Government

Youngest governor humbled by appointment

20 hours ago | Government

At the age of 29, Outjo mayor Marius Sheya has been appointed regional governor of Kunene, making him the youngest person to hold the position in the country's history.Sheya was named by President Hage Geingob...

Military spending remains high

20 hours ago | Government

ELLANIE SMIT Military spending in Namibia has more than doubled in the past decade - from about N$2.8 billion in 2007 to close to N$7 billion in 2016 -...

PS breaks his silence

3 days ago - 15 December 2017 | Government

Former health permanent secretary Andreas Mwoombola has fired a massive salvo at his former boss Bernhard Haufiku, accusing the minister of pushing for certain companies to be preferred for tenders at the ministry.Mwoombola was transferred...

Kauta wants Mulunga suspended

3 days ago - 15 December 2017 | Government

The minister of public enterprises, Leon Jooste, has confirmed that he had received a request from Patrick Kauta, the board chairperson of the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor), to suspend managing director Immanuel Mulunga....

Harambee coming along, but slowly

3 days ago - 15 December 2017 | Government

Despite some hiccups the Namibian economy has fared relatively well and made progress towards achieving the Harambee Prosperity Plan goals, presidential economic adviser John Steytler said this week.Presenting the HPP progress report on key Harambee...

Geingob defends Noa

4 days ago - 14 December 2017 | Government

President Hage Geingob yesterday leapt to the defence of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director-general Paulus Noa, while defending his administration's record on curbing corruption. Geingob...

NSFAF to lose parastatal status

4 days ago - 14 December 2017 | Government

The government is contemplating plans to return the embattled Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) to the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation. ...

Township deal 'none of your business'

4 days ago - 14 December 2017 | Government

President Hage Geingob yesterday told journalists that he was not going to entertain questions about his private business and how much he made from selling...

No standoff here, says Kauta

4 days ago - 14 December 2017 | Government

The board chairperson of the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor), Patrick Kauta, says there was no ministerial influence or any other implied personal considerations...

Big changes coming at Health

4 days ago - 14 December 2017 | Government

Health minister Bernhard Haufiku yesterday said massive administrative changes could be expected at the beleaguered ministry, including the complete overhaul of the Central Medical Store...

MD claims witch-hunt

5 days ago - 13 December 2017 | Government

The board of the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor) has terminated the contracts of nine non-permanent staff at the parastatal in an alleged standoff...

NC convenes urgent session

5 days ago - 13 December 2017 | Government

The National Council will convene an urgent session next week to review three bills. A statement issued by the secretary to the National Council,...

Government

Namibia not a tax haven...

1 week ago - 07 December 2017 | Government

Minister of finance Calle Schlettwein has rejected claims made by the European Union that Namibia is a tax haven. The European Union (EU) this...

Namibia squeamish about transparency

1 week ago - 06 December 2017 | Government

A damning report by a policy watchdog has found that both government and private institutions in Namibia do not prize transparency and many remain shrouded...

Hage fumes over health mess

1 week ago - 06 December 2017 | Government

President Hage Geingob has jumped into the fray by seemingly asking the minister of health and his permanent secretary to put their differences aside and...

Geingob defends travel, urges transparency

1 week ago - 06 December 2017 | Government

At the final cabinet meeting for the year, President Hage Geingob spoke about transparency and accountability and said that Namibians should “count their blessings” to...

Helao Nafidi, Ondangwa mayors retained

1 week ago - 06 December 2017 | Government

The status quo remains as no changes were made to the structure of the office-bearers following elections at both the Helao Nafidi and Ondangwa town...

Urban reception areas to avert...

1 week ago - 06 December 2017 | Government

A National Council (NC) standing committee has proposed the creation of urban reception centres by local authorities to avert land grabbing.The proposal was made in...

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