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Swapo Party welcomes new members

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The Swapo Party welcomed over a hundred new members at the party's 64th anniversary.

The former Mayor of Mariental, who previously served in the council on the Landless Peoples Movement ticket, Adam Kuhlman, was among those who joined the Swapo Party. 

The Swapo Party Vice President, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and the party's politburo member, Saara  Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, welcomed the new members from across all party districts in the Hardap Region.

Prime Minister urges participation in Citizen Satisfaction Survey

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has called on the public and institutions to cooperate with the government during the Citizen Satisfactory Survey aimed at improving public service delivery.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila indicated that the previous survey did not meet the expected targets for good performance.

Kuugonglewa-Amadhila states that the findings are an indication that more needs to be done to ensure that planned activities respond to the needs of communities and bring about the transformation needed in the country.

Digital Pocket Guide Launched to Improve Service Delivery

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Civil servants have been encouraged to embrace technology and leverage the newly launched "Being a Public Servant in Namibia" Digital Pocket Guide 2.0 to improve service delivery.

Embracing digital technology has been identified as a key tool for improving effective service delivery and social justice. 

The digital version of the Pocket Guide will see the strengthening of institutions, governance, and capacity as civil servants will be better positioned to navigate the complexities of their roles to meet the needs of Namibia's public service.

Disasters don't discriminate - Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says disasters, whether natural or human-induced, know no boundaries, nor do they discriminate based on social, economic, or geographic factors.

She made these remarks at the commemoration of the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction, held at Uukwangula Settlement in Oshana Region's Okatana Constituency.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says catastrophes affect the most vulnerable and marginalised communities, who often lack the capacity to cope with and effectively recover from such crises.

SOEs not compelled to seek approval on subsistence & travel allowances 

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says state-owned enterprises (SOE) are governed by their own laws, and there's no requirement for them to report subsistance and travel allowances to her office.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila was responding to questions raised by Landless People's Movement MP Utaara Mootu on why ministers are given such allowances by parastatals.

Mootu inquired specifically about the Minister of Higher Education, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Itah Kandji-Murangi, who allegedly received S&T allowances in July last year.

Ehao Cultural Expo underway

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says cultural exhibitions are vital for society as they play a huge role in preserving and promoting Namibian cultures, safeguarding people's identities, and at the same time attracting local and international tourism.

She made these remarks when she officially opened the Ehao Cultural Expo underway at Okahao.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says cultural products are important contributors to business growth.

At the same time, indigenous technologies can serve as a basis for industrial development.

PM urges stakeholders to participate in implementation of NDP6

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has called on all stakeholders to participate in the formulation and implementation of the Sixth National Development Plan (NDP6).

NDP6 is the last development plan to be implemented before Vision 2030.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila made the call at the launch of the NDP6 formulation process in Windhoek.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila noted that the NDP6 is significant as it comes at a time when the world is experiencing unprecedented challenges.

Robust regulatory framework concerning sustainable finance laws, regulations a need

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has highlighted the necessity of a robust regulatory framework concerning sustainable finance laws and regulations in Namibia.

This framework would promote responsible investment, cognizant of environmental, social, and governance factors.

The Prime Minister made this call during the United Nations Environment Programme-Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI) Regional Roundtable for Africa and the Middle East, which took place in Windhoek.

Prime Minister Kuugongelwa-Amadhila emphasise importance of unity among Namibians

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has emphasised the importance of unity among Namibians, stating that it is the key to achieving prosperity for all.

She made these remarks during the 127th commemoration of the Battle of Otjiunda.

The Premier also took the opportunity to honour the late chief of the Ovambanderu, Kahimumua Nguvaua, describing him as a courageous and fearless leader.

Premier calls for a shift away from dependence on imports

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila is urging a shift away from dependence on imports in Namibia, emphasising the importance of supporting locally made products to stimulate economic growth.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, who addressed the attendees at the 10th Jubilee Opuwo Trade Fair, says purchasing local products plays a crucial role in supporting local enterprise development, promoting job creation, and driving economic expansion.

According to the Prime Minister, relying heavily on imports exposes Namibia to potential shocks originating from external factors.