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Fraudsters scam unsuspecting home seekers

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The police have issued an urgent warning about scammers who claim to be selling plots of land across the country.

This scam, known as the Tuyoleni Housing Project, began in 2022 and has already netted about N$2 million.

The mastermind behind the operation is a 24-year-old man named Joseph Shikesho, who is the only one who has appeared in court so far.

Others involved in the Tuyoleni Housing Project are also in their twenties.

The managing director of the project is 23 years old, while the intern in training is 25 years old.

Dolam residents dismayed over short lived debt relief programme

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Residents of Dolam are disappointed with the City of Windhoek's debt relief programme, which concluded yesterday. 

The initiative, which aimed to write off debts amounting to N$524 million, has left community members feeling abandoned and without recourse.

Dolam resident Johanna Ananus shared her disappointment with the programme, recalling her excitement when the programme was first announced. 

However, she found the process too complicated and failed to collect the necessary documentation in time to apply. 

Labour Ministry inaugurates Fourth Employment Services Board

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The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation, Utoni Nujoma, has outlined the vital issues within the Namibian labour market that need to be addressed, such as youth unemployment.

Speaking at the Fourth Employment Services Board, Nujoma touched on the crucial role of shaping policies and strategies to promote employment creation and ensure compliance with labour laws.

Schools celebrate World Earth Day

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At least 30 schools in Windhoek celebrated World Earth Day with a call to action to protect the environment and the world.

The celebration of Earth Day holds significance as Namibia is known for its unique ecosystems.

This year, the day was celebrated under the theme Planet vs. Plastics.

Enviromentalist Fransina Kalumbu pointed out the importance of acknowledging environmental issues and promoting sustainable practices.

Reading: A powerful tool

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Reading remains a powerful tool for learning, imagination, and empowerment. 

These were the words of the Director of Namibia Library and Achieve Services in the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture, Sara Negumbo, at the celebration of World Book Day.

Negumbo highlighted that libraries play a vital role in fostering the culture of reading.

Namibia's notorious inmate 'Ninja' released from prison

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From being a gang leader to a free man, arguably Namibia's most renowned inmate, Ninja, is released from prison.

This is after 25 years locked inside the Windhoek Correctional Facility.

Having completed his sentence for murder, Paulus Shimweefeleni commended staff at the Windhoek correctional facility for helping him become the changed man he claims to have become.

Accompanied by correctional officers, Shimweefeleni could not contain his emotions as he took his first steps outside of prison.

Namibian learners awarded in SADC Essay Competition

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The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Jenelly Matundu, has emphasised the importance for Namibian learners to seize educational opportunities beyond the country's borders to enhance their skills for socio-economic development.

Matundu said this at the prize-giving ceremony of the 2023 SADC secondary school essay competition.

 

MVA cautions motorists to be considerate during solemn time

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The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund has cautioned motorists to be considerate during this solemn time.

Its Chief Executive Officer, Rosalia Martins-Hausiku, stresses that with increased traffic expected in Windhoek for the state funeral of President Hage Geingob, motorists are urged to be patient on the road.

Martins-Hausiku emphasises the need for adherence to speed limits and responsible driving to ensure the safety of all road users.

Pedestrians are also reminded to use designated crossings and pathways for their safety.

SME's and entrepreneurs pay tribute to Dr. Hage Geingob

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The late Dr. Hage Geingob was also known for his dedication to fostering small business enterprises, and some entrepreneurs say he left behind a legacy of economic empowerment and community development among the youth of Namibia.

The nbc News team spoke to some entrepreneurs who had the privilege of working with him.

Pinehas Shikulo is the owner of Gweri Vintage Socks. He was among a group of entrepreneurs who had the privilege of showcasing their products to the president.

LPM leader calls for respectful mourning of late President Geingob   

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The Landless People's Movement (LPM) leader Bernardus Swartbooi added his voice to the tributes pouring in for the late President Geingob.

Swartbooi said he had hoped that the late president would recover after his medical treatment, adding that he was shocked at his sudden demise.

Swartbooi recounted his recent visit to Dr. Geingob's house.