Windhoek Observer

Medical doctors under investigation for fraud

The Ministry of Finance has roped in the services of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate 35 medical doctors over claims that they defrauded the Public Service Employees Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS) by overcharging for services.

Be careful what you wish for

The single-minded drive for power by the Acting President of the SWAPO Party, Hage Geingob, may be a medicine with serious negative side effects.

Etango granted retention licence

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has granted Bannerman Resources Limited a Mineral Deposit Retention Licence with a five-year extendable term over its 95 percent owned Etango Uranium Project.

Who watches the watchers?

With the spate of officials falling under ‘investigations’ or being charged to investigate others in Government, the glaring hypocrisy is the bureaucratically incestuous relationships between those doing the questioning and those answering them.

An insight into inner Pohamba

Last week, co-founder and director of the Windhoek Observer, Lazarus Jacobs (LJ) and Editor-in-Chief, Kuvee Kangueehi (KK), had a reflective, sincere, and insightful interview with the distinguished former President, Hifikepunye Pohamba (HP).
The Bank Windhoek Junior Hockey Development League (JHDL) recently held its prize giving ceremony to reward this year’s outstanding players and teams.
The new Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Zhang Yiming (ZY), says that China is willing to work closely with relevant authorities in Namibia to combat rhino poaching and punish a few ‘rotten apples’ involved in such acts.
Finance Minister, Calle Schlettwein, has cut the country’s initial 2017 economic growth forecast of 2.5 percent down to 1.8 -2.3 percent after Namibia slipped into a technical recession in the second quarter.

Eating on credit is a poor meal

As Pick n Pay South Africa starts issuing a ‘credit card’ that allows people to buy their groceries on credit, we hope that the relevant authorities here in Namibia will never allow such a move.

Foreign engineers’ fate sealed

Fifty-seven foreign engineers, who were in the country under an expired bilateral agreement between Namibia and Zimbabwe, have been given until the end of December,
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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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