Elections

 

Lack of support for livestock farmers concerning

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The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Anna Shiweda, is in the Zambezi Region on a three-day visit to tour abattoirs and familiarise herself with the implementation of the poultry and horticulture programmes that are supported by the government.

The facility was upgraded to A-Class status, which exports Namibian beef.

There are currently two quarantine facilities in the Zambezi Region, the Kopano and Katima Mulilo, where cattle are quarantined for thirty days before they are brought to the abattoir. 

Swapo Party encouraged to elect competent leaders

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The Swapo Party's Secretary for Legal Affairs, Pohamba Shifeta, has encouraged members to elect capable and competent candidates who can deliver on promises made.

Shifeta said putting incompetent candidates into positions of authority creates challenges and mistrust between the party and the community.

Shifeta, who was speaking at a mini-rally at Malengalenga in the Zambezi Region, reminded the attendees of the government's achievements over the past 34 years.

Mafwe Litunga Mamili disappointed by low number of voters

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The latest voter registration data suggests Zambezi is among the regions with the lowest number of registered voters thus far.

To date, officials say the region has registered 26,000 voters out of an estimated 77,205 eligible voters in the region. 

Mafwe Litunga George Simasiku Mamili VII is concerned over the low number of voters who have shown up to register.

Mamili spoke to nbc News while registering to vote himself at Chinchimane.

He reminded fellow citizens that only through voting can they ensure their voices are heard in political matters. 

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).

Ngenda Camp rangers threaten strike

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The rangers at Ngenda Camp, situated west of Mudumu National Park in the Zambezi Region, are threatening to go on strike if the water crisis at the camp is not addressed.

The employees claim that the contractor who drilled a borehole at the camp informed them that the water was not safe for human consumption when the camp was officially opened in 2014.

They state that the only solution to the problem is to transport water from Shuno Ranger Camp, but all vehicles are out of service, and the employees have no choice but to consume the available water.

 Zambezi residents advised to acquire national documents to vote

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Swapo Party Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa has advised residents in the Zambezi Region to acquire national documents in preparation for the upcoming presidential elections in November this year.

Sophia Shaningwa said this at a Swapo rally at Kanono in the Sibbinda Constituency.

She emphasised the need to acquire identification documents for those without, saying not only is it important for citizens to be able to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election in November, but that it also gives them access to various government services.

Parliament investigates viability of special schools in Zambezi

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Education stakeholders in Zambezi Region held an engagement with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Science, ICT, and Youth Development to discuss the current crisis in the education sector in the region.

The Committee is investigating a lack of special schools in the Kavango East, Kavango West, and Zambezi regions and establishing the means to have such schools.

Interested parties have the opportunity to attend physically or make their submission in writing.