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Vehicle crashes into Adventure centre

Vehicle crashes into Adventure centre

A driver of a pick-up is expected to make a first appearance in the Walvis Bay magistrate’s court this week after he crashed his vehicle into the Walvis Bay Adventure Centre on Friday night. The driver virtually destroyed the offices of Quanta Coa Insurance. He allegedly ran away from the scene of the accident. Speed […]

Arandis, Karibib at the top, Usakos at standstill

Arandis, Karibib at the top, Usakos at standstill

Karibib and Arandis are the two flagship towns of the Erongo Region showing best practices. This view Governor Cleophas Mutjavikua stated in his recent State of the Region address, which was held in Swakopmund. While praising these two towns, Mutjavikua noted with concern that “work has come to a standstill in Usakos.” During his State […]

ACC nets three for massive fraud at Wesbank Transport

The Anti Corruption Commission of Namibia (ACC) confirmed the arrest this week of three Walvis Bay residents, after a nearly five years long investigation into a massive fraud scheme involving close to N$6 million at transporting company Wesbank Transport (Pty) Ltd. Gavilan Theodor Klazen (Operations Manager at Wesbank Transport) and colleague Carl David Marx (Administrative […]

Rain played havoc with mines

Rain played havoc with mines

The surprising rainfall along the central coast this week affected the mining operations of both the Husab and Rössing Uranium mine. Due to safety concerns the operations were stopped temporarily at Husab. While Husab recorded 36 mm of rain, it rained 22.2 mm at the Rössing mine site. According to Percy McCallum, Vice President: Human […]

Become tax compliant or face the music

“The time is now to repent and become tax compliant.” This was the message this week of Mr Joseph Nanghonga, the Deputy Director in the Department of Inland Revenue, in the Ministry of Finance in the Erongo Region announcing details of a Tax Education Day next Wednesday (15 June 2016) at venues across the Region. […]

No building plans submitted for Walvis Bay Airport terminal project

With the completion of the new terminal building of the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) at the Walvis Bay International Airport only weeks away, the project hit an unexpected snag. It was established no building plans were submitted to the Walvis Bay municipality for approval for the new terminal building, which means no completion certificate can […]

Former Karibib CEO Sentenced for corruption

Former Karibib CEO Sentenced for corruption

Former Karibib CEO Sentenced for corruption The former Chief Executive Officer of Karibib, Lydia Vekawana Kandetu, was found guilty on a charge of contravening the Anti-Corruption Act in the Swakopmund Regional Court and sentenced to a fine of N$5 000 or alternatively two years in prison. The judgement and sentence was delivered on 27 May. […]

Erongo worst hit by drought

Erongo worst hit by drought

The Erongo Region is one of the most drought-affected regions in the country. This was once again reiterated by Cleophas Mutjavikua, Governor of the region during his State of the Region Address on Friday. The Governor admitted it was very late to start working out measures, but added plans are in an advanced stage to […]

Winter rains over the coast

Winter rains over the coast

Predictions were correct: Yesterday afternoon it rained in Swakopmund, albeit it was only very little. Many residents were surprised when they first heard a loud thunder followed by droplets all over town. The weather will once again change in the coming days with East Wind conditions expected to begin on Sunday. The photo shows the […]

Swakopmund municipality’s solution is to pour sand over the flooded mess

Swakopmund municipality’s solution is to pour sand over the flooded mess

The owner of house number 637 Ochs Street in Tamariskia in Swakomund, Mr Johny Gamatham, says he is desperate for a solution over sewage and rain water which have been frequently flooding his premises from street level. “I have been complaining about the issue to the Swakopmund Municipality but to no avail, I called and […]