|Khomas leaders reponds to Dordabis' infight


The |Khomas regional council has reacted to the call by Dordabis residents by dispatching boots on the ground to fix the broken-down water infrastructure.

The small community of the settlement embarked on a land-grabbing spree on Thursday before a physical fight broke out due to illegal water connections, which resulted in the breakage of water pipes and underground cylinders.

On Friday, the mood of the residents was different from the violent one exhibited the day before.

INTERVIEW | Dordabis residents in land conflict


Residents of Dordabis settlement in Windhoek Rural Constituency yesterday ended up in an all-out brawl over land.

The conflict started with a group of disgruntled individuals who decided to illegally occupy state-owned land and put up structures, much to the annoyance of another group, who insisted they follow the processes in place.

nbc News reporter Emil Seibeb shares more from Dordabis, where a community meeting was held in response to the conflict. 

Festive season brightens for Kalkfeld residents


It is a well-known fact that rural electrification significantly enhances the quality of life.

In light of this, residents of the Ondu Jovi Tenda location at Kalkfeld settlement in the Otjozondjupa Region expressed their gratitude to the government for the joy of having their houses electrified just in time for the festive season.
Our nbc News team in the region caught up with homeowners living in the 94 brick-structured houses at the settlement.

Eenhana Town Council introduces interest relief program


In a positive start to the year 2024, Eenhana residents have reason to celebrate as the town council introduces an interest relief program set to waive full interest on municipal accounts.

Scheduled to run for a year starting January 2nd, the program aims to assist residents, business owners, non-profit organisations, public institutions, and churches in settling their accounts without incurring interest charges.

Groot Aub residents unhappy with City of Windhoek


Groot Aub residents say they no longer have confidence in the City of Windhoek to deliver services.

They now want to handle their own administration for faster development at the settlement.

Chief Jorro Eiseb of the |Khomanin Traditional Authority, who addressed the Groot Aub community, stated that the incorporation of the settlement into Windhoek defeats the purpose as the municipality hardly provides efficient services.

Rural youth hope for survival of Kayengona beach


Residents of Kayengona in Kavango East are concerned about the way 'day visitors' behave at some sections of the river.

They are worried that if the situation persists, it could have irreversible consequences for the area's biodiversity.

This is Kayengona Beach. During weekends, especially in the summer, various day visitors gather here for a good time.

But after all the fun and games, the visitors often leave the area in a mess.

It then becomes the responsibility of the nearby locals to clean up.

INTERVIEW | Water Canal revamp in northern Namibia


Residents of Oluthalweegolo, Uuvudhiya, and Ondjungulume villages are rejoicing as the revamped Water Canal's water flow has brought relief to both humans and livestock.

The Olushandja-Uuvudhiya canal's revamp is being spearheaded by NamWater and the Oshana, Omusati, and Oshikoto regional councils, all of which are set to benefit from it.

nbc News Reporter Ndapanda Shuuya has the details.

Erongo Region residents urged cooperate with NSA


Governor Neville Andre is encouraging residents of the Erongo Region to participate and cooperate with Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) field workers in giving them complete and accurate data.

Andre added that census data plays a crucial role in decision-making across a wide range of fields and is a fundamental tool for understanding the characteristics of a population.

The public is further assured that data collected during the Census period is always anonymous and encrypted and will be used only for statistical purposes.

Ogongo elders happy with new toilets


A pensioner from Olunkavu Village in the Omusati Region is grateful to the government for building a pit latrine at her homestead.

Going outside the house at night is not safe for the elderly. Ebba Katumwa says it has been particularly difficult for her husband, who is unable to walk, and she is left with the responsibility to also take care of him.

Katumwa made these remarks in an interview with nbc News.

The government continues to extend sanitation to rural areas through the provision of pit latrines to less privileged communities and poor households.