The Windhoek Observer this week sat down with the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernard Esau for an interview to clarify damning allegations of favouritism and conflict of interest that appeared in a faceless publication that was carried in a local daily on Wednesday
THE Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (Nipam) will have to undergo a complete overhaul due to the recruitment of under-qualified managers and trainers sanctioned by then Acting Executive Director Elsie Nghikembua in 2012. Some of these managers and trainers allegedly lack the relevant experience in their fields.
FORMER president of Ghana Jerry Rawlings will visit Namibia for the first time next week to deliver the keynote speech at a Pan African Centre of Namibia (Pacon) seminar. Rawlings will also receive the Pacon Icon Award at the seminar being held under the theme Africa Rising in recognition of the work of one of his great predecessors Kwame Nkrumah.
Windhoek is abuzz as Swapo party members from all the 14 regions have streamed into the capital for the party’s much-anticipated electoral college that will take place at the Safari Hotel from Friday. As many as 204 delegates will attend the electoral college, the majority of whom come from the regions, numbering 98. Sixty-six (66) consist of current members of the national assembly, six from the Elders Council, six from the youth wing, ten from Women’s Council and six from the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW).
A COMPANY owned by Simasiku Kamwi, the son of the Minister of Health and Social Services Richard Kamwi, has struggled to complete its portion of the work for the construction of a rural water pipeline line between Katima Mulilo and Ngoma in the Zambezi Region.