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Children's Parliament to focus on education transformation

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The sixth session of the Children's Parliament, starting in July, will focus on the transformation of education.

It will also aim to find solutions to the educational challenges faced by children.

The Children's Parliament, based on the Namibian Constitution, which calls for freedom of expression and fundamental human rights, is an initiative of Parliament in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund.

Ondangwa-Omutsegwonime water project to resolve supply challenges

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Stakeholders gathered in Ondangwa to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Ondangwa-Omutsegwonime bulk water supply pipeline replacement project.

The long-awaited project, costing ninety-one million dollars in its first phase, will resolve water supply challenges in the Oshana and Oshikoto Regions.

The first phase, which started in May of this year, will end in May 2025.

The 17-kilometer stretch from Ondangwa to Oshali village will enable NamWater to improve its water supply.

Brukaros residents await basic services despite promises

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Residents who were recently allocated plots of land at the Brukaros informal settlement in Keetmanshoop are still lacking basic services, despite promises made nearly two years ago.

Bonita Boois applied for a plot of land from the Keetmanshoop Municipality two years ago. She and her family received this plot last year after paying nearly sixteen thousand dollars. However, Boois says that despite being a happy homeowner, basic services such as water and electricity are still unavailable.

President Mbumba urges local businesses to boost advertising efforts

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Local businesses are urged to employ aggressive advertising strategies for their products and services in order to reach a wider market.

President Nangolo Mbumba emphasised this following visits to popular locations in Katutura.

President Mbumba, accompanied by Cabinet ministers and the management of the City of Windhoek, toured the industrial stalls in Wanaheda.

The Wanaheda Industrial stalls consist of six units and are part of the City of Windhoek's development initiatives to encourage income-generating opportunities.

Health Ministry advises caution amid monkeypox reports

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The Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, has advised the public to be cautious following reports of monkeypox cases in South Africa.

In an interview with Nampa, Nangombe emphasized that although there have been no reported cases of MPOX in Namibia, it is still a matter of concern both locally and globally when there is a confirmed outbreak of a disease.

NTB clarifies misinformation on carnival costume expenses

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The Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) has denied claims circulating on social media and in local newspapers that it planned to spend N$60,000 on carnival costumes for politicians at Kangonde Salt Pan in the Oshikoto Region.

In an interview with Nampa, NTB CEO Bonnie Mbidzo clarified that the amount spent on advertising for the event is within the company's budget and is not an uncommon expenditure.

Mbidzo explained that NTB intends to participate in the noble initiative and only spends what is budgeted for. Any claims suggesting otherwise are misleading and inaccurate.

Genocide-affected communities give a deadline

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Communities affected by the 1904–1908 Genocide hope to have the long-overdue negotiations finalised by the end of this year.

The four affected communities, the Ovahero, Nama, San, and Damara communities, said this at a media conference about the outcome of the Chiefs Meeting Forum held today.

This, they say, is to allow those affected to benefit from the joint declaration of more than 24 billion dollars in projects. 

Lodger mothers accompanying admitted babies cause bed shortages

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In response to LPM's Utaara Mootu's inquiry about bed shortages at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula attributed the issue to the high numbers of lodger mothers accompanying admitted babies, causing overcrowding. 

Dr. Shangula informed the house that a decision was made to allow mothers to stay with their admitted babies to promote recovery and bonding, considering separating them at such a critical time would not be beneficial. 

Namibia plans new desalination plant

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If all goes according to plan, fresh desalinated water will be available from the desalination plant in the Erongo Region by 2027.

This announcement was made by Carl Schlettwein, the Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, during his address at a Land Development Conference in Henties Bay.

The government, through Namwater, aims to establish a secure, sustainable, and affordable potable water supply network by utilizing groundwater aquifers, specifically the Omaruru Delta and the Kuiseb Delta in the vicinity of Walvis Bay.