Natis centre launched at Otavi

With a rich historical backdrop and a strategic location along the B1 national road and Trans Caprivi highway, Otjozondjupa's governor emphasised the need for increased economic activities to foster development in Otavi. Governor James Uerikua made these remarks during the inauguration of the NaTis learner licence testing and driving licence renewal centre in the town.

World Rabbies day commemorated

28 September is commemorated as Worlds Rabies Day. Rabies is a vaccine-preventable, zoonotic, viral disease affecting the central nervous system. Domestic dogs are the most common method that rabies is typically transfered to humans. 

The Katutura community joined hands with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform to launch World Rabies Day, towards developing a safe and conducive environment under the theme "all for one, one health for all".

This event was held at the UN Plaza in Katutura. 
Chief Veterinary Officer

MURD urged to prioritise Kavango West for poverty alleviation efforts

Kavango West Governor, Sirkka Ausiku, has made a heartfelt plea to the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, urging them to prioritise her region for poverty alleviation efforts.

Sirkka Ausiku made this appeal during the opening of the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development's Annual Progress Review and Planning workshop in Nkurenkuru.

Kavango West was proclaimed a region about 10 years ago, separating its administration from Kavango East.

The region currently comprises just one central location, Nkurenkuru, and a single settlement, Katwitwi.

Roads Authority works tirelessly to upgrade Omaheke roads

The Chief Executive Officer of the Road Authority, Conrad Lutombi, says despite the limited resources at their disposal, they are working tirelessly to ensure that most roads in the Omaheke Region receive much-needed attention.

Gobabis, Aminuis, and Aranos roads are all still under construction, and by December this year, phase one of the road will be officially inaugurated.

The procurement process is being finalised for a 145-kilometre road linking Gobabis and Talismanus in the Otjombinde Constituency before ground work is expected to begin next year.

PDM MP highlights critical need to reduce crime

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP, Mike Venaani, has introduced a motion aimed at urgently addressing the high crime rate in Namibia, emphasising the critical need to reduce crime and ensure the safety of the Namibian people.

Venaani's motion underscores the ongoing prevalence of various types of crimes in the country, particularly violent ones such as robbery, gender-based violence, rape, murder, and assault, as well as economic crimes.

He highlighted that there has been an increase in these crimes compared to the previous year.

Debates heat up in National Assembly 

In a tumultuous turn of events, the National Assembly session scheduled for Thursday failed to proceed as anticipated, as it was marred by exchanges and heated debates right from the beginning.

The session quickly spiralled into chaos as Members of Parliament raised concerns about the dwindling attendance among their colleagues, demanded accountability, and proposed significant changes to the system.