28,000 people register for national documents since campaign launch


28,000 people have so far registered for national documents since the launch of the Mass Registration for National Documents campaign in February.

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security is conducting the mass registration outreach programme across all 14 regions of Namibia.

So far, 13,060 new identity documents have been issued, while 4,198 duplicate IDs have been given. 

 Another 114 IDs were converted from the pre-independence South West African ID to the new national identity document.

Endola Police Station inaugurated


The police are stepping up their commitment to provide safety and security with the inauguration of a new police station at Endola in the Endola constituency of the Ohangwena Region.

The police station, which was constructed for N$42.5 million, is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security's efforts to bring services closer to the people.

Minister Albert Kawana says that the new facility, which is equipped with modern technology and 18 uniformed personnel, has all the tools needed to combat crime. 

Family receives new national documents after losing everything in shack fire


A family from Windhoek's Hakahana Residential Area, who lost their national documents in a shack fire this month, were issued with new national documents at no cost by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security in Windhoek.

Recalling the ordeal which happened on Independence Day, 33-year-old Fransina Hamunyela says no one was at home at the time of the fire.

They lost most of their belongings and documents in the blaze.

Namibia expands visa-on-arrival services


The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security has launched visa on arrival services at an additional four entry points, bringing the total number of entry points in Namibia with visa on arrival to 11.

The new entry points are Oshikango, Mohembo, Ariamsvlei, Noordoewer, and Oranjemund Border Posts.

During the launch, the Home Affairs Minister stated that the decision to implement visas on arrival for tourists and visitors is in line with the principles and agenda of the African Union for Africa's integration agenda and visa-free Africa.

Ministry of Home Affairs misses performance target


The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security has missed its performance target. 

The Head of Performance, Assurance Monitoring, and Evaluation Directorate in the Namibia Correctional Service therefore called on the ministry's staff to take the performance agreement system (PMS) seriously. 

Speaking at the Ministerial Annual Planning Workshop, Commissioner Lovisa Uukelo said more still needs to be done by the ministry to reach the 80% performance target as outlined by the Harambee Prosperity Plan II. 

Security guaranteed during 34th independence celebrations


During an engagement with the public and community policing forums, the Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Dr. Albert Kawana, called on all Namibians across the country to join in the 34th Independence celebrations at Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Region.

It will be the first time that the region is hosting national independence day celebrations since the country gained independence in 1990.

Dr. Kawana therefore urged residents of the Zambezi Region to go out in their numbers and witness what they have been waiting for for years.

Kongola residents warned to stay vigilant against human trafficking


The Zambezi Regional Head of Immigration, Daisy Musweu, has cautioned residents of Kongola to be more vigilant against human trafficking.

Musweu issued the warning during a community outreach programme by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security aimed at educating the public on issues of human trafficking, gender-based violence, and the dangers of explosive ordinances.

Outreach programme for national document distribution launched in Kavango East Region


The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security started with its outreach programme for the distribution of national documents in the Kavango East Region.

The programme aims to issue a national document to people in outlying areas who face challenges travelling to Rundu for services. 

The first outreach programme for 2024 started on February 19th and ended on March 4th.

NA protocols cause discord over appropriation bill


Discord ensued as Members of Parliament in the National Assembly engaged in a fervent debate, questioning the existing parliamentary protocols after PDM MP Nico Smith rose to contribute to the Appropriation Bill.

The Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Albert Kawana, sought clarity on the standing rule that Smith used to be the first member of parliament to contribute to the Appropriation Bill.

Registration of national documents outreach programme to commence


The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security will conduct an outreach programme in all regions for the registration of national documents from February 5th until July.

This will include the registration of births of all ages, applications for duplicate birth certificates, applications for identity documents, and applications for duplicate IDs.

The ministry says these documents not only provide a sense of belonging but also establish a person's legal identity, which is necessary to access services like education, employment, and social grants.