Ghanaian tourists arrive under Tourism and Business pilot initiative

In order to establish a network of Africans who share a passion for Intra-Africa Tourism, Travel and Trade, a group of 21 Ghanaian tourists arrived in Namibia today under the Tourism and Business pilot initiative, "November in Namibia."

The initiative aims to build Namibia's tourism industry in the spirit of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and "Africa we Want", and is part of the implementation process of the Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism between Namibia and Ghana.

MVA raises over N$1.6 million towards the Festive Road Safety Campaign

The Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund raised more than N$1.6 million towards the Festive Road Safety Campaign.

The campaign will begin this week on November 17th and run until January 15th.

The pledges were made by different corporate companies as a contribution to road safety and eventually a reduction of road fatalities.

Among the sponsors are the Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC), Bank Windhoek, B2Gold, and Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL).

Late Axali Doëseb's state memorial

Mourners from different walks of life gathered at Parliament Gardens to remember the life and times of the iconic national composer and writer of the National Anthem, Axali Doëseb.

The late Doëseb died on October 27 at Lady Pohamba Private Hospital.

As is customary at any national event, the national anthem preceded the memorial of the man who composed the anthem that gave Namibia its identity.

This time around, it is safe to assume the national anthem evoked different emotions among mourners and those that followed the proceedings on live television.

Albanism organisations across Africa help Namibia develop national action

People with albinism continue to face discrimination and even receive death threats.

It is against this background that there is a need to develop and implement actions and plans that protect the rights of this marginalised group.

Different albinism organisations and stakeholders from African countries are meeting in Namibia to develop a national action plan for people with albinism.

Rehoboth opens its first ever fire station

Rehoboth Town Council opened the first ever fire station, constructed at a cost of N$4.1 million.

The acting chief executive officer of Rehoboth Town Council says Rehoboth is experiencing growth, and with growth, the safety and security of residents became necessary.

The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development provided N$3,4 million, while the town council contributed more than N$600,000.

The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development invested N$114 million in the construction of fire stations at 35 local authorities.

Gibeon residents and visitors urged to protect heritage sites

A faction, under the leadership of Salomon Witbooi, also held a commemoration event for the annual |Khowese Gaogu Tses in Gibeon. 

Witbooi, who is challenging the recognition of Hendrik Ismael Witbooi as leader of the Witbooi Traditional Authority, has urged Gibeon residents and visitors alike to guard against vandalism of heritage sites.

The weekend celebrations, which started on Friday and ended on Sunday, featured a host of activities, including visiting historical places at Gibeon.

Witbooi was not pleased to see some heritage sites vandalised.

Invest more in the film industry - Dr. Williams Ijoma

A Nigerian filmmaker says film has a way of introducing nations. Therefore, there is a need for investment in this industry.

Dr. Williams Ijoma said this in an interview with nbc News.

Dr. Ijoma, who is on a familiarisation visit to Namibia for possible collaboration, visited the nbc headquarters.

He says many people know about Nigeria through film and emulate the culture through what they see in these films.

NAMPOL vows to root out criminals

The Inspector-General of the Namibian Police says they will not rest until Namibia is rid of criminals who are disturbing peace in communities and among tourists.

Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo made the announcement during the launch of the month-end operation.

The month-end patrol came out of the preparation meeting for the festive season operations.

The operation will be conducted in all corners of the city.

Lieutenant General Shikongo therefore called on the force to serve the communities they pledged to protect.

Channels for Change Guide launched

Setting up a civil society organisation has been made easier with the launch of Channels for Change, "A Guide to Setting Up Civil Society Organisations in Namibia."

The guide aims to explain different ways of setting up civil society organisations, highlight some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of structure, and discuss issues that are relevant to civil society organisations.

The guide was launched by CIVIC +264, a civil society organisation that was set up to promote the sharing of information with and among civil society organisations.

Living Earth Expo aims to promote food reliance culture

In efforts to promote a culture of food reliance among Namibians, different stakeholders collaborated and hosted the Living Earth Expo in Windhoek.

The expo displayed and discussed organic farming, sustainable living, urban gardening, fruit tree planting, and regeneration, among others.

The Living Earth Expo further looked at practical solutions that pave the way for a brighter and more harmonious future for all.

The Kambashu Institute has been promoting backyard gardening in the informal settlements by providing seeds and training.