With numerous bizarre creatures populating the vast seas, the deep cold Benguela current sometimes spews out what Walvis Bay resident Johan van den Westhuizen described as the biggest quid he has ever seen. It washed ashore at Grosse Bucht, !Nami?Nüs last Sunday.
Agriculture Minister John Mutorwa today (Wednesday) declared the Northern Communal Areas (NCA) Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free after announcing that the Veterinary Services have cleared the first 1,000 tons consignment of Bone in Beef for exporting to Zimbabwe. Mutorwa said that the area is technically free of FMD after intensified animal disease surveillance by the Veterinary Services.
Namibia and Angola will establish a technical team before the end of this year to fast track their cooperation in fisheries, it was announced today by the two countries’ Fisheries Minister at the start of a five-day visit by an Angolan delegation. The Angolan delegation that is led by its Minister of Fisheries, Victoria de Barros Neto, who also doubles as the Benguela Current Convention (BCC) chairperson met her local counterpart, Bernard Esau in Windhoek today.
The Namibia Food and Alllied Workers Union (Nafau) has accused Game of intimidation after the majority of workers at its store in Windhoek did not join a strike which they overwhelmingly voted for. The strike has fizzled out in Windhoek after only three workers embarked on an industrial action out of the 41 who voted in favour.
KATUTURA Single Quarter residents are angry about the mushrooming of illegal shebeens and escalating violence in the area. To express their displeasure they handed a petition raising their objections to regional councillor Ambrosius Kandjii and City Police Chief Abraham Kanime on Wednesday this week.
The price of locally produced chicken has skyrocketed following the import ban on chicken from outside the country to protect Namibia’s fledgling poultry industry. The ban introduced under the Infant Industry Protection (IIP) measures to protect Namibian producers against cheap imports of chicken from particularly Brazil and South Africa has now resulted in Namibians paying exorbitant prices.