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GRN desalination plant to produce 25 million cubic metres of water per annum for the coast

GRN desalination plant to produce 25 million cubic metres of water per annum for the coast

Government will build a new desalination plant with a capacity to produce 25 million cubic metres of water per annum to secure the water supply to the central coast. In the interim, government is investigating the feasibility of extracting even more water from the “severely strained” Omdel and Kuiseb aquifers. Even though the underground water […]

Two children and driver dies in yet another B2 accident

Two children and driver dies in yet another B2 accident

Two school girls and one 36 year-old driver died yesterday morning when the bakkie they were travelling in overturned on the B2 highway between Karibib and Usakos. The white Isuzu double cab was transporting a total of 14 kids and was on the way to school, when the unfortunate incident occurred, said Detective Chief Inspector […]

Water situation at Uis now “dangerously serious

Water situation at Uis now “dangerously serious

The Dâures Constituency in the Erongo Region is severely hit by the current drought, especially the settlement Uis. “The water situation at the Uis settlement is very dire, very unacceptable and dangerously serious,” said John Mutorwa, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, during a press conference in Swakopmund on Friday. For about six months the […]

Oyster producers criticise Fisheries Ministry for “over reaction” every time shellfish test positive for DSP

Oyster producers criticise Fisheries Ministry for “over reaction” every time shellfish test positive for DSP

Several oyster producers at the coast expressed dissatisfaction over the weekend with the latest warning by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources against the consuming of oysters, after samples tested this shellfish unfit for human consumption. Although only one oyster farm at the Walvis Bay Aqua Park tested positive for Diarrhetic Shell-fish Poisoning (DSP), […]

Rössmund “golf estate” scandal gets corruption flavour

Swakopmund corporate services general manager, Marco Swartz, is accused of having unduly benefitted from his relationship as senior local authority official with the Developer of the now scandal-ridden Rössmund Golf Estate as well as the Rössmund Golf Course Close Corporation. Legal documents obtained by namib times indicate that during the time Swartz was representing the […]

Renewed criticism of T/Namib after yet another railway crossing accident

Renewed criticism of T/Namib after yet another railway crossing accident

There is no respite in the accident rate at Walvis Bay’s notorious railway crossings. On Wednesday afternoon this light delivery truck was rammed by an oncoming train at the Rikumbi Kandanga railway crossing. train leaving the railway station. Eyewitnesses at the scene said that it seemed like the driver thought he could take a chance […]

This plot was used to hide cannabis parcels

This plot was used to hide cannabis parcels

The Swakopmund Town Council has decided to sell a big property located along the Henties Bay road after the police has deemed it a high-crime area. The triangular erf located diagonally across the Atlantic High School is zoned as a public open space and has been an eyesore due to excessive littering for many years. […]

Firefighters from all over train in Swakopmund

Firefighters from all over train in Swakopmund

20 Firefighters from various local authorities all over Namibia are on a training course at the Swakopmund Fire Brigade until tomorrow. As part of the basic firefighting offered the firemen had to do a search-and-rescue operation in a house yesterday and extinguish an open fire. Some old tyres were set alight on the premises of […]

Construction camps are not for accomodation

Construction camps are not for accomodation

The Swakopmund Town Council has once again reinforced its opinion not to allow staff members to overnight at construction camps which fall under its jurisdiction. Council decided this at the recent meeting after an application was received from the contractor currently upgrading the Swakopmund-Henties Bay-Uis road. The application was received by Zhong Mei Engineering Group […]

Tourism is booming in Namibia

Tourism is booming in Namibia

Political stability, good infrastructure and a safe traveling destination were cited as some of the main strengths of Namibia which ensure “the stars smiling down on the country’s tourism.” This was said in a statement by the Managing Director of the Gondwana Group, Mannfred Goldbeck, who said the Group posted a record 78,56 % monthly […]