Ministry of Home Affairs completes ID duplications in Zambezi

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security (MoHAISS) has concluded a five-day outreach program in which residents in the Zambezi Region have been applying for duplicate identity cards.

The exercise targeted inhabitants along the Chobe and surrounding areas of Nakabolelwa, Ngoma, Ioma, Mutikitila, and Ibbu to allow them a chance to apply for new ID duplicates free of charge.

MoHAISS dismisses favoritism allegations

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security (MoHAISS) has dismissed information circulating on social media alleging favoritism in the issuance of Namibian citizenship and permits to foreign nationals who purchased residential property in the "Presidents Links Estate" at Walvis Bay.

In a statement, the Home Affairs Ministry says it welcomes investment into the country and issues qualified foreign investors with relevant permits in line with laws and procedures.

Civil war refugees in Namibia still without any national documents

Some of those who fled Angola's protracted civil war and have been living in Namibia for more than twenty years still remain without national documents.

This group of people, mostly the Ovazemba communities found in the Kunene Region, were displaced by the civil war in that country and remain stateless in Namibia.

Historians have found that they are among the San, including other sub-tribes of the Ovaherero, who were the original inhabitants of Namibia.

Passports and short-term employment permits applications now online

The public can now apply for passports and short-term employment permits (work visas) online.

The service will be available on the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security's website at

The service was launched under the theme "Moving to a Digital World."

The Executive Director in the Ministry, Etienne Maritz, noted that their clients lose valuable time by spending time in long queues trying to apply for these documents. Hence, this will improve service delivery in the ministry.

Fishermen at Tilda Viljoen Dam Concerned About Revellers' Safety 

Some fishermen at Gobabis say the Tilda Viljoen Dam near the town is not safe to cross for those who don't know their way around.
nbc's video journalist Tuarimbara Kasuto spoke to some fishermen and residents of Gobabis.

The residents are using the place for recreational activities, and others are fishing in the river for their livelihood.

The dam recently claimed the lives of two Ministry of Health employees.

NamPol Urges Holidaymakers to Alert Police When Traveling

NamPol's Deputy Inspector General, Major General Elias Mutota, has urged holidaymakers to alert police officers in their jurisdiction when they travel.

General Mutota did some legwork at the Okapuka roadblock, where he also emphasized the increase in house break-ins during the festive season.

"We make sure that all police in the regions are always prepared to ensure that the safety on our roads is guaranteed," he said. "I would also like to assure the public that the peace and security situation in this country as we speak is stable," he added.

Safety of residents should take center stage during upcoming festive season - Irimari

Oshana Governor Elia Irimari says the safety of people should take center stage during the upcoming festive season as the influx of visitors has started.

Irimari made these remarks in a speech read on his behalf during the launch of the festive season road safety campaign at Oshiko Road Block in Ongwediva.

The governor says residents and visitors should enjoy the festive season as police will be visible on major roads to reduce road accidents.