Education SOEs ordered to use own facilities

WINDHOEK – All state owned enterprises (SOEs) that fall under the Ministry of Education should in future make use of their own facilities to host functions instead of footing expensive bills for the use of private and other public venues, directed the Minister of Education Dr David Namwndi yesterday. “All SOEs falling under the Ministry

Business & Finance

The view from one of the newly refurbished rooms at the Gross Barmen Hot Springs Resort about 100kms north of the capital.

Gross Barmen set to re-open

WINDHOEK – Refurbishment of the Gross Barmen Hot Springs Resort is nearing completion with the Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) hinting that the work could be completed at below the budgeted figure of N$200 million.  To date the state-owned resort has spent nearly N$115 million, and has nearly all work completed. The contractors are expected to

Charles Namoloh, Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, is also responsible for the Local Economic Development Agency (LEDA).

Local Economic Development Agency launches new website

WINDHOEK – The new website of the Local Economic Development Agency (LEDA) went live this week, a crucial step in the evolution of the agency, which was established in 2011 following the publication of the 2009 government White Paper on Local and Regional Economic Development. The white paper sets out what the LEDA does, its

Auditor General - Junias Kandjeke

N$38m unaccounted for at Oshikoto Regional Council

WINDHOEK – The Auditor General says a recent audit of finances at the Oshikoto Regional Council could not verify there whereabouts of N$39 million due to non-submission of missing documents. In his latest report on the accounts of the Oshikoto Regional Council for the 2012 financial year, Auditor General Junias Kandjeke says the regional council


Dr Tjivikua grumbles over inadequate funding

WINDHOEK – The Rector of the Polytechnic of Namibia, Dr Tjama Tjivikua, criticized the Ministry of Education for returning money to the Treasury last year, while the institution lacks sufficient financial resources. “If the Ministry (of Education) is not providing appropriate funding to this institution, then the system is indeed failing this and future generations,”


Finance explains Public Procurement Bill

ONGWEDIVA – The Public Procurement Bill sponsored by the Ministry of Finance, which is meant to be a tool for local development through local participation and sourcing will be re-tabled in parliament this year. Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Finance, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry Ericah Shafudah at the Annual General Meeting



Rapper defends Maria Nepembe single

By Selma Neshiko   WINDHOEK- Underground rapper John Y-jay Thimotheus comes in defence of his  new controversial single titled ‘Maria Nepembe, which has left many a rappers on the local Hip Hop scene ranting about it. In the explicit single’s chorus goes like, “In my dreams I f*ck Maria Nepembe, Maria Nepembe, Maria Nepembe, Maria

Court & Crime

The group of 22 people who represented the Afoti and Onakapya villagers in showing their solidarity with the deceased’s family at the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court.

Communities enraged over Oshakati court decision

OSHAKATI – Members of the Afoti and Onakapya communities were furious when the case against murder accused Simon Paulus was postponed in the Oshakati Regional Court this week.  Paulus’ trial was to continue on Tuesday with his formal bail application hearing but proceedings were postponed to the next day, Wednesday. The state prosecutor Tatelo Lusepani