Windhoek Observer

Your travel budget checklist

With the upcoming public holidays, some of us might wake up to last-minute getaways with family and friends.

FAO, Govt launch CPF

More than N$150 million is required to implement the Country Programming Framework (CPF) covering t 2019-2023, the Agriculture minister, Alpheus !Naruseb has revealed.

Will they let him remove the tree stumps?

The existing SOEs have collectively gathered a debt of N$43 billion or 25 percent of this nation’s GDP.  However, the Ministry of Public Enterprises (MPE) is empowered to ensure that PEs are well managed and reduce the financial burden on the state.

Miners livid over insufficient tariff decrease

Miners are livid overt the decision taken by the Electricity Control Board (ECB) to only approve a 2,5 percent decrease in the bulk electricity tariff, when power utility NamPower had asked for a 3,11 percent decrease.

GIPF plans N$7 billion investment

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) is planning to invest N$7.2 billion locally to achieve the 45 percent domestic asset requirement as mandated by the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority’s (NAMFISA) regulation 13.

Connected officials set to clinch diamond deal

Gem Diamonds Namibia, a company linked to a politician and a government minister known to the Windhoek Observer, is tipped to be awarded the multimillion-dollar government tender to value Namibian diamonds despite previously having come out second in the tender evaluation process.

Caution: murder is murder

The recent murder of a Namibian citizen by a Chinese national working in Namibia is an outrage and tragedy.  However, we believe that the ‘hang’em high’ fever pitch that is erupting, is unseemly. 

Couch Cat: Adults can colour too!

I had always thought that colouring books were for kids.  I bought tons of them for my own kids when they were young.  Well, let me tell you that I have been introduced to the world of colouring books for adults. 

Chamber of mines celebrates golden jubilee

The Chamber of Mines of Namibia is celebrating its golden jubilee this year, marking 50 years of excellence and dedicated service to Namibia’s mining industry, from its inception in 1969 to 2019.

Capacity, resources continue to haunt ACC

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) says it still has to resort to outsourcing complex investigations involving financial matters due to continued lack of internal capacity.
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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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