MICT calls for strategic investments in digital transformation

The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technologies, Emma Theofelus, has called for strategic investments in digital transformation by local authorities.

The deputy minister made the call at the one-day Oranjemund Investment Conference, which was held under the theme 'Creating a Sustainable Future through Economic Diversification', to boost the town's profile as an investment hub.

Finance Minister holds consultations with ||Kharas regional Leadership

The Minister of Finance and Public Enterprises, Iipumbu Shiimi, reiterated the significance of engaging with ||Kharas regional leadership during a meeting held in Keetmanshoop.

He emphasised the importance of consulting with stakeholders to effectively address and incorporate their budgetary needs.

The consultations with regional councillors and local authorities in the region are aimed at understanding the current pressing financial needs and planning for next year's budget.

Road Fund Administration notes doubling in funding to local authorities over past two years

The Road Fund Administration (RFA) has, over the past two years, doubled its funding allocations to local authorities, from N$104 million to N$216 million.

This, according to RFA CEO Ali Ipinge, is a demonstration of the institution's commitment to improving urban roads that have endured years of underfunding.

Ipinge says the institution's targets are only achievable if road users pay their fair share of road user charges and, through government support, keep the country's N$120 billion worth of road assets in good condition.

MEFT pleading with local authorities to adhere to National Solid Waste Management Strategy

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism is pleading with local authorities to adhere to the country's National Solid Waste Management Strategy for the well-being of their residents.

The Ministry's Spokesperson Romeo Muyunda noted that solid waste disposal remains a big challenge in municipalities and local authorities. 

He said the waste collection system at most municipalities is not up to standard.

Muyunda added that the ministry is also concerned with the manner in which dumpsites are created.