Þorsteinn Már Baldvinsson is temporarily stepping down as director of Samherji while the company waits for the results of its internal investigation into the workings of its subsidiaries in Namibia.
Press Secretary in the Office of the President Dr Alfredo Hengari has revealed that President Hage Geingob had already written letters to dismiss disgraced ex-Justice Minister Sakeus Shanghala and former Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Bernard Esau.
Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein says the government is taking the necessary steps to ensure that Namibia has enough water and will never run dry.
Namibia is currently facing its worst drought in close to a century, and there are fears that the water supply situation will only get worse as there have been no concrete plans by the government since independence to ensure the security of supply.
About 130 Tsumeb Municipality employees are set to go on an indefinite strike as early as this Friday if the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development does not rescind its earlier decision not to grant them an annual salary increase for a second year running.