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Namibians to be trained in oil and gas vocational skills in Angola

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Thirteen Namibians with Level 3 qualifications in welding, fitting, and turning will be trained in vital oil and gas vocational skills in Angola.

With the help of this programme, Namibians will be better equipped to progress the country's rapidly growing oil and gas industry.

Namibia's oil and gas sector continues to gain momentum, necessitating the implementation of programmes to upskill its citizens for the emerging sector.

Oil, Gas, Green Hydrogen and Education top priority areas for new Heads of Mission

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Private sector collaboration in the industries of oil, gas, green hydrogen, and education has been listed as a priority area for the new Heads of Mission accredited to Namibia.

Twelve new diplomats presented their letters of credence and commission to President Hage Geingob at State House.

TVET centres brace for oil and gas industry boom

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The Nakayale Vocational Training Centre, in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namcor, Petro Fund, and the Namibia Training Authority, organised a stakeholder engagement at Nakayale VTC in the Omusati Region.

The event was held under the theme "Exploring TVET's Role in Skills Development for the Oil and Gas Industry.

It aimed at offering valuable insights into the oil and gas industry and enhancing the participants' understanding of how they can position themselves to respond effectively to Namibia's talks about the discovery of oil in the country.

Students desperate to see industry develop in oil and gas sector

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With the discovery of oil in Namibia, local students are going abroad to pursue qualifications in the oil and gas sector.

But with Namibia's oil industry still in its infancy graduates, like Klaudia Kamati are still waiting for their dream jobs. 

Kamati who is new in the industry says she is facing a challenge with a lack of job opportunities. She says given the direction in which the country is heading, it's a great idea to appreciate the skills in the market with the view of building capacity into the future, regardless of the situation. 

Namibia, Zambia sign agreement for construction of oil & gas pipeline

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The governments of Namibia and Zambia have signed an agreement to facilitate the construction of a pipeline for oil and gas products.

The pipeline project, which will be led by the private sector, is expected to address energy poverty in Southern Africa.

The agreement was signed at the 10th session of the Namibia-Zambia Joint Permanent Commission on Co-operation at Swakopmund.

The oil and gas pipeline will stretch from Zambia to the port of Walvis Bay, promoting the harbour as a logistics hub in Southern Africa.