Children should cultivate a reading culture- McLeod-Katjirua

Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua has called on children to cultivate a culture of reading to improve emotional intelligence in their educational careers.

McLeod-Katjirua made the call during the celebration of International Children's Book Day in Windhoek.

She also urged learners to develop a culture of writing to develop basic language skills and expand their vocabularies.

McLeod-Katjirua says that storybooks play an imperative role in the growth of children.

Education Ministry investigates incident of parent stabbing teacher at a Windhoek school

Teachers at Eldorado Secondary School in Windhoek refused to teach lessons yesterday after a fellow teacher was stabbed in the chest by a father of a learner.

The teacher was stabbed with a screwdriver after he slapped a learner who in turn called his father to deal with the elder man.

When the nbc News crew arrived at the school, teachers were in a meeting with the education inspector.

Learners, who refused to speak on camera told nbc News that they only attended the first lesson of the day.

Namibians should have local ownership of investment in mining and petroleum sectors- Alweendo

The Minister of Mines and Energy, Tom Alweendo, says there is a need to create an environment where Namibians can have local ownership of investment in the mining and petroleum sectors.

Alweendo was speaking at the Debmarine Stakeholder Breakfast Meeting in Windhoek today.

He explained that in order for Namibians to benefit economically from these sectors, it is necessary to first determine where the resources are located (exploration).

Toini Sam launches 'The Journey of a Conqueror' book

A Namibian author, Toini Sam, launched her book titled 'The Journey of a Conqueror' in Windhoek.

The book details her life journey as well as the obstacles and challenges she's had to overcome.

Sam says the book is aimed at boosting readers' confidence while uplifting and building them up.

The nonfiction book also contains biblical principles to help people through their life journey, including tips on how to endure and handle challenges.

As her life unfolds, she says she has had to take numerous leaps of faith due to the hardships of life.

President Geingob calls on Swapo Party members to desist from spreading rumours

The Swapo Party Central Committee held a meeting in Windhoek on Saturday. In his rather brief speech, President Hage Geingob called on party members to desist from spreading rumors.

The meeting was to elect leaders for various portfolios.

Swapo Party Central Committee gathered for their first meeting for the year, where both the party's veterans and new blood displayed their camaraderie spirit.

Before his opening address, the Central Committee members observed a minute of silence in honor of two traditional leaders who died this week.

Molelo Radio Drama Project launched

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) has launched the Molelo Radio Drama Project, a new venture that promises to be a game changer in the country's entertainment economy.

The project was launched by the national broadcaster's Director General Stanley Similo in Windhoek.

The project received an overwhelming response to its call for proposals from the public for radio dramas in various languages.

The Molelo Radio Drama Project was initiated by the nbc to promote Namibian cultural diversity and art through local dramas in all languages.

Michelle McLean Primary School in need of classrooms

Many government schools face classroom shortages, and the Michelle McLean Primary School in Windhoek is no exception.

Patron Michelle McLean visited the school to witness its athletics day.

According to the school principal, a lot of work still lies ahead for the school to be considered a conducive learning environment.

Athletics day, McLean said, is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to the school's plight.

The patron called on donors to assist with the infrastructure improvements.

President Geingob urges Judiciary to explore alternative funding models

President Hage Geingob has implored the Judiciary to explore various alternative dispute settlement mechanisms to alleviate caseloads in the court roll and to ensure access to justice is affordable to all citizens.

Dr. Geingob opened the Judiciary's 2023 Legal Year in Windhoek a while ago, saying the government took note of the financial constraints.

He, however, praised the Judiciary's resilience in ensuring that access to justice is not compromised.

Farmers residing on the outskirts of Windhoek happy with the good rains

Farmers residing on the outskirts of Windhoek are happy with the good rains that continue to pour in their areas.

Farmers visited by our news team say they are relieved by the rains as they reignite their farming practices and ensure their own food security and self-reliance.

Those living at Satan Slog or ǂHoas say after enduring a very difficult and dry season last year, grazing for their livestock has drastically decreased.

One of the residents, Abel !Kharuxab is optimistic that farming will be much better and hopes that good rains will continue for some time.

Over 60 taxis curbed off the road for operating illegally in a span of a week

More than 60 taxis were curbed off the road for operating illegally in a span of a week. 

This was enabled by a new application that is fast and effective in identifying registered and non-registered taxis. 

During their patrols, the City Police usually made calls to confirm if the operating taxis were registered, which was a lengthy and ineffective process at times.  

However, with the new operating system identification is instant.

Chief of City Police Abraham Kanime says some of the unregistered taxis are used to commit criminal activities.