Housing delivery and backlog should be looked into - !Oë-Amseb

The president of the Association for Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN) says it is imperative that those tasked with housing delivery look into affordable models to address the backlog.

Samuel !Oë-Amseb was speaking at a two-day high-level meeting of the association focusing on a blueprint strategy for housing and serviced land acceleration at Tsumeb.

Evaristus Shikongo Correctional Facility holds annual choir competition for offenders

Offenders serving time at the Evaristus Shikongo Correctional Facility near Tsumeb frequently turn to God for hope and the institution's annual choir competition allows offenders a platform to worship. 

The nbc visited the facility as offenders prepare for this year's choir competition.

Being in a correctional facility gives offenders time to reevaluate their lives and consider making better decisions.

Often, offenders develop or strengthen existing relationships with God - and what better way to worship than through song? 

Production in animal husbandry at Evaristus Shikongo Correctional Facility increases

Production in animal husbandry at Evaristus Shikongo Correctional Facility outside Tsumeb has increased, from 200 cattle to 363.

The Evaristus Shikongo Correctional Facility is situated about 25 kilometers north of Tsumeb and is involved in animal husbandries such as cattle, horses, sheep and goats.

The facility also produces fruit and vegetables for use by the prison service.

Inmates are also taught various skills for use once they leave prison to reintegrate into society.

Young people at Tsumeb educated on economic opportunities open to them

With the high rate of unemployment among youth, many young people wallow without hope for their future.

To inject those finding themselves in this situation with a sense of enthusiasm, this year's Copper Festival started off with a youth conference, educating young people on the economic opportunities open to them.

It was a jam-packed event attended by young people from around Tsumeb and others who travelled from other towns.

Amarok Club Namibia donates to healthcare organization 

The Amarok Club in Namibia donated sanitary products and food items worth N$15 000 to the Hope Home-Based Health Care (HHBHC), a non-profit organization based in Tsumeb.

The organization was founded in November 2005 by philanthropist Englien Uises. It specializes in providing compassionate physical, physiological, and spiritual support and care for both patients and their families.

Hope Home-Based Health Care Centre launched at Tsumeb

To give due care and support to people living with disabilities, the Ministry of Health and Social Services has launched a Hope Home-Based Health Care Centre as well as a mobile clinic at Tsumeb.

In most cases, people with disabilities require assistance that not everyone can offer.

Eglien Uises started the Hope Home-Based Health Care Centre in 2016 to assist people who care for those living with disabilities.

The Hope Home-Based Health Care programme employs ten caregivers, paid by the Oshikoto Tulimevava Trust.

President Hage Geingob mourns late Susan Nghidinwa

President Hage Geingob says the contribution of the late Susan Nghidinwa, the first black Mayor of Tsumeb, towards the independence and advancement of women will never be forgotten.

Dr Geingob said this in his message of condolences to the family of the late Nghidinwa.

The President has conferred an official funeral on Nghidinwa.

Family, friends, and comrades gathered at Inner City Lutheran Congregation in Windhoek to pay their respects to the first black Mayor of Tsumeb Municipality. 

Late Susan Nghidinw's first memorial service to be held on Wednesday

The memorial service for the first black mayor of Tsumeb, Susan Nghidinwa, will be held on Wednesday at the Inner City Lutheran congregation in Windhoek.

Nghidinua died last week, aged 85.

The late Nghidinwa served in various capacities, both in the public and private sectors, with some posts served outside of Namibia's borders until her retirement 20 years ago.

She was born in Eenhana 85 years ago and completed her lower and secondary education at Eenhana, Omundaungilo, and Engela.