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Home Affairs reports progress in mass registration drive amid challenges

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The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security says the mass registration process countrywide is making good progress. 

The Deputy Executive Director, Jackson Wandjiva, told nbc News that the ministry has so far achieved 70% of the set target. 

In February this year, the ministry embarked on a mass registration process to ensure that every Namibian without national documents receives them if they meet the requirements.

So far, about 35,000 people have been registered, out of the set target of 50,000. 

Stateless and undocumented persons flood kavango East office

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The Home Affairs office at Rundu is inundated with stateless and undocumented persons who turned up for the mass registration process over the past few weeks. 

Stateless and undocumented people of all ages have been flooding the home affairs building in the hopes of getting registered and possibly qualifying for Namibian social grants. 

That is the word on the street, but the Deputy Director of Civil Registration in the northeast, Fillemon Shipena, says they have been misinformed. 

Home Affairs office at Nkurenkuru understaffed

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The Chairperson of the Kavango West Regional Council, Joseph Sikongo, calls on the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security to increase the staff numbers at the Nkurenkuru Home Affairs office.

The office is reportedly only operating with two staff members.

The Chairperson of Kavango West Regional Council says the office is supposed to serve all eight constituencies in the region.

Recently, he brought 15 people from Tondoro Constituency to acquire national documents, which was too much for the office to process at that particular time.

Home Affairs receives 400 bags of cement

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Ohorongo Cement and Pupkewitz Megabuild handed over 400 bags of cement for the construction of accommodation for police officers deployed at border posts.

The Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Dr. Albet Kawana, who received the donation, commended the two companies for responding to the Ministry's call.

Earlier, Dr. Kawana said accommodation for the police force was a pressing issue that needed a solution

Home Affairs Ministry takes steps to enhance civil registration and identification processes

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The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Dr. Daniel Kashikola, has taken a significant step towards enhancing civil registration and identification processes by tabling a comprehensive bill in Parliament.

The proposed legislation aims to modernise and streamline the existing civil registration system, ensuring efficient and accurate recording of vital events and providing individuals with a secure legal identity.

Dr. Albert Kawana gives clarity on recent recruitment of police cadets

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Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security Minister Dr. Albert Kawana has provided clarity on the recent recruitment of police cadets, saying Namibians from across the board were represented.

Dr. Kawana says despite many quarters viewing the recruitment process as having been on tribal lines, each region was accommodated under the principles of the Namibian House and building unity.

Home Affairs Minister launches 'Visa Upon Arrival' at Trans-Kalahari Border Post

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Namibia's Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Dr. Albert Kawana, launched the 'Visa Upon Arrival" at the Trans-Kalahari Border Post in the Omaheke Region.

Dr. Kawana says that about 47 countries are granted visas upon arrival in Namibia.

Dr. Kawana stated at the launch that such tasks require determination and commitment from immigration officials.

He says that the initiatives will also boost the country's economic aspects as a tourist destination.