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Stakeholders hold border control meeting

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The Directorate of Immigration and Border Control for the Oshikoto, Ohangwena, and Omusati regions is meeting in the Ohangwena Region to assess and identify possible additional entry points for gazetting. 

Also in attendance are officials from the Ohangwena Regional Council, the Namibian Police, and the Roads Fund Administration, among other stakeholders. 

There are observations of an increase in the movements of people and trading through ungazatted points in the Ohangwena Region to and from southern Angola.

MEFT handsover 20 boreholes to various regions

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The Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism (MEFT) has handed over 20 boreholes, constructed at various locations in the country's north, to the Ministry of Agriculture.

The boreholes were constructed under the Namibia Integrated Landscape Approach for Enhancing Livelihoods and Environmental Governance to Eradicate Poverty (NILALEG) project.

The project itself was funded by the global environmental facility within the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Northern regions ready for drought relief food distribution

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The disaster risk management warehouse at Uukwangula, Oshana Region, which houses drought relief food for the Omusati, Kunene, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, and Oshana regions, is operational and ready to distribute food to the beneficiaries.

Currently, there are a total of 48,030 bottles of 750-ml cooking oil to be distributed in the Oshana Region over the next three months.

Other food items in the warehouse are 17,395 soya mince soup sachets and 17,894 bags of 20 kg of maize meal.

FAO supports Namibia's food security efforts with N$2.2 million donation

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The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) remains a dedicated partner for Namibia to ensure food security for all.

This commitment was reaffirmed at the handover of gardening tools and irrigation systems to 308 beneficiaries in the Ohangwena Region, valued at N$2.2 million.

FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture are the implementers of the project funded by the government of Japan.

N$25 million will cover four focal regions, namely Ohagwena, ||Kharas, Kavango West, and Zambwezi, to tackle climate-induced shocks.

Government allocates N$2.8 million for regional memorial services

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The government has allocated N$2.8 million to all 14 regions of the country towards the hosting of regional memorial services. 

Each region received N$200,000.

So far, the Oshana, Hardap, and Kunene regions have hosted their memorial services.

Oshikoto, Ohangwena, and Kavango West Regions will host theirs on Wednesday, while Omusati and Kavango East memorial services will take place on Thursday.

Some of those who want to attend the late President Hage Geingob's funeral and memorial service are appealing to the government to provide transport.

Malaria cases expected to increase significantly during rainy season

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Namibia has recorded a total of 1,345 malaria cases since November 2023 in malaria-prone regions.

Cases are expected to increase significantly during the rainy season.

Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Ester Muinjangue, highlighted the ministry's concerns in an interview with nbc News.

Malaria cases have been on the rise in malaria-endemic regions.

Of the total 1,345 cases recorded nationwide, 133 were found to be severe and resulted in hospital admission.

Guardians urged to discipline children

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Education is a shared responsibility, and parents are called upon to support schools and teachers in maintaining discipline, which will positively contribute to their academic performance.

Learners have to be disciplined at school, and they are expected to be accountable for their actions in and out of the classroom.

In an interview with nbc News, Ohangwena Education Director Isak Hamatwi emphasised that parents are expected to collaborate with school leadership.

Portable water still a dream for Epembe villagers

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Out of 62 villages in the Ohangwena Region's Epembe Constituency, 22 lack access to potable water due to low water pressure.

People are now left to drink water that is not fit for human consumption.
 
It is common in many villages to find traditional water wells covered by algae and unfit for human consumption.

This is the reality facing residents of Ohamenya and Omupanda Number 2.

Renowned Musician Nakale buried

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Renowned musician Sadrag Theofilus Nakale was buried in his home village of Ekoka in the Ohangwena Region. The late Nakale was part of the Sadrag, Mesag, and Abednego triplets.

Reports state that they were the first triplets born at Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital 60 years ago. The trio, who were comedians, loved singing together, especially at weddings and other gatherings.

Mesag and Abednego, however, died in 2002 and 2009, respectively.

Health and social services of young Namibians expected to improve

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Health and social services for vulnerable children, adolescents, and youth in Namibia are expected to improve through the five-year Reach Namibia Programme of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The programme will invest about N$840 million in the provision of these services.

PEPFAR focuses on expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care interventions.