Government

Councils' books a mess

1 day - 23 March 2017 | Government

A picture of chaotic bookkeeping emerges from the audited reports of village and town councils recently tabled in parliament. Four financial reports for different financial years had qualified audit opinions – meaning there was...

Ancestral land debate on the cards

1 day - 23 March 2017 | Government

President Hage Geingob has welcomed proposals on ancestral land claims, despite his government's stance that such debate would threaten national security. In his speech at the Independence Day celebration at Rundu, Geingob urged Namibians...

‘Executive Immunities Bill is unconstitutional’

2 days ago - 22 March 2017 | Government

JEMIMA BEUKES The government’s plan to grant executive privilege to cabinet ministers has the potential to create an apartheid-style society of upper-class and lower-class citizens, argues human rights lawyer Norman Tjombe.According to Tjombe, if passed...

White-owned land to be taken

2 days ago - 22 March 2017 | Government

In a strongly-worded speech, President Hage Geingob announced at the 27th independence celebration that the time for the expropriation of land has come.“We are committed to addressing the land issue and this is why I...

Psemas mess laid bare

4 days ago - 20 March 2017 | Government

YANNA SMITH The Public Service Employees Medical Aid Scheme (Psemas) has made headlines since January, with accounts of massive fraudulent claims by local and foreign doctors, pharmacies and clinics, as...

NPD5 still open for scrutiny

4 days ago - 20 March 2017 | Government

Policymakers are still consulting with the public before adopting the fifth National Development Plan (NDP5), which was initially expected to be launched next month.This is...

China was not the only friend

1 week ago - 17 March 2017 | Government

Political commentators have shot down the notion that China was Namibia's messiah while it was fighting for independence and believe that the government may be...

AG defends whistleblower bill

1 week ago - 16 March 2017 | Government

JEMIMA BEUKES Attorney-General Sacky Shanghala says controversial sections of the whistleblower bill are not aimed at punishing those exposing corruption, but at addressing the effects...

Ministers defend Chinese contractors

1 week ago - 16 March 2017 | Government

Cabinet ministers yesterday jumped to the defence of Chinese contractors in Namibia after opposition MPs claimed they were not complying with labour laws.The ministers could...

Shape up or ship out

1 week ago - 14 March 2017 | Government

It seems that it is going to be business unusual for state-owned enterprises, which will now be required to leverage some of their assets should...

Oondjambi dhaanapolotika dha hololwa

1 week ago - 14 March 2017 | Government

Omupresidende Hage Geingob oha mono oshimaliwa shooN$1 753 964 komvula inamu kwatelwa omauwanawa ge gamwe omanga omupevi presidende Nickey Iyambo ha mono ondjambi yooN$1...

No time for time change

2 weeks ago - 10 March 2017 | Government

It seems that Namibians will still have winter time this year.When the Namibian Time Bill was up for discussion yesterday in the National Assembly it...

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Judgement deferred in airport hearing

3 weeks ago - 03 March 2017 | Government

Judgement was deferred by Chief Justice Peter Shivute this afternoon in the Supreme Court in the billion dollar tender for the upgrade of the Hosea...

Bill could scare off whistleblowers

3 weeks ago - 03 March 2017 | Government

Serious concerns have been raised about several sections of the Whistleblower Protection Bill, which experts say could sabotage the intention of the bill by scaring...

Food Bank reaches 95 000...

3 weeks ago - 01 March 2017 | Government

Close to 95 000 individuals – or 22 354 households – have been benefiting from the Food Bank programme in the Khomas Region since its...

Geingob defends bloated civil service

3 weeks ago - 28 February 2017 | Government

President Hage Geingob yesterday responded to criticism of a bloated public service, saying it was creating job opportunities for Namibians. “It is true that...

Sun sets on winter time

4 weeks ago - 23 February 2017 | Government

An overwhelming majority of Namibians have elected to do away with the practice of having winter and summer time. This will effectively result in...

Stiff fines for false whistleblowing...

4 weeks ago - 23 February 2017 | Government

A Namibian policy think tank warns that the excessive penalties for false disclosures proposed in the Whistleblower Protection Bill could backfire and severely weaken the...

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