Omusati Police ask residents to be vigilant

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 

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

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

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.

Onyeka Yepumba Farmers Association receives N$3 million

The Onyeka Yepumba Farmers Association in the Omusati Region recently inaugurated its new office at Etunda in Ruacana Constituency after receiving N$3 million from the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) as a booster to cater for farming equipment.

Onyeka Yempumba Farmers Association caters for farmers within the Onesi and Ruacana districts in the Omusati.

The association caters to individuals who are passionate about farming a variety of crops and vegetables and have a reliable water source, such as a borehole.

GIPF creates awareness and provides services to the public in Outapi

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) held a stakeholder engagement at Outapi, Omusati Region, to create awareness and provide services to the public.

The engagement focused on inquiries such as admission, housing, the claim of benefits, the printing of benefit statements, medical aid, complaint handling, and issues related to taxes.

Institutions such as NamFISA, NamRA, First Capital Namibia, Kuleni, PSEMAS, and Allan Grey were also there.

Namibians invited to attend the upcoming Omagongo festival

Headman Oswin Mukulu of the Ombalantu Traditional Authority is inviting all Namibians to attend the upcoming Omagongo festival in big numbers.

The festival is scheduled to take place at Ohamautsi, in the Anamulenge Constituency of the Omusati Region, on the 3rd of June.

The annual Omagongo festival is celebrated on a rotational basis among the eight northern traditional authorities.

The Marula fruit festival brings people from diverse cultures together to socialize and strengthen their traditional roots.

Transport Minister says roads are foundation for country's economy

The Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa has highlighted the importance of developing rural roads as a foundation for the country's economy. 

Mutorwa emphasized that infrastructure development acts as a catalyst for economic growth, social progress, and plays a significant role in enhancing global competitiveness and attracting investments.

The Works and Transport Minister said this during a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the Tsandi-Omugulugwoombashe road, also known as District Road 3633, in the Omusati Region.

Pelagia Eelu buried at Otshitutuma cemetery in Oshikuku Constituency

Freedom fighter and veteran of the liberation struggle, 99-year-old Pelagia Eelu, was buried at Otshitutuma Cemetery in Oshikuku Constituency in the Omusati Region.

President  Hage Geingob conferred an official funeral on her.

Eelu who was described as a strong supporter of the country's liberation struggle, died in Windhoek on 4th May.

She was born in Okapuku Village in the Omusati Region and joined Swapo Party at the early stage of its establishment.