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Consultations for finalisation of NDP5 conducted with Erongo

Consultations for finalisation of NDP5 conducted with Erongo

Various high level representatives from all local authorities in the Erongo Region met yesterday with the Minister in the Presidency in charge of the National Planning Commission, Tom Alweendo, to have their say in the new National Development Plan, NDP5. NDP5 is set to launch in March 2017, when the current NDP4 will run out. […]

New Councilor for DTA on Walvis Bay Town Council

New Councilor for DTA on Walvis Bay Town Council

A new council member was inaugurated on Tuesday evening, 30 August, during a council meeting held at the Council Chambers in Kuisebmond. Valencia Izaaks will be representing the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) as town councillor. “On behalf of all Councillors, I wish to welcome our new colleague, Councillor Valencia Izaaks to our ranks.We certainly look […]

Plans underway to remove 30 000 squatters from coastal towns

Plans underway to remove 30 000 squatters from coastal towns

The towns Swakopmund and Walvis Bay want to relocate all backyard squatters and “do away with shacks entirely.” Various leaders from different institutions met this week to discuss the initiation of a programme to relocate about 30 000 squatters from both coastal towns. “It is not that easy though,” said Erongo Governor Cleophas Mutjavikua in […]

Corruption, poverty and tribalism are Namibia’ invisible enemy

Corruption, poverty and tribalism are Namibia’ invisible enemy

While acknowledging the bravery and sacrifice of Namibian heroes during the armed struggle, President Hage Geingob pointed out that the true way of honouring the fallen is to preserve what these men and women fought for. “In commemorating the bravery of our heroes and heroines on this Heroes Day, let us take time to reflect […]

New record…

New record…

A long line fishing vessel that sunk alongside at the fisheries jetty of Hangana Seafood Processors in mid-June has been lifted out of the water on Thursday, weighing in at 98 tons as the 500 tons capacity crane of Walvis Bay Plant & Tool Hire lifted here out of the water. The vessel was salvaged […]

Elderly man attacked by armed intruders at Swakop old age home

Elderly man attacked by armed intruders at Swakop old age home

The Lions Old Age Home in Swakopmund is forced to increase its security measures drastically after one of their residents, an 81 year old pensioner, was brutally assaulted during a break-in. The amount of break-ins in Swakopmund increased over the past few weeks. The incident can only be described as unheard of for Swakopmund, yet […]

Four arrested for allegedly killing an alleged burglar

The police arrested three male and one female suspects on Saturday after they allegedly killed an alleged burglar with knobkieries. The body of the deceased was found in the DRC in Swakopmund, lying next to an abandoned house on Saturday morning. The incident was confirmed to namib times yesterday by Detective Chief Inspector Erastus Iikuyu […]

Double dose of misfortune for Namibian Dolphin Project Researchers

Double dose of misfortune for Namibian Dolphin Project Researchers

Researchers from the Namibian Dolphin Project were victim to a break in on Friday morning at their researchers accommodation situated along the Walvis Bay Lagoon. The Namibian Dolphin Project is a group of university affiliated researchers, students and interns, who conduct research on whales and dolphins along the Namibian coastline. The project is based year […]

Every driver can prevent death on Namibia’s roads this long weekend

The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia (MVAF) urged Namibians to make road safety top priority this long weekend, as thousands of Namibians will take to the country’s roads for the long weekend and also for Heroes Day celebrations in Walvis Bay. “In a statement released yesterday afternoon the MVAF states: August marks an exciting […]

Coastal Chambers want to end existence of isolation

The two chairpersons of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund’s branches of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) held a meeting recently where they declared the end to an existence of isolation in relation to one another, with coastal businesses and in relation to smaller chambers in the Erongo Region. The chairperson of the NCCI […]