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Deputy Prime Minister Mutorwa voices concern over delayed drought relief food distribution

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Deputy Prime Minister John Mutorwa is concerned about the delays in the distribution of drought relief food in the regions. 

Mutorwa visited the Kavango East Region to acquaint himself with the exercise. 

More than 44,000 people have been affected by the drought in the Kavango East Region. The region received its first consignment of drought relief food in October last year.

Mutorwa stated that the government considers the drought relief programme a high priority.

Namibia will not sign NPA - Nandi-Ndaitwah

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Namibia will not sign the New Partnership Agreement (NPA) between the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union (EU) in its current form.

Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says interested member states and members of the EU are due to sign the agreement on November 15, but Namibia will not sign due to several prescriptive clauses.

Economic recovery can be expedited through the resilience of local business people-  Nandi-Ndaitwah

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Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah emphasised the need to expedite economic recovery in order to accelerate the country's economic growth.

She made these remarks during the 13th edition of the Eenhana Expo Fundraising Gala Dinner, which took place in Eenhana.


Politicians, businessmen, and women who attended the event pledged over N$357 000 to support the smooth organisation of the expo, scheduled to take place from July 31 to August 5.


FNB Namibia emerged as the primary sponsor by pledging the highest amount of N$50,000 during the event.

Deputy Prime Minister attends roundtable discussion on youth unemployment in Swakopmund

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Deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has emphasised the need for Erongo regional leadership to step up their efforts in promoting private sector involvement in regional initiatives aimed at strengthening industrialization and driving economic development.

Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah was speaking at the roundtable discussion on youth unemployment in Swakopmund.

Erongo holds significant importance as it serves as the primary hub for Namibia's fishing industry.

Young entrepreneurs called to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, is calling on local young entrepreneurs to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Nandi-Ndaitwah made the remarks during a public lecture on the 60th anniversary of the African Union in Windhoek.

Nandi-Ndaitwah believes that the AfCFTA has the potential to lift Africans out of poverty, ultimately bringing about the continent's prosperity.

Deputy Prime Minister visits earth dams project in Oshana Region

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The Deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, visited an envisaged government project to construct earth dams in the Oshana Region.

The Deputy Prime Minister's visit was prompted by the government's decision to invest in economic sectors that can drive economic benefit and job creation among the Namibian population.

She indicated that the government pays special attention to the agricultural sector, both in terms of livestock and crop production, hence the decision to construct earth dams in flood-prone areas such as the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin flood plains.

Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah meets education stakeholders at Katima Mulilo

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Participants at the education engagement with Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah at Katima Mulilo pointed at a number of issues as contributors to poor academic performance last year.

Participants expressed mixed feelings on the causes of the high failure rate not only in Zambezi Region but the country as a whole.

Not many security threats experienced along Namibia's borders- Sampofu

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According to Zambezi Governor Alufea Sampofu, not many security threats have been experienced along Namibia's borders in the region since last month, although stock theft is increasing from Namibia to Zambia.

The issue of illegal fishing on Lake Lyambezi is also escalating, and Sampofu says the region's residents are the culprits who employ foreigners to fish for them.

Deputy Prime Minister visits Topnaar community at Utuseb

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Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has paid her respects to the Topnaar community after they lost their chief in 2019.

The Deputy Prime Minister and her delegation visited the Topnaars at Utuseb, a settlement in the Namib Desert near Walvis Bay.

Nandi-Ndaitwah indicated that she had a close working relationship with the late Topnaar Chief Seth Kooitjie when she was the Minister of Environment and Tourism.