Alweendo announces fuel price reduction

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has announced that fuel prices will be reduced by 120 cents and 60 cents for petrol and diesel respectively, effective Wednesday, 07 September 2022. The announcement was made by Minister of Mines and Energy Tom Alweendo in Windhoek on Monday. Alweendo also said the temporary reduction of Road User…

Bank of Namibia’s High School Competition commences

The regional phase of the Bank of Namibia’s bi-annual high school competition officially commenced on 30 August 2022. The Bank of Namibia High School Competition is the bank’s flagship project targeted at educating and improving high school learners’ knowledge of the central bank and its role in the economy. Endorsed by the Ministry of Education,…

Okakarara Trade Fair kicks off

The Okakarara Trade Fair, which was suspended for the past two years due to the COVID-19 outbreak, started Monday morning with more than 105 exhibitors. This year’s edition, which is the 14th, is being organised by the Okakarara Town Council. The chairperson of the Okakarara Town Council management committee, Golden Katjatako, in an interview with…

Shikongo takes over as NamPol head

Inspector General (IG), Major General Joseph Shikongo was on Wednesday conferred as the new head of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), effective 01 September 2022. Shikongo, who was the deputy IG of operations, took over from lieutenant general Sebastian Ndeitunga, following his retirement on 31 August 2022. Accepting the IG position during a change of…

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…