Vice President visits several projects in Northern Namibia

The Ondangwa, Ongwediva, and Oshakati town councils accompanied Vice President Nangolo Mbumba during his visit to several projects, where he was provided with progress updates and information on challenges experienced.

The Vice President received a brief overview of developments at Ondangwa Town Council before he proceeded to Extension 26, where the council recently initiated the construction of houses.

Elombe Village women receive jam-making training

A group of women from Elombe Village received a one-day jam-making training at Ongwediva offered by officials from the Urban and Rural Development Ministry.

The one-day jam-making process focused on value addition, where rural people are empowered to produce food from their local produce that is easily accessible to them.

This time around, they gathered under the tree to receive training on how to make jam from marula, a plentiful seasonal fruit accessible at almost every rural household in the north.

Flood waters continue to subside in Ohangwena and Oshana regions

The water levels in flood-stricken villages of the Ohangwena and Oshana regions continue to subside, giving a bit of relief to the affected residents. 

It's been close to three months since the flood waters from Angola entered Oimbadalunga Village in the Ohangwena Region. 

The flood waters spread quickly to Oimbadalunga, Eeshoke, Ohaingu and Engela villages in the Engela Constituency. 

Many keenly followed the floods with bated breath and excitement in anticipation of what would come. 

CRIME REPORT | Minor rape incidences

Five incidents of rape involving minors have been reported to the Namibian Police over the weekend.

The youngest victim is a 7-year-old girl who was allegedly raped under coercive circumstances by a 30-year-old man at the Okambogo village in the Onyaana area. The suspect has been arrested and will appear in court on Monday.

A 10-year-old girl allegedly fell victim to rape in the Onesie Constituency's Omalyadhila village; the suspect is known but no arrest has been made, and police investigations continue.

Police arrests taxi driver for rape

A 35-year-old taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly raping an 8-year-old learner whom he was contracted to transport to and from school.

It is alleged that the suspect raped the young learner twice this week, on Monday and Tuesday, after picking her up from Klein Kuppe Private School in Ongwediva.

On the two days he picked her up, he stopped at different places and raped the victim in his taxi between Ekuku and Ongwediva.

Men's conference shed light on importance of men to speak out

The Oshana Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Naftal Sackaria has lauded the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare for hosting the National Men's conference at Ongwediva. 

Sackaria says the conference has shed light on the importance of men speaking out and seeking emotional support when they are faced with problems.

He made a presentation on gender-based violence cases, and motivated men to speak out and seek police assistance when the need arises.

He discouraged them from taking the law into their own hands. 

Ben Shikongo denies bitterness between NNLVA & FPCA

The President of the Namibia National Liberation Veterans Association (NNLVA), Ben Shikongo, has denied that there is a bitter battle between his association and the Former Plan Combatants Association (FPCA).

Shikongo refuted allegations made in a local newspaper by some members of his association that there was bad blood between the two organisations.

He alleged that the newspaper did not correctly reflect his opinion, and this is the reason he called a media conference as president of the NNLVA to defuse the misunderstanding.