Diana Ndimbira

Esau threatens to withhold quotas

news esaufish 12 augThe 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

Nujoma congratulates Ya Toivo

RECENT suggestions by a local daily that Founding President Sam Nujoma boycotted a fundraising gala dinner for the 90th birthday celebrations of Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo appear to be false.

Kamwi’s sweetheart deals

THE Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry continues to give preferential treatment to a construction company owned by Health and Social Services Minister Richard Kamwi’s son Simasiku Kamwi, according to sources in the agriculture ministry.

Nghikembua cripples Nipam

front NIPAM 05 augTHE 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.

Rawlings expected in Namibia

news jerry 05 augFORMER 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.

Democracy works: Pohamba

THE outcome of any crucial election is no longer the prerogative of an individual or clique of party members, but rather a reflection of the will of the electorate as has become the norm in most modern African democracies.

Mushimba carved out fine legacy

IN an interview with the Windhoek Observer this week, the Minister of Lands and Resettlement Alpheus !Naruseb recalled the political journey and heroic deeds of Aaron Mushimba during Namibia’s liberation struggle.

No protocol observed

When somebody asks me to think of the most scandalous thing I have ever witnessed or encountered, unlike most people I don’t have to think long and hard. In fact, my response would be “you mean today?”

Youth tsunami tips the scales

front Youth 29 augWindhoek 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).

Special favours for Kamwi’s son

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.

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