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Children's Parliament induction

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Excited high school learners from across Namibia have gathered in Windhoek for the sixth session of the Children's Parliament, set to commence on Tuesday.

The children, 62 in total, are drawn from high schools in all 14 of the country's 14 regions.

They are four from each region, with an additional six learners from the San and Ovahimba indigenous communities.

Windhoek parking meter system raised in National Assembly

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Concerns over Windhoek's parking metre system were brought to the fore in the National Assembly with questions regarding dwindling parking revenues and outdated infrastructure. 

UDF MP Dudu Murorua, who initially raised the issue, said there was a noticeable yearly decline in parking revenue.

An investigation initiated by the Windhoek municipal council in 2021 revealed that the existing parking metres were outdated and no longer properly maintained.

Mao Zedong statue unveiled

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A statue of the founder of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, was unveiled in Windhoek on Wednesday.

The design of the bronze statue is an initiative of Namibia's Ambassador to China, Dr. Elia Kaiyamo.

A famous Chinese sculptor, Yuan Xikun, created the sculpture with the support of the Chinese Embassy in Namibia and the Namibian government. 

The statue of Chairman Zedong Mao, as he was also known, was set up at the Mao Zedong High School in Windhoek.

Public concerns rise as electricity tariff hikes loom

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Starting tomorrow, electricity tariffs in various towns will increase. However, this does not apply to Nored and the City of Windhoek, as they failed to comply with regulatory directives from the Electricity Control Board by June 27.

In order to gauge public opinion on the potential electricity tariff hikes that will be implemented once approved, nbc's reporter Johanna !Uri≠khostook took to the streets of Windhoek. All the views shared expressed concern about the tariff hike in an already tough economy.

One Health National Strategy launched

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Namibia's Óne Health National Strategy' was launched in Windhoek.

The tripartite strategy is facilitated by the Ministries of Health and Social Services, Environment, Forestry, and Tourism, as well as Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, in partnership with the Africa CDC and others in academia and international cooperation. 

Its aim is to strengthen collaboration and coordination in promoting healthier ecosystems, starting at the grassroots level. 

Former President pleased with progress on Hosea Kutako dual carriageway

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Former President Hifikepunye Pohamba expressed satisfaction with the progress made in the construction and upgrading of the Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport dual carriageway, a project that was initiated during his presidency before leaving office.

The project, now in its second phase, is anticipated to be completed by December 2024 but could be delayed.

#NAMIBIAVOTES2024 | Voter registration points across Windhoek operating smoothly

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The voter registration points across Windhoek are operating smoothly despite a delay in starting and minor problems with the voter card-printing machine. 

At the Khomasdal UNAM campus, the team had to be moved from the initial venue due to exam writing.

However, the team was swift in setting up the new venue. 

While at Marthi Ahtisaari Primary School in Wanaheda, people braved the cold wind in the open area to queue up to register. 

Namibia and Tanzania seek to explore new investment opportunities

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In order to explore opportunities in trade and investment between Namibia and Tanzania, the two countries hosted a business and investment forum in Windhoek.

Namibia and Tanzania share a strong history dating back to the liberation struggle, where Tanzania assisted Namibia in achieving its independence.

Namibia currently, among others, imports maize, rice, vegetables, and cement from Tanzania.

Tanzania produces and exports products in raw form, such as cotton, textiles, and minerals.

Hundreds flock to John Pandeni Constituency Office to obtain national documents

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Thousands of Namibians are still without national documents. 

This is evident in the number of Windhoek residents who have been flocking to the John Pandeni Constituency Office to get their documents. 

Following the announcement by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security to conduct a national outreach programme for obtaining national documents countrywide, its offices have been inundated by people in need of these documents. 

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.