President Geingob calls for more youth participation in Omagongo and other cultural festivals

President Hage Geingob has expressed his desire to witness a significant increase in the participation of young people at the Omagongo Cultural Festival and various other cultural festivals held across the country.

The President believes that such involvement will enable the youth to gain a deeper understanding of their own cultural heritage as well as that of their neighbouring communities.

Dr. Geingob said this during the opening of this year's Omagongo cultural festival, held at Ohamautsi village under the auspices of the Ombalantu traditional authorities.

Vice President visits Ombonde-Omapale water booster and underground reservoir

Vice President Nangolo Mbumba visited the Ombonde-Omapale water booster and underground reservoir located in the Ompundja Constituency of the Oshana Region.

The government constructed the multi-million-dollar water infrastructure at a cost of N$23 million in 2019.

The 2,440-cubic-metre water reservoir has significantly improved water supply to various water points in three constituencies that previously experienced low water pressure.

GIPF temporarily appoints David Nuyoma as CEO

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) has appointed David Nuyoma to continue as the Chief Executive Officer of the institution on a temporary basis for the next two months

Nuyoma's contract expired on June 3.

The decision, GIPF says, is due to the process of appointing a new CEO being outsourced as per the GIPF recruitment policy.

The fund is required to appoint a CEO approved by the registrar.

The board of trustees has extended Nuyoma's contract from June 4 to August 4, pending the successful completion of the selection and approval process.

Rundu Christian Community denounces Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages

The Christian community in Rundu, in the Kavango East Region, has joined the nationwide demonstration in denouncing the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriages solemnised outside Namibia.

They expressed concern that this ruling could establish a precedent for future legal challenges against laws criminalising sodomy and other same-sex practises.

The demonstrators marched through the streets of the town to express their opposition to the Supreme Court ruling.

Dr.Job Amupanda tables a motion on empowerment and framework establishment

Affirmative Repositioning Movement councillor on the Windhoek City Council, Dr. Job Amupanda, has tabled a motion aiming to empower and establish a framework for councillors to advocate for development.

The motion titled "Councillors as Development Ambassadors and Champions" has been approved by the Council and will be referred to the management committee for further discussions.

Namibia needs to decolonise its education sector

Namibia needs to decolonise its education sector by establishing a unified and explicit vision to achieve its goals.

These were some of the sentiments expressed by panellists during a discussion on decolonizing education financing.

Historically, Namibia's education system suffered from imbalances during the colonial era, hence the need to develop effective policies that will decolonize and dismantle the oppressive education system.

WFP organises a nutrition education and awareness programme

The World Food Programme (WFP) organised a nutrition education and awareness programme for the residents of the Choi area in the Kongola Constituency.

During the awareness programme, residents were educated about the significance of balanced diets and their benefits.

Bennety Busihu, the Kongola Constituency Councillor, encouraged residents to actively participate and apply the knowledge gained from the programme, emphasising how it could benefit them as farmers.

Churches, community members in Zambezi demonstrate against same-sex marriage

Churches and community members in the Zambezi Region staged a demonstration against same-sex marriage.

Demonstrators in the Zambezi Region carried placards with various messages denouncing same-sex marriages and expressing their opposition to abortion.

The messages on the placards included statements such as "No to same-sex marriage in Namibia" and "We say no to homosexuality."

Katutura East Constituency SMEs receive equipment from Khomas' Income Generating Activity Programme

18 small and medium enterprises in the Katutura East Constituency have received equipment from the Khomas Region's Income Generating Activity Programme to improve their businesses and create jobs.

The business recipients include those in carpentry, needlework, takeaways, nail technicians, catering, baking, welding, and early childhood development.

The Councillor of Katutura East Constituency, Richard !Gaoseb, says the Income Generating Activities project is directed at supporting small, upcoming entrepreneurs.