Oshigambo High School learners back to school


The management of Oshigambo High School and the Ministry of Education officials have reached a consensus that has allowed learners to go back to school.

A letter dated July 13 from the school to parents and guardians indicates that the pending issue was resolved and parents were requested to send their children to school and ignore the first communique.

Oshana police arrest six notorious gang members


The Oshana Police have apprehended six members of a notorious gang that has been terrorising the public and committing a series of robberies over the past months.

Oshana Police Commander Naftal Sakaria says four more suspects are on the run.

Commissioner Sackaria says the combating of crime in the region remains a top priority and acknowledges the public's assistance in the arrest of the six suspects. 

One of the suspects, Wellem Sheehama, known as Kakuva, was allegedly involved in nine armed robberies in the Oshana, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, and Erongo regions.

Road fatalities drop in 2023


Works and Transport Minister John Mutorwa says Namibia's road safety efforts must be supplemented by continued research and benchmarking to ensure the safety of road users. 

Mutorwa's speech was presented at the three-day Annual Road Safety Conference at Ongwediva. His remarks came against the backdrop of a decrease in road fatalities.

The conference being held under the theme 'Improving Road Safety Performance Management' is attended by local and international industry players.

Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair raises N$1.3 million


The Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) fundraising dinner raised N$1.3 million.

The 23rd edition will attract both local and international businesses and corporations.

Mobile Telecommunications Company has become the official sponsor of the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair, pumping in N$350,000.

Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) pledged radio and television airtime worth N$400,000, while Standard Bank Namibia will inject N$250,000. 

President Mbumba hails Etotha Carnival as key to tourism expansion, economic Boost


President Nangolo Mbumba says the Etotha Carnival is an excellent platform for creating new tourism routes and expanding tourism offerings while boosting the economy.

The four-day Etotha Carnival, which combines ecotourism, adventure, and heritage tourism, is taking place at Kangonde Salt Pan in Oshikoto's Onanke village.

People of all ages came to Kangonde Salt Pan to witness the first-ever carnival, which aims to celebrate cultural heritage and promote tourism among locals and international visitors.

Over N$414,000 raised at Eenhana fundraising gala  


The 14th edition of the Eenhana Annual Expo's fundraising gala dinner raised over N$414,000 towards its successful hosting. 

The event is scheduled for July 29.

The Rani Group of Companies became the official sponsor of the Eenhana Annual Expo after pledging N$100,000 to the initiative. 

Local construction company Onangwe Investment pledged N$52,000, and First National Bank Namibia pledged N$51,000.

Last year, the pledges stood at N$360,000, out of which N$33,000 worth of pledges were not honoured.

Swapo liberation stalwart Frieda Daniel-Shikongo buried


President Nangolo Mbumba has described the late Frieda Nandjala Daniel-Shikongo as an unwavering liberation stalwart with a humble and kind personality.

The late Daniel-Shikongo, a sister to the founding President Sam Nujoma, died at the age of 90 and was buried at Etunda Village, Okahao Constituency, in the Omusati Region yesterday.

The late Daniel-Shikongo died on the 12th of June in Ongwediva after an illness.

Malakia Lukas Nakuumba buried


Hundreds thronged to Oshihole Village in the Omusati Region to pay their last respects to business magnate Malakia Lukas Nakuumba, who died on May 7 after a short illness.

Mourners included Vice-President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, politicians, traditional leaders, businesspersons, family, and friends attended the burial of Nakuumba, who received an official funeral at the Omuthitu gwatshishele cemetery this morning.

MICT conducts information sharing session at Opuwo


The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, says the engagement with public sector communicators and information sharing session held at Opuwo are meant to accelerate information dissemination between institutions of government and communities.

Theofelus urged the public to ensure that they visit the stands to be empowered with the right information and be up-to-date with government programmes.

NSFAF asks SOEs to pay off money owed to it


The Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) is asking state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to help pay off money owed to it by their employees.

This call was made by NSFAF's Company Secretary, Fillemon Immanuel, at the Chief Executive Officers and senior management engagement from 57 SOE's.

Immanuel says the intervention is geared towards the recovery of the N$12,5 billion owed to the Fund by over 130,000 former beneficiaries.

Immanuel explains why SOEs should come on board.