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Kayova Lodge employees and Kavango East community demand removal of lodge manager

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Employees of Kayova Lodge and the community in Kavango East are demanding the removal of the lodge's manager.

They claim that the management has diverted from the project's initial plan, from which the community was due to benefit.

The lodge was established for the development and upliftment of the community.

The target was the implementation of a kindergarten, a water project, and orphanages.

The project was founded by the late Catholic father Klaus Denner from Germany in 2003.

Erongo Governor's VIP ticket withholding sparks controversy amid community concerns

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Omaruru, Henties Bay, and Arandis councillors did not attend the Independence Day celebrations at Katima Mulilo in their official capacities after the Erongo Governor withheld their VIP tickets.

Erongo Governor Neville Andre says the councillors must first address community issues in their towns before attending celebrations.

The Independence Day organising committee gave 50 VIP tickets for each region to send their public office bearers to the national celebrations.

However, the Erongo Governor has excluded leaders from Omaruru, Henties Bay, and Arandis.

Otjozondjupa Electrification

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The electrification of rural areas will be a main priority for the Otjozondjupa Regional Council in 2024.

The regional authority aims to electrify the Tsumkwe and Gam settlements first.

Otjozondjupa Governor James Uerikua says these two settlements are the only areas in the region that are still powered by solar and diesel generators.

In an interview with nbc News, Uerikua says an assessment of the rural electrification needs of Tsumkwe and Gam is now complete and only awaiting funding to start in the coming year.

B2Gold Namibia hands over classrooms at Ombili Primary School

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Learners of Ombili Primary School at Otjiwarongo are no longer being taught in tents, thanks to B2Gold Namibia, which has built them into a fully-fledged school.

Every year, the education sector faces numerous challenges, especially related to the placement of learners in the primary grades and a lack of proper structure.

At Ombili, where the project school started in 2019, 138 learners who could not find placement were taught in tents.

Dr. Alpo Mbamba SS remined to uphold role of ACC Ambassadors

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Kavango East Governor Bonifatius Wakudumo has called on the Dr. Alpo Mbamba Secondary School choir to take their new role as Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Ambassadors seriously.

The school choir, which recently won the Anti-Corruption song competition at Swakopmund, visited the governor's office to show off their trophy and N$25,000 cash prize.
 

Erongo Region residents urged cooperate with NSA

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Governor Neville Andre is encouraging residents of the Erongo Region to participate and cooperate with Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) field workers in giving them complete and accurate data.

Andre added that census data plays a crucial role in decision-making across a wide range of fields and is a fundamental tool for understanding the characteristics of a population.

The public is further assured that data collected during the Census period is always anonymous and encrypted and will be used only for statistical purposes.

Exportation of livestock on hooves will collapse abattoirs - Uerikua

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Otjozondjupa Governor James Uerikua has cautioned that the exportation of livestock on hooves will collapse the already struggling local abattoirs and feedlot throughputs.

Uerikua shared these remarks at the official opening of the Okamatapati Agricultural and Industrial Expo.

He says the export of over 2,500 weaners on hooves to South Africa in 2022 alone is concerning, and some farmers are now seeking alternative markets to get value for their livestock.

Farmers' trade unions' books should be audited - Uerikua

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Otjozondjupa Governor James Uerikua wants the farmers' trade unions' books audited for accountability.

Uerikua was speaking at the Namibia National Farmers Union (NNFU) Special Congress at Otjiwarongo.

The governor says the farmers' union books must be audited and open to the public for scrutiny.

This, he explained, will help to keep the running affairs of farmers activities concerning financial matters in check.

||Kharas rural road infrastructure

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The Governor of ||Kharas Aletha Frederick has urged the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, and Roads to familiarise themselves with rural road infrastructure.

Frederick highlighted that many communities are isolated during heavy rain seasons and natural disasters due to inadequate road networks.

Frederick states that the quality of the national road infrastructure in ||Kharas is still regarded as one of the finest in the country.

Furthermore, she notes that Namibian roads are among the top-ranked in Africa.

Wakudumo calls on absent fathers to be involved

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The Governor of Kavango East Region, Bonifatius Wakudumo, has called on absent fathers to make it a point to be involved in their children's lives.

He emphasised that fathers who do not offer support to their children often burden already struggling mothers with that responsibility.

The Kavango East Governor also stressed that it is about time the region made use of its abundant resources.

Wakudumo says the region has something up its sleeve in terms of small-scale farming.