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Rundu residents walk 15 kilometres to mark World Hypertension Day

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A group of Rundu residents walked for 15 kilometres to commemorate World Hypertension Day. 

Commemorated on May 17 every year, the day aims to raise awareness and promote measures to detect, control, and prevent hypertension. 

The group of residents, mostly from the Ministry of Health, traded in their usual work attire for fitness gear in preparation for the 15-kilometre walk. 

The Rundu Intermediate Hospital was the starting point for the health walk, and participants were expected to stroll all the way to the Sarusungu border post and back. 

Raising awareness on suicide through visual art

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A visual artist is using his talent to raise awareness about suicide in Rundu.

Paulus Kanyanga believes that his "Suicide Mural Project" will encourage more Namibians to open up about the realities behind the act.

Titled "Only in the Darkness Can You See the Stars," this piece of art depicts a reality that many Namibians are currently facing.

The mural is dedicated to those who have committed suicide as well as loved ones who have attempted to take their own lives.

Keetmanshoop Town Council owed N$212 million

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Keetmanshoop Town Council is embarking on an aggressive campaign to recover outstanding municipal water debt, running into millions of dollars.

Residents, government institutions, and businesses owe the town council a combined total of N$212 million in unpaid water bills.

Keetmanshoop acting CEO Lee Mwembe revealed that residents have racked up water bills of N$127 million, while government institutions and businesses owe N$85 million.

Figures also show that, of the more than N$9,000 active customers, only N$2,257 are currently paying their monthly water bills.

Gender Ministry holds Social Protection Policy awareness workshop in Rundu

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The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare held an awareness workshop in Rundu aimed at increasing knowledge about the Social Protection Policy at the regional level.

The Social Protection Policy was launched in March last year, and the gathering was also to familiarise participants with Namibia's social protection landscape and existing social protection programmes.

NamRA hosts an awareness session on the Authorised Economic Operator

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The Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) held an awareness session on the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Programme in the Zambezi Region.

The programme is aimed at rewarding compliant traders who meet specific criteria, with the purpose of enhancing supply chain security and facilitating legitimate trade through the establishment of a framework of standards and practises.

National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention

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July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month.

The month is used to raise awareness and improve understanding of body birth defects.

Birth defects are typically present at birth and can range from mild to severe.

Craniofacial anomalies can be genetic, meaning that a child can receive a particular gene or combination of genes from one or both parents.

These genes may have changed at the time of conception, which results in a craniofacial anomaly.

Omaheke Forest Awareness Campaign

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The Directorate of Forestry in the Omaheke Region, in conjunction with the Epukiro Community Forest Committee, is conducting a joint operation and awareness campaign on forest preservation.

The campaign aims to educate the community on the importance of forest conservation and how one can acquire a permit for harvesting.

A Senior Forester Officer in the Directorate of Forestry in the Omaheke Region, Vetuundja Kazapua, says it also came out during the campaign that some people have started illegal harvesting of trees in protected areas.

#BeFree Ballers event raises awareness on social ills

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The One Economy Foundation, under the #BeFree Banner, organised over the weekend a #BeFree Ballers event that aimed at raising awareness on social ills that often encapsulate sportsmen and women.

The awareness event focused on substance abuse, sexual health, and violence.

These are some of the issues that sportswomen and men always find themselves engulfed in.

Professional football player Thomalina Adams raised issues of inequality when it comes to the treatment and payment of female sports personnel as opposed to their male counterparts.

Namibia Deposit Guarantee Authority's awareness

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The Namibia Deposit Guarantee Authority is in the Otjozondjupa Region to educate commercial banks and community members on the types of protection they offer depositor funds.

Before deciding to put their trust in banks, most people worry whether their money will be safe.

The primary mandate of the Namibia Deposit Guarantee Authority is to administer the Deposit Guarantee Scheme, which covers more than 90% of current depositors across the country.