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PDM President proposes a special fund to assist flood victims

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The president of the Popular Democratic Movement, McHenry Venaani, has called for the establishment of a special fund to assist flood victims in the northern parts of the country.

Venaani tabled and motivated a motion in the National Assembly appealing for help for the population affected by the floods.

While appreciating the N$72 million set aside to assist the affected residents, Venaani says there must be a special fund tailor-made for such eventualities.

Dr. Shangula says controversial condom tender set to solve health facilities' problems

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The Health and Social Services Minister, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula says the controversial condom tender is set to solve problems in the country’s health facilities and mitigate the current challenges of critical medical equipment. 

Shangula made these remarks during a visit to the Engela District Hospital which the Popular Democratic Movement’s member of Parliament Hidipo Hamata expressed concern. 

He alleged that standby generators were not functioning and forced theatre staff to use their mobile phones as a source of lighting during operations when the electricity is off. 

PDM donates mattresses and tents to flood victims at Oshikango

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The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) President McHenry Venaani has expressed his disappointment in the government saying that it is failing to find a permanent solution to mitigate the effects of reoccurring floods in the country.

He says over the past 30 years government could have built water catchment dams to harvest flood water and to address the effects of floods.

He made these remarks when he donated mattresses and tents to the value of N$30 000 to flood victims at Oshikango in the Ohangwena Region.

PDM calls for immediate cancellation of N$ 650 million tender for procurement of condoms

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The official opposition, PDM has called for the immediate cancellation of the N$650 million tender awarded to a certain company for the procurement of condoms and other clinical supplies.

Addressing the media, the party's leader McHenry Venaani also urged the government to relook at the country's health and education systems.
The recent decision by the Central Procurement Board of Namibia to award a tender worth N$650 million for the acquisition of clinical supplies came under heavy public criticism.

PDM President reminds government to do more to address youth unemployment

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The President of the Popular Democratic Movement says with the alarming rate of unemployed young Namibians, many are still finding it tough to fend for themselves, a situation that also renders them unable to contribute to the country's GDP.

Mchenry Venaani said this at a rally held on Sunday at Cincimani in the Zambezi Region.

Election, swearing-in ceremony for office bearers at Bukalo Town Council postponed

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The Bukalo Village Council has yet again failed to successfully hold an election and swearing-in ceremony for office bearers after two PDM management committee councillors failed to show up, this morning.

 In what seems like a repeat of last week's boycott that led to a postponement of the ceremony, PDM members, Kamwi Sakutuka who is the current Deputy Chairperson of the management committee as well as Lawrence Mukena did not show up for the event. 

Reasons have not been given as to why the two council members did not pitch.

PDM members and sympathizers urged to promote and share the party's agenda

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The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) members and sympathizers at Okandengedi and surrounding areas have been urged to promote and share the party's agenda to would-be voters.

The call was made by the party's Secretary General Manuel Ngaringombe. 

Ngaringombe said this during his engagements with party supporters on the importance of voting for change in elections.

He says, PDM will prioritize the provision of affordable housing, job creation and infrastructure development if the party is voted into power in the 2024 elections.

Public urged to remain calm as RFA introduces toll gates

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Road Fund Administration has called on the public to remain calm amid the rising panic, as plans to introduce toll gates along 23 road sections in Namibia will force motorists to dig deeper into their pockets.

Ali Ipinge, instead, says Namibia stands to earn up to N$750 million in yearly earnings to upgrade and maintain its prestigious roads using toll gates, which he insists are common across Africa, Europe, and large parts of Asia.