Triple arson murder suspect perishes in fire


A 25-year-old man, Mandela Afrikaner Mbaunguraiye, allegedly set his girlfriend's shack on fire, resulting in the deaths of the woman, their two children, and himself at Karibib.

The Erongo Police have confirmed the incident, which happened on Sunday morning.

It is alleged that the girlfriend, 23-year-old Josephine Nauses, reported Mbaunguraiye at the police station for domestic violence on Saturday and that she wanted him removed from her home.

Schools invited to visit floating book fair at Walvis Bay


President Nangolo Mbumba says reading is a gateway to knowledge, a catalyst for imagination, and a cornerstone of education.

Speaking at the opening of the world's largest floating book fair, Logos Hope at Walvis Bay, Dr. Mbumba said reading books opens doors to new ideas and broadens one's perspective.

Represented by the Minister of Education, Arts, and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka, the president urged parents and guardians to instill a love for reading books in their children as early as possible.

Youth brick project launched in Walvis Bay


Saltiel Kalola, the Director of the African Counselors Social Development Association, emphasizes the importance of joint efforts from the government and civil society organizations to develop and implement programs aimed at eradicating poverty and creating jobs.

Kalola made these remarks during the launch of the Youth Brick Project in Walvis Bay.

With the nation's poverty index standing at around 28.7% and a high rate of youth unemployment above 40%, Kalola believes that the government and private sectors must collaborate to address these issues.

Uis community urged to collectively develop settlement 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.