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, In-Situ Leaching (ISL) has been proven around the world to be the most environmentally friendly method in the recovery of Uranium. The information was shared with representatives of the Namibian media who have been invited to Russia by the Russian State-owned nuclear power enterprise Rosatom.

Rosatom, took Namibian media to one of its Uranium mines Dalur, the first company in Russia that mines Uranium using the ISL method.

Kavango regions communities making inroads in bringing illegal timber harvest under control

The communities of Kavango East and West regions appear to be making inroads in bringing the harvesting of illegal timber under control. 

Chief Forester for Zambezi, Kavango East and West regions, Johannes Niipale attributes the decrease to resolve shown in holding illegal harvesters criminally liable.

Niipale says the Directorate of Forestry decided last year to stop issuing on the spot fines and rather drag culprits to court.

Three MPs cease to be members of two portfolio committee

Three members of the National Assembly have ceased to be members of two portfolio committees due to their prolonged absence.

This was announced by National Assembly Speaker Professor Peter Katjavivi in this house this afternoon.

Longings Iipumbu of NEEF and Gordhard Kandume of Christian Democratic Voice will no longer be members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rules and Orders.

Swapo Party MP Jerry Elandjo has also automatically ceased to be part of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

Princess Brand Processors & Gendev employees petition fishing association

Employees of Princess Brand Processors and Gendev at Walvis Bay have petitioned the Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations.

The group is demanding a larger quota allocation from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources to allow the companies to catch within the 200 meter restricted zone.

Princess Brand Processors and Gendev employees are not happy about their horse mackerel quota allocation.

They say since their quotas were reduced, their salaries were slashed in half because they only work about three days a week.