Health Ministry urges public calm amid high COVID-19 cases in Rehoboth

The Ministry of Health and Social Services' Executive Director, Ben Nangombe, urged the public not to panic because of the high number of COVID-19 cases reported in Rehoboth.

He says the ministry is taking the necessary measures to isolate the positive cases and their contacts to prevent the spread of the virus.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services earlier announced 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Rehoboth in the Hardap Region last week, the majority stemming from Dr. Lemmer High School and one from St. Joseph's Primary School.

MoHSS questioned over cancer treatment equipment

The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) faced questions about the availability of cancer treatment equipment in the country following the death of Dr. Hage Geingob, who had to seek treatment in this regard in the United States of America.

During a recent parliamentary session, the leader of the Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF), Epafras Mukwiilongo, raised concerns and asked the Ministry of Health about plans to acquire modern cancer treatment machines.

Zambezi Traditional Authorities pay homage late President Geingob

Traditional Authorities in the Zambezi Region have paid homage to the late President Hage Geingob, describing him as having lived a life worth emulating by current and future generations.

The Masubia, Mayeyi, Mafwe, and Mashi Traditional Authorities say the memories of Dr. Geingob as a freedom fighter and persevering statesman are legacies that need to be honored.

Botswana's Minister of Mineral Resources pays courtesy call to President Dr. Mbumba

Botswana's Minister of Mineral Resources and Green Technology, Lefoko Moagi, paid a courtesy call on President Nangolo Mbumba at State House.

Moagi, who is also a special envoy of President Mokgweetsi Masisi, is in Namibia for consultations with the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

The consultations follow decisions by the G7 to introduce import restrictions on non-industrial diamonds, mined, processed, or produced in Russia, by January this year.

Gobabis councillor arrested for alleged rape of 19-Year-Old man

A local authority councillor in the Gobabis Municipality was arrested on Tuesday on charges of allegedly raping a 19-year-old man in Gobabis. 

It is alleged that the victim went to the Regional Governor's office to obtain important documents and met the 34-year-old suspect outside. 

According to the police report, the suspect, who was also attending a meeting at the Governor's office, allegedly instructed the victim to follow him to the toilet within the building premises. 

While there, the suspect started to undress the victim and raped him.

Monica Geingos shares love story with Dr. Hage Geingob

Today is Valentine's Day, a day celebrated around the world for love and romance. It is on this day that the late President Hage Geingob and his wife, Monica Geingos, would have celebrated nine years of their union today. 

Despite her loss, the late President's widow describes him as her soulmate, highlighting that their bond was deeply rooted in traditional family values. 

In a special interview recorded before President Hage Geingob passed away, Geingos opened up about their journey of love, courtship, and family life.

President Mbumba urges Cabinet to prioritise development projects 

President Dr. Nangolo Mbumba has opened the first decision-making Cabinet for the year, imploring the Cabinet to prioritise the timely execution of development projects.

President Mbumba said the first Cabinet meeting is taking place against the backdrop of the passing of the late President Geingob, whose footprints will remain indelible in the annals of the country's history.

He urged the executive to pick up where the late Geingob left off and take the country forward.

Hochland High describes late head of state as a visionary statesman 

The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture issued a directive to all schools to hold memorial services in honour of the late Dr. Geingob. 

Hochland High School was one of those that responded promptly and organised a service on the school field.

The service was held as per directive under two themes: President Geingob's dedication to education and his role as a statesman.

Hage G. Geingob, who started off as a teacher, was dedicated to education, prompting the Ministry of Education to honour his legacy.