NamPol says shortlisting for recruitment of cadet constable officers is not final


The Namibian Police (NamPol) says the recent shortlisting for recruitment of cadet constable officers is still in the infancy stage and is not final.

The comments by the police come amid a public outcry over the shortlisting of candidates, particularly in the Hardap and ||Kharas regions.

The leadership of the two regions has called for the suspension of the process, arguing that the lists are dominated by the Aawambo tribe at the expense of the natives of the regions.

Oosterheim Combined School Receives New Classrooms


The Regional Education Director in ||Kharas, |Awebahe  ||Hoeseb, commended the Anglo-American Namibian Foundation for providing nearly N$1 million for the construction of two classrooms, a storeroom, and ablution facilities at the Oosterheim Combined School in the village of Aroab.

Oosterheim Combined School was established in 1975 and currently has 30 teachers with 842 learners from grade 1 up to grade 11.

The school mainly caters to the rural community in and around Aroab.

Former ||Kharas Councillor imparts leadership skills to learners in the region


Former ||Kharas Regional Councillor Jan Scholtz is imparting leadership skills to learners and teaching them how to initiate development programs.

Scholtz hosted a one-day leadership and mentoring workshop for members of the Learner Representative Council of Luderitz Secondary School over the weekend.

This is the second school that Scholtz visited in the harbor town as part of the drive to improve the performance of learners at high schools in the ||Kharas Region.

Angola's Ambassador to Namibia visits Hardap and ||Kharas governors


Angolan Ambassador to Namibia, Jovelina e Costa is on a familiarization visit in the ||Kharas and Hardap Regions, where she is expected to meet with Angolan citizens based there. 

It is unclear how many Angolan nationals are currently residing in the two regions. 

The symbiotic relationship between the two neighbours dates back decades with the civil war in Angola and the liberation struggle for Namibia's independence solidifying their friendship which withstood the test of time. 

Visually impaired people appreciate opportunities to participate in economic activities


A number of visually impaired people have expressed appreciation for the equal opportunities available to them to participate in economic activities to uplift themselves and their communities.

They were speaking at the International White Cane Safety Day themed "Unity is Strength" held at Mariental and attended by about a hundred visually impaired people from ||Kharas and Hardap regions.

The event was organised by the Southern Association for the Visually Impaired under the auspices of the Namibian Federation for the Visually Impaired.

||Kharas Governor's community engagements reveal urgent need for special needs schools


Poor service delivery and a lack of schools for children with disabilities top the list of concerns raised at a recent engagement ||Kharas Governor Aletha Frederick's held with communities of all seven constituencies in the region.

Governor Frederick, during community engagements, assessed challenges as regards service delivery and gauged the communities' aspirations for socio-economic development.

The governor was accompanied by regional heads of government ministries and agencies.