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Kawana, Shanghala swap desks

3 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Government

The justice ministry yesterday welcomed its new minister, Sacky Shanghala, and new attorney-general, Albert Kawana, following the cabinet reshuffle by President Hage Geingob two weeks ago.In his inaugural address Kawana told the media and ministry...

Minister defends Oropoko buy

3 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Government

The purchase of Oropoko Lodge by the defence force was discussed in depth in parliament on Tuesday.The defence minister, Penda Ya Ndakolo, addressed the issue of President Hage Geingob, commander-in-chief of the Namibian Defence Force,...

Ngatjizeko retires

3 days ago - 21 February 2018 | Government

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the recently appointed presidential affairs minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko, who has not been in the best of health over the past few years, has retired.Ngatjizeko, the former trade minister in President Hage...

Trade ministry cancels paper subscriptions

5 days ago - 20 February 2018 | Government

Civil servants employed by the ministry of industrialisation and trade will have to buy their own newspapers from now on.A directive issued by permanent secretary Gabriel Sinimbo informed ministry staff that newspapers would no longer...

Jooste limits paid SOE board meetings

1 week ago - 15 February 2018 | Government

The minister of public enterprises, Leon Jooste, has said parastatal boards will only be paid for four meetings annually starting this year.Jooste said under normal circumstances, a board does not have to sit more than...

Mutorwa lists achievements as he exits

1 week ago - 15 February 2018 | Government

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector and staff from the agriculture ministry yesterday gathered to bid farewell to Minister John Mutorwa, who had steered the sector...

No to 'travelling parliament'

1 week ago - 14 February 2018 | Government

President Hage Geingob has rapped parliamentarians over the knuckles for the pace at which bills are passed, the quality of debate in the House, and...

Deputy ministers redeployed

1 week ago - 14 February 2018 | Government

Days after announcing changes to his new cabinet, President Hage Geingob has redeployed deputy ministers and appointed two new ones. In the cabinet reshuffle...

'SOE reforms are nasty'

1 week ago - 12 February 2018 | Government

The minister of public enterprises, Leon Jooste, says it will require a lot of political will to turn around embattled state-owned enterprises. He was...

Serious flaws in cybersecurity bill

1 week ago - 12 February 2018 | Government

Serious concerns have been expressed about a lack of widespread input, potential privacy violations and lack of coherency and expertise related to the 2017 Electronic...

Economic lifeline

2 weeks ago - 09 February 2018 | Government

President Hage Geingob has signalled serious moves to boost the ailing Namibian economy by placing his top technocrat, Tom Alweendo, at the mines and energy...

NDF farm raises questions

2 weeks ago - 09 February 2018 | Government

Analysts are optimistic that President Hage Geingob will hold defence minister Penda ya Ndakolo accountable for buying a N$45 million farm and tourist lodge in...

Government

Reshuffle talk reaches fever pitch...

2 weeks ago - 08 February 2018 | Government

Speculation in senior political circles is that President Hage Geingob will use today's first cabinet meeting of the year to announce his long-awaited cabinet reshuffle....

Army buys luxury lodge

2 weeks ago - 08 February 2018 | Government

The defence ministry has spent N$45 million on buying a luxury lodge that will be converted into a military base for the training of specialist...

Govt announces cost-cutting measures

3 weeks ago - 03 February 2018 | Government

The Office of the Prime Minister has announced a number of cost-cutting measures for the public sector in line with its intention to cut spending...

Major cabinet shakeup

3 weeks ago - 02 February 2018 | Government

Youth and sport minister Jerry Ekandjo, along with his home affairs colleague Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, were fired from their cabinet positions with immediate effect yesterday.The day...

Simataa ­clarifies PSC, RC ­arbitration...

3 weeks ago - 02 February 2018 | Government

The secretary to Cabinet, George Simataa, has clarified that the matter between the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Regrading Committee (RC) at the Labour...

Ekandjo also sent packing

3 weeks ago - 01 February 2018 | Government

President Hage Geingob has also fired youth minister Jerry Ekandjo with immediate effect. Ekandjo contested Geingob for the Swapo presidency last year. Geingob eventually emerged...

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