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Eenhana Town Council introduces interest relief program

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Omusati rural residents still not in possession of IDs

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The majority of people in the Omusati Region's rural areas are still not in possession of national identity documents.

This came to light during a three-day government information sharing session spearheaded by the Ministry of ICT as well as other relevant ministries and agencies.

ICT Deputy Minister Emma Theofelus spearheaded sessions in Omusati's Onesi Constituency to share information on government services offered by the Ministries of Home Affairs, Gender, Youth, and the Police.

Arandis residents demand land

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A number of dissatisfied residents from Arandis have been camping out in front of the Town Council, demanding land, since Sunday.

The residents, mainly elderly individuals, and pregnant women told the nbc News team that they are disheartened by the continuous need to rent accommodation. 

In light of this frustration, they have chosen to spend the night at the location with the intention of submitting their fourth petition to the town council.

Okapale residents bemoan lack of bus and taxi rank

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Residents of Okapale in Windhoek's Goreangab informal settlement have been pleading for a taxi and bus rank for more than ten years now.

The residents say they are forced to walk a long distance to the nearest bus and taxi rank to get to school or work, this situation could easily expose them to potential criminal incidents and the vagaries of unfavourable weather conditions on occasion.

A meeting held in 2021 involving the councillor, NABTA, and the City of Windhoek instilled hope among the residents.

However, to date, no tangible actions have been taken.