Windhoek Observer

The Ministry of Works and Transport is considering moving the remaining 19 Zimbabwean engineers to Government flats in a bid to cut costs.

Genocide closure needed

The demand by the Ovaherero and Nama people for restitution over the atrocities committed by German colonial forces in the then South-West Africa is nothing new,

Learner shoots classmate dead

A 13-year-old boy from Limbili Combined School in the Ontunganga Circuit in Ohangwena died this week in an accidental shooting incident.

Zim ICT minister Cleared Of Corruption Allegations

Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission has cleared Minister of ICT and Cyber Security Supa Mandiwanzira of allegedly abusing his office and corruption.
Former NetOne CEO, Reward Kangai had reported Mandiwanzira to ZACC.
The allegations stated that the minister, Supa had engaged a South African firm for consultational services for US$4 million without going to tender as is standard procedure.

However, according to the investigations by ZACC, the allegations are false.
In a statement by Goodwin Nguni reported by the Standard, the commissioner in charge of investigations said:
We received a complaint by one Reward Kangai against minister Mandiwanzira, but we also simultaneously received a report from NetOne against the same Kangai.
We investigated the $4 million that Kangai alleged the minister had paid to Megawatt and we found out that there was no $4 million paid to anybody at Megawatt. We had a court order, raided NetOne offices and looked at their bank statements, went to check at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and other banks. We established that no money was ever paid by NetOne that amounted to $4 million, so we disregarded that story.
But NetOne complained against Reward Kangai in substantive cases of fraud and corruption in the awarding of tenders for base stations by a company called Bopela and we are on it. Very soon we will get to some action regarding that. So we are not covering up for any minister.-techzim

Namibia Logistics Hub Showcased in Europe

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote the Namibia Logistics Hub Project, the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG), with support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ),

DBN yields positive results in 2017

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) has recorded a net profit of N$172 million for the financial year ended 31 March 2017, the bank announced this week.

Is free education worth it?

With education being a key contributor to the growth of any economy, the 2013 decision by Government to introduce free primary education brought much-needed relief to multitudes of parents that had been battling to send their children to school.

AfroCat Lions Club tours Malawi

AfroCat Lions, one of Namibia’s promising sport clubs, recently toured Malawi to promote its brand and exchange ideas with its counterparts there.

Paratus in racism storm

Officials from office equipment company, Canocopy, a unit of Paratus Namibia, were this week left red-faced after an email with racial overtones was leaked on social media.

Namibia’s rand quandary

Namibia has weighed the possibility of delinking its currency from the South African rand, President Hage Geingob revealed on Wednesday, saying that his administration had commissioned a study to look at the possibility.
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