Keetmanshoop clean-up campaign drive

The Keetmanshoop Municipality has initiated a two-day clean-up campaign at Extension 7 Area.

The cleanup campaign is part of World Cleanup Day, when communities across the globe stand up against litter and clean up waste annually on September 16.

Members of the Namibian Defence Force as well as the public took part in the cleanup exercise.

Baines Vet Care Mobile Animal Clinic offers services in Keetmanshoop

Baines Vet Care Mobile Animal Clinic has attracted a number of Keetmanshoop pet owners who hope to benefit from a free initiative to spray and neuter domesticated animals.

The clinic, owned by Dr. Ian Baines, began operations seven years ago and has since sterilised more than 60,000 animals across the country.

Besides spaying and neutering, the dogs and the cats were vaccinated and treated for internal and external parasites.

Over three days, more animals underwent surgical sterilisation, conducted by Dr. Ian Baines.

Aging rolling stock affect service reliability at TransNamib

The service reliability of TransNamib has been significantly affected by ageing and unreliable rolling stock.

Bertus Eksteen, TransNamib's Executive for Engineering and Technical Services, revealed this during a meeting with the Standing Committee on Economics and Public Accounts in Keetmanshoop.

For its daily freight operations, the state-owned railway utility necessitates a total of 34 locomotives. Typically, there are around 20 to 26 locomotives operational on any given day.

UNAM students encouraged to be tolerant towards other cultures

The University of Namibia's Southern Campus Director, Dr. Seth Eiseb, urged students to continue being tolerant towards other cultures.

Eiseb, who made the remarks during the opening of the annual UNAM Cultural Festival at Keetmanshoop, says that the event aims to foster unity and promote good cultural practises and traditional values that should be emulated by all.

||Kharas Infrastructure development projects progress well

The ||Kharas Regional Council is making progress in implementing infrastructure development projects despite slow movement due to budgetary constraints.

Government agencies gave a progress report on capital projects for the 2022–2023 financial year during a Regional Development Coordination Committee meeting at Keetmanshoop.

Among the developmental projects underway is the construction of the ||Kharas Regional Council Office Park, which stands at 97% complete, while the Karasburg West Constituency Office stands at 87% complete.

Keetmanshoop residents raise tax issues

Keetmanshoop residents raised concerns about issues relating to domestic as well as import taxes during the NamRa stakeholder engagement meeting held in the southern town.

The stakeholder's engagement was aimed at educating taxpayers on legislative requirements, tax obligations, and voluntary tax compliance.

NamRa figures show the southern regions of Hardap and ||Kharas have a combined 62,000 registered taxpayers. 

Of this total, 26,000 submit their annual tax returns electronically.

Cold weather expected in Keetmanshoop

Residents of Keetmanshoop woke up this morning to an unusual blanket of fog engulfing the southern town.

Motorists had to turn their headlights on and drive slowly as the foggy condition that lasted for about two hours reduced visibility.

According to the Namibia Meteorological Service, very cold conditions are expected in the south tomorrow.

These cold conditions, according to the weather office's forecast, are also expected to spread to the central and eastern parts of the country.