• 16
  • Dec
According to President Hage Geingob’s much talked about Harambee Prosperity Plan, a new culture of efficiency and accountability is critical to fostering the change that the country wishes to see.
  • 09
  • Dec
We come firmly down on the side of the Deputy Minister of Land Reform, Bernadus Swartbooi, and the substantive issues he addresses on resettlement and encourage him to resist all efforts to undercut his principled position. 
  • 02
  • Dec
Once again, we feel compelled to mention our concerns about the role of a first lady in governance in Namibia.  Last June, we probed the sensitive issue of the role of the first lady and many of our readers responded to that discussion.
  • 24
  • Nov
Poignant photos in local daily newspapers showing expectant mothers sleeping and bathing in the rough outside of a hospital in Outapi and young learners at the Ndilokelwa Primary School in the Ohangwena region wearing decrepit uniforms are disturbing. 
  • 18
  • Nov
We support poverty reduction programmes, which include subsidised food for destitute people living in urban areas. 
  • 11
  • Nov
Either government supports the Constitution and the existence of a free media or it does not; there are no half measures in this regard.
  • 04
  • Nov
We must not do our usual asleep-at-the-wheel reaction on the issue of water.
  • 27
  • Oct
As our administration correctly takes its time to study Namibia’s public position on the International Criminal Court (ICC), we support the positions taken by South Africa, Kenya, Burundi and now The Gambia, to begin the year-long process of withdrawing from the Rome Treaty that created the judicial body.


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