Pombili Hanghome: from facing bullying to graduating with grace

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Pombili Hanghome, who bravely returned to school at the age of 24 to join Grade 9 in 2014 despite facing mockery and bullying for being the oldest student in her class, has now achieved a significant milestone. 

At 32, Hanghome is a proud graduate of the International University of Management (IUM), where she earned a bachelor's degree in financial management. 

Her journey stands as a testament to resilience and hope, inspiring many determined children across Namibia.

Swakopmund struggles to meet growing demands amid rural-urban migration

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As people leave rural areas in search of a better livelihood, towns such as Swakopmund are under immense pressure, and their capacity to deliver is a challenge.

The Swakopmund population has grown to over 75,000 people from about 45,000 recorded about 13 years ago. The majority of them live in informal settlements. 

Swakopmund is one of the towns that has been experiencing a high influx of people from all around the country, some of whom could not land a job and ended up fending for themselves.

CoW held a mass street naming and renaming ceremony

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The City of Windhoek embarked on a mass naming and renaming of 17 streets in honour of those who contributed to the liberation struggle and community upliftment in a ceremony held in Windhoek on Friday.

It was a colourful and joyful event filled with song and chanting of excitement from family members, friends, representatives, and local residents as they shared memories and historic events related to the contributions of their loved ones, honoured by the City of Windhoek.

Miss Namibia Top 10 Finalists Visit Mbunza Living Museum

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The Miss Namibia Top Ten Finalists visited the Mbunza Living Museum just outside Rundu, and the beauty queens say the experience was an eye-opener. 

Many describe the museum as a place where history comes to life. 

Here, visitors get to immerse themselves in the everyday activities of the Mbunza culture. 

Making one's way through the traditional homestead is a feast for all the senses. 

Every domestic task being carried out here is an opportunity for the young ones to learn about art, tool making, music, and even medicine. 

Rundu residents walk 15 kilometres to mark World Hypertension Day

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A group of Rundu residents walked for 15 kilometres to commemorate World Hypertension Day. 

Commemorated on May 17 every year, the day aims to raise awareness and promote measures to detect, control, and prevent hypertension. 

The group of residents, mostly from the Ministry of Health, traded in their usual work attire for fitness gear in preparation for the 15-kilometre walk. 

The Rundu Intermediate Hospital was the starting point for the health walk, and participants were expected to stroll all the way to the Sarusungu border post and back. 

RA hands over infrastructure and funds to Impalila Island community

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While celebrating the completion and opening of roads on Impalila Island on Thursday, the Roads Authority (RA) handed over additional infrastructure and funds to the community.

The Chief Executive Officer of the RA, Conrad Lutombi, announced that after the completion of the roads, they are now busy with the process of manufacturing a floating dock for the ferry and vehicles coming into the island, which will be installed in the next four months.

Former regional manager of Nwanyi FM Radio laid to rest

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The former Regional Manager for nbc's Nwanyi FM radio, Muhau Mutonga, was buried today in her home village of Malindi in Kabbe South Constituency.

68-year-old Mutonga, who retired eight years ago, served the corporation for 30 years.

Mutonga joined the Lozi Service, as it was known at the time, as a cadet producer and translator in October 1986, before being promoted to producer in 1995 at the same radio station.

She went through all the ranks until she was promoted to the position of regional manager until her retirement in 2016.

Swakopmund's investments in sewage infrastructure pay off

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The Swakopmund municipality's engineering department reported that the more than N$28 million invested in sewage infrastructure over the past decade has significantly reduced sewage spills in the coastal town.

This improvement comes after extensive repairs and restructuring of the sewage system.

Since 2014, the Swakopmund municipality has implemented 10 projects to improve the sewage infrastructure.

The projects include 26 pump stations, a new wastewater treatment plant, and the relocation of sewer lines.

Ongwediva Mayor prioritises development despite budget constraints

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Ongwediva Town Mayor Taarah Shaalyefu emphasised that, despite budgetary constraints, development remains a top priority to accelerate the town's growth. 

He made these remarks during the commissioning of a 200-metre road connecting the David Shikomba Complex and Oshana Mall, a project costing N$4 million.

Shaalyefu says their commitment is evident, as they last year embarked on the refurbishment and renovation of pump station no. 9 at Efidi Extension 3 to the tune of N$800,000.

Oshakati TC prioritises inclusive development 

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Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Eveline !Nawases-Taeyele, stated that the Oshakati Town Council remains committed to holistic urban development strategies that prioritise inclusivity and sustainability. 

She made these remarks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the upgrades of the 111 and 92 roads, along with the construction of a gravity sewer network at Evululuko Extension 1 and Phase 2.

The two projects are set to cost over N$13 million combined with the upgrading of the road leading to the open market.