Government

Public grills ECN contenders

12 hours ago | Government

OGONE TLHAGEThe Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has started interviewing candidates for the position of chief electoral officer.For the first time ever, the process, which kicked off yesterday, was open to public scrutiny.Five candidates, all...

Forgotten clans find their voices

1 day - 18 June 2018 | Government

Descendants of the Ovaherero, Ovambanderu and Nama groups that were exiled into the then British protectorate of Bechuanaland are jostling for inclusion in the genocide and reparation talks between the Namibian and German governments. However,...

San voices 'ignored'

1 day - 18 June 2018 | Government

The committee of the N‡Jaqna Conservancy says it rejects a proposal for nine exclusive livestock farming units proposed by the Ministry of Land Reform in the area. The chairperson of the committee, Sarah Zungu, said...

City tackles 3 000 potholes

1 day - 18 June 2018 | Government

STAFF REPORTERThe City of Windhoek says intends to complete repair work on 3 000 potholes by the end of July. “Although we generally enjoy smooth road surfaces in the city, we would like to acknowledge...

Govt called out on RCC

6 days ago - 13 June 2018 | Government

Outgoing Roads Contractor Company (RCC) board chairperson Fritz Jacobs claims there are deliberate plans to do away with the parastatal in order to favour private sector interests in the country.The beleaguered chairman, who has come...

Ombudsman, govt probe childcare facility

1 week ago - 12 June 2018 | Government

JEMIMA BEUKESOmbudsman John Walters and the child welfare ministry have confirmed investigations into the living conditions of orphans and vulnerable children at a state facility,...

Ondangwa defends mayor's plot allocation

1 week ago - 11 June 2018 | Government

The Ondangwa town council has defended its decision to allocate three business plots to Huhu City, a company owned by the town's mayor, Paavo Amwele,...

NHE defies N$500 000 govt price cap

1 week ago - 07 June 2018 | Government

The National Housing Enterprise (NHE) has defied a verbal ministerial directive, given by former housing minister Sophia Shaningwa and reiterated by her successor Peya...

Top dentist tells Haufiku to quit

1 week ago - 07 June 2018 | Government

While admitting his frustrations with the health ministry are coming on for over a decade, the country's former chief dentist, Dr Panduleni Itula, has called...

Govt coughs up N$58m to City

2 weeks ago - 05 June 2018 | Government

Significant progress has been made in settling government municipal debt owed to the City of Windhoek, with about N$58 million having been paid to date.By...

Kamseb enjoys 19 months paid 'special leave'

2 weeks ago - 04 June 2018 | Government

Kunene chief regional officer (CRO) George Kamseb remains on “special leave” after 19 months, while earning his full salary and benefits. He has since turned...

Oshakati blocks Huang

2 weeks ago - 04 June 2018 | Government

The Oshakati town council has blocked a recommendation to give fraud and money laundering suspect Jack Huang's company 100 serviced erven on which to construct...

Government

Southerners to get food banks

3 weeks ago - 28 May 2018 | Government

Nearly 2 800 people are to benefit from the poverty ministry's food bank programme in three southern towns within two months as the programme is...

RCC thought they could get...

3 weeks ago - 24 May 2018 | Government

A ministerial technical committee has been tasked to urgently compile a dossier for cabinet, with recommendations on disciplinary action and the way forward for the...

Rent battle intensifies

3 weeks ago - 24 May 2018 | Government

Rent control boards that protected tenants from exploitation by property owners during the apartheid era are still implementable in Namibia and are not unconstitutional.This was...

Poverty minister calls out food...

3 weeks ago - 24 May 2018 | Government

Bishop Zephania Kameeta, the minister of poverty eradication, yesterday took to task National Council members who had lashed out at the food bank programme and...

Chinese money grab

3 weeks ago - 23 May 2018 | Government

While two ministers have voiced stern opposition to the deal between the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) and Chinese firm Jiangsu Nantong Sanjian, the parastatal's board...

Geingob's approval rating soars

3 weeks ago - 23 May 2018 | Government

While a majority of Namibians gave the government bad grades for its handling of issues such as job creation and the economy, President Hage Geingob...

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