Otavi residents honour Dr Geingob with a candlelight service

Given the rich history and connections of the late President Hage Geingob to the town of Otavi, the town's residents gathered for a candlelight service to comfort one another.

Hage Geingob was born on a farm, 62 km outside of Otavi, and started school at Shalom Primary School, formerly known as Rynse Sending Skool.

His late mother and grandmother are both buried at Otavi, where he still has family members.

Childhood friends remember late President Geingob

Born on a farm near Otavi, the late President Hage Geingob was raised in Otjiwarongo, in what is today known as the Orwetoveni location, where his childhood friends described him as a positive and loving person.

Although most of his childhood friends have passed on in Otjiwarongo, those still alive say they remember him as a good football player.

They also remember going to Geingob's family house, where they would have their lunch prepared by Ouma Hendrina, the woman who raised Geingob.

Four people die in car accident between Otjiwarongo and Otavi

Four people died in a head-on collision between a polo sedan and a seven-seater on the B1 road between Otjiwarongo and Otavi in the early hours of this morning.

The police said the sedan was allegedly attempting to overtake a truck when it collided head-on with a seven-seater, and a culpable homicide case has been opened against the driver of the polo.

Otjozondjupa Community Liaison Officer, Inspector Maureen Mbeha, said the polo sedan had seven occupants, of which the youngest was six months old and the eldest was 39. They all survived.

TUTU Annual Soccer Games Unite Otavi Community

In the vibrant town of Otavi, the TUTU Annual Soccer Games were recently launched, aiming to bring together the diverse inhabitants of the community.

Recognizing the challenges of uniting people from different backgrounds, the organizers saw sports as a powerful tool to foster unity and achieve what they call "The Otavi dream."

The first edition of the TUTU Annual Soccer Games was described as a resounding success by event organizer Abel Jasson.

Plans underway to set up street lights along B1 high-risk accident zone

Plans are on the cards to set up street lights along the B1 national road's accident hotspot leading in and out of Otavi.

Otavi Mayor Isaac !Hoaeb says the electrification of the short road stretch is part of interventions to prevent accidents.

Otavi ranks among the accident-prone areas, particularly along the B1 national highway.

Upgrading of Otavi informal areas commences

Housing demand continues to grow at Otavi, and the council has started with the upgrading of its three informal settlements, which were established as a result of illegal settlements.

Otavi Mayor Isaac !Hoaeb says they have started counting the zinc-structured houses for demarcation.

!Hoaeb says a total of 400 households have been enumerated at Kap n' Bou, 500 at Naruseb, and 600 at Harambee informal settlements.

Natis centre launched at Otavi

With a rich historical backdrop and a strategic location along the B1 national road and Trans Caprivi highway, Otjozondjupa's governor emphasised the need for increased economic activities to foster development in Otavi. Governor James Uerikua made these remarks during the inauguration of the NaTis learner licence testing and driving licence renewal centre in the town.

Otavi to hold a three-month-long clean-up campaign

Otavi Town has embarked on a journey to become the cleanest town in Namibia.

The town will be holding a three-month-long clean-up campaign starting next month.

Most people drive past Otavi to their destinations with zero interest in knowing the town.

To make the town more attractive and beautiful, the council will lead a clean-up campaign that will begin in July and be done by the residents on a voluntary basis.

Its Chief Executive Officer, Wodibo Haulofu, says the campaign will also focus on removing the grass, covering most areas of the town.

Health centres should not to allow challenges that require immediate solutions to persist - Shangula

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, has called on health centres not to allow challenges that require immediate solutions to persist, saying some minor issues do not need to go through the bureaucratic system for approval to be corrected.

Dr. Shangula made these remarks at Omatako Clinic, where he concluded his visits to health facilities in the Otjozondjupa Region.

The team, including the regional health management, visited the health facilities in Okakarara, Grootfontein, Etunda, Otavi, and Kombat.

Etunda Farm Clinic continues to be effective

A multi-million dollar Etunda Farm Clinic located south of Otavi continues to shine. 
The clinic, which was built through the Etunda Farm Trust of the Sam Nujoma Foundation was handed over to the Ministry of Health and Social Services in 2017 and serves the farm population as well as anyone finding themselves in the vicinity. 

The clinic is located along B1 road.

The Otjozondjupa Health Director, Gerbardo Timotheus, says the clinic is excelling and is one of the most fully stocked clinics in the region.