Familiar Foes Clash, Quarter-Final Draw Sets Stage For Thrilling Battles

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Following the draw conducted earlier today at the NFA Soccer House, the remaining eight teams vying for the PstBet NFA Cup championship now know their fate as the fixtures for the quarter-final round were revealed.

Exciting fixtures were revealed for the quarter-final round, promising high-octane clashes on the road to glory.

Cataract surgical campaign in Grootfontein

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The Otjozondjupa Health Directorate, in collaboration with the National Blindness Prevention Programme, is conducting a cataract surgical campaign at the Grootfontein district hospital. 

The campaign will be carried out jointly with surgical teams from the Windhoek Central Hospital and international volunteers from Germany and the US, running until May 17th.

The group is led by Dr. Helena Ndume, an internationally renowned philanthropist. 

Governor Uerikua advocates inclusion of agriculture in Public Finance Management Bill

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Otjozondjupa Region Governor James Uerikua is calling for the inclusion of the agricultural sector in the Public Finance Management Bill.

The governor made this call during a stakeholder consultation meeting with the Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises on the bill. 

Namibia is said to be lagging behind compared to other African countries that have implemented several public finance management laws.

The proposed bill aims to replace the State Finance Act, which has been in operation for over three decades.

SPYL wants Red Force Debt Management out of Grootfontein

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The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) in the Otjozondjupa Region has condemned the Grootfontein municipality's decision to appoint a debt collector.

The council appointed Red Force Debt Management to trace businesses and residents with outstanding accounts.

In a media release, the Otjozondjupa SPYL Regional Secretary, Alfeus Kamati, says Red Force disregards the welfare of residents and only considers the interests of those who hired it. 

Accident in Otjozondjupa Region claims one life

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Two accidents were reported in the Otjozondjupa Region on Thursday night and early this morning, resulting in the death of one person. 

Inspector Maureen Mbeha alleged that in the first accident, the driver of a white Corolla, who was travelling from Outjo towards Otjiwarongo, attempted to overtake a stationary truck that was on the road and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle.

Both drivers and passengers escaped with minor injuries, but the vehicles were extensively damaged.

Two people succumbed to injuries sustained in separate car accidents along the B1 road

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Two people have died from injuries sustained in separate car accidents along the B1 road in the Otjozondjupa region. These accidents occurred as the Easter long weekend came to an end. In addition, a total of 32 people survived with minor injuries in separate minibus accidents in the region.

According to NamPol's Inspector Maureen Mbeha, the community affairs officer for the Otjozondjupa Region both accidents were caused by tire bursts, which resulted in the drivers losing control and the vehicles overturning multiple times.

Otjozondjupa Health Directorate launches cholera awareness campaign 

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With an increase in cholera cases in some SADC countries, the Directorate of Health in the Otjozondjupa Region has launched an awareness campaign to educate communities about the disease.

The campaign targets schools, rural areas, and peri-urban areas identified as at-risk communities.

An environmental health practitioner in the Otjiwarongo District, Olivia Mbambi, said during a visit to Karundu Primary School that the awareness campaign is a proactive measure by the ministry to empower communities with knowledge about cholera.

Kalkfeld residents promise to live up to late President Geingob's wishes

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Residents of Kalkfeld Settlement in Otjozondjupa Region have promised to live up to the dream of attaining the status of village council, as they say the late President Hage Geingob would have wanted.

Their sentiments were shared by Otjiwarongo Constituency Councillor, Marlene Mbakera, at the candlelight service held at the settlement's open market.

The settlement was left with fond memories of Dr. Geingob when he visited them and encouraged the residents and the leaders to grow economically and retain village council status.

Otjozondjupa praises Geingob for ending Swapo faction fights

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Swapo Party members in the Otjozondjupa Region say the legacy of President Hage Geingob will not be honoured if unity is not maintained.

Over the years, Swapo membership in the region has been dwindling, and factions have formed along district and regional ranks.

However, this trend was reversed following the intervention of Dr. Geingob and the top leadership of the party.

Speaking on behalf of the party members in the region, Regional Coordinator Imms Namaseb says they will ensure that the members are unified at all times.