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SSC reduces classroom shortage at Omalago Primary School

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When it comes to education, the Social Security Commission (SSC) is dedicated to supporting initiatives that uplift and empower communities, especially those in rural areas.

These were the comments made by the Chief Executive Officer, Milka Mungunda, during the handover ceremony of a two-classroom block to Omalago Primary School in the Omusati Region.

Omalago Junior Primary School was established in 1993, catering to Grades one to four.

Initially, the school had only two classrooms, and in response, parents stepped in and erected corrugated iron sheet classrooms.

#NAMIBIAVOTES2021 | Equipment challenges hamper GRV process in Omusati

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Three thousand and twenty-one people registered in the general registration of voters in the Omusati Region on Monday.

However, the problem of cameras not capturing some people, especially the elderly, remains a challenge at some registration points, but technicians are trying their best to rectify the matter. 

The ECN Regional Electoral Officer in Omusati, Elizabeth Shiningayamwe, says the registration started well in Omusati, and all 56 points opened exactly at 8:00 as anticipated.

Farmers in Kunene and Omusati face market access challenges

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Farmers in the Kunene and Omusati regions say non-functional abattoirs and poor livestock infrastructure are primary obstacles to accessing a profitable market. 

This issue surfaced during the ongoing oversight visits by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economics and Public Administration in the Northern Communal Areas (NCAs).

The visits follow a 2022 petition to the National Assembly from Lisha Empowerment and Development, urging the revival of the livestock market in the NCAs and parliamentary intervention to address the sector's severe underdevelopment.

GIPF opens new office at Outapi

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The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) continues to bring services closer to the people, and residents of Outapi and surrounding areas now have service at their doorsteps.

The growth of the Omusati Region and Outapi, among others, is attributed to institutions such as the GIPF, which has heeded the call for decentralisation and set up offices outside Windhoek.

Roof damage disrupts learning at Ekango-Linene Combined School

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Strong winds blew off the roofs of three blocks at Ekango-Linene Combined School in Etayi Circuit, Omusati Region.

The damage occurred to the block that accommodates approximately 100 Grade 3 learners.

The block's walls were damaged, and classes were under water, causing further damage to classroom displays on the notice boards and posing a setback to teaching and learning for both teachers and learners at the school.

The damage to the block is estimated to be around N$7,000.

The school principal, Dasken Mushabati, says the storm also uprooted trees.

Omusati Police ask residents to be vigilant

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During the launch of the festive season campaign, Omusati Regional Commander Commissioner Ismael Basson could not emphasise more the responsibility of community members to hold the police accountable in the execution of their duties when it comes to ensuring optimal safety.

Commissioner Basson stressed the importance of engagement and proper introduction of members of the force to the public in maintaining ethical behaviour, law, and order.

Production continues at Etunda Green Scheme Irrigation Project 

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The Agriculture, Water and Land Reform Ministry has denied claims that there is no production taking place at the Etunda Green Scheme Irrigation Project in the Omusati Region.

The farm manager, Sacky Shilyomunhu, says there has been no work halted at the project and its business as usual.

Shilyomunhu says when the green scheme projects were returned to the Agriculture ministry last year, the ministry commenced with various interventions, including mobilising funds to ensure continued production at various green schemes in the country, including at Etunda.

Ogongo elders happy with new toilets

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A pensioner from Olunkavu Village in the Omusati Region is grateful to the government for building a pit latrine at her homestead.

Going outside the house at night is not safe for the elderly. Ebba Katumwa says it has been particularly difficult for her husband, who is unable to walk, and she is left with the responsibility to also take care of him.

Katumwa made these remarks in an interview with nbc News.

The government continues to extend sanitation to rural areas through the provision of pit latrines to less privileged communities and poor households.

Omusati rural residents still not in possession of IDs

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The majority of people in the Omusati Region's rural areas are still not in possession of national identity documents.

This came to light during a three-day government information sharing session spearheaded by the Ministry of ICT as well as other relevant ministries and agencies.

ICT Deputy Minister Emma Theofelus spearheaded sessions in Omusati's Onesi Constituency to share information on government services offered by the Ministries of Home Affairs, Gender, Youth, and the Police.