Government

Geingob off to Swaziland

18 hours ago | Government

President Hage Geingob told thousands of Heroes’ Day attendees that the battle of Ongulumbashe was a watershed moment in the fight for Namibia’s independence and marked the beginning of the armed struggle. People’s Liberation...

Key bills signed into law

2 weeks ago - 15 August 2016 | Government

On Friday three long-awaited bills were signed into law by President Hage Geingob during a public signing ceremony.Witnessed by cabinet members, public service officials and the media, Geingob put pen to paper to enact the...

Female ministers impress president

2 weeks ago - 15 August 2016 | Government

President Hage Geingob last week told a group of diplomats that his decision to appoint a number of women in some of the most important cabinet positions was not to do them a favour but...

ECN selection could sow election mistrust

2 weeks ago - 12 August 2016 | Government

A storm is brewing around the recent nomination of five Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) commissioners.Civil society watchdogs want to know why public interviews of shortlisted candidates were skipped, saying the lack of transparency could...

Asset declaration our future

2 weeks ago - 12 August 2016 | Government

Although the movement towards public asset declarations in Namibia is gathering steam, many of those whose financial statements would be made public remain suspicious and reluctant.Members of parliament are required to declare their assets.But the...

Buckle down, Geingob tells diplomats

2 weeks ago - 09 August 2016 | Government

President Hage Geingob wants the heads of foreign missions in Namibia to be allocated specific regions in the country to which they should attract social...

Scrap NEEEF, says private sector

2 weeks ago - 09 August 2016 | Government

The resounding sentiment from targeted stakeholder discussions on the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Bill was that the proposed legislation should be scrapped because it is...

NC rejects unconstitutional bill

3 weeks ago - 04 August 2016 | Government

The National Council yesterday unanimously agreed that the Namibian Citizenship Amendment Bill is unconstitutional.They voted to reject the principle of the bill, a move that...

Works defends OPM tender

3 weeks ago - 03 August 2016 | Government

Two companies were disqualified from the tender for the construction of new offices for the prime minister, of which one bid more than N$52 million...

Uncertainty over Gertze's fate

3 weeks ago - 03 August 2016 | Government

Confusion yesterday reigned over the appointment of former Agribank CEO Leonard Iipumbu as the government’s chief of protocol, replacing Neville Gertze after only 16 months.Gertze...

Govt makes u-turn on birthright

3 weeks ago - 02 August 2016 | Government

Government has seemingly bowed to pressure after it agreed to implement a Supreme Court order to grant a child born in Namibia to a Dutch...

Whistle-blower protection could backfire

3 weeks ago - 02 August 2016 | Government

Experts say sticking to the September deadline for finalising a law protecting whistle-blowers should not stand in the way of public consultation.Moreover, provisions in the...

Government

Ndishishi to hold the fort...

1 month - 28 July 2016 | Government

Former Health and Social Services permanent secretary Andrew Ndishishi has been appointed as the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management’s (NIPAM) acting executive director...

Namibia’s diplomats are unskilled

1 month - 28 July 2016 | Government

Africa must stop spending money on sending uninformed diplomats to international conferences where they fail to make relevant contributions. This sentiment was expressed by speakers...

Move with the times

1 month - 26 July 2016 | Government

Delivering the keynote address at the opening of a five-day foreign policy review conference in Windhoek yesterday, President Hage Geingob urged diplomats to modernise their...

Stadium millions diverted

1 month - 22 July 2016 | Government

Construction of the Eenhana Multi-Purpose Sport Complex remains incomplete six years after the first foundation was laid. While the Eenhana complex lies abandoned, the government...

Jooste announces SOE shake-up

1 month - 22 July 2016 | Government

Minister of Public Enterprises Leon Jooste yesterday unveiled his grand vision for the country’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs), a plan that involves his ministry applying itself...

Government mum on new parliament...

1 month - 19 July 2016 | Government

National Assembly officials were tight-lipped on Friday when asked if anything had been done about a petition against the construction of new parliament building, which...

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