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Uis community urged to collectively develop settlement 

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The Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, has urged the Uis community to unite and work together to develop the settlement. Unity, he adds, is important for the growth of the settlement and, notably, for advocating the return of Uis to local authority status.

Uis is located at the foot of Brandberg Mountain and is home to the White Lady rock painting, believed to be over 20 thousand years old. This rock art site attracts travellers to Uis, providing residents with an opportunity to earn a living through tourism in Damaraland.

MURD Minister inaugurates settlement office at Uis

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The Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, says the newly inaugurated Uis Settlement Office is a clear testament to bringing services close to the people.

The office was constructed at a cost of N$11 million.

Uutoni applauded the Erongo Regional Council for expressing sound leadership, management, and dedication to duty that has yielded tangible results, such as the Uis settlement office.

He further says that the regional councils are responding to the developmental needs of the people to steer a change in the service delivery cycle.

Mass Housing Programme delivers 119 houses

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The Mass Housing Development Programme has made another deposit of 119 houses at Matutura Extension 9 in Swakopmund, narrowing the housing gap in the country.

The Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, says this shows the government's commitment to addressing the housing backlog.

The 119 houses that were handed over are the last batch of the 319 houses that were given to New Era Investments for completion in 2022.

Uutoni noted, with great appreciation, that the 319 houses have been completed ahead of schedule.

Spilt of Swakopmund constituency in question mark

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The recent preliminary result from the National Statistics Agency (NSA) reveals that the Swakopmund constituency population stands at close to 76,000, making it the largest constituency in Namibia, nearly three times its size since its inception in 1992.

With the population increase and expansion, the town's leadership strongly proposes that the constituency be split into two, but there is a question mark regarding this.

They claim that doing so will create room for an additional constituency to ensure the smooth provision of government services and service delivery.

Youth called to to preserve ocean

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President Nangolo Mbumbu says the ocean, on which billions of people depend, is under threat from climate change and the harmful activities of humans.

Dr. Mbumba made this statement during the 32nd World Ocean Day commemoration held under the theme "Catalysing Action for Our Ocean and Climate" at Walvis Bay Independence Beach today.

President Mbumba says that rising sea levels, ocean acidification, plastic pollution, and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing practices are just a few of the challenges faced.

Walvis Bay prepares for World Ocean Day

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All roads lead to Walvis Bay Independence Beach, where about 600 people are expected to attend the World Ocean Day celebrations hosted by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources.

Preparations for the day are in full swing, which is to be celebrated under the theme 'Catalysing Action for Our Oceans and Climate'.

During the week, several awareness events were held at the coastal towns of Henties Bay, Walvis Bay, Oranjamund, Luderitz, and Swakopmund.

VP urges youth to get involved in Agriculture sector

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Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says agriculture in Africa is expected to meet the dual objectives of providing food and helping people escape poverty.

Dr. Nandi-Ndaitwah further says that the agriculture sector can produce Africa's next billionaires.

Therefore, the Vice President calls on all young people countrywide to develop an interest in agriculture during a stakeholder engagement held at Omaruru. 

About 70% of the Namibian population depends on agricultural activities for livelihood, mostly in the subsistence sector.

Fishermen Village and Investment Trust launched

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The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation, Utoni Nujoma, urged the government to act in the best interests of workers by providing affordable housing and improving working conditions and wages.

Nujoma said this during the Walvis Bay Seafers United Land and Housing Federation's launch of its Fishermen Village and Investment Trust at the weekend in Walvis Bay.

#NAMIBIAVOTES2024 | IPC president urges youth to register in GRV

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The Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) leader, Dr. Panduleni Iitula, has urged young people to register during the June 3 to August 1 general registration of voters (GRV) to participate in the upcoming general elections in November 2024.

Dr. Itula said that if they do not register to vote, they will betray themselves and not make a change in their lives.

Walvis Bay Municipality called to provide free land to schools and hospitals

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The Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, has appealed to the municipality of Walvis Bay to provide free land for much-needed services such as schools and hospitals at Farm 37.

He made this appeal during the Walvis Bay Seafers United Land and Housing Federation's launch of its Fishermen Village and Investment Trust at a fundraising gala dinner.

Uutoni says the government struggles to get land from local authorities, but their prices are very expensive, which delays development in some areas.