Diana Ndimbira

Cholera no threat to prayer day

MINISTER of Health and Social Services Richard Kamwi has denied that holding the national prayer day in Katutura last week posed any risk to the public, despite reports of 39 suspected cholera cases in the area.

Complaints about Daan Viljoen levy

NAMIBIA Wildlife Resorts (NWR) appears to have a very different understanding of the terms of its Public-Private Partnership agreement with the Prosperity Group at the Daan Viljoen Game Park.

Formula for 50/50 not rocket science

DEPUTY Minister of Health and Secretary of the Swapo Women’s council Petrina Haingura this week lashed out at male leaders in the party for creating unnecessary panic with regard to the implementation of 50/50 gender rule.

No Pohamba directive . . . on fuel facility

front oil 14 marchMINISTER of Mines and Energy Isak Katali has denied circulating claims about a presidential directive that contractors must complete the Oil Storage Facility at Walvis Bay before President Hifikepunye Pohamba’s term of office ends in March 2015. “This is a lie. It is worth pointing out, that what is being bandied around by unscrupulous and selfish elements as a “Presidential Directive”, is fictitious, designed to mislead the public, discredit the person and office of President,” Katali said.

No Pohamba directive

front oil 14 marchMINISTER of Mines and Energy Isak Katali has denied circulating claims about a presidential directive that contractors must complete the Oil Storage Facility at Walvis Bay before President Hifikepunye Pohamba’s term of office ends in March 2015. “This is a lie. It is worth pointing out, that what is being bandied around by unscrupulous and selfish elements as a “Presidential Directive”, is fictitious, designed to mislead the public, discredit the person and office of President,” Katali said.

City infighting intensifies

front city 14 marchSuspicions of mistrust and blatant disrespect have led to a breakdown in communication between the City of Windhoek’s senior management and elected councillors. The pressing situation that now threatens the operations of the City has become so severe that they have had to bring in an external mediator to salvage the situation.

Governors eye ministerial posts

SEVERAL regional governors appear to have conflicting views about whether they want to become members of parliament and eventually possibly ministers.

Erkki rubbishes claims

front Erkki 07 marchDIRECTOR of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Paulus Noa has confirmed that Minister of Works and Transport Erkki Nghimtina is not under investigation for corruption, even though the ACC received a written request to investigate. The Windhoek Observer is in the possession of a copy of a letter addressed to Noa that requested him to investigate the minister, “in order to rid our society of the cancer…that is devouring it”.

GRN looks to SA and Zambian laws

THE Chairperson of the Law Reform Development Commission (LRDC) Sacky Shanghala says that Namibia could introduce legal models similar to those in either South Africa or Zambia to combat the killing of domestic partners.

Engineering school blunders

FIVE years after the University of Namibia inaugurated its engineering faculty, teething problems like shortages of lecturers have now escalated into serious challenges that it could have avoided.

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