Lack of housing a pressing matter in Namibia

A lack of housing remains a pressing issue for many Namibians, with high costs making it impossible for ordinary Namibians to qualify for land or conventional home loans.

The President of the Popular Democratic Movement, McHenry Venaani, says this has placed an even bigger strain on the poor, youth, and unemployed citizens, as there is no system to accommodate them.

Namibia is second to Dubai in skyrocketing house prices, something Venaani questioned considering Namibia’s low population and massive land.

Namibians reminded of hard won independence

Swapo Party Regional Mobilisation and Information Officer for the Zambezi Region, Dorothy Kabuka, has reminded residents of Masida Village in Linyanti District that Namibia's independence was not granted on a silver platter but came as a result of war, both within and from exile.

Kabula implored the community to remember the elders who remained inside Namibia, fighting underground by various means, and went through suffering and torture at the hands of the colonial South African Regime.

Kabuka addressed a belated Heroes Day commemoration on Sunday at Masida village.

Namibians given priority for employment under Green Hydrogen Programme

Qualified Namibians are to be given priority for employment under the recently established Green Hydrogen Programme.

The Programme seeks to employ professionals, experts, and enthusiasts with the aim of leveraging renewable resources and energy security for Namibia.

Green Hydrogen Commissioner James Mnyupe says the Programme envisions Namibia as a global leader in green energy production, setting an example for sustainable development worldwide.

Namibians urged to prioritise social cohesion

The Deputy Minister of Information, Communication, and Technology, Emma Theofilus, has urged Namibians to prioritise social cohesion as a crucial goal.

Theofilus made these remarks during the official opening of the 7th edition of the annual Oranjemund Diamond Festival and Career Fair.

The annual Diamond Festival is a platform for businesses to showcase their services and products and, at the same time, engage investors.

This year's festival is being held under the theme 'Creating a sustainable future through economic diversification'. 

Namibians encouraged to support their beauty queens

Namibians are encouraged to show support for their beauty queens as they represent the country on international stages.

There are four pageants in which Namibia will be represented internationally.

Miss Namibia Jameela |Uiras will represent the country at Miss Universe, set to take place on the 18th of November this year in El Salvador. First runner-up Albertina Haimbala will be participating in the 72nd Miss World competition, with the country and date still to be announced.

Namibians to enjoy Green Hydrogen Project benefits

All Namibians will enjoy the opportunities and benefits of the Green Hydrogen Project, as outlined in the Socio-Economic Development framework.

The framework was recently launched by the government in collaboration with the Hyphen Green Hydrogen Project.

The Green Hydrogen Commissioner, James Mnyupe, expressed these sentiments during the one-day stakeholders' engagement conference on climate financing.

The framework will focus on employment, skill development, and local procurement to ensure that locals fill more than 90% of the required workforce.

Y4GH Scholarship Programme awards 70 Namibians with scholarships

In an effort to ensure that Namibia is ready to develop its green hydrogen industry and related human resources capabilities, 70 Namibians have been awarded scholarships to learn, conduct research, and upskill.

The scholarships were awarded through the Namibian Youth for Green Hydrogen (Y4GH) Scholarship Programme.

This programme was designed to ensure an output of trained Namibians who are fit for the Green Hydrogen Energy Project.

Of the scholarships awarded, 49 are for master's studies, while 21 are for Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET).

IPC president conducts regional visits

Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) president, Dr. Panduleni Itula, recently concluded a grassroots regional tour, where he visited nine regions and over 300 villages.

Dr. Itula's visits were aimed at engaging with rural and urban communities to acquaint himself with the living standards and livelihoods of ordinary Namibians ahead of the 2024 presidential elections.

Dr. Panduleni Itula describes the experiences of those he met during his regional visits as 'depressing'.

UNFPA commited to improving lives of Namibians

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Representative in Namibia, Gift Malunga, has reaffirmed the Fund's commitment to support the government's quest to improve the lives of the people.

Malunga made the remarks during the commemoration of World Population Day at Mariental.

The day is commemorated under the theme "Unleashing the power of gender equality, uplifting the voices of women and girls to unlock our world's infinite possibilities".