GIPF opens new office at Outapi


The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) continues to bring services closer to the people, and residents of Outapi and surrounding areas now have service at their doorsteps.

The growth of the Omusati Region and Outapi, among others, is attributed to institutions such as the GIPF, which has heeded the call for decentralisation and set up offices outside Windhoek.

Cervical cancer a significant health challenge worldwide


Cervical cancer continues to be a significant public health challenge worldwide.

Ranked as the fourth most common cancer, it has had a devastating impact on women's health globally. 

In 2020 alone, over 300,000 women will have lost their lives to this disease, highlighting the urgent need for increased awareness and effective prevention strategies.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month observed in Outapi served as a reminder of the significant impact of cervical cancer on women's health and the urgent need for education and early intervention. 

Outapi celebrates World Indigenous People's Day


World Indigenous Peoples Day was celebrated at Outapi in Omusati under the theme "Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-Determination".

In a speech delivered on his behalf, Deputy Minister of Marginalised Communities, Royal ǀUiǀoǀoo, highlighted that this day is a dedicated occasion to honour the human rights, dignity, and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples.

Olufuko Annual Cultural Festival dinner raises more than N$200,000


The Olufuko Annual Cultural Festival dinner has raised more than N$200,000 which will go towards the hosting of the event.

The festival will be held from the first to the seventh of July at Outapi.

Businessman Johannes Kambwela pledged the highest amount of N$20,000, followed by Kambwa Trading and Rani Group with a pledge of N$15,000 each, while the Face of the Olufuko Cultural Festival, Maria Nepembe, will donate N$10,000.

Thus far, 257 exhibitors have registered to take part in the exhibition.

Independence Day, a day to cultivate positive aspects of our national identity- President Geingob


President Hage Geingob says Independence Day is a day to put differences aside and cultivate positive aspects of our national identity.

He says wherever there are problems, Namibians should take responsibility and collectively resolve to solve them.

Namibians from all regions of the country converged at the Olufuko Centre at Outapi for the 33rd Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday.

The celebrations kicked off early, as people started arriving at the Olufuko Center at 6 o'clock in the morning.

SPWC holds Central Committee meeting in Outapi


The Swapo Party Women's Council (SPWC) Central Committee held its meeting at Outapi.

Officially opening the meeting, First Lady Monica Geingos also launched the Swapo Party Women's Council Research and Advisory Cadre Committee.

Geingos explained that members of the SPWC Research and Advisory Committee are expected to lead by example and ensure the Council produces high-quality research for women to take informed positions and decisions on complex issues.

Omusati Region has seen significant growth and development since independence


The great Omusati Region, like many others, has seen significant growth and development since the country's independence.

The region's name, Omusati, comes from the Mopane tree, known in the local vernacular as omusati, which is the dominant tree species across the region.
The region, which is home to about 243,000 inhabitants, has six local authorities, which are Oshikuku, Okahao, Oshifo, Ruacana, Tsandi, and Outapi as its capital, and the officially proclaimed Onandjaba with two settlements, Onesi and Ogongo.

Elenga Oswin Mukulu welcomes nation to Outapi


The traditional leader of the Ombalantu Traditional Authority, Elenga Oswin Mukulu, has welcomed people from all corners of the country and beyond as the region hosts the independence celebration tomorrow.

Mukulu assured the visitors that their stay would be comforted by the diverse cultural experiences and a treat to traditional delicacies.

Excitement is building up in the region as the inhabitants look to celebrate and host the national Independence Day.

All roads will lead to Outapi, the host town, as of today.

Planning for the 33rd independent celebrations progressing well


Work on the Olufuko Center, where the 33rd Independence Day celebrations will take place on the 21st of March, is progressing well.

Omusati Governor Erginus Endjala is confident celebrations will boost the economy of the town and region at large.

It's a busy time for the town and region at large as Outapi town prepares to host Independence Day celebrations for the first time.

Greed and corruption rob Namibians of opportunities and resources- Paulus Noa


The Anti-Corruption Commission's (ACC) Director General, Paulus Noa is dismayed by some Namibians who because of their greediness and corrupt ways continue to plunder the country's natural resources, while the poor continue to suffer.

Speaking at the commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day at Outapi, Noa says Namibia is endowed with abundant natural resources that can be used to improve lives and accelerate development.

However, because of greedy elements, many people continue to be on the receiving end.