Windhoek Observer

SWAPO threatens to reprimand governor

The SWAPO Party’s Otjozondjupa Regional Executive has threatened to reprimand Governor Otto Ipinge if he continues to involve himself in the restructuring of leadership positions at section and branch levels in the region.

NAMAF speaks health sector matters

With the cost of medical services continuing to sky rocket amid allegations of over servicing and fraudulent claims by medical practitioners, the Windhoek Observer (WO) engaged the Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Association of Medical Aid Funds (NAMAF) Stephen Tjiuoro (ST),

Construction, hotels to drive GDP growth

The construction, hotel and restaurant sectors are expected to drive the domestic economy recovery in 2019, with the country’s GDP projected to grow by 0,3 percent, latest figures from the Bank of Namibia show.

GIPF revises actuarial valuation policy

The changing business environment has forced the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) to review its actuarial valuation policy which requires that it be conducted every 18 months to three years, as part of efforts to mitigate any potential risk the fund might face.
The US Embassy in Windhoek said Wednesday that its government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Defence,

Taxman lands hard on evaders

Inland Revenue Commissioner, Justus Mwafonge, said on Wednesday that the January introduction of the Integrated Tax Administration System (ITAS) will result in increased revenue for the state as it will minimise incidences of tax evasion, transfer pricing, and underpaying of taxes.

Standard Bank award bursaries

Standard Bank recently awarded bursaries to four students studying Cyber Security, Forensic Science and Actuarial Science at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), the University of Free State and Stellenbosch University as part of its annual bursary programme.

Namib Mills to launch own bread

Namib Mills will soon make a foray into the bread market, with the company planning to launch a superior bread loaf towards the end of the year.

Ignored schemes are not green

We weary of confetti, ribbon cuttings and glory speeches when promising economic programmes such as the green schemes run by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) under Agribusdev  are launched, and years down the line when positive results were promised, we find the programmes grossly under-funded, poorly staffed, and operating with no momentum for success.

Doctors fleece patients millions

Unsuspecting patients and medical aid funds have been fleeced millions of dollars through over charging and over servicing by Namibian doctors, it has emerged.
Information gathered by the Windhoek Observer revealed that several doctors have been raking in millions of dollars annually through fraudulent claims,
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The Windhoek Observer is an English-language weekly newspaper, published in Namibia by Paragon Investment Holding. It is the country's oldest and largest circulating weekly.

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