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Residents of Uis face severe water shortage amidst Namibia's drought challenges

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As Namibia continues to mitigate the effects of drought and climate change over the past decades, the residents of Uis in Erongo Region are grappling with a dire water shortage crisis.

Erongo Governor Neville Andre noted that the water crisis goes beyond Uis, saying it is affecting the whole of the Daures Constituency, and the government is working on transporting water from other areas.

Erongo Governor emphasizes region's economic significance and strategic location

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Erongo Governor Neville Andre says the region is strategically located and remains an active hub of economic development as it houses key industries such as the fishing sector, mining, logistics, and transport, as well as tourism.

Andre said this during a courtesy visit by the Brazilian business delegation to his office.

Andre says if trade agreements between the two countries are successful, it will help address the country's high rate of youth unemployment and an unskilled workforce. 

Swakopmund officials debunk rumors of radioactive storage facility

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Misinformation has allegedly created the perception that there is currently a hazardous, radioactive storage facility at Swakopmund.

Municipality Chief Executive Officer Archie Benjamin says the council has not given approval to anyone to set up the facility as public consultations are ongoing.

Erongo Governor Neville Andre and leaders of the Swakopmund municipality called a media conference to provide clarity.

Andre says a member of parliament recently noted that a hazardous radioactive storage facility is being constructed in the industrial area.

Erongo governor appeals for improved service by local authorities

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Erongo Governor Neville André has called on the three re-elected mayors of the coastal towns of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, and Henties Bay to expand their services to the residents in anticipation of high urban-rural migration this year.

This André was highlighted during an interview with nbc News.

Andre says rural-urban migration has placed local authorities under pressure and is making it difficult to meet the increasing demands for basic services as a result of the high influx.

Elderly turned into nannies

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The government allocates close to N$4,1 million every month to support over 3000 people with disabilities in the Erongo Region.

Erongo Governor Neville Andre has, however, expressed dissatisfaction with the situation where senior citizens are left alone to care for children with disabilities.

Andre, speaking at the handover ceremony of 300 food parcels to Arandis senior citizens, emphasised that many young people lack the necessary skills to care for children with disabilities.

Erongo Police record 525 GBV cases since January

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The Erongo Police, from January to October 2023, recorded 525 GBV-related cases.

Erongo Governor Neville Andre revealed this on the occasion of the World Aids Day commemoration and the launch of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

Of the 525 cases reported, 68 were rape cases, and 133 of them have been withdrawn.

Andre says the statistics are alarming, and the increased number of cases of sexual abuse of children is a major concern, especially when committed by their biological fathers, family members, relatives, and neighbours.

Youth entrepreneurship essential for better future

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Erongo Governor Neville Andre says young entrepreneurs who have dared to dream, take risks, and challenge the status quo represent the driving force behind economic growth and development, contributing not only to their personal success but also to the advancement of society as a whole.

The governor said this at the opening ceremony of the KNOW2GROW NEXTGEN Entrepreneurs Showcase 2023 held in Swakopmund.

Neville Andre says that in this dynamic and ever-evolving world, entrepreneurship has become more essential than ever.

Erongo Governor disappointed by schools poor performance

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Erongo Governor Neville Andre has expressed disappointment in the regional first semester's poor performance, as schools were unable to achieve satisfactory grades A to C.

Performance for the Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level averaged 27%, while the Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate Advanced Subsidiary Level achieved a 35% performance rate.

Erongo Governor emphasizes the need for African countries to strive for economic independence

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Erongo Governor Neville Andre has emphasised the need for African countries to strive for economic independence.

Andre said this during the Africa Day commemoration with senior citizens at Walvis Bay.

Africa Day is an occasion to commemorate and honour the achievements of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union, since its establishment in 1963.