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Government's fishermen's employment programme hit by declining fish stocks

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Fish stocks are declining, challenging the government's plan to employ former fishermen at sea.

Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Derek Klazen said this in response to questions by Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) MP Mike Venaani, who sought an update on challenges, sustainability efforts, and future plans for Namibia's fishing industry. 

Venaani's inquiries underscore the need for transparency and effective solutions to the fishing industry's challenges.

Vice President urges unity in mitigating Namibia's severe drought

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Namibia is faced with a severe drought again this year, affecting both humans and livestock.

It is against this background that Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah is calling on Namibians to work together with the government to manage and mitigate the effects of drought.

Nandi-Ndaitwah was speaking during a meeting with different traditional leaders and the community at Gam Settlement in the Otjozondjupa Region. 

The Vice President says the government will mobilise resources to see to it that those who are in need of food are assisted.

Central Procurement Board denies corruption allegations 

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The Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) has refuted allegations that it corruptly awarded an unadvertised multimillion-dollar tender to a local pharmaceutical company, Fabupharm.

Activist Michael Amushelelo alleged on social media that the N$451 million tender was corruptly awarded and was facilitated by Finance and Public Enterprises Minister Iipumbu Shiimi. 

Farm Bernafay commends government for support

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The Chairperson of the Bernafay Community Cooperative, Johannes Jossob, is pleased with the effort and commitment made by the government to assist resettled communities to be productive.

One such community is resettled at Farm Bernafay in the Mariental Rural constituency. 

The government resettled 14 households at Farm Bernafay in 2002 with the idea of venturing into crop and livestock farming. 

Water has always been a problem; however, boreholes have been drilled through partnership.

MPs urges government to ensure effective implementation of projects

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Members of Parliament in the National Council commended the government for the substantial increment in this year's national budget. 

They are, however, concerned about a lack of implementation strategies.

MPs pointed out shortcomings in the allocation and execution of funds within key ministries, including health and agriculture.

Dordabis owners to give more land to government for development

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Dordabis village is partly owned by the government, with the rest owned privately. 

The population of the village, which is around 3,000 people, is cramped on this land. 

Some of the public services, such as the graveyard, are falling into private land owned by the Kraft family. Some of these services come at a hefty price for some impoverished and unemployed families.

The graveyard at the village has been an issue of contention, particularly its status as being privately owned.  

Government announces President Geingob's memorial and funeral arrangements

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The Namibian government has announced a change in the dates for the memorial and funeral services for the late President Hage Geingob.

Initially, it was announced that Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24, would be the dates for the final memorial and state funeral service, respectively.

However, Minister of Information and Communication Technology Emma Teofelus has announced that the memorial service will now be held on Saturday, the 24th, while the state funeral will be held on Sunday, the 25th of February.

Government announces change in dates for memorial and funeral services for late President Geingob

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The Government has announced a change in the dates for the memorial and funeral services for the late President Hage Geingob.

Initially, it was announced that Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24, would be the dates for the final memorial and state funeral service, respectively. However, Minister of Information and Communication Technology Emma Theofelus has announced that the memorial service will now be held on Saturday, the 24th, while the state funeral will be held on Sunday, the 25th of February.

No drought relief funds were used to renovate Old State House and OPM Office

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The government said it is untrue that money earmarked for drought relief was used to renovate the old state house as well as the head office of the office of the Prime Minister.

The funds, says the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Dr. Peya Mushelenga, in his Cabinet briefing, were budgeted for under the Office of the Prime Minister during the 2013/2014 financial year.

Government should be commended for good work done - Uutoni

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Urban and Rural Development Minister Erastus Uutoni believes the government should also be commended when it does good and not just be permanently criticised.

Uutoni says it is unfair to accuse the government of not doing anything to develop Namibia since independence.

Making the remarks at the inauguration of a N$1,8-million government office at Wlotzkasbaken settlement, Uutoni believes the government is doing great work in some areas.