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Walvis Bay Management Committee accused of boycotting Red Force meeting

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The Walvis Bay Management Committee has been accused of boycotting a special council meeting that was aimed at discussing the Red Force Debt Management contract.

The municipality lawyer was supposed to present the findings of an investigation into the Red Force contract at the meeting.

There have been allegations that the Red Force Debt Management contract with the Walvis Bay Municipality was awarded in a dubious manner.

Lawyer Richard Metcalfe has been investigating the claims, and he was ready to spill the beans at a special council meeting Thursday evening.

Youth called to to preserve ocean

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President Nangolo Mbumbu says the ocean, on which billions of people depend, is under threat from climate change and the harmful activities of humans.

Dr. Mbumba made this statement during the 32nd World Ocean Day commemoration held under the theme "Catalysing Action for Our Ocean and Climate" at Walvis Bay Independence Beach today.

President Mbumba says that rising sea levels, ocean acidification, plastic pollution, and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing practices are just a few of the challenges faced.

Walvis Bay prepares for World Ocean Day

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All roads lead to Walvis Bay Independence Beach, where about 600 people are expected to attend the World Ocean Day celebrations hosted by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources.

Preparations for the day are in full swing, which is to be celebrated under the theme 'Catalysing Action for Our Oceans and Climate'.

During the week, several awareness events were held at the coastal towns of Henties Bay, Walvis Bay, Oranjamund, Luderitz, and Swakopmund.

Walvis Bay Para-Achers On Target Despite Challenges

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Para-Archers from the Atlantis Archery Club in Walvis Bay are exhibiting exceptional skills, determination, and resilience, despite the challenges they face.

Two national champion para-archers are members of the club, and NBC Sport recently visited to observe their practice sessions.

The Atlantis Archery Club is home to 14 members, both male and female archers.

Nalitungwe Community Savings Foundation members secure land ownership at Farm 37

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Members of the Nalitungwe Community Savings Foundation have become new landowners at Farm 37 on the outskirts of Walvis Bay.

The municipality has allocated them portion 12, which will need to be serviced. 

Nalitungwe Foundation consists of unemployed residents and those who earn a low income in the harbour town.

The members have been living in overcrowded backyard shacks, where deadly fires are common.

The group's secretary says such conditions forced them to hand over a petition to the council in 2016.

PDM wants oil deals renegotiated

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Popular Democratic Movement leader McHenry Venaani says Namibia's current and future oil deals need to be renegotiated for Namibians to also benefit from these resources to provide fair jobs and better working conditions for Namibians.

Venaani joined workers at Walvis Bay in a march on May Day.

The PDM leader emphasised the high unemployment rate among young Namibians and said there are not many reasons to celebrate Workers' Day.

Opposition against Red Force mounts

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Pressure is mounting against the Walvis Bay Municipality administration to remove Red Force as a debt collector.

Councillor Ephraim Shozi, at a community meeting last night (Wednesday), said he will table a motion at the next council meeting for the removal of Red Force as a debt collector.

Other councillors, including Ryan Gordon, Albertina Nkoshi, Paulus Kauhondamwa, and Ronald Bramwell, supported the decision.

Last month, residents marched to the municipality to demand the removal of Red Force as a debt collector at Walvis Bay.

Female bartender robbed of over N$200,000 at gunpoint in Walvis Bay's Kuisebmond

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A female bartender was robbed of more than N$200,000 at gunpoint by two unknown suspects in the early hours of yesterday at Walvis Bay's Kuisebmond.

At the time of the robbery, the bartender was preparing to go to the bank to deposit the money.

Two men appeared suddenly as she stepped out to take a taxi, one of whom was armed with a pistol.

Man survives gruesome attack at Walvis Bay

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A 28-year-old man survived a gruesome attack early last Sunday morning.

It is believed that an unknown assailant attacked the man with a sharp object, believed to be either a knife or a broken bottle, in the early hours of Sunday at the Tutaleni residential in Walvis Bay. 

The victim sustained open wounds on his right shoulder and right upper ribs, which left his lungs and intestines protruding. 

The man was taken to the hospital, where his condition was described as stable but critical.