Shambyu Health Centre Experiencing Acute Shortage of Materials

The Shambyu Health Centre in the Kavango East Region still caters to the health needs of the community, despite a number of issues hampering quality service delivery.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development, and Family Affairs engaged staff members at the centre to familiarise themselves with their concerns.

Despite the fact that the centre is plagued with a myriad of issues, regional leadership is convinced that most of the problems hampering quality service delivery are not unique to it alone.

Rural youth hope for survival of Kayengona beach

Residents of Kayengona in Kavango East are concerned about the way 'day visitors' behave at some sections of the river.

They are worried that if the situation persists, it could have irreversible consequences for the area's biodiversity.

This is Kayengona Beach. During weekends, especially in the summer, various day visitors gather here for a good time.

But after all the fun and games, the visitors often leave the area in a mess.

It then becomes the responsibility of the nearby locals to clean up.

Dr. Alpo Mbamba SS remined to uphold role of ACC Ambassadors

Kavango East Governor Bonifatius Wakudumo has called on the Dr. Alpo Mbamba Secondary School choir to take their new role as Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Ambassadors seriously.

The school choir, which recently won the Anti-Corruption song competition at Swakopmund, visited the governor's office to show off their trophy and N$25,000 cash prize.

Kavango East benefits from developments in dentistry field

Kavango East's Chief Dentist, Dr. Elizabeth Hausiku-Elago, says the region is benefiting from the various developments made in the dentistry field.

Dr. Hausiku-Elago was speaking during Oral Health Awareness week at Rundu.

The campaign aims to raise awareness about issues surrounding oral health and oral hygiene so various stakeholders can work together to achieve healthier mouths and happier lives.

Dr. Hausiku-Elago says residents of Kavango East have reaped the benefits of some of the dentistry-related developments.

Kavango East Region's leadership convened to enhance local economic growth

Regional leadership in the Kavango East Region met with the business community to discuss how to better improve local economic growth and development.

Referred to as the Mayoral Business Forum, the platform brings the local business community under one roof to, amongst other things, foster strong bonds and promote a unified business spirit. This is particularly important ahead of one of the region's biggest events, the Rundu Annual Trade Fair, next month.

MeatCo's Rundu abattoir inaugurated

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform officially handed over the Rundu abattoir to MeatCo yesterday.

The abattoir is intended to serve as a market for cattle and small stock farmers in the Kavango East, West, and surrounding regions.

The construction of the Rundu abattoir started in 2014 and was expected to be completed in 2017.
The Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein, stated that the outbreak of COVID-19 and disruptions in tourism and other economic activities delayed the completion of the abattoir.

Kavango East residents call for fairer compensation for wildlife conflict

Residents in Mukwe and Ndiyona constituencies of the Kavango East Region are the latest to join the call for a revision of compensation paid to victims of human-wildlife conflict, as they engaged with members of the parliamentary standing committee on natural resources.

During the meeting, community members emphasised that they do not comprehend how the ministry arrived at the compensation amount, and they contend that their losses far exceed the payments they receive.

Police raise awareness on livestock theft

The Police in Kavango East Region are appealing to the residents to take care of their livestock and not desert them in crop fields.

Inspector Robert Katamba, the Community Affairs Unit Commander, says this is a peak time for livestock theft, a case in point being a farmer whose four cattle were stolen at Simpanda recently.

Inspector Katamba says thieves walk in groups because one or two cannot skin two cattle in a short period of time.

He called on the livestock owners not to leave their cattle unattended.

Makanga Johannes Mushongo receives Wheelchair donation

13-year-old Makanga Johannes Mushongo from Runjarara village in the Kavango East Region, who appealed for assistance with a wheelchair on social media, has received one.

Makanga was born with a disability that prevents him from walking, but he can crawl from one point to another. 

This has been an obstacle to his attending school, and health extension worker, Silas Rufinu, went out to seek help.