Windhoek Observer

OTA welcomes cancelation of genocide event

The Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA), yesterday accused the government of continuing its marginalization of the Ovaherero and welcomed the cancellation of the launch of the Ovaherero and  Nama Genocide Exhibition.

Shaningwa refuses to condemn closure of party office

The outspoken Secretary General of the SWAPO Party, Sofia Shaningwa, has refused to condemn the closure of the party’s Oshana regional office, by a disgruntled group last week, saying it is an internal matter and that it would be dealt with as such.

ACC denies racial bias

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chief, Paulus Noa, yesterday denied accusations that his team is using intimidation tactics in their attempts to prosecute the Fishrot accused, including using the race card in the process.

Otesa MD shares his vision for the company

With reputation of being a major importer of products and services, Namibia has also witnessed the emergence of 100% Namibian owned companies that have managed to build strong reputations and expertise in various sectors of the economy. In the construction sector, one such company is OTESA Civil Engineering (Pty) Ltd and below is extract from an interview with its recently appointed Managing Director, Schalk van Niekerk.

Meatco finally exports to the US

After 18 years of negotiations, Meatco was finally given the go ahead to start beef exports to the United States.
This comes after the meat processor meet all the requirements of the US Department of Agriculture and the US Food Safety and Inspection Services and was able to send its first shipment of 25 tons of chilled beef to Philadelphia on Wednesday.

BoN cuts Repo Rate

In a move that is expected to bring much needed relief to indebted Namibian households and companies, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Namibia (BoN) decided to cut the Repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent.

Namibian film Kukuri nominated for AMVCA

On Thursday, February 13, MultiChoice Namibia in Windhoek hosted the first screening of the film Kukuri in order to celebrate its nomination for Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2020.

Many fishermen holding the corruption net

The culpability for the Fishrot scandal lies with every Cabinet member or Member of Parliament that has direct or indirect beneficiation from any fishing interest. In addition, we believe that the Swapo ruling party -unless it declares and shows evidence that they never received money or services from a fishing concern- shares some guilt for the mess as well.

Hage ducks Fishrot again

President Hage Geingob has again chosen to remain mum over the Fishrot scandal amid growing pressures for him to act over the alleged and tangential involvement of his political appointees, regional governors Usko Nghaamwa (Ohangwena) and Sirkka Ausiku (Kavango West).

Esau – blatant act of betrayal

It appears that the involvement of former fisheries minister Bernard Esau in the Fishrot scandal was a blatant act of betrayal. It went directly against the intended purpose of the amendment to the Fisheries Act, which was rushed through parliament.
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