Founding President Sam Nujoma has condemned the illegal land grabbing threats by Affirmative Repositioning members saying that their actions are meant to destabilize the newly appointed government. Nujoma expressed his disgust in a statement released on Thursday.
President-elect Hage Geingob has responded to criticism made by DTA president McHenry Venaani last week about a lack of balanced ethnic representation in his top appointments. In an interview last week, Venaani criticised Geingob’s appointments for vice president, prime minister and deputy prime minister saying that Swapo’s tribal politics had informed the appointments and not governance.
With preparations for Namibia’s 25th Independence celebrations in their final stages, Namibians in the capital will have much to look forward to. Gates at the Independence Stadium will open at 06:00 with buses departing at 05:00 from various constituency pick-up points.
Deputy prime minister designate Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said this week that she is honoured and humbled by the opportunity to serve in president-elect Hage Geingob’s Cabinet. The president-elect announced his choices for vice president, prime minister and deputy prime minister at a press conference on Wednesday, where Nandi-Ndaitwah was absent.
Minister of Lands and Resettlement Alpheus !Naruseb has denied any knowledge of the recently announced N$1 billion Chinese tobacco and maize project in the Zambezi Region despite reports suggesting it was a done deal. Speaking in an interview on Thursday, !Naruseb said that he was shocked to read media reports that the country had given a Chinese company 10,000 hectares of land for a tobacco plantation.
Suspended University of Namibia’s Director for the University Central Consultancy Bureau (UCCB) Akiser Pomuti will likely be reinstated in his position after investigations into his alleged misconduct fell flat. Pomuti was suspended by the university in June last year, just five days before the suspension of Pro Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Boniface Mutumba.
THE Windhoek High Court has sentenced engineer Epafraditus Ndokotora Unengu to 12 years in prison after he was convicted of rape and aggravated assault. Judge Christie Liebenberg sentenced Unengu to 12 years imprisonment on Thursday on one count of rape and an additional six months on a count of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.