Government

Lifestyle audits the way to go

1 week ago - 16 September 2016 | Government

Political commentators are sceptic yet enthusiastic over President Hage Geingob’s revelation that public office bearers will be subjected to lifestyle audits. Geingob, who is currently in the United Nations’ States for the 71st United...

Omusati officials suspended without charge

1 week ago - 16 September 2016 | Government

Two senior officials at the Omusati Regional Council say they were illegally suspended without charge last month.Omusati chief regional officer Protasius Andowa and the council’s deputy finance director, Elizabeth Mutota, were sent on forced leave...

Geingob tackles ratings fears

1 week ago - 12 September 2016 | Government

The government is investigating possible instances of fraudulently priced local tenders quoted in US dollars to cash in on exchange-rate fluctuations. “There are a few companies being investigated in that regard and we’ve been told...

Rail tender raises eyebrows

2 weeks ago - 06 September 2016 | Government

Sources in the Ministry of Works and Transport have questioned why tenders for the procurement and delivery of rails have been invited while the ministry could have instructed TransNamib, the national carrier mandated to do...

More than 100 vacancies in public service

2 weeks ago - 06 September 2016 | Government

The prime minister’s office has sent out a circular to several government departments indicating that there are more than 100 public-service vacancies across the country. The circular internally advertising these positions was addressed to the...

Media freedom crucial, says info minister

2 weeks ago - 06 September 2016 | Government

Namibia’s information minister yesterday lashed out at the media, claiming that he does not oppose media freedom and had only sent out a warning for...

Govt won''t buy Areva desalination plant

3 weeks ago - 01 September 2016 | Government

The government has decided to abandon a plan to buy the Erongo Desalination Plant from Areva Namibia.This was announced by the minister of agriculture, water...

Govt wants media control

3 weeks ago - 30 August 2016 | Government

The minister of information and communication technology, Tjekero Tweya, says the ministry will drive an agenda to put in place a statutory body “to ensure...

Geingob off to Swaziland

3 weeks ago - 29 August 2016 | 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...

Key bills signed into law

1 month - 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...

Female ministers impress president

1 month - 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...

ECN selection could sow election mistrust

1 month - 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...

Government

Buckle down, Geingob tells diplomats

1 month - 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

1 month - 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

1 month - 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

1 month - 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

1 month - 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

1 month - 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...

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