Villager's body found in Nkasa-Rupara National Park swamp

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The body of a villager from Nongozi was retrieved from a swamp in the Nkasa-Rupara National Park in the Zambezi Region on Tuesday. 

The 29-year-old  Samupwa Lubinda's body was already in a state of early decomposition when it was retrieved. 

According to a police report, Lubinda drowned during a fishing excursion with two other men in the park on Sunday.

It is alleged that when they were busy removing fish from the nets, they saw anti-poaching officials and jumped into the water.

Lack of funds hinders water provision at Simbwaye Village

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Since January of this year, residents of Brendan Kangongolo Simbwaye Village in Malindi, Zambezi Region, have faced challenges in accessing potable water. 

The difficulties began following the collapse of a 10,000-litre water tank that served the community.

Residents claim that they do not have water for daily use and are appealing to the government to come to their aid.

Bernard Simbwaye, a resident of the village, says children have been going to school without bathing as they try to use water sparingly.

Mafuta residents in Katima Mulilo affected by low water pressure

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Some residents of Mafuta compound, east of Choto, in Katima Mulilo Rural have been affected by low water pressure.

However, NamWater officials and technicians are addressing the matter.
Water to the Mafuta compound is supplied via a NamWater reservoir, but according to residents, consistent low water pressure is a major headache. 

Richards Kangumu, a member of the Village Development Committee in the area, said the matter had been worsened by an increase in population in the area.

Swapo Party celebrates return of more than 180 members at Malengalenga in Zambezi

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190 people at Malengalenga in Linyanti district joined the Swapo Party from other political parties.

The members were received by Swapo Party Secretary General Sofia Shaningwa on Saturday late afternoon at Malengalenga. 

Most of the members came from the Independence Patriots for Change (IPC), while others supported an independent candidate during the last elections. 

The returning members said they were back home to the party of their forefathers, fathers, mothers, and brothers.

Government avails N$8 million to revive Kalimbeza National Rice Project

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The government has allocated N$8 million to revive the Kalimbeza National Rice Project and has also approved that a sugar plantation be established on part of Kalimbeza, as well as a sugar processing plant in Katima Mulilo.

President Nangolo Mbumba revealed this during his address at the national independence celebration at Katima Mulilo.

The two projects to be rolled out soon are among the few projects earmarked to bring much-needed development and jobs to the Zambezi Region.

Zambezi Governor calls for unity and economic progress in 34-Year-Old Namibia

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Zambezi Governor Alufea Sampofu says Namibia, as a young nation of 34 years, needs to uphold unity and work towards economic development and progress.

Sampofu called upon the youth to use education as a tool to shape a brighter future for today's generation and those to come, and to pledge to positively contribute to the country's economic development and growth.

After gaining independence in 1975, Angola authorised PLAN to use its southern territory to launch and fight the war in Namibia in 1976. 

President Mbumba emphasises true independence as fundamental to national success

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President Nangolo Mbumba says true independence is fundamental to the success and credibility of any nation, as it is the only way people can obtain their dignity and full humanity.

Dr. Mbumba was speaking at the 34th Independence Day celebrations at Katima Mulilo today, where thousands of people from the region and visitors gathered to witness the first national independence celebration in the region.

The event was festive as residents gathered to witness performances of the Namibia Defence Force (NDF), which is mostly liked by everyone.

Security guaranteed during 34th independence celebrations

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During an engagement with the public and community policing forums, the Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Dr. Albert Kawana, called on all Namibians across the country to join in the 34th Independence celebrations at Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Region.

It will be the first time that the region is hosting national independence day celebrations since the country gained independence in 1990.

Dr. Kawana therefore urged residents of the Zambezi Region to go out in their numbers and witness what they have been waiting for for years.

Impalila Island cries for help

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, in response to concerns raised by residents of Impalila Island, noted that the Ministry is aware of the poor nbc reception on the island and other areas across the country.

Theofelus undertook a visit to Impalila Island to assess the situation at the nbc envisaged tower site and listen to the residents on the ground about what they were going through.

The Headwoman of Impalila Island, Kasimbi Matengu, raised concerns and hardships the people of Impalila face given the isolation of the island.

Swapo highlights infrastructure progress in Zambezi recruitment drive

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Emma Theofelus, says over the past 33 years, the Swapo Party-led government has delivered the most needed infrastructure development throughout the country.

She says the government has delivered educational and health infrastructure, roads, and other key elements with the potential to drive the socio-economic transformation of all Namibians.

Theofelus remarked this during a Swapo Party recruitment drive at Kalimbeza Village in the Zambezi Region, where she received 39 new members.