UNGA President empowers youth in sustainable development agenda


The UN General Assembly President addressed a youthful audience of leaders, activists, and youth organisations, on the "Role of Youth in Achieving Sustainable Development."

Dennis Francis underscored the crucial role of youth in driving sustainable development and securing a better future for all.

The Executive Chairperson of the , Sharonice Busch, opened the summit by highlighting the demographic significance of youth. 

UNGA meets social housing groups


The 78th session of UN General Assembly President Dennis Francis has stressed the importance of forming partnerships to advance sustainable development goals, particularly housing.

The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, in collaboration with community groups, has established partnerships aimed at funding saving initiatives to facilitate the construction of housing and improve community services.

In the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, President Dennis Francis praised Namibia's agenda to provide affordable housing. 

Oranjemund residents want ||Kharas Region split


Residents of Oranjemund Constituency are proposing that ||Kharas Region be split into two regions, namely ||Kharas South and North, for service delivery streamlining. 

The Oranjemund Constituency councillor, Lazarus Nangolo,  presented the proposal during the second day of Boundary  Delimitation and Demarcation Commission's public consultations at Keetmanshoop.

|Khomas residents urged to attend boundary constituency consultations


The |Khomas Regional Council is encouraging residents and all stakeholders to attend constituency consultations currently underway for input on boundary delimitation and demarcation. 

The consultations that were postponed will now be held on June 27.

The initial consultation on June 13 was postponed as some residents and stakeholders complained that they were not consulted.  

The |Khomani Community was one of them that also claimed that it was not given an opportunity to have its voice heard at the first consultation. 

NWR calls on Namibians to clean up Fish River Canyon


The Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) management is calling on Namibians from all walks of life to sign up for what it terms the biggest cleaning-up campaign of the Fish River Canyon during the month of September. 

During an interview with nbc News at |Ai-|Ais and Hobas Resorts, the NWR management says that an attitude change by Namibians towards their country resulted in an increase in domestic tourism.

Addressing stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities


Stigma and discrimination continue to contribute to the exclusion of people with disabilities from the workplace. 

Thus, addressing these while finding innovative approaches to employing skilled individuals with disabilities is vital.
Workplace inclusivity for people with disabilities is a topic extensively discussed, yet implementation and better accommodation of the demographic remain challenging. 

Barriers include accessibility, derogatory labels, and cultural perceptions regarding individuals' capabilities.

Poor attendance at Swakopmund BDDC consultations


Swakopmund residents have proposed that the constituency be divided into two to better deliver services to the growing population.

The constituency population has grown by 41 percent since 2011.

The 5th Boundaries Delimitation and Demarcation Commission gave the Swakopmund Constituency a second opportunity to consult the community.

At the previous meeting on the 10th, it was discovered that the community was not consulted.

However, only 40 people turned up to share their ideas, and some expressed disappointment in the poor attendance.

Namibians called to safeguard environment


The Environment, Forestry, and Tourism Minister has called on Namibians to safeguard the environment and avoid deforestation.

Pohamba Shifeta made these remarks during the commemoration of World Day to combat Desertification and Drought at Eenhana under the theme "United for Land. Our Legacy. Our Future".

The United Nations General Assembly had 29 years ago declared June 17 as World Day to combat desertification and drought. 

||Kharas residents call for realignment of constituency boundaries


Residents of ||Kharas Region have recommended that the Fifth Boundary Delimitation and Demarcation Commission realign some constituency boundaries to enhance service delivery. 

They made the proposals during the Commission's public consultations at Keetmanshoop. 

The constituency boundary changes were proposed for the Keetmanshoop Rural, Berseba, Keetmanshoop Urban, and !Nami#Nus Constituencies.