Zambezi residents cautioned against staging house breakings to claim insurance

The Police in the Zambezi Region has cautioned residents against staging house breakings to claim insurance.

The NamPol Unit Commander for Community Affairs in the Zambezi Region, Inspector Kisco Sitali said house breakings top the list of offenses.

Of the 29 cases reported since the 19th of March, 13 cases are house breakings.

Inspector Sitali said many a time complainants end up being the suspects.

Rundu residents at risk of eating contaminated freshwater fish

Rundu residents are at risk of eating contaminated freshwater fish after it was discovered that some of them are fishing in and selling fish they caught from the sewerage water.

nbc News has learned that some of the residents have been catching fish in the sewerage water at the Kaisosi settlement.

For over five years now, the sewerage pond has been overflowing, especially during the rainy seasons.

Some residents go fishing in the early or late hours to avoid being detected.

Landless Swakopmund residents stage demonstration

A group of landless Swakopmund residents staged a demonstration, demanding fairness in the delivery of land at the town.

The group marched to the municipal offices, where they delivered a petition.

In the petition, residents called on the Swakopmund Municipality to allocate them land where they can set up their formal structures as well as provide affordable houses to its residents.

Rundu residents unhappy with NORED services

Residents of Rundu are still not happy with the services offered by NORED.

They expressed themselves at a consultation meeting, organized by the Rundu Town Council.

The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development and the Ministry of Mines and Energy are consulting and soliciting inputs from key stakeholders on the establishment of Regional Electricity Distributors and their impact on local authorities.

Uis and Daures residents demonstrate against alleged illegal mining

Hundreds of residents of Uis and Daures Constituencies staged a demonstration against alleged illegal mining and exploitation of natural resources as well as environmental damage by the Chinese-owned Tangshan Xingfeng Spodumene Mining Company.

Namibia is not for sale! Namibia is ours! These were the words of angry residents of a vast, empty, semi-arid desert area about 70 kilometers outside the settlement of Uis.

They are claiming that the company is exporting the country's resources in an exploitative manner.

Oshikango Constituency residents return homes as flood waters start to dry up

The floodwater at Onhaminda village in the Oshikango Constituency has dried up, and those who had been relocated to the higher ground have started moving back to their homesteads.

For the past two months, these residents have been fighting an uphill battle due to flood waters.

Their homes were submerged, as they had built them in the streams.

Despite flood waters having dried up, it is still worrisome for Albertina Moses, one of the residents at Onhaminda village, as her family and others have lost most of their belongings.

 Omadiva B village residents concerned over a dumpsite

Residents of Omadiva B village in the Oshikoto Region have expressed concern over a dumpsite erected close to their homesteads by the Omuthiya Town Council, saying it poses a health hazard.

They also accused the town council of having failed to compensate most of them since the dumpsite was relocated there 15 years ago.

Frustrated residents are also bemoaning the lack of consultation when the dumpsite was relocated in the middle of the village, where medical waste is also discarded.

Government brings services closer to Okaku residents 

The government has made considerable work in bringing services closer to the inhabitants of the Okaku Constituency in the Oshana Region.

Eighty-five percent of the residents in the constituency have access to clean drinking water.

The residents of Okaku will go to the polls on the 17th of this month, to elect a new regional councillor.

The position became vacant following the death of former councillor Gerson Kapenda last year.

Okaku is one of the largest constituencies in the Oshana Region.

Otjimbingwe residents frustrated over lack of electricity

Residents of Otjimbingwe are frustrated over the lack of electricity in their homes.

They say letters requesting the electrification of their homes were written several times but without a positive response.

Under the rural electrification program, the government and Erongo Red have partially installed electricity at the Otjimbingwe settlement and surrounding areas.

However, those without electricity are not impressed because they have been waiting for years to have their homes electrified as well.

Khorixas' extension 11 and 12 residents receives electricity

The Khorixas Town Council has provided water and electricity to residents in extensions 11 and 12 of the informal settlement, better known as Donkerhoek.

This was revealed by Khorixas Mayor, Lena ǂGaeses, during an interview with nbc News.

The mayor said the council has also demarcated plots, formalized the area, and will later transfer ownership into the residents' names.

ǂGaeses promised that the council will bring more development aimed at improving the living conditions of the people, especially those in the informal settlement.