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Hundreds flock to John Pandeni Constituency Office to obtain national documents

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Thousands of Namibians are still without national documents. 

This is evident in the number of Windhoek residents who have been flocking to the John Pandeni Constituency Office to get their documents. 

Following the announcement by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security to conduct a national outreach programme for obtaining national documents countrywide, its offices have been inundated by people in need of these documents. 

NamPower spends over N$3 million on school fences in Epupa Circuit

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The NamPower Foundation has fenced off Alpha, Otjerunda, Orumana, and Ehomba Combined Schools in the Kunene Region at a cost of more than N$3 million.

The Chairperson of the NamPower Advisory Committee, Simeon Amunkete, explained that a conducive environment plays a role in the academic performance of the learners.

The Education Inspector of the Epupa Circuit, Joshua Shikongo, commended NamPower for ensuring a safer learning environment for the learners.

Palmwag settlement police station opens

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A police station worth N$7 million has been inaugurated at Palmwag Settlement in the Kunene Region's Sesfontein Constituency. 

Police Inspector General Joseph Shikongo says safety and security services are critical for all Namibians to access, to ensure that, and also for officers to be provided with proper structures to work from.

Police officers in the area have been serving the public at the checkpoint since 1998.

The checkpoint was previously used as a veterinary control point and a tourism concession area without accommodation or office facilities.

Cabinet approves implementation of visa requirements for non-reciprocating countries

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Cabinet has granted the Ministry of Home Affairs the right to impose a visa regime over all countries that have not reciprocated Namibia's gesture of visa exemption.

The strategic decision is aimed at fostering fair and balanced diplomatic relations and will affect 31 countries. In recent years, Namibia, through the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, has extended gestures of goodwill and favourable treatment to nationals of various countries. 

Concerns arise amid ongoing mass registration efforts

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Untraceable sources, chancetakers, and uncooperative parents are some of the concerns about the ongoing mass registration process countrywide. 

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security is conducting the mass registration outreach programme across all 14 regions of Namibia.

Deputy Executive Director and Chief Registrar in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Jackson Wandjiva, says some people use shortcuts even during outreaches such as these. 

Road safety boosts for B1 road

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Visibility equipment to be used by the Namibian Police at high accident zones along the main national road in the Otjozondjupa Region is aimed at curbing road accidents.

A local mobile telecommunications company (MTC) stepped in and donated the reflector jackets, torches, and other goods worth N$63,000 to the Namibian Police.

Road crashes, accompanied by fatalities and injuries, are experienced every other week on the B1 Road.

28,000 people register for national documents since campaign launch

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28,000 people have so far registered for national documents since the launch of the Mass Registration for National Documents campaign in February.

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security is conducting the mass registration outreach programme across all 14 regions of Namibia.

So far, 13,060 new identity documents have been issued, while 4,198 duplicate IDs have been given. 

 Another 114 IDs were converted from the pre-independence South West African ID to the new national identity document.

Endola Police Station inaugurated

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The police are stepping up their commitment to provide safety and security with the inauguration of a new police station at Endola in the Endola constituency of the Ohangwena Region.

The police station, which was constructed for N$42.5 million, is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security's efforts to bring services closer to the people.

Minister Albert Kawana says that the new facility, which is equipped with modern technology and 18 uniformed personnel, has all the tools needed to combat crime. 

President Mbumba urges Namibians to embrace compassion this Easter weekend

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Namibians have been encouraged to recommit to the values of compassion, sacrifice, and care for one another as they collectively build a peaceful, safe, and prosperous Namibian house.

President Nangolo Mbumba extended these words of encouragement in a statement, on the occasion of the Easter weekend.

He urged the citizens to steer clear of any conduct that is hurtful, drive safely, and show respect towards law enforcement officers.

The  law enforcement agencies have also been called upon to redouble their efforts to ensure a crime-free weekend.

Ministry of Home Affairs misses performance target

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The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security has missed its performance target. 

The Head of Performance, Assurance Monitoring, and Evaluation Directorate in the Namibia Correctional Service therefore called on the ministry's staff to take the performance agreement system (PMS) seriously. 

Speaking at the Ministerial Annual Planning Workshop, Commissioner Lovisa Uukelo said more still needs to be done by the ministry to reach the 80% performance target as outlined by the Harambee Prosperity Plan II.