Diana Ndimbira

Swapo puts up united front

THE divided SWAPO party leadership appear to have buried the hatchet in the name of progress and securing another resounding victory for the party in the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Kaura declines nomination



JUST three days before the DTA launches its election manifesto, former party president Katuutire Kaura dropped a bombshell when he declined to accept nomination to the party’s National Assembly list.

Knives out for Naanda

front Naanda19 SeptIN a fashion similar to the removal of the Managing Director (MD) of Air Namibia Theo Namases, the new board of TransNamib appears to have adopted the same strategies to oust MD Sara Naanda.Barely four months after resuming office,  the new board has already started stripping the incumbent MD of certain powers, such as the signing rights to major contracts.

Namsov’s questionable figures

FURTHER investigations into the alleged loss of jobs by Namsov workers due to quota cuts have revealed that the company appears to have provided misleading information in order to depict a bogus crisis. Last week the company claimed that it had to lay off 120 workers from Trachurus Fishing, a subsidiary of Namsov Fishing, because of the way the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernard Esau allocated horse mackerel quotas.

Fishing quotas: Facts versus fiction

OFFICIAL figures show that one of the new entrants to the midwater fishing industry Omualu Fishing employs just over double the amount of workers that industry giant Namsov Fishing does even after having operated for 20 years.

Ilonga burnt by pot before

THE DEPUTY Minister of Defence Petrus Ilonga has categorically denied having hurled insults at any of his party’s leaders when he delivered a speech at a Heroes’ Day commemoration ceremony three weeks ago.

I was not fired: Lameck

In an interview this week, the former chairperson of the TransNamib Board of Directors Festus Lameck argued that the railways parastatal had no control over its destiny.

The reality of marrying down

TO the delight of the vast majority of men, it appears that the days of women setting their sights on marrying ‘above themselves’ are over.

Namsov like DTA: Esau

front esau 12 augMINISTER of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernard Esau has compared the tactics by Namsov to distribute a faceless newsletter attacking his ministry to a stunt pulled by the DTA to vilify Swapo leaders at Independence.In an interview on Wednesday, Esau expressed shock at the scathing attacks launched against him by some industry tycoons in a first-time publication titled Oshili Nashi Popiwe this week.

Petrus Ilonga ignorant

front Ilonga 12 augTHE new Swapo party top brass appear confused and in complete denial following the insults hurled at them by Deputy Minister of Defence Petrus Ilonga at a party rally in the north last Saturday. Ilonga reportedly expressed his deep dissatisfaction over the outcome of Electoral College and said that Swapo had lost its focus and untrustworthy people now dominated the party.

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