The Namibia Electoral Commission (ECN) recently held consultations with various political parties to discuss progress made so far on the installation of voter verified paper audit trails (VVPAT) in the Electronic Voting Machines that were first used in the country during the 2014 National Assembly and Presidential elections. The VVPAT is a method of providing feedback to voters using a ‘ballot-less’ voting system.
With a ton of knowledge up his sleeve, the newly appointed Namibia Association of Medical Aid Funds (NAMAF) Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Tjiuoro, is ready to restore order within the medical aid industry by weeding out fraudulent activities. The tough talking former police officer, who is a qualified fraud investigator, told the Windhoek Observer that the greatest threat facing the local medical industry at the moment is over-servicing by practitioners.
We read with interest a news report about a local famer giving workshops on how to grow and harvest fly larvae. Over 800 people have spent their hard earned money to take these lessons. Some have even sold animals and taken loans to pay for this training.