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Kunene expresses growth ambitions

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Kunene Regional Governor Marius Sheya has presented Vice President Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah with a briefing note detailing the goals the Regional Council hopes to achieve.

These range from road upgrades to drought relief assistance and the proclamation of the villages of Kamanjab, Torra Bay, and Terrace Bay to municipalities.

The note was presented during Nandi-Ndaitwah's regional visit, which started at Outjo in the presence of cabinet ministers, regional and local authority councillors, and other stakeholders.

President Hakainde Hichilema reiterates continued support to Namibia

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Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema says his government will continue the support that has been extended to Namibia even after the funeral of the late President Hage Geingob.

Hichilema says Zambia, having lost two sitting presidents before, will continue to share the experience that goes with this period.

The Zambian head of state said this in an exclusive interview with nbc News correspondent Wamundila Chilinda before his departure to Lusaka.

Road safety crucial at schools

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The end of a school day often brings chaos to roads close to schools and difficulty for drivers navigating them.

With children crossing roads in undesignated areas and a lack of road safety education among young people, the risk of accidents increases.

The nbc News team embarked on a journey to explore road safety from a children's perspective and raise awareness about the importance of equipping children with the knowledge and skills needed to stay safe on the roads.

High rate of traffic accidents strain national health services 

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The Minister of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, has raised concern over the pressure that road traffic accidents put on the health care system.

Dr. Shangula was contributing to the motion tabled by Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, about extra charges for overloading.

The country, Dr. Shangula says, faces a public health crisis from deaths and injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents.

Roads Authority line-up of projects for financial year

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The Roads Authority (RA) has a line-up of projects this financial year in the northern regions, while some have already been completed.

In the Ohangwena Region, the RA has completed the construction of the Oupili-Onamafila to Onalusheshete gravel road, and they will soon start with Omukukutu to Omboloka, Omboloka to Omundaungilo, and Oshuuli to Omulondo.

Farm workers camping along road plea for government intervention 

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Farm workers who have been camping along the corridors of the Okahandja and Grootfontein Districts since 2022 are calling on the government to relocate them as a matter of urgency.

The group, which was evicted from commercial farms in the area, says they are losing livestock due to a lack of grazing land and fodder.

Some of the group were born on the farms from which they have now been evicted when their parents had previously worked there.

However, when their employer died, the farm changed ownership, and they were left stranded.

RA CEO dismisses claims on awarding road construction tender to Chinese nationals

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Roads Authority (RA), Conrad Lutombi, has rubbished claims that he awarded the Usakos-Karibib road construction tender to Chinese nationals.

His response follows allegations that the company gives preference to foreign contractors at the expense of locals.

Lutombi addressed a media briefing in Swakopmund, saying the county will not compromise on the quality of roads by relaxing set requirements to make room for unqualified contractors, especially on high-traffic roads.

DR212 - Aussenkehr to Rosh Pinah now open

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The Roads Authority (RA) has announced that District Road 212 (DR212 - Aussenkehr to Rosh Pinah) is now open to all traffic.

This comes after the RA issued a notice in mid-February indicating that South Africa had experienced above-average rainfall, which had the potential to cause the Orange River to flood.

This, RA feared, would have an effect on some Namibian roads in the country’s southern region.

Walvis Bay battling to maintain its roads due to high volume of traffic

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Walvis Bay is battling to maintain its roads and the high volume of international traffic, including trucks, transporting goods increases on the harbor town's roads.

This was highlighted by the town's Mayor, Trevino Forbes, during Council's first ordinary meeting.

 Forbes says the high volumes of international traffic, including heavy trucks, transporting goods have contributed to the roads being damaged. 

However, he says the burden of road maintenance and repair falls on the shoulders of the town's ratepayers.