ECN rejects allegations of ballot box tampering

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has given its assurance that all its processes are transparent and credible, including during the upcoming Swakopmund by-elections. ECN Chairperson, Elsie Nghikembua, at the closing ceremony of the training of polling officers for the Swakopmund Constituency by-elections on Wednesday, confirmed that there no ballot boxes were opened upon arrival…

NTB launches new website to revive tourism

In an effort to revive the tourism industry, the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) on Wednesday launched a new website digital marketing campaign and foreign missions toolkit, focused on rebuilding consumer confidence to drive a swift travel recovery. Launching the website in the capital, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, said the website, valued…

Tougher for struggle kids to get jobs: Amutati

Namibian Exile Kids Association (NEKA) president, Rauna Amutati has said it is difficult for ‘struggle kids’ to get jobs after the High Court set aside a Cabinet resolution in 2021 which granted them jobs without being subjected to the normal recruitment process. Amutati said this in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday, after a group…

Geingob extends condolences to Katjavivi family

President Hage Geingob has described the late Jane Katjavivi as instrumental in the development of language and the preservation of Namibian literature. Katjavivi, who was a writer, editor and former publisher, died on Tuesday, aged 70. Geingob in a media statement issued on Tuesday, noted that Jane, who was also the wife of National Assembly…

Political parties cautioned against campaigning at polls

Political parties taking part in the upcoming Swakopmund by-elections and voters have been cautioned against campaigning at polling stations and during the voting process on Friday. In an interview on Tuesday, the Electoral Commission of Namibia’s (ECN) Erongo regional coordinator, Amos Nguaiko, said parties are only allowed to campaign until one day before the elections,…

Avian flu control measures in Erongo lifted

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has lifted the control measures imposed after cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza were detected in the Erongo Region. The measures, which were imposed in January 2022, came into effect after over 1 000 birds, mainly Cape cormorants, died due to the bird flu, for which the…

KNVC, Kudos lead volleyball logs

The Khomas NamPol Volleyball Club (KNVC) and Kudos male and female teams are the current log leaders of their respective logs in the Central Volleyball Association 2022 season following the weekend matches. In the men’s division, KNVC amassed 52 points after winning their last two fixtures by three sets to nil (3-0) against Afrocat on…

MHDP awaiting court resolution: Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has said the resolution on the completion of 891 houses under the government’s Mass Housing Project remains in the hands of the courts. Responding to Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader, McHenry Venaani’s letter regarding the unoccupied mass housing and occupation thereof on Monday, Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the completion of 891 houses of…