Windhoek Observer

Walvis Bay beauty in Poland and lookin’ good

Back in June 2019, Yana Haenisch was appointed Miss Supranational Namibia 2019.  She is currently representing Namibia in the Miss Supranational 2019 competition to be held Friday, December 6th in Silesia Province in Poland.  She succeeds Miss Supranational Namibia 2018 Daniella Orumwense. 

Wash out the rot

As long as the fishrot former ministers remain in the high echelons of the ruling party, they bring disrepute upon Swapo. This leaves a nasty taint on the President of the party. Geingob has made much of his zero tolerance for corruption.  And yet, THREE of his appointed ministers have been convicted or credibly accused of serious malfeasance. By his own words in February 2018, the president reshuffled ministers due to unspecified corruption allegations.

Top Cheri campaigns against cancer

Staff Writer
Songstress and popular recording artist, Top Cheri has a great new album Matrimony.   This is her second musical disk.  This sista’ is married to her music! Check out her sounds.  But music is not her only focus in life.
The talented singer has joined with the Ministry of Health and Social Services to alert Namibians about the importance of taking care of themselves. Reportedly, she has agreed to be the face of the Ministry’s “Cakes of Hope” awareness promotions. Top Cheri shares the government’s commitment to providing the best care possible for all Namibians in need. Good health is the foundation of a better future for an individual, but also the growth of the economy and strength of the nation.
The Calling Heaven songstress used social media to announce her efforts.
“The project incorporates the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN). However, with the ministry of health, we are still busy with the logistics,” she noted.
The campaign aims to raise cancer awareness and the importance of cancer check-ups for women of all ages. The funds raised from the campaign will fund  visits to CAN for cancer checks including pap smears.
“I feel blessed to be given this platform to educate women in our country more about cancer and the importance of check-ups. This project is dear to my heart because I believe the public is not well-educated about cancer and we keep losing our loved ones.
My aim is to educate the whole of Namibia at large about cancer and its prevention [and treatment]. Cancer is not for the rich; neither is it for white people. It affects us all as a nation and it’s high time we bring upon a change by educating everyone in Namibia about it,” she declared.
Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women, and the second main cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
In Namibia, over 1,500 women have been diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer during the 5 years recorded period 2013 – 2017.  About three times this number have been detected with high-risk precancerous lesions.
Awareness of the symptoms and the need for screening are important ways of reducing the risk (www.can.org.na).
The subject of the piece above is from a post by Selma Shiwaya of Unwrap.online.  Check out this exciting online page for all the latest on what’s happening in entertainment and celebrities in Namibia! 

Tega’s shares her Y’ello journey

In line with the ethos of the MTN Group of making a meaningful impact in the markets that it operates in, MTN Namibia launched its inaugural Graduate Trainee Programme this year. 

GIPF invests N$44.3 billion, scouts for new opportunities

Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) says it continues to scout for investment opportunities in the country and to date has invested N$44.3 billion in the local and international markets through listed and unlisted investments.

Ministers in the dock - what does it really mean?

While the national election votes are being counted, the other landmark story of the month trudges forward. The entire fishrot gang has been arrested. In the gang are two long-serving former ‘Honourable’ Members of Cabinet. Former ministers Sackey Shanghala and Bernard Esau join Katrina Hanse-Himarwa in making 2019 a historic year of political shame. Three Namibian ministers have been arrested and put before the court for corruption. What does this signify?
Standard Bank Namibia is alleged to have awarded business valued at over N$7 million to businesses associated with one of its directors and a known friend of its Chief Executive Officer, Vetumbuavi Mungunda.
The 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections took place on Wednesday, 27th November. While the final figures and tallies are not yet available, preliminary results have once again indicated that Geingob and the Swapo Party continue to enjoy strong support in all 14 regions.

Petelina Frans shares her Y’ello experience

In line with the ethos of the MTN Group of making a meaningful impact in the markets that it operates in, MTN Namibia launched its inaugural Graduate Trainee Programme this year.  There are five graduates from recognized universities accepted from over 200 applications.

NamPost, KfW ink loan deal

NamPost and KfW Development Bank signed a concessional loan agreement of N$325.02 million (EUR 20.0 million) to provide micro-loans to micro-, small- and medium-sized companies and households in rural and remote areas via NamPost subsidiary PostFin.
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