THE Minister of Regional Local Government and Housing Charles Namoloh has expressed dissatisfaction with the over-pricing of houses by construction companies that won tenders to build low-cost housing around the country. In an interview on Tuesday, Namoloh highlighted the exorbitant amounts companies were charging per square metre for the houses and for servicing land, under the mass housing programme. “Some companies are charging up to N$75,000 to service land of 40m2, which is very high, and these are the kinds of things that we need to address immediately,” Namoloh said.
LEGAL practitioners have dismissed the Cabinet resolutions announced by President Hifikepunye Pohamba last week as a means to address the escalating killing of women in Namibia as misplaced. In his recent address to the nation, President Pohamba announced proposed amendments to the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977 and the Correctional Service Act, of 2012. However, lawyer with a human rights background Adda Angula said that there was no problem with the law and that Government was barking up the wrong tree in this instance.
INSPECTOR-General of the Namibian Police Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga has warned local businesspeople against ambushing national leaders in their offices with foreign investors who turn out to be fugitives. Ndeitunga was referring to an ambush he experienced two years ago when he agreed to receive the son of the Founding President Sam Nujoma Sacky Nujoma, and to his surprise, Vito Palazzolo came along for an introduction.
THE Namibian Police through their Interpol office chose not to arrest Italian fugitive Vito Palazzolo for over a year, even after Interpol Italy sent the provisional warrant for his arrest, it emerged this week. In an interview on Wednesday, Detective Chief Inspector Immanuel Sam confirmed that some two years back they took the decision not to arrest Palazzolo due to certain challenges that affected the arrest.
SPEAKING out for the first time since the news of the crisis at the University of Namibia (UNAM) medical school broke, Minister of Health and Social Services Richard Kamwi this week said he was very disturbed by the situation. In an interview on Tuesday, Kamwi expressed his deep concern about the reports of high failure rates among students at the medical school.
FORMER personal assistant to onetime minister Willem Konjore as well as Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana Henny Seibeb has hit the jackpot. His company Green Cycle Investments is among the companies the National Housing Enterprise (NHE) has awarded tenders to build low-cost housing around the country.