Namdia donates cancer trailer to underprivileged communities


Namdia, in line with its corporate social responsibility drive, has made a significant contribution to Windhoek's underprivileged communities by donating a multipurpose cancer trailer. 

The gesture aligns with the sentiment expressed by the former First Lady during her tribute, emphasising the prioritisation of health initiatives.

Monica Geingos addressed the increasing incidence of cancer during her tribute to her late husband. 

She also noted the significant increase in men seeking cancer screening, following the late President's own battle with the disease.

Much needs to be done to uplift marginalised communities


Even though the Namibian government is doing its best to uplift the standards of living for marginalised communities, much still needs to be done to reach levels of satisfaction. 

Regional Development Planner in the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare, Desiree Masheshe, remarked this during an oversight visit by the Parliamentary Standing Committee to the Omaheke Region.

Farming communities in Omaheke sensitised on how to control external parasites on animals


The Omaheke State Veterinary Department has started to sensitise farming communities on how to control external parasites on their animals following the outbreak of Crimean-Congo Fever in the region.

The virus is transmitted to people either by tick bites or through contact with infected animals blood or tissues during and immediately after slaughter.

The regional veterinary team is also planning to do some sample testing at various farms to establish areas of concern.

IPC Erongo branch calls mining industry to plough back into communities


The branch of the Independent Patriots for Change in Erongo has called on the mining industry to plough back into the communities in which they operate.

Its Chairperson, Aloysius Kangulu, says his party wants the industry to add value to resources instead of exporting them in raw form.

The IPC leadership in the Erongo Region addressed a media conference at Walvis Bay.

Echoing fellow political parties who recently called on the mining industry to ensure benefits are shared with community members, the IPC urged the government to intervene.

Swakopmund residents celebrate Heritage Week


As Namibians celebrate Heritage Week, residents of Swakopmund have called on communities to embrace their differences and not use them to oppress others.

The Scientific Society in Swakopmund has organised exciting events to celebrate Heritage Week.

Storytelling tours in the museum and around the bonfire, textile workshops for children, wine and paint evenings and a cultural day, made up the line-up for the celebrations.

Erongo Governor, Neville Andre opened the celebrations with a call for unity.