PDM MP highlights critical need to reduce crime

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP, Mike Venaani, has introduced a motion aimed at urgently addressing the high crime rate in Namibia, emphasising the critical need to reduce crime and ensure the safety of the Namibian people.

Venaani's motion underscores the ongoing prevalence of various types of crimes in the country, particularly violent ones such as robbery, gender-based violence, rape, murder, and assault, as well as economic crimes.

He highlighted that there has been an increase in these crimes compared to the previous year.

Kavango regions record good start of census population count

Enumerators in the two Kavango regions have started with the census population count.

They say the data collection process started on a good note as the community and different stakeholders responded positively to their visits.

Namibia's population count started on Sunday at midnight.

The teams started off with the people finding themselves on the roads, in hospitals, and in prison cells.

Kapuka urges community members to work together with the enumerators, as the data being collected will be used for the development of the country.

Namibia records over 140 000 undocumented people

Namibia has over 140,000 undocumented and stateless people.

The Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, and Safety, Dr. Albert Kawana, revealed this at the celebration of International Identity Day.

Dr. Kawana also launched the online tourist visa application.

International Identity Day is celebrated annually on September 16 and is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of identity in empowering individuals to exercise their rights and responsibilities fairly and equitably in society.

Namibia calls for immediate suspension of the IMF surcharges

Namibia has added its voice to the countries calling for the immediate suspension of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) surcharges for developing countries during the 8th Ministerial meeting of the Like-Minded Group of Middle Income Countries at the UN General Assembly on Friday.

Surcharges are additional interest payments the IMF imposes on heavily indebted borrowing countries.

Cross-border crimes between Namibia, Angola remain a concern

Cross-border crimes between Namibia and Angola remain a concern for law enforcement agencies from both countries.

Law enforcement experts say these crimes undermine societal stability and threaten the wellbeing of citizens in both countries. The issue of cross-border crimes between Namibia and Angola led to a bilateral meeting in Rundu with law enforcement agencies from both countries discussing ways to improve their fight against crime.

Namibia's waste management unsatisfactory

The current waste management situation in Namibia is not satisfactory.

The Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, says many settlements, villages, towns, and municipalities do not have proper landfills and are instead using dumpsites for waste disposal.

In its quest to clean up, the ministry handed over a mobile recycling station to the community of Okaukuejo-Ombika, in the Etosha Game Park.

Namibia a hotspot for Africa's next millionaires - Henley and Partners

Namibia has been identified as the future of the top wealth hub by the latest New World Wealth report of Henley and Partners.

According to the authors, the country's abundant natural resources, low population density, transport infrastructure, new oil finds, and most critically, good safety and security when compared to its neighbours,

Henley and Partners also predict Namibia will become Africa's next big millionaire hotspot.

According to the report, there are 2,150 US-dollar millionaires in Namibia, and this number is expected to rise to over 10,000 by 2040.