Katima Mulilo remembers late Dr Geingob

Residents of Katima Mulilo gathered in large numbers in front of Ngwe Shopping Mall last night for the vigil of the late President Hage Geingob.

The speakers at the event spoke highly of the late leader, emphasising that he was a unifier and a person who believed in democracy, unity, peace, and economic development for all.

Zambezi Governor Alufea Sampofu stressed that the late President Geingob was one of those leaders who knew how to consult through his town hall meetings, where he listened and interacted with the communities.

Ministry of Health vigilant to diagnose leprosy symptoms

The 7th commemoration of World Leprosy Day was celebrated in Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region under the theme "Beat Leprosy."

Dr.Kalumbi Shangula, in his keynote address read by the governor of the Zambezi Region, Alufea Sampofu, said that the theme encapsulates the dual objectives of eradicating the stigma associated with leprosy and promoting the dignity of people affected by the disease.

Katima Mulilo welcomes 11 newborns on New Year's Day

A total of 11 new-born babies were welcomed in Katima Mulilo on New Year's Day.

Of the 11, the Katima Mulilo State Hospital welcomed five male and five female babies, while the Enkehaus Private Hospital welcomed a baby girl.

At the state hospital, the first child, a baby girl, came in at around 7:30 in the morning, weighing 3,3 kg.

The last was a baby girl delivered through an operation at 21:30 with a weight of 2.3 kg.

All newborns and their mothers are reported to be in perfect condition.

Nova Settlement residents left homeless after strong rains

Residents of Katima Mulilo's Nova Settlement have once again been left in the open following Wednesday's strong winds accompanied by rain.

Speaking to the nbc News team, some of the affected residents say not much could be done at the time their zinc roofs were blown off.

The strong winds, accompanied by rain, damaged identity documents, food, clothing, furniture, and dwellings.

The affected residents, most of whom are unemployed or low-income earners, look up to the local leadership for assistance.

Police directed not to compromise safety of Zambezi residents 

The Inspector General of the Police, Joseph Shikongo, has firmly instructed officers in the Zambezi Region not to compromise on the safety of the public. 

This directive was emphasized by Lieutenant Joseph Shikongo during his remarks at a police parade in Katima Mulilo.

Lieutenant Shikongo assured the officers of his office support and that of the Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security to ensure that the community is served.

ACC calls for coordinated efforts in curbing corruption scourge

The Anti-Corruption Commission has appealed for an international coordinated effort in the investigation of money laundering-related organised crimes.
The appeal was made at the commemoration of Anti-Corruption Day at Katima Mulilo.

The Anti-Corrutiption Commission (ACC) marked the day in different regions to create awareness for people to understand what the consequences of corruption could be and their role thereto.

Katima Mulilo Town Council without management committee chairperson

The election of a chairperson of the management committee for Katima Mulilo Town Council was deadlocked, with members unable to choose a nominee to occupy the seat.

The three nominated members for the position were Charles Musialike from the Independent Patriots for Change, Namangolwa Mapenzi, and Chizabulyo Simanga, both from the Swapo Party.

Katima's newly elected mayor, John Ntemwa, called for the postponement of the election of a chairperson to allow for further consultations after Musialike walked out of the proceedings.

Valuable stolen items found at private developer's property

Authorities in the Zambezi Region are cautioning residents to refrain from harbouring individuals involved in criminal activities that hinder service delivery.

This follows the discovery of items including copper wires, taps, valves, sewer motors, generators, and electrical and copper cables at a scrap yard at the Old Musika location in Katima Mulilo.

According to the police, the items are similar to those reported stolen from the Katima Mulilo town council properties, Enkehaus Private Hospital, NORED, and Telecom Namibia facilities, including the local state house.

Six people die on B8 Trans Zambezi High Way

Six people died following a fatal head-on collision on the B8 Trans Zambezi High Way on Sunday morning.
Three passengers from both vehicles died on the scene, while three others died later at the Chetto Clinic.

The other three of the four passengers who sustained injuries were admitted to Katima Mulilo Hospital's High Care Unit.

It is reported that the driver of the Nissan Note was overtaking a truck when he collided with the oncoming vehicle belonging to the Kongola Constituency Councillor and member of the National Council, Bennett Busihu.