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Coastal resident loses car to car theft

Coastal resident loses car to car theft

Car thieves have found a new technique, now targeting second hand car sales shops. On Thursday a Toyota Land Cruiser, valued at N$260 000 was stolen from the No Limit Bakkies branch located in Windhoek. The owner, Marietjie Kruger, has now offered a reward of N$20 000. According to Kruger two men entered the shop […]

601 houses in Daures with electricity by September

601 houses in Daures with electricity by September

The Erongo RED Rural and Peri-Urban Electrification Project was launched on Wednesday, 08 June. The purpose of the event was to launch the electrification of 601 households in Okombahe, Omatjete, Otjohorongo, Tubusis and Anichab. This is part of Erongo RED’s drive to bring power to the people. According to Mr Robert Kahimise, the Chief Executive […]

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 […]