Flood victims receive donations UN organizations

The United Nations family of organizations in Namibia has donated commodities worth N$2 million towards assisting flood victims in the Ohangwena and Oshana regions.

The United Nations family came together and mobilized humanitarian assistance to people affected by floods, saying disasters and climate risks pose serious threats to key sectors of Namibia and the ultimate realization of Sustainable Development Goals.

National Assembly approves reappointment of Junias Kandjeke

The National Assembly has unanimously approved the reappointment of Junias Kandjeke for another 5-year term.

The re-appointment of Kandjeke was recommended by President Hage Geingob and motivated by Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila in the National Assembly today (Tue).

Kandjeke's first term as AG came into being in 2003.

MPs heaped praise on Kandjeke for the work he did over the 20 years he served in the position.

Learners encouraged not to look down on vocational training education

Prime Minister, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, has encouraged learners not to look down on vocational training education, saying the unemployment rate among people who graduate from vocational centres is low.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila was speaking at the opening of Ritja Career fair at Omaruru.

Themed "Education in Science and Technology Advance Real World and the Promotion of Vocational Training Centres to Fill the Gap in a Namibian Labour Market", the career fair provides guidance to learners as they prepare for tertiary education.

Namibia should ensure optimal value for natural resources- Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says Namibia should ensure optimal value for its natural resources such as diamonds to increase revenue, create jobs and reduce poverty.

The Premier said this during her first visit to Namib Desert Diamonds.

The Premiere says as Namibia continues to ensure price discovery for its diamonds, the high returns from the mineral will improve the well-being of citizens as well as create space for individuals outside the sector to benefit.  

Transparency called for Executive Directors and heads of government entities

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has called on the Executive Directors and heads of government entities to be transparent and provide timely information to all bidders participating in tenders.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila made the call when she addressed the annual meeting of the EDs.

In her address, the Premier urged government agencies to implement the Procurement Amendment Framework aimed at supporting locally produced goods and the Code of Good Practice launched by the Finance Ministry.

President Geingob opens first Cabinet meeting at State House chambers

President Hage Geingob has reminded Cabinet Ministers that being a member of the Executive should not be about personal interests or those of close friends and associates.

Dr. Geingob said this as he opened the first Cabinet meeting at State House chambers.

The President says the only priority for Cabinet members should be to ensure that the needs of people are met as they have been voted to serve.

Learners population at Siguru-guru Primary School increases

The Siguru-guru Primary School's learner population has grown exponentially, despite teaching there being conducted in tents.

Construction of classrooms was delayed after initially being set to commence in December last year.

The school, situated at Rundu's Tumweneni Informal Settlement, was started by community members five years ago.

Acting Head of Department Marcellus Haivera says more than 1,000 learners have been enrolled.

Haivera says there are many learners still looking for school placement.

Government reiterates its commitment to respect and protect the rights of all people

The government has reiterated its commitment to respect and protect the rights of all people and their dignity.

The Prime Minister, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila reaffirmed this at the commemoration of the International Human Rights Day and Namibia Women's Day at Rundu.

The Primier said in order to strengthen the effort to end human rights violations, the government has adopted laws and policies.  

Premier calls on Otjozondjupa leadership to implement Performance Management System

Prime Minister Saara Kuugogelwa-Amadhila is calling on the leadership of the Otjozondjupa Region to up their game in terms of performance and implement the Performance Management System in their respective offices.

The Prime Minister, accompanied by the top leadership of the region, such as Governor James Uerikua and Regional Chairperson Marlayn Mbakera, visited the Kalkfeld settlement, where only about 100 of its 4000 inhabitants are employed.