Government raises over N$790 million for share in Hyphen Hydrogen Energy

The Green Hydrogen Commissioner says the Namibian government has raised over N$790 million in grant funding for its 24% share in Hyphen Hydrogen Energy and for other green hydrogen projects in the country.

James Mnyupe said this at a media briefing on the recent developments regarding the Green Hydrogen Programme in Windhoek today (Mon).

Government avails over N$700 million to 2023 Population and Housing Census

The Namibian government has committed more than N$700 million towards the 2023 Population and Housing Census.

Census field work will be conducted from September 18 to November 3, 2023. This time span will include the enumeration as well as the Post-Enumeration Survey (PES).

The objective of the Census is to provide an accurate count of the country's population, provide data for development, equity, and inclusion, monitor progress, and allocate resources.

NamPol warn child pornography perpetrators

The Namibian police have sternly warned those who are engaging in child pornography on the dark web, saying law enforcement remains committed to protecting children.

The Head of Namibia's Criminal Investigation Directorate, Commissioner Lilungwe Mayumbelo, spoke to nbc News Reporter Gordon Joseph.

Commissioner Mayumbelo says the advent of technology has led to a market for online sex exploitation of minor children and that Namibia is not immune to these concerns.

Case seeking to legalise dagga postponed

The State has requested a further postponement in the matter in which cannabis activist Jaftha Brian is seeking a court order to legalise the use of dagga in Namibia.

Government lawyers have filed documents indicating that the matter be postponed to September 12 for a case management conference, citing the complexity and constitutional questions raised in the matter.

In March of this year, government lawyer Jabulani Ncube informed the court that the matter had been postponed to enable the defendants to await recommendations from the Law Reform and Development Commission.

Investigations continue in missing stillborn's body

The Namibian Police are investigating the matter in which the body of a stillborn baby disappeared from the Windhoek State Mortuary.

Police national spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi confirmed that the matter was brought to the attention of the police on June 1st, six months after the disappearance of the body.

Shikwambi informed nbc News that most of the statements have been taken by the police.

Shikwambi further confirmed that this is the first case of a missing body from the state mortuary registered with the police.

Students in Cuba unhappy with monthly stipends provided by NSFAF

Some students studying in Cuba under the Cuban-funded scholarship say they face an ongoing issue in terms of inadequate monthly stipends paid to them.

The prices of goods and services have significantly risen, they say, making it increasingly difficult to make ends meet on the current stipend provided through the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund scholarship (NSFAF).

Currently, seven students receive a monthly stipend from NSFAF.

The stipend amount is set at N$2,000, which is slightly over US$130 per month.

Batswana group of Namibian descent to be repatriated

The Namibian government is preparing for the repatriation of a group of Batswana of Namibian descent.

The group will be received at Gam.

The returnees are those whose forefathers fled to Botswana during the German era.

The government, through the National Youth Service (NYS), has been hard at work preparing a 21-hectare piece of land in Gam for the returning families to settle on.

The team on site is still waiting on the arrival of gravel stones for making concrete before the rest of the fencing poles will be erected.

Namibia committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities

The Namibian government remains committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

Hardap Governor Salomon April said this while donating food parcels to people with disabilities at Aranos, courtesy of Rani Trading Group.

The Office of the Hardap Governor also spoiled people with disabilities with a warm meal after the handing-over ceremony.

The event also saw the handover of traditional attire and shoes to the Salomon Boois Primary School cultural group.

Namibia committed to widening access to institutions of higher learning- Mbumba

The Namibian government is committed to widening access to institutions of higher learning in the country.

This was said by Vice President Nangolo Mbumba when he inaugurated the University of Namibia's (UNAM) Southern Campus lecture hall complex at Keetmanshoop in the ||Kharas Region.

The government invested N$93 million for the first phase of the construction of the campus.

The construction of the complex, which consists of lecture halls, geoscience laboratories, and administration offices, started in 2016.