Venezuela's Ambassador applauds growing bilateral relations with Namibia


Venezuela's Ambassador to Namibia says he is proud of the trajectory of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Omar Paredes paid a courtesy call on President Nangolo Mbumba at State House earlier on Wednesday.

The recent inaugural Namibia-Venezuela Joint Commission of Cooperation meeting saw the identification of critical economic areas of interest, including mining, agriculture, and housing.

Potential products for trade from both sides identified encompass fish, beef, salt, minerals, and petroleum, among others.

Zambezi Governor calls for unity and economic progress in 34-Year-Old Namibia


Zambezi Governor Alufea Sampofu says Namibia, as a young nation of 34 years, needs to uphold unity and work towards economic development and progress.

Sampofu called upon the youth to use education as a tool to shape a brighter future for today's generation and those to come, and to pledge to positively contribute to the country's economic development and growth.

After gaining independence in 1975, Angola authorised PLAN to use its southern territory to launch and fight the war in Namibia in 1976. 

LPM discusses developmental challenges at Witvlei


The Operative Secretary of the Landless People's Movement (LPM), Dawid Eigub, says there is a need for the party to connect with all its members and establish the developmental challenges they face.

Eigub made the remark after an engagement with the community of Witvlei in the Okorukambe constituency.

Eigub stated that it's high time that the dignity of the people is restored by bringing development to them and contributing meaningfully to the country's economy. 

Youth in Karibib struggle amidst lack of economic opportunities


There are many ways for youth to contribute to economic development, and their involvement is essential to the future of the economy.

However, young people in Karibib feel that this opportunity is passing them by because of a lack of opportunities in the town.

Many young people are still struggling to find work, a situation that is worsened by a lack of other means of employment, such as self-employment.

A lack of economic opportunities largely influences the living standards of people and causes inequality in society.

Local Authorities urged to spearhead economic development


The Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, has called on local authorities to lead local economic development by creating an enabling, conducive environment for both investors and job seekers.

He made the call during the official opening of the Association of Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN) Indaba held at Luderitz. 

The Indaba aims to unlock investment, partnership, networking, and business opportunities for local authorities. 

Various establishments set up remembrance tables in memory of late President Geingob


The late President Hage Geingob was a key figure in politics and also played a crucial role in shaping the business environment.

nbc News visited various establishments that had set up remembrance tables in memory of him, evoking reflections on his legacy.

These tables were promptly arranged following the news of his passing.

The News team's first visit was to Maerua Lifestyle Centre, where at Super Spar Maerua, an impressive remembrance table was on display.

MTC, Keetmanshoop sign MoU


In a bid to revolutionise connectivity services, Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) and the Keetmanshoop Town Council have formalised a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding.

The initiative is set to transform the town's service delivery into the digital age, promising a transformative impact on the community.

The MoU encompasses different pillars of enablement for utilities, under which the two entities will work together to make service delivery digital for the residents of Keetmanshoop.

Namibia creates entry points for employment creation


Namibia has identified a number of entry points through which strategic national objectives related to job creation, economic development, and social protection can be attained.

The entry points include greater coordination of employment creation under the auspices of the "whole of government’’ approach, commitment to facilitate the expansion of social protection coverage, and commitment to youth employment and entrepreneurship.

Warmbad residents demonstrate over alleged lack of economic development at the tiny settlement


Residents of Warmbad in the ||Kharas Region staged a demonstration in protest over an alleged lack of economic development at the tiny settlement.

Disgruntled residents say they demonstrate to vent their rage over alleged failures by various government agencies to bring services to the area.

They handed over a petition to the Warmbad Settlement Office.