TEA metallurgical laboratory opens

Erongo Governor Neville Andre has inaugurated the first ever multi-million-dollar TEA metallurgical laboratory in the country. 

The lab, owned by two young Africans, Wensia Ruiters from Namibia and Kevin Mwashuma from Kenya, is located in Swakopmund. Ruiters and Mwashuma acquired the Trace Elements Analysis Laboratories (TEA Labs) in 2019 and have since expanded their operations.

Public participation sought in Disabilities Bill

The National Disability Council of Namibia's Chief Executive Officer has called on the public to participate in the ongoing discussions around the Persons with Disabilities Bill.

The National Disability Council of Namibia is consulting with people with disabilities from the Erongo, Otjozondjupa, and Kunene regions.

Participants, who gathered at Swakopmund, are giving their contribution to the development of a disability bill as well as to the National Policy on Disability.

MEFT urges workers to maintain newly renovated facilities in the Kunene and Erongo regions

The Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism urged workers at the national parks to maintain the newly renovated facilities in the Kunene and Erongo regions.

Pohamba Shifeta said this during the handover of equipment and inauguration of the four national park facilities at the Cape Cross Seal Reserve, Springbokwasser, Ugab Mund, and Möwe Bay.

The renovations were done at a cost of over N$130 million.

Government drought relief program extended to May 2024

The ongoing government drought relief program in the Kunene, Erongo, and Omusati regions was extended on Tuesday to May 2024 by a Cabinet decision.

In a media statement issued on Thursday, the government stated that the drought relief program underway in the Kunene and parts of Erongo and Omusati regions will continue as per the Cabinet decision, which was taken at the fifth Cabinet decision-making meeting that took place in the capital on Tuesday.

The Cabinet also approved N$21 million for this program.

IPC Erongo branch calls mining industry to plough back into communities

The branch of the Independent Patriots for Change in Erongo has called on the mining industry to plough back into the communities in which they operate.

Its Chairperson, Aloysius Kangulu, says his party wants the industry to add value to resources instead of exporting them in raw form.

The IPC leadership in the Erongo Region addressed a media conference at Walvis Bay.

Echoing fellow political parties who recently called on the mining industry to ensure benefits are shared with community members, the IPC urged the government to intervene.

Governors visit coast to support Namibian child

It might not be rare for a group of regional governors to be in one place, especially at state functions, but a visit to a school speaks volumes of their care towards a Namibian child.

This is what happened after five governors went all out to visit the Swakopmund Secondary School, where they had encouraging words with the learners.

The regional governors of the Ohangwena, Omusati, Kunene and Oshana regions, have had a close-door meeting with Erongo Governor earlier. 

MTC restores services in Swakopmund

MTC has announced that a power failure at the coastal town of Swakopmund that damaged one of the fiber ducts has been restored.

The power failure affected the West African Undersea Cable services, resulting in voice and data services being affected in the entire Erongo Region since Sunday.

This failure, unfortunately, also affected data in the entire country with customers experiencing slow data speeds due to the alternative routes being congested, says the mobile service provider.

Erongo Business and Tourism Expo underway at Walvis Bay

The COVID-19 pandemic has devasted Namibia's tourism industry as arrivals fell sharply and other tourist activities closed down.

This was said by Erongo Region Governor Neville Andre during the opening of the 14th edition of the Erongo Business and Tourism Expo at Walvis Bay.

Tourism is one of the sectors hardest hit by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Andre says this expo aims to rally exhibitors and businesses to adapt to ways of fast recovery by identifying future disruptors and crafting and implementing change in strategies.