Namwater explores Kavango Link to supply water to central area


Namwater is expected to spend about $7 billion on the Kavango Link Project to address water shortages in the long run for the central areas of Namibia. 

Currently, the water levels of the three dams in the central area—the Omatako, Von Bach, and Swakoppoort dams—are alarmingly low at 18%. 

Namwater's acting Chief of Engineering Services, Saltiel Shaanika, says there is a need for a long-term solution to address water shortages in central Namibia. 

Namibian government allocates N$110 million for 30 network tower installations


The Namibian government has allocated N$110 million over three years for the installation of 30 network towers.

This is intended to address the digital disparity and improve nationwide access to information. 

This commitment was conveyed by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus. 

Additionally, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) organised an information exhibition as a demonstration of support for the Minister.

Namibian Government commended for maintaining 34 years of peace


The residents of an informal transit settlement area, created by the Keetmanshoop Municipality for people on the waiting list to be allocated land, commended the Namibian Government for maintaining 34 years of peace and stability.

The Iileni informal settlement is a reception area set up by the Keetmanshoop municipality, which is home to nearly 800 people. 

The nbc News team visited the area and spoke to a few inhabitants about how they would celebrate the country's 34th Independence Day.

President Mbumba unveils N$297 million initiative to tackle urban land, housing backlog


The Namibian government remains steadfast in addressing the backlog of serviced urban land and affordable housing, providing an amount of N$297 million in subsidies to local authorities and regional councils.

President Nangolo Mbumba says this commitment is being carried out under the Mass Urban and Regional Land Servicing Programme.

The Mass Urban and Regional Land Servicing Programme has seen about 3,103 new plots fully serviced in various parts of the country, bringing the total number of serviced plots during the Harambee Prosperity Plan 2 period to 6,024. 

CNFA criticises government


The Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations (CNFA) has criticised the government for competing unfairly against right holders, who are obligated to create jobs and add value to the industry.

Its chairperson, Matti Amukwa, says the government, which is exempt from applying for fishing quotas, has become the largest quota holder without the obligations that are placed on other right holders.

Amukwa was represented by Tunacor's Peya Hitula at a recent breakfast meeting at Walvis Bay.

Much needs to be done to uplift marginalised communities


Even though the Namibian government is doing its best to uplift the standards of living for marginalised communities, much still needs to be done to reach levels of satisfaction. 

Regional Development Planner in the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare, Desiree Masheshe, remarked this during an oversight visit by the Parliamentary Standing Committee to the Omaheke Region.

NASRIA hands over dividend of N$10 million for 2023 financial year


Namibia Special Risks Insurance Association (NASRIA) handed over a dividend of N$10 million for the 2023 financial year to its sole shareholder, the Namibian Government.

The company has attributed its improved performance to sound governance and dedication to delivering on its mandate.

Adrians Vugs, NASRIA's Board Chairperson, says that despite the economic headwinds that have faced the country, the current dividend payment is a testament to NASRIA’s resilience and ability to adapt to changing dynamics in the financial services sector and the economy at large.

Namibian Government remains committed to developing a blue economy


The Namibian Government remains committed to developing a blue economy policy to maximize economic benefits from marine resources for all Namibians.

This sentiment was shared at the opening of a Blue Economy Validation Workshop in Windhoek.

The policy also aims to minimize conflict in blue economy sectors such as fisheries, marine mining, marine, and coastal tourism, maritime transport, and coastal infrastructure such as ports.

Defence and Veterans Affairs Ministry assured to carry out duties without hindrance


The Namibian government has assured the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs that it will receive the funds needed to enable it to carry out its duties without any hindrance.

Defence Deputy Minister Hilma Nicanor gave this guarantee during the arrival of the Navy Ship Elephant from Brazil.

The Navy Ship, Elephant, returned home from Brazil after partaking in that country's anniversary celebrations with 116 crew members.