Northern regions ready for drought relief food distribution


The disaster risk management warehouse at Uukwangula, Oshana Region, which houses drought relief food for the Omusati, Kunene, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, and Oshana regions, is operational and ready to distribute food to the beneficiaries.

Currently, there are a total of 48,030 bottles of 750-ml cooking oil to be distributed in the Oshana Region over the next three months.

Other food items in the warehouse are 17,395 soya mince soup sachets and 17,894 bags of 20 kg of maize meal.

Malaysian HC holds fruits and food promotion event


The Malaysian High Commission in Namibia held a 'fruits and food' promotional event in Windhoek.

The event brought together more than 150 guests, from retailers to the media, diplomats, government officials, and students, who came to taste and try Malaysian food, including fruit and other delicacies.

The five main fruits of Malaysia, including pineapple, pomelo, and red guava, have been flown from Malaysia for the promotional event.

CoW called to write off senior citizens' debts


The Councillor of Katutura East has called on the City of Windhoek (CoW) to write off the debts of the elderly and vulnerable people in the constituency.

Richard !Gaoseb said this at the handover of food parcels of which 300 senior citizens benefitted, courtesy of the Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC).

The food parcels include a bag of sugar, maize meal, rice, pasta, and cooking oil.

According to !Gaoseb, majority of houses are headed by elderly people who lack the financial means to settle their debts to the City of Windhoek.

Swakopmund resident dies from food poisoning


One person died while six others were treated for what is suspected to be food poisoning at Swakopmund.

The police, however, said the exact cause of the poisoning is unknown, as the postmortem will only be conducted tomorrow.

According to the police report, the family of seven, between the ages of two and 30, prepared dinner on Saturday of porridge, oshikandela milk, and already-cooked pieces of chicken bought from a local supermarket.

It is alleged that in the early morning hours of Sunday, the wife went to the bathroom because of stomach pain.

Agriculture plays crucial role in food security- Hinda-Mbuende 


The Deputy Minister of Finance and Public Enterprises, Maureen Hinda-Mbuende, emphasised the crucial role of agriculture in ensuring food sustainability, not only in Africa but also globally.

Speaking during the opening of the SADC Development Finance Institutions Chief Executive Officers Forum in Swakopmund, Hinda-Mbuende also stressed the need for cooperation among SADC countries to promote sustainable agricultural practises and enhance food production in the region.

Kangungu family calls on good Samaritans to assist them with food


The Kangungu family is calling on good Samaritans to assist them with food that they can use as they wait for the burial day, despite assurances from the government to assist with funeral arrangements.

The family from Kayova Village in the Ndiyona Constituency is not able to hold the funeral of the 15 family members by themselves.

Godfried Kangungu, the grandfather in the Kangungu family, states that they survive from hand to mouth, relying primarily on his old-age pension money.

VIPs at Independence celebration directed to buy own food


Namibian President Hage Geingob directed all VIPs to buy their own food following the Independence Day celebrations.

State House said the President's directive was informed by the attendance at the Independence Day celebrations and the significance of the day itself.

The organizers expected about 15,000 people, but it is estimated that more than 20,000 showed up to join in the festivities.

President Geingob made the impromptu decision and ordered about a thousand VIPs in attendance to cater for themselves.

Parliamentary Standing Committee bemoans bureaucracy on food security


Parliamentary Standing Committee bemoans bureaucracy in the country's efforts to ensure food security.

The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources, Vincent Mareka says besides budgetary constraints, bureaucracy continues to hamper progress to attain food security in the country.

Vincent Mareka made these remarks during a visit by the Committee to the Hardap and ||Kharas regions on Namibia's readiness to mitigate food insecurity.

Insufficient rainfall causes worry about food insecurity in Oshana Region


Farmers in the Oshana Region are worried about food insecurity because some areas of the region are still flooded and crops have been submerged by water.

The opposite is that crops in some fields have begun to wilt due to insufficient rain.

It is a bitter blow for farmers at Onaushe village in Uuvudhiya Constituency.

This is the second year in a row that they have not received sufficient rainfall.

Some farmers at Onaushe are yet to see their crops germinate because they planted too late.

Deputy Minister Matundu says Africans can promote intra-continental trade if they work together


International Relations and Cooperation's Deputy Minister Jennelly Matundu says Africans can promote intra-continental trade and ensure food security if they all work together.

During virtual panel discussion on Cultivating Strategic Diplomacy, Matundu says Africa can achieve a lot if all member state rectify the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.