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Fuel prices drop by midnight

Fuel prices drop by midnight

Fuel prices in Namibia is set for a major drop at one minute past midnight tomorrow (Wednesday 7 September), providing some relief to the Namibian consumer. Petrol drops with 46 cents per litre, which means the revised price would be N$10-48. Diesel 500 ppm drops by 34 cents to N$10,28 per litre and 50 ppm […]

DTA joins the fry in growing unemployment discontent

Official opposition party DTA of Namibia attempts to spearhead a nationwide unemployment strike soon, as an ultimatum and demand for the reinstatement of over 1000 fishermen who were fired after their participation in an illegal strike 11 months ago at Walvis Bay. The fishermen officially downed tools in November 2015, demanding increases in their basic […]

Senior immigration officer suspended at Walvis Bay for work visa irregularities

Senior immigration officer suspended at Walvis Bay for work visa irregularities

A senior immigration officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration in Walvis Bay was suspended from certain duties on 23 August, after gross irregularities were discovered with the issuing of at least two work visas for South Africans. The official is not allowed to stamp work visas any more, as in one instance […]

Need for desalination no more debatable – water shortage for coast grows rapidly

Need for desalination no more debatable – water shortage for coast grows rapidly

During the information sharing and consultative meeting about the water supply to the coastal areas of Namibia with stakeholders in Swakopmund yesterday, the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Mr John Mutorwa, made it clear that the national water utility Namwater is running out of sufficient water for the central coastal region. The only future […]

Swakopmund owes NamWater N$87m

Municipality not in the position to repay this debt… The Swakopmund Municipality owes the national water utility Namwater N$74 million. This shocking news was revealed by Swakopmund Council member Wilfried Groenewald who also said that Namwater is requesting the municipality to settle their debts, but the municipality is not in a position to pay. Groenewald […]

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 […]