Kavekotora wants resources for Parliament

Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) leader Mike Kavekotora says the current N.dollars 110 million budgetary allocation to the National Assembly (NA) is insufficient as it mainly caters for operational costs. The NA, he said, needs an additional N.dollars 50 million to execute its oversight function. Anything below that makes the assembly a laughing stock,…

Namibia in need of increased pre-hospital care

Director of Tertiary Health and Clinical Support Services, Johannes Gaeseb says Namibia is currently experiencing an increase in demand for pre-hospital care as a result of increased trauma incidents from motor vehicle crashes, violence and a variety of other medical conditions. Gaeseb stated this on Monday during the commemoration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Day…

Over 8 000 asylum seekers and refugees currently hosted in Namibia

Namibia currently has a total of 8 118 asylum seekers and refugees, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration and Safety, Daniel Kashikola has revealed. Kashikola said this figure includes inactive cases from 17 countries: Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda,…

Uutoni lauds SDFN for providing affordable decent housing

Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, has commended the Shackdwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) for being consistent in constructing and availing houses across the country. Uutoni noted that the federation ranks number one countrywide in availing houses and has to date enabled the construction of thousands of houses to low-to-middle income earners. He…

Charcoal producers urged to follow regulations: MEFT

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) has strongly warned charcoal producers contravening the regulation on charcoal production during the fire season, which commenced on 01 May 2022. He said perpetrators will be liable for prosecution under the Forest Act 12 of 2001. A directive issued recently by the Director of Forestry in the…

Swapo Office at Rundu broken into

The newly built and recently inaugurated Swapo Party office in the Kavango East Region has been broken into, according to the Namibian Police. The Namibian Police Force’s Crime Investigations Coordinator for the region, Bonifatius Kanyetu told Nampa on Friday the incident occurred around 05h00 on Wednesday. Kanyetu said the office does not have a 24-hour…