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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    More budget transparency encouragedMore budget transparency encouragedAuthorities can do better An Open Budget Index compiled showed that Namibia’s score was better than the global average. Ogone Tlhage - Despite ranking well when it comes to transparency regarding its budget, Namibian authorities can still do better to improve the information contained in the budget documents that are seen by members of the public, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) director Graham Hopwood.

    An Open Budget Index compiled showed that Namibia’s score was better than the global average, attracting a score of 50. Namibia also compared favourably to Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, which attracted far lower scores.

    “Namibia’s score is in part affected by the change in definition of publicly available information which from the Open Budget Survey done in 2017 only recognises those documents that are published online on the relevant body’s official website as available to the public,” Hopwood said.

    He also felt that the ministry of finance had been inconsistent in the documents made available to the public.

    He acknowledged that although the availability of budget information had improved, the ministry of finance had decreased the availability of budget information by failing to publish a Citizens’ Budget and failing to produce an audit report.

    “Moreover, Namibia has failed to make progress by not producing a pre-budget statement and by publishing in-year reports that only contain scant budget information and do not provide information on topics such as expenditure by classification or by revenue by category or by source,” Hopwood said.

    Hopwood encouraged the government to pilot mechanisms for members of the public and executive branch officials to exchange views on national budget matters during formulation of the national budget and its implementation.

    Legislative hearings

    Hopwood also suggested legislative hearings on the formulation of the budget, during which members of the public or civil society organisations can testify.

    According to the technical adviser to the minister of finance, Penda Iithindi, efforts were made to take into consideration public opinion into the budget.

    “With regard to public consultation there are three categories of consultation on the budget,” he said.

    He explained that these are the pre-budget statement public consultations in November of every year which serve as public input in the main budget formulation, consultations with industry and professional bodies and post-budget public engagements.

    Ithindi also explained that most of the regional programmes are budgeted after consultations with the local and regional authorities who identify the beneficiaries, which according to him is a participatory process.

    “While we will be making use of some information generated by the survey, the survey should as well generate information that satisfies the national policies and not the survey motives,” he said. - Additional reporting by Nampa

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  • 02/11/18--14:00: Blind leading the blind
  • Blind leading the blindBlind leading the blind Controversy is no stranger to sports: if success is measured by wins and losses, stats and superlatives; then no possible point of contention goes unnoticed.

    Even if you are on the sidelines, your involvement and output will be measured as well, but more importantly when you hold public office.

    Just like cafeteria lunch specials, everything has two sides and then the truth in sports.

    Now, when I speak of controversy I mean the recent sacking of the minister of sport. Did this move come at the right time? Considering the fact that sports has been suffering with finance and whatever not in the country?

    Also, if there answer to the question is no. What has the now axed minister done for sports in the country?

    Has he fulfilled his obligation to the sport-loving nation that is Namibia?

    In his professional and personal capacity has he pushed or lobbied for chance?

    If yes, I apologise for the below, but I have not seen the axed minister anywhere close to a field in the last year.

    Engagement is important to me. If you are the minister of health, you should do site visits. See what you are dealing with. I have on many occasions seen the president of this country at rugby and football matches. I have seen him dance the 'OkaMannetti'. Even though he is not the minister of sport he tried as much as possible to show the nation, the sport-loving nation that is, that he is patriotic.

    Ekandjo was, however, out of sight. Perhaps the former minister is allergic to grass or he was just unaware of what his duties were.

    But that in itself is a problem because how do you lead people if you cannot see where you are headed or the purpose why you should be headed that way.

    I have seen the deputy minister of sport back national teams on many occasions. I have seen her travel on several occasions to watch their matches. I have never seen Ekandjo at any formal gathering shaking hands with athletes or assuring athletes that there is a future in sports.

    There was no engagement from his side publicly but perhaps in the corridors of his office, or rather his former office.

    Perhaps corridor affairs led to his downfall in the ministry which, if not sport related, is not my business. Let's have people who have vision, drive and are energetic in executing their task, especially in the sports ministry.

    It's one thing to sign cheques and not know how the money is used. But it is important to be present. There are many tournaments in the country, as the organisers how best to help them. Rope in experts from Europe to research the gaps we face at grassroots level and let's work towards ways on closing those gaps.

    With all due respect, having Ekandjo as minister of sport was like having a house with no adult supervision.

    Now we all know what happens in that instance. I have nothing against him and think his expertise would have been better used in a different department.

    With that said, I think we should appoint the right people in positions, not because of past association because we were comrades in arms.

    We should also learn to call time out when we see things are not working out. Evaluate yourself if you hold public office. Ask yourself, have I done enough in the years I was secretary-general for instance. If the negatives outweigh the positive, then you know what to do. Do not occupy office because of money, but because you are making a valuable contribution.



    limba@namibiansun.com

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    Two families identify skeletal remainsTwo families identify skeletal remains Two families have approached the Namibian Police to identify the remains that were recently discovered at a lodge outside of Otjiwarongo.

    Pieces of a human skeleton were discovered by last week Sunday by a worker at Otjiwa Lodge while he was searching for mushrooms.

    Allegedly only the skull, arm and thigh bones were found. Blue trousers and shorts were also found in the vicinity.

    According to Otjozondjupa regional police spokesperson Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha, two different families have approached the police to identify the remains.

    She said one of the families is from the Erongo Region and another family from the north of Namibia.

    According to Mbeha they are aware of a 34-year-old farmworker who went missing from a farm near Otjiwarongo in April last year.

    Aktofeli Jason Shipanga disappeared on 2 April from the farm Tottenham, 40 kilometres south of Otjiwarongo. He had arrived at the farm three days earlier. Shipanga was from Onambeke village near Onyaanya.

    Mbeha said the other family from Erongo was advised by a “prophet” that a missing family member would be in the Otjozondjupa area and therefore they approached the police when the remains were found. The police do not have any information about this missing person.

    Both families will give DNA samples for identification purposes.

    “This will take some time, but as soon as the person is properly identified we will notify the public accordingly,” Mbeha said.

    ELLANIE SMIT

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  • 02/11/18--14:00: Money shots illegal
  • Money shots illegalMoney shots illegalCentral bank irked by public displays of banknotes Publishing photographs of Namibian dollars on the internet is just as illegal as printing fake banknotes. The Bank of Namibia has appealed to the public to stop photographing banknotes and displaying the images on social networking sites.

    Such reproductions are illegal and punishable by a large fine or a prison sentence, the central bank pointed out.

    “The Bank of Namibia has noted with great concern the illegal displaying of images and videos of the Namibian currency on social media by some members of the public.

    “The Bank of Namibia would like to warn the public that doing so contravenes Section 25 of the Bank of Namibia Act which prohibits the copying, depiction, replication or simulation of any part or the whole of the visual image, contents or appearance of the Namibian currency,” the BoN said in a statement.

    It urged people who have posted images of Namibian banknotes on social networking sites to remove them. “The bank is requesting members of the public that have illegally reproduced images of the Namibian currency and displayed them on social media, electronic or print media, to delete them within seven working days from their accounts,” the central bank said.

    Failure to do so would leave the Bank of Namibia with no other option than to take appropriate action, it warned.

    “The law stipulates that any person who contravenes the relevant provisions of the Act shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding N$100 000, or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding seven years, or both such fine and imprisonment,” the Bank of Namibia said.

    The central bank further said it was the only institution mandated to produce and issue Namibian currency.

    “It remains the primary objective of the bank to protect and ensure the stability, image and integrity of the national currency so as to maintain public confidence,” it said.



    OGONE TLHAGE

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    Civil service wage bill a conundrumCivil service wage bill a conundrum‘No quick fixes’ The size of the civil service might be a fiscal drain, but is also alleviated unemployment and drives the economy. Ghost workers must be eliminated and stronger governance reforms to avoid wastages. - Indileni Nanghonga, Simonis Storm Jo-Maré Duddy – When finance minister Calle Schlettwein tables his 2018/19 Main Budget – widely expected towards the end of this month – containing expenditure on the civil service will be one of his biggest challenges.

    “Scaling back on government jobs is no easy feat,” Dylan van Wyk, senior analyst at Cirrus Capital, says.

    According to the 2017/18 Main Budget tabled last March, about N$28.1 billion was set aside for the total remuneration of the civil service in the current budget year, which ends on 31 March 2018. This amount was increased to about N$28.3 billion in the Mid-Year Budget Review. In the same document, total expenditure on the wage bill in 2018/19 was estimated at approximately N$28.4 billion.

    Market Watch approached local analysts on the conundrum Schlettwein faces: The ballooning remuneration roll of civil servants is unsustainable, a fact acknowledged by the minister and economists alike. However, shrinking the size of the civil service comes with its own set of major sosio-economic and economic consequences.

    Namibia’s personnel expenditure stood at 43% of total expenditure and at 48% of operational expenditure in 2017/18, says Indileni Nanghonga, junior analyst at Simonis Storm. “The public sector wage bill has increasingly crowded out other areas of spending.”

    “The civil service is an extremely thorny issue,” Van Wyk says.

    Redundancies in the civil service will result in early retrenchment packages. This is a costly exercise in the short term, but will bring long-term savings, Van Wyk says.

    Unemployment

    “This exercise would likely result in a structural increase in unemployment as many of these redundancies may find it difficult to find work in the private sector,” he says. Namibia ‘s large defense force is a prime example, as these individuals have quite a specific skill set, he adds.

    Nanghonga points out that freezing new appointments in the civil services – something Schlettwein has already committed to – will equally affect unemployment in the country. “We believe that this will add to the already high youth unemployment statistics, but is a necessary measure in consolidating the fiscal position,” she says.

    According to the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), the unemployment rate in 2016 was 34%, up from 27.9% in 2014. The country’s youth unemployment rate was 43.4% compared to 39% in 2014.

    “Government is the biggest employer and on the back of that, frozen vacancies will lead to higher youth unemployment. We estimate the civil servants to be around 120 000, versus a workforce of 708 895. This means that 17% of workers are civil servants,” Nanghonga says.

    Van Wyk says the suggestion of freezing posts and limiting salary increases is a “more palatable option”.

    “In essence, this will allow the country to grow into its overinflated budget. This will avoid the sudden shock to the economy of removing thousands of jobs.”

    This strategy, however, runs the risk of doing too little too late, and our budget deficit may not be reeled in as quickly as anticipated, Van Wyk says.

    “Fiscal consolidation may thus become a five to ten-year exercise. Additionally, this does not address the issue of labour unions, and government will likely succumb to a round of salary increases should the unions go on strike,” he continues.

    Spending power

    Should the government opt for retrenchments, the issue of civil servants’ personal spending power and its impact on the economy needs to be considered.

    “Many of these workers have a high number of dependants, which will mean these layoffs will have serious negative repercussions, especially in sectors such as the retail and wholesale,” Van Wyk points out.

    According to the NSA’s Namibia Inter-censal Demographic Survey 2016 Report, the average national household size is 3.9. Regional averages, however, range from 2.1 to 5.2.

    Nanghonga says consumer spending is a vital economic aspect because it usually coincides with the overall consumer confidence in a nation’s economy. “Furthermore, businesses use consumer spending data in their supply and demand calculations. This helps businesses produce goods or services at the most constructive consumer price.”

    The Bank of Namibia (BoN), in its latest Economic Outlook released in December, predicted that wholesale and retail trade spent 2017 in recession, with expected growth of -6.4%. It forecast a recession for this year too, with growth of -1.5% foreseen.

    The solution

    The government needs to audit its payroll to ensure that only legally-hired employees are paid a salary, Nanghonga says.

    “Ghost workers must be eliminated and stronger governance reforms to avoid wastages. This can be achieved by reforming our salary system to make it bearable and well-matched with the country’ long-run developmental plans.”

    Van Wyk says “there is still some room for immediate savings by investigating issues such as ‘ghost employees’ and issues where workers are being overcompensated for their position”. However, this will not alleviate the bigger problem over an oversized workforce, he stresses.

    According to Nanghonga, budgets to ministries should be managed within “clear, credible and predictable limits” and ministers should be accountable for maladministration that occurs under their ministry.

    “Budget execution should be actively calculated, managed and scrutinised. In addition, performance, evaluation and value for money should be integral to the budget execution process,” she says.

    Van Wyk points out that the issue of the wage bill is a “challenge that has been a very long time in the making and there are no quick fixes”.

    “The normalisation of the wage bill, by means of lower-than-inflation salary increases combined with the natural attrition of the workforce as people retire will take years to achieve the goal of a sustainable wage bill, but what other alternatives are there?” he says.

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    Reparations a sticking point in genocide talksReparations a sticking point in genocide talks Reparations for the victims of the German genocide in Namibia are a sticking point in the negotiations between the Namibian and German governments.

    Another sticking point is a proposal by Namibia for compensatory measures for the losses and pain suffered by their forefathers in the colonial war. Though the content of the compensatory measures is not known to the public, it is allegedly regarded by the German side as too high.

    “This has been the obstacle towards an agreement between the parties,” Dr Zed Ngavirue, the Namibian government's special envoy to talks with the German delegation, said on Thursday when asked where the parties were in the negotiations.

    He said the Namibian delegation proposed to the Germans that if they felt the reparation position of the Namibian government was unrealistic, they should get experts to help determine what is realistic.

    “You cannot put any value to the losses the Namibian people suffered in terms of land, livestock, forced labour and ethnic cleansing. It is unquantifiable,” he emphasised.

    “What we are demanding is not too much given that our losses are unquantifiable,” he argued.

    According to him the parties agreed to appoint working groups to reach a common understanding on what could help Namibia to reconstruct and regain its people's dignity.

    “Therefore we have organised three working groups,” he said.

    On the current outreach programme this delegation is undertaking among the affected communities, Ngavirue said they were trying to get the communities on board to brief them on where the negotiations were.



    He added that if the Germans wanted to heal the wounds they must get input from the affected communities.



    “That is what the outreach programme is all about,” he said.



    However, at Maltahöhe people asking questions about the government's negotiation process were barred after maintaining that the team was presenting half-truths on the process.



    Dr Ngavirue said the six rounds of talks between the Namibian and German government delegations were based on the Namibian parliament's motion which requested Germany to acknowledge the genocide, apologise and pay reparations.



    Since the two parties started the talks the focus was on getting the German government to acknowledge the genocide.



    According to him Germany does not deny that atrocities were committed by imperial German troops against the Herero and Nama populations, but it maintains that the events happened more than 100 years ago, before the 1948 convention on genocide, and that it differed from today's perspective.



    The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948 as General Assembly Resolution 260. The Convention entered into force on 12 January 1951.



    “The German attitude is that the law cannot be applied retrospectively,” Ngavirue said.



    Last Tuesday, the outreach team leaders, Babel Tiboth and Jossop, were questioned about creating un-realistic expectations amongh ill-informed communities.



    Sima Luipert, a civil society activist who attended the meeting and raised the critical point, was barred from the meeting.



    According to her, Germany has not indicated in any of its documents or public statements that it accepted responsibility for reparations.



    She said there was already an agreement in place between the two governments that Germany would give bilateral aid rather than pay reparations.



    Luipert therefore emphasised that the delegation consulting the communities should not give communities half-truths because Germany never publicly or on paper admitted to genocide but referred instead to “historical losses”.



    “They never publicly admitted to genocide,” she stressed but was told to leave the meeting.



    Luipert said she went to a public meeting and gave her opinion on the issues raised but that the issues she raised were considered inappropriate for the meeting.



    “I was told I am using their floor and meeting to speak on behalf of a group that opposes a government initiative,” she claimed afterwards.



    According to her, she was informed that it was a government meeting and if she wanted a report from an anti-government committee she must organise her own meeting.



    FRED GOEIEMAN

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  • 02/11/18--14:00: Hanse-Himarwa puts foot down
  • Hanse-Himarwa puts foot downHanse-Himarwa puts foot down The education ministry will not tolerate negligence, laziness, sluggishness, complacency and immoral behaviour such as theft this year.

    Education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa says the ministry will also not tolerate behaviour such as tardiness, insubordination and non-compliance with established work ethics and corporate values.

    “It is these petty crimes that are eating away at the government,” she said in her annual staff address, during which the ministry's strategic plan for 2017/18 to 2021/22 was launched.

    “This is the year of reckoning,” she said, referring to the theme that President Hage Geingob has assigned to 2018.

    Hanse-Himarwa said the current financial year was definitely not easy for the ministry as its budget had been significantly reduced.

    According to her painful decisions had to be made such as cutting school grants, hostel catering and school feeding programmes, which caused a public outcry.

    “However, it needed to be done,” said Hanse-Himarwa.

    She said in the mid-term budget review the ministry's financial constraints were somewhat eased and some shortfalls could be addressed.

    However, the fiscus is still under strain and therefore staff must plan activities within the ministry's financial means.

    Hanse-Himarwa said that quarterly reports received by the ministry cited budget constraints as the reason for underperformance and staff needed to be innovative in coping with smaller budgets.

    According to her the directive that was recently issued by the prime minister's office to cut costs in the public sector must be implemented.

    The directive seeks to establish expenditure control systems and gradually reduce personnel expenses, such as subsistence and travel allowances and overtime, over the next three financial years.

    It further seeks to drastically reduce telephone expenses and transport allowances, and encourages government offices to work together to avoid unnecessary duplication of activities and expenses.

    According to the education minister, numerous challenges remain. One of these is the retention of staff and that requires human resource planning.



    Hanse-Himarwa further said with regard to the Grade 10 and 12 exam results that she had requested a special meeting with regional directors, inspectors and principals in an effort to develop regional action plans and address the shortcomings and inefficiency in some regions.



    She added that the absence of an asset register at the ministry remained a huge challenge and responsible officials must establish one this year.



    She further expressed concern about poor performance in capital projects, adding that the ministry had limited resources and could not afford to underperform in this aspect.



    She said the ministry must ensure efficiency to enhance the teaching and learning environment.



    She said she was also concerned about the Performance Management System (PMS), as the majority of staff members had not signed performance agreements.



    “I am giving a directive that all staff must give full compliance to the PMS framework.”



    Because of budget cuts some vacancies have not been filled and the redeployment off staff members should be considered.



    Mentioning the payroll investigation in which the ministry was defrauded of millions over several years, Hanse-Himarwa said it uncovered damning evidence and criminal cases were opened against the suspects.



    Investigations were carried out in the Zambezi Region and the Kavango West Region and Kavango East Regions. A total of 18 teachers and two former accountants in the education ministry were arrested for defrauding the ministry of N$10 million.



    According to Hanse-Himarwa the investigation was expanded to the other regions.



    She warned staff members to be careful and vigilant and to report suspicious behaviour to contain corruption.



    Furthermore with regard to the revised curriculum for basic education, she said that the reform of the junior primary phase started in 2015 and for grades 8 and 9 it continued in 2017 and 2018 respectively.



    The education reform for grade 10 will take place in 2019, for grade 11 in 2020 and for grade 12 in 2020.



    However Hanse-Himarwa said system inefficiencies would continue to hamper the reform of the education system and needed to be addressed.



    According to her a customer satisfaction survey showed that service delivery within the ministry is very poor, with a satisfaction rate of 58%.



    She said the Harambee Prosperity Plan targets a citizen satisfaction rate of 70% by 2020.



    Hanse-Himarwa said she constantly receives complaints from the public of unprofessionalism and of ministry staff being unresponsive and unfriendly.

    ELLANIE SMIT

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  • 02/11/18--14:00: San are tired of handouts
  • San are tired of handoutsSan are tired of handoutsDestitute after aid agencies left A San community in the north say they have realised that they need to start working to improve their lives instead of sitting around, waiting for handouts. KENYA KAMBOWE



    A San community at Eenhana is demanding job opportunities, saying that living on handouts is not the way to go anymore.

    Namibian Sun at the weekend spent some time with the San community at Ouholamo settlement on the outskirts of Eenhana, who shared the challenges they are faced with and how they want to transform their lives and become productive citizens.

    Life at Ouholamo is not easy. They face unemployment, serious health issues, alcohol abuse and lawlessness, which is attributed to the fact that there is nothing to do all day.

    Decades ago the community still followed their traditional, nomadic lifestyle, but that has changed.

    Their transformation is mostly attributed to the tireless efforts of former deputy prime minister Libertina Amathila, who ensured that San communities are treated like any other Namibian citizens.

    Currently there are about 80 residents at Ouholamo, who live in 20 houses built by the government about a decade ago.

    Their headman, Hangula Malunguda, says life at Ouholamo has gone from bad to worse.

    He says they used to receive aid in abundance from the government and foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

    During Amathila’s term of office, NGOs such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) made sure that most of their needs were taken care of. They had vehicles on standby to take them to a clinic, a fully equipped kindergarten, an arts and crafts training centre and plenty of food. None of that exists any more.

    “We had three bakkies. One was involved in an accident and we don’t know what happened to the other two.

    “Our machines that we had received disappeared and when we ask the relevant authorities we get unsatisfactory answers. We had televisions and computers in our kindergarten, today there is nothing,” Malunguda says.

    “Some of the elders here are disabled and they are expected to go to Eenhana to get their monthly pension grant. There is no car here for us, therefore the pensioners are left with the only option of asking someone to take them to town at a price.”

    They last received food aid from the drought-relief programme in December last year.

    The community now feel that the time has come for them to work for themselves and take care of their families.

    However, they first want answers as to what happened to the equipment they had received, saying that they still have the skills to operate them.

    “We want to know what happened to our equipment. Some of us still have the skills and if we get that equipment back we might be able to use it and make money which will assist our community,” one community member remarked.

    A disabled man, Haimarwa Haipinge (73), was seen crawling on his hands and knees for lack of crutches or a wheelchair.

    “He really needs a wheelchair because he is disabled and it is not safe for him to crawl from place to place. We are in the forest and snakes are not strangers to us. If there is someone out there who can assist, please do so,” one person said.

    Contacted for comment, Eenhana Constituency regional councillor Nehemia Haufiku said he was aware of the problems of the San community, not only at Ouholamo but across the region.

    He said when the international aid agencies left, the programmes they used to run were abandoned.

    He denied that the government was neglecting the community, though, pointing out that they were provided with houses, access to water and health facilities, and food aid.

    Haufiku admitted that there are genuine problems at Ouholamo that need to be addressed collectively by all role players. But he pointed out that some of their misery is self-inflicted, mainly because of alcohol abuse.

    “There were people who had the responsibility of looking after them within those NGOs and mostly they were not Namibians but volunteers from other countries and when they left, those programmes ended because they required funding,” Haufiku said.

    He said unemployment is a national problem that the government is addressing.

    Asked about the drought relief, Haufiku said the food had been delivered and would soon be distributed.

    “The food is at a warehouse at Ongha. It’s just a matter of arranging transport to get it to them,” Haufiku said.

    The development planner in the president’s office, Thomas Pulenge, said although he was aware of the issues affecting the San community, he was surprised to hear that they were hiring the services of other people.

    “What they are saying might be true, but the matter that they are hiring people to transport them, that I don’t have an idea about it because we really have good relations with line ministries,” Pulenge said.

    Asked about the prospect of jobs for the San community, Pulenge said the government recruited many of them into the law-enforcement agencies but many quit without explanation after receiving training.

    He said their education level was a barrier to employment. Many San children sat for the grade 10 examinations last year but they did not make it. The government would not give up on them, he added.

    “We had a number of them who wrote grade 10 last year. They could not make it, only a few made it, and it has always been our mandate as we negotiated with the ministry of education ... regardless of their age and points, these guys must go back to grade 10 to see if they can make it. If not, then we will need to explore other alternatives such as vocational training,” Pulenge said.

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    Namibia settle for ninth spotNamibia settle for ninth spot The senior women's hockey team took ninth place in Group B at the fifth edition of the 2018 Indoor World Cup taking place in Berlin, Germany.

    The Namibians drew 5-5 with sixth-ranked USA but due to goal difference USA settled for 10th position.

    The journey to the World Cup did not come easy for the Namibians who had to beat South Africa 3-2 in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament held in Swakopmund last year, which also doubled as a qualification event.

    In their opening match Namibia played to a 6-2 defeat against Czech Republic.

    In their second match they were beaten 12-0 by hosts Germany and drew 3-3 against Australia.

    They then went to beat Ukraine 3-2.

    The Namibian women were in Group B, with Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Australia and Russia.

    In other news, Netherlands were to play Germany in the final while Ukraine contested for bronze against Belarus before going to print.

    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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    Craven, Adrian win Nedbank Cycling ChallengeCraven, Adrian win Nedbank Cycling ChallengeSpotlight on best cyclists Dan Craven and Vera Adrian won the 2018 Nedbank Cycling Challenge yesterday in the men's and women's 100km respectively. Craven pushed to the finish line with a time of 2:16:02, while Adrian took the race in 2:43:07 minutes.

    Elite cyclist Craven said the start was very competitive as many guys broke off fast. He said he used a different tactic for the race as he did not know what would happen. The cyclist also said the leading pack tried to stick together and that gave them the energy and drive to push forward.

    “Some guys were trying to catch up but we eventually left them behind and made it to the finish.”

    The energetic cyclist, who is sponsored by Nedbank, said that the race is Namibia's oldest and prestigious cycling race and that he is proud to wear a jersey sponsored by Nedbank.

    “They supported me for many years. Wearing the jersey is a privilege.”

    He was also happy about the fact that so many people turned up for the race.

    “It's amazing to see young children competing in the 20km race. The race challenge is inclusive as young children, as well as middle-aged people from all walks of life have gathered to take part in the race.

    “However, cycling is expensive and we need to do more for those who cannot afford to take part in it,” he said.

    The second place went to Drikus Coetzee who trailed behind the winner in the sprint in a time of 2:16:02. Loto Petrus took the third spot with a time of 2:16:08.

    Adrian, the women's 100km race winner, said she prepared well for the race by perfecting her climbing skills. The female cyclist is preparing for the African Continental Road Championships which is scheduled to begin on 13 February in Kigali, Rwanda. She will then travel to Europe to prepare for the Commonwealth Games starting in April.

    Michelle Vorster took second spot with 2:43:08, just a second behind the winner and Michelle Doman took third place in a time of 2:51:00.



    Other results:

    The 60km race was won by Justin Vosloo, followed by Alexander Miller and Shalk van der Merwe.

    In the women's category, Jeanne Heunis took the first spot, followed by Antje Tietz and third spot went to Mandy Huysamen.

    The 30km race went to Shawapala Ella, followed by Kandume Ruben and Ivor de Klerk. The women's category was won by Monique du Plessis, second place went to Suleika Heigan and the third spot went to Andelicque Rall.

    The men's 20km race went to Silas Shilongo, second place, Roberto Nero and third place Justin Brown.

    The women's category went to Lientjie Jansen van Rensburg, second place was not confirmed but third place went to Bronwen Chase.

    The accuracy of the results was still being verified when going to print.

    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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  • 02/12/18--14:00: Angula wins bronze in Kenya
  • Angula wins bronze in KenyaAngula wins bronze in Kenya Matheus Angula won his first medal as a disabled swimmer at the Kenya National Paralympic Committee (KNPC) National Open and Para Swimming Championships on Friday.

    The KNPC and the Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) jointly hosted the championships at Kasarani Aquatic Centre in Nairobi from 8 to 11 February.

    Angula, also known as 'Spiderman', set two personal best times during the championships after swimming 2:05.95 in the 100-metre backstroke, up from his previous record of 2:06.17 to win a bronze medal for Namibia.

    He also managed to break his African record in the 100-metre freestyle after he bettered his time from 1:57:80 to 1:55:43 despite not winning a medal in that event.

    At the same championships, the KNPC, with the support of World Para Swimming and the Agitos Foundation (the development arm of the International Paralympic Committee), hosted an international training camp for athletes and coaches, and international classification for para swimmers.

    Angula's coach Sonja Lindemeier, who also attended the coaching clinic, said Angula's performance will boost his self-esteem.

    Lindemeier told Nampa on Sunday that the medal is his first as a swimmer and it will encourage him to do better in future events.

    She said they had hoped to get Angula reclassified, but he has been kept in his old category.

    “We are now just going to work hard so he can just be competitive in a category that has swimmers who are really fast because they have more movement (physical ability) than Angula,” she said.

    Angula, who has no legs, is classified to swim freestyle in the S6 category and breaststroke in the SB5 category.

    The Namibian disabled swimmer is currently ranked number one in Africa in the S6 category.

    The IPC designated S6 and SB5 classes to include swimmers with a short stature, amputations of both arms or moderate co-ordination problems on one side of their body.

    NAMPA

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  • 02/12/18--14:00: Namibian cyclists eye gold
  • Namibian cyclists eye goldNamibian cyclists eye goldPedalling towards African championships The cream of the crop has been sent to compete in Rwanda. Namibia has named a strong 11-member team to represent the country at the African Continental Road Championships, scheduled to begin today and run to 18 February in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

    The Namibian cyclists' ambitions in the five-day continental championship are to palm in medals for Namibia which is why the strongest of competitors were fielded to accomplish the set mission and goal for the team.

    The elite men's line-up includes experienced cyclist Dan Craven, who on Sunday won the 100km men's race in the Nedbank Cycle Challenge, followed by Drikus Coetzee, and Loto Petrus in third spot. Martin Freyer, Xavier Papo and Chiponeni Kashululu are also in the team.

    Craven, Coetzee and Petrus will be part of the team time trial event on Wednesday and Craven said team members were selected for the competition on how they performed in the Nedbank Challenge. The men will take part in the 168km race.

    The junior team comprises of Alex Miller and Schalk van der Merwe, who took silver and bronze respectively at the Nedbank Challenge, as well as Charl du Plooy and Dieter Koen. They will take part in the 72km race.

    Vera Adrian, the 100km women's winner on the Nedbank Cycle Challenge as well as the defending champion of the championship, is the only female to represent the country. She will compete in the 84km race.

    She said that she has been working hard to improve on her climb in her race.

    The Namibian coach, Hans du Toit, said there is great potential for the cyclists to bring home medals.

    “Adrian is the defending champion in her category, which gives her the experience for medal contention.

    “The juniors also stand a chance to do well. The elite men's race will be a hard but the preparation towards the race has been great.”

    He further said that the championship will be used as preparation for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

    The events for the continental championships in Kigali will include time trials for both individuals and teams but the main attraction will be the road races for both men and women.

    It will be the second time that Rwanda hosts the continental championships, but the first in eight years since 2010.

    Rwanda already has experience in hosting high-level competitions such as Tour du Rwanda, which has earned great success over the years and is now one of the major cycling events in Africa.

    Last year's African Continental Road Championships took place in Luxor, Egypt and was won by South African Willie Smit in the Men Elite category.

    Namibia will compete against host Rwanda, Morocco, Eritrea and South Africa in the championship.

    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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  • 02/12/18--14:00: Derby to open Harders Cup
  • Derby to open Harders CupDerby to open Harders CupBlood rivalry to be tested The most anticipated social and entertainment cup in Lüderitz in the //Karas Region will take place next month. The Harders Cup has pitted blood rivals Atlanta Bucs and Youngsters against each other.

    The tournament will kick off on 31 March in Lüderitz with the town's biggest derby.

    It will be a battle likely to produce one of the most empathetic and heart-breaking matches of the competition given the fierce rivalry which separates the two clubs.

    Youngsters will, however, be the favourite of the two given that they won the competition last year.

    The organisers of the Harders Cup say the tournament will be bigger and better then the inaugural 2017 event.

    The tournament last year drew a large number of spectators when it was launched for the first time, with over 8 000 people attending the event in southern harbour town.

    Chief organiser and founder, Tim Ekandjo, explained that the 2018 event will see a total of 10 teams competing as opposed to last year's six teams.

    “I am pleased to announce that the 2018 edition of the Harders Cup will see two teams from Keetmanshoop and one team from Rosh Pinah join the seven teams in Lüderitz tournament” said Ekandjo.

    Real Fighters and Orange Rangers from Keetmanshoop and Mountain Rangers from Rosh Pinah will join Atlanta Bucs, Atlantic Stars, Diamond City, Rush Ups, Man United, Pescanova and the 2017 winner Youngsters from Lüderitz to battle it out for the grand prize of N$100 000 for the winners.

    The runners-up will receive a cool N$50 000 while the third place team will be compensated with N$20 000 for their efforts.

    The top goal scorer of the tournament will walk away with N$10 000.

    “I am also pleased to inform you that the 2018 Harders Cup Music Bash will see an increased line-up of artists with Namibia's NAMA winners Adora, TBoss and Staika and Gazza being featured on stage alongside Tulisan and Distruction Boyz from South Africa, for a truly spectacular musical treat.”

    The 2018 Harders Cup will be delivered at a total budget of N$1.2 million.

    Ekandjo remarked that so far an amount of N$N$660 000 has been secured.

    Standard Bank has committed N$150 000 towards the tournament while Seaflower gave N$100 000.

    Gold sponsors Telecom Namibia and Tafel Lager each gave N$100 000 each whilst silver sponsor J&P Group of Companies, sponsored N$50 000.

    Bronze sponsors Novanam, Coca Cola and Pamoja Records all gave N$25 000, with NamPower and Naftal Trading Enterprises committing N$10 000 each.



    Full draw

    Knockout stages

    Match (1) Youngsters vs Atlanta Bucs 08:00 – 09:10

    Match (2) Mountain Rangers vs Rush Ups 09:15 – 10:25

    QUARTER - FINAL

    Match (3) Atlantic Stars vs Rush Ups 10:30 – 11:40

    Match (4) Man United vs Pescanova 11:45 – 12:55

    Match (5) Real Fighters vs Orange Rivers 13:00 – 14:10

    Match (6) Winner 1 vs Winner 2 14:15 – 15:25



    The finals will be played on Sunday at 1 April at 15:00.



    JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA



    Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

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  • 02/12/18--14:00: Cormack top goal scorer
  • Cormack top goal scorerCormack top goal scorer The 5th Indoor World Cup 2018 in Berlin, Germany saw 16-year-old Kiana Cormack scoring nine goals to make her the top goal scorer in the championships.

    Cormack won this accolade jointly with Yana Vorushylo of Ukraine, with Marlena Rybacha of Poland following with eight goals.

    Namibia played six matches at the World Cup, drew two, lost two and took the ninth spot at the Cup.

    In the first match they played the Czech Republic to a 6-2 defeat. The second match was 12-0 in Germany's favour while the third match was a 3-3 draw against Australia. In the fourth match, they beat Ukraine 3-2 and drew 5-5 with USA in the final and ended up securing the ninth spot on goal difference.

    The 14th ranked Namibia moved a spot up after ending 10th in the 2011 Hockey World Cup.

    Germany won the Cup 2-1 against Netherlands in front of a sell-out, 8 000-strong crowd at the Max-Schmeling-Halle. The women's bronze medal went to Belarus.

    The best player award went to Lisa Altenburg of Germany, best goalkeeper: Alexandra Heerbaart of Netherlands and rising player awards went to Nike Lorenz from Germany.

    In the men's category, Austria won the Cup, followed by Germany who scooped silver and Iran walking away with bronze.

    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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  • 02/12/18--14:00: Dagga equals jobs
  • Dagga equals jobsDagga equals jobsLegal marijuana can boost economies While a new study has found massive economic benefits to legalising dagga, Tanzania has just clamped down on the drug. The legal cannabis sector is expected to generate US$40 billion and more than 400 000 jobs by 2021 in the United States, according to a study.

    The estimate by consulting firm Arcview includes direct purchases by consumers of US$20.8 billion and indirect revenue for growers and various subcontractors as well as money spent with businesses not affiliated with the sector, such as supermarkets.

    The projection would represent a rise of 150% on the US$16 billion revenue recorded in 2017, according to the study, released the day after recreational use of marijuana became legal in California.

    Arcview and its partner in the research, BDS Analytics, expect US$4 billion in taxes to be generated within three years.

    The new regime will lead to the creation of nearly 100 000 cannabis industry jobs in California by 2021, about a third of the nationwide figure and 146 000 jobs overall when indirect effects are considered.

    Customers and operators in California have complained however about the punitive sales taxes to be applied to cannabis and its derivative products, which can hit 35% when state, county and municipal levies are taken into account.



    'Legal market for marijuana'

    California, the most populous US state, became the largest legal market for marijuana in the world on Monday, and public reaction to the law change has been enthusiastic, with long lines and stock shortages reported at clinics already licenced and open.

    Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin hailed the reforms at a ceremony on Monday at Berkeley Patients Group, one of the oldest dispensaries in the United States.

    “I'm stoked about this historic moment, not just for Berkeley, but for the state of California,” Arreguin said, praising the state for “embracing this new economy”.

    Cannabis possession remains illegal under federal law, and Arcview's Tom Adams said fewer than 100 out of the 3 000 outlets and delivery services operating in California were ready to go with the required local and state permits.

    “Those that were generally report doing multiples of their typical day's business with a far more diverse and less experienced customer base that need a lot of hand-holding and educating from their bud-tenders,” he added.

    “We were very cautious in projecting revenue growth from US$3 billion to US$3.7 billion in this first year of adult-use legality in California, but we'll have to revise that upwards if, as now appears likely, San Francisco and Los Angeles are going to get permits issued more quickly than we expected.”

    Meanwhile, in Africa, Tanzanian authorities have stepped up an escalating war on cannabis by destroying 14 hectares of the crop in the northern province of Arusha in recent days.

    Saturday alone saw eight hectares laid waste at the Meru forest reserve following another 2.4 hecatres earlier in the week in operation overseen by Interior Minister Mwigulu Nchemba.

    Tanzania is one of the world's largest cannabis producers.

    “We have decided to put a stop to the cannabis culture,” Arumeru administrative secretary Timotheo Mzava said during Saturday's operation.

    “Some local officials are themselves complicit (in the trade) and we cannot accept that,” Mzava said, noting that three such officials were on the run.

    “The government will carry out this operation in all corners of the country. We are going to arrest all persons implicated and nationalise all vehicles found to be carrying even the smallest quantity of cannabis,” the minister vowed this week.

    Tanzania sits on a clutch of major east African drugs routes with Arusha a key cannabis-producing area.

    Much of its crop is well hidden in the country's vast swathes of natural forest.

    Although the drug is illegal, a combination of corruption and limited resources mean the authorities have struggled to stamp out the trade.

    In contrast, neighbouring states including Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda have seen eradication campaigns enjoy some success.

    In 2010, total seizures of the plant totalled 279.5 tons, behind only Mexico and the United States.

    NAMPA/AFP

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    Oxfam threatened to come cleanOxfam threatened to come clean Sex predators are targeting aid organisations because of the chaotic environments in which they work, Britain's top development official warned on Sunday as she threatened to pull public funding from Oxfam unless it came clean about a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti.

    Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt excoriated the leadership of Oxfam for its handling of allegations that some of the anti-poverty charity's staff in Haiti used prostitutes, including Haitians who might have been minors at the time.

    Oxfam demonstrated a “failure of leadership” when it failed to fully inform authorities and because it didn't prevent the alleged perpetrators from going to work for other charities, she said.

    Mordaunt made clear that all aid agencies must show “moral leadership” in tackling sex abuse or risk losing their taxpayer funding.

    “What is so disturbing about Oxfam is that when this was reported to them, they completely failed to do the right thing,” Mordaunt told the BBC.

    Oxfam announced seven measures on Sunday designed to strengthen its handling of sexual abuse allegations. The package includes improving the vetting of employees, creating an external complaint line for whistleblowers and working with other charities to overcome the “legal difficulties” that kept them from sharing information on sexual misconduct cases.

    “We will continue to address the underlying cultural issues that allowed this behaviour to happen,” Caroline Thompson, the chair of Oxfam Great Britain's board of trustees, said in a statement. “We also want to satisfy ourselves that we do now have a culture of openness and transparency and that we fully learn the lessons of events in 2011.”



    Prostitutes and pornography

    The Times of London reported last week that seven former Oxfam staff members who worked in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country were the subject of misconduct allegations that included the use of prostitutes and downloading pornography. Oxfam's investigation into the charges was hampered by a “determination to keep it out of the public eye”, the Times said.

    The newspaper's sister publication, the Sunday Times, said the problem goes beyond Oxfam. More than 120 people working for British charities were accused of sexual abuse in the past year, the newspaper reported, though it did not specify the exact dates or the source of the information.

    Oxfam had 87 cases, the largest number of any charity, but the Times also mentioned Save the Children, the British Red Cross and Christian Aid.

    In response, Save the Children said it investigated 31 cases of sexual harassment last year, which resulted in 16 people being fired and 10 being referred to police or other authorities. None of the cases involved children and all of them occurred abroad, the charity said.

    The British Red Cross said it hasn't dismissed staff members working overseas for sexual abuse, harassment or paedophilia in at least the past five years. There were a “small number” of sexual harassment cases last year in the UK, and the Red Cross said that “appropriate was taken” in all cases, though it did not specify what the actions were.

    Christian Aid said it investigated two sexual misconduct cases in the last 12 months, resulting in the dismissal of one worker and less severe disciplinary action in the other. Oxfam has said it dismissed four people and allowed three others to resign after an internal 2011 investigation revealed that sexual misconduct, bullying, intimidation and a failure to protect staff hampered the charity's Haiti operation. Allegations that staff members had sex with minors were “not proven”, it said.

    Mordaunt took issue with the notion that her department had been fully informed, saying the charity didn't disclose that the Haiti case involved sexual misconduct. Oxfam also incorrectly told the government that no aid beneficiaries were harmed, she said.

    When asked by BBC interviewer Andrew Marr whether the statement about no harm coming to Haitians was “a lie,” Mordaunt replied: “Well, quite.”

    She said she would meet Oxfam leaders on Monday to discuss the case.

    “If they do not hand over all the information they have from their investigation and subsequently to the relevant authorities... then I cannot work with them anymore as an aid delivery partner,” Mordaunt said.

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     Depression in the black society Depression in the black society A problem that has an impact on everyone Frieda Kalimbo

    Before I start with the matter at hand which is depression, let me first define it to get a better understanding of this epidemic. Depression is said to be a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work, school and at home. This article will discuss the causes of depression, the reasons why black people do not take depression as a serious condition in society, the importance of accepting depression and various ways of treating this condition.

    Growing up in a black society, an expression of ones’ feelings is stereotyped to be “a white people’s thing”, and this type of behaviour is usually mocked, thus fewer black people talk about what is bothering them because they are afraid to be made fun of. Even though we do not admit to having depression, keeping our feelings hidden will eventually lead to this medical condition which can lead to suicidal thoughts or sometimes even suicide itself.

    Depression can happen to anyone, those people who live comfortably, even those that are optimistic about life, and yes, to black people too. Depression is caused by issues faced on everyday basis in society which include: the death of a loved one, or someone very close to you. The loss of a job, the ending of a relationship, the failure of business endeavors and many other issues. One will not know that they are having depression, however there are several symptoms that indicate that the person may be suffering from depression, and if identified, you should seek help as soon as possible.

    The reason why black people do not take depression to be a serious condition is because they are given seemingly positive stereotypes. One of the stereotypes is that "black people are always strong willed." It's said in movies, music, narratives and other forms of creative mediums. This type of thinking closes any chances for black people to speak about what's bothering them mentally. It's almost like a boy crying. When blacks are seen crying we're questioned with "Why are you crying?" Of course, expressing sadness when a family member passes is mostly accepted because it's "human." Death of a loved one is the removal of someone in your life, whether family or not; you bond with this person and created memories, so to cry is of course accepted.

    But when it comes to facing a hardship, like failing at something or facing some sort of financial problem, black people have to remain strong because that's what we're "supposed to do." And even when we're shown to be weak we're told to pray to God for strength, but is it right?

    Accepting that depression is a real medical condition that can happen to all of us is very important because it can help save many lives. This mental disorder can be treated and research showed that 80 to 90 percent of people with depression eventually respond well to treatment. Resulting to almost all patients gaining some relief from their symptoms. It is important to know that before a diagnosis or treatment, a health professional should conduct a thorough diagnostic evaluation to identify specific symptoms, medical and family history, cultural factors and environmental factors to arrive at a diagnosis and plan a course of action.

    To face depression in the black community it is to face the stigmas that live over us every day. We have to realize that it's okay to not only recognize that we are susceptible to mental illnesses, but to talk about feeling sad about something. We have to recognize it is not weak to feel sad.

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    Hanse-Himarwa a hala omalunduluko melongoHanse-Himarwa a hala omalunduluko melongoElongo lya tula miilonga oompangela dhawo sigo oko 2022 Uuministeli welongo owa holola kutya itawu popile uuhasha, onyalo nomaihumbato omawinayi ngaashi uulunga moshikondo shoka, momvula ndjika. Ominista yElongo, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa okwa popi kutya uuministeli itawu kiidhidhimikila woo okwaahalandula omilandu noompangu.

    Minista okwa popi ngaaka pethimbo a popitha aaniilonga moshikondo shelongo, oshikando shotango nuumvo, pethimbo uuministeli wa pititha oompangela dhawo dho2017/2018 sigo 2021/22.

    Hanse-Himarwa okwa popi kutya ndjika omvula yomalunduluko, ta landula moshipopiwa shomupresidende Hage Geingob, ngoka a li a popi kutya omvula yo 2018 omvula yomalunduluko mepangelo lye. Okwa popi kutya oshikondo osha taalela ompumbwe yiiyemo sho omwaalu gwiimaliwa ngoka hagu pewa oshikondo shoka gwa shuna pevi.

    Pahapu dhe omatokolo taga ehameke oga ningwa ngaashi okushunitha pevi iimaliwa hayi pewa ooskola, omihandjo oshowo ooprogramma dhokugandja oondya kaanaskola.

    Minista okwa popi kutya oolopota ndhoka ya yakula odha holola kutya ompumbwe yiimaliwa oyo tayi etitha eshunitho pevi lyelongo mooskola, na okwa pula aaniilonga yiilonge okukala taya pula komeho nokulongitha uumaliwa uushona mboka wuli po.

    Hanse-Himarwa okwa popi kutya okwa gandjwa elombwelo kOmuprima gwoshilongo opo ku shunithwe pevi elongitho lyiimaliwa, nelombwelo ndyoka olya pumbwa okutulwa miilonga meendelelo.

    Elombwelo ndyoka olya nuninwa okushuna pevi omwaalu hagu longithwa miipumbiwa yaaniilonga yepangelo ngaashi iifuta yomalweendo oshowo iifuta yomalutayima muule woomvula ndatu twa taalela. Elombwelo otali utha woo eshunitho pevi lyiifuta yomadhengo goongodhi nokutsa omukumo aaniilonga yepangelo ya longele kumwe.

    Hanse-Himarwa okwa tsikile kutya okwa pula a ninge iigongi naakomeho yelongo miitopolwa, aakuluntuskola naataleli yelongo, sha landula iizemo yondondo onti 10 oshowo 12, opo ya vule okutula miilonga oompangela dhiitopolwa ko ku vule okuyambulwa po iizemo mbyoka.

    Okwa popi kutya okwaaha shangitha omaliko guuministeli omukundu omunene gwa taalela uuministeli natango, na okwa pula aanambelewa mboka ye na oshinakugwanithwa nya tule miilonga omulandu ngoka nuumvo. Okwa popi kutya ope na woo omaiyuvo kombinga yomulandu gwoPerformance Management System (PMS), naaniilonga oyendji inaya shaina natango omatsokumwe ngoka, ta pula opo aaniilonga ayehe muuministeli ya kwashilipaleke kutya oya shaina omatsokumwe ngoka gegwanithepo lyiilonga yawo.

    Sho a popi kombinga yomakonaakono moka uuministeli wa monika kutya owa kala tawu kengelelwa oomiliyona odhindji muule woomvula dha piti, sho kwa kala taku futwa aantu mboka kaye shi aaniilonga yoshikondo shoka, minista okwa popi kutya iipotha yuulunga oya patululilwa aafekelwa melyenge ndyoka.

    Omakonaakono oga ningwa moshitopolwa shaZambezi oshowo moKavango West noKavango east. Aalongiskola ya thika po 18 oshowo aanambelewa aayalulimambo giiyemo yuuministeli ye li yaali oya tulwa miipandeko omolwa ekengelelo lyuuministeli niimaliwa ya thika poomiliyona 10.

    Pahapu dhaHanse-Himarwa omakonaakono otaga ningwa woo miitopolwa yilwe.

    Okwa kunkilile aaniilonga moshikondo ya kale ya tonata nokulopota omaihumbato kehe ngoka taga limbilike.

    Kombinga yomusindalongo ngoka gwa lundululwa, okwa popi kutya omalunduluko moondondo dhopetameko oga tulwa nale miilonga mo 2015, omanga goondondo dha landulako ondondo onti 8 sigo 9, taga stikile okutameka mo 2017 no 2018.

    Omalunduluko gomusindalongo mondondo onti 10 otaga ningwa mo 2019 omanga mondondo onti 11, 2020 oshowo 12 mo 2021.

    Okwa popi kutya egandjo lyomayakulo moshikondo olya yelekwa li li pevi noonkondo, sho omapekaapeko ngoka ga ningwa ga holola oopresenda 58, nonando oompangela dhoHarambee Prosperity Plan otadhi utha andola ongushu yomayakulo yi kale poopresena 70 okuya mo 2020.

    ELLANIE SMIT

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    Aanona yekondjelomanguluko taya nyenyeta uulingilingiAanona yekondjelomanguluko taya nyenyeta uulingilingi Oshiwike sha piti ongundu yaanona mboka oya londo oombesa mbali dhiipundi 75 opo ya falwe komandiki gomadheulo ya vule okumona uunongo.

    Mo 2016 epangelo olyiikalekele oshimaliwa shoomiliyona 11 okuza kokomisi yo Social Security Commission (SSC) Development Fund ,shoka sha nuninwa okudheula aanyasha mboka. Ndjoka ongundu onti 2 tayi tumwa komadheulo sho mo 2016 aanona 173 okuza monooli yoshilongo ya tumwa komadheulo guule woomwedhi hamano. Oyendji monena oya mona iilonga. Oshikando shika, etumo lyaanyasha mboka komadheulo olya ningilwa pendiki lyaanyasha mOshakati na inali ningilwa poombelewa dhoSwapo.

    Omupopiliko gwongundu ndjoka, Julius Kasheeta, okwa lombwele oshifokundaneki shoNamibian Sun kutya okwa longwa uulingilingi mehogololo lyaamboka taya tumwa komadheulo. “Mo 2016 oombesa odhe ya poombelewa dhoSwapo, mpoka dha pewa omadhina gongundu yaamboka ya kala ya unga oontanda mpoka. Tse otwa ihumbatelwa sha yooloka, omolwashike inaya pula omusholondondo gwomadhina getu,” Kasheeta a pula. Kasheeta okwa ppi kutya ehogololo lyaamboka taya tumwa komadheulo inali ningwa pauyuuki oshikando shika na inaya hala okukala ya talika ko onga aantu inaya longwa. Okwa popi kutya oya hala okuya komadheulo opo ya vule okwiimonena uunongo yo yamone iilonga.

    Kasheeta okwa pula kutya omolwashike omulandu gokuulika uukalata wawo waanyasha mboka ya mono okuza kuuministeli waanyasha gwa kuthwapo, nangashingeyi otaya pulwa uutse woshilongo.

    Ngoloneya gwaShana, Clemens Kashuupulwa okwa ekelehi omanyenyeto gaanona mboka ta popi kutya, sha landula sho ongundu yotango ya tumwa komadheulo okwa ningwa oonkundathana ndhoka dha e ta po omalunduluko ngoka taga popiwa kuKasheeta.

    Kashuupulwa okwa tsikile kutya oshikumungu shaanona mboka osha ungaungiwa nasho moombelewa dhiikandjohogololo yawo hoka yali ya tegelelwa yiishangithe nomadhina gawo opo ga vule okutumwa kOvenduka hoka kwa kaningilwa omatokolo. Kashuupulwa okwa popi kutya inaku longwa uulingilingi, naanyasha mboka ya unga oontanda poombelewa dhoSwapo, oya li ya tseyithilwa opo ya kiishangithe kiikandjohogololo yawo.

    “Oye shi shi kutya oombesa itadhi ya kutha we poombelewa dhoSwapo, onkene inaya ihumbata ya fa ya haluka kwaashoka sha ningwa po. Naya tegelele ompito yawo molwaashoka hasho oshikando sha hugunina. Epangelo otali kwashilipaleke kutya onkalo yokwaahena iilonga mokati kaanyasha moshilongo oya kandulwa po,” Ngoloneya a popi.



    KENYA KAMBOWE

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    Eso lyomukokele mOmusati tali konaakonwaEso lyomukokele mOmusati tali konaakonwa Opolisi moshitopolwa shaMusati otayi konaakona oshipotha sheso lyomukokele gwoomvula 72, a za momukunda Okeendapa moshikandjohogololo shaTamanzi, iiwike iyali ya piti.

    Omakonaakono goshiyetithi sheso lyaHosea Iyambo Nuunyango oga ulike kutya okwa hulitha omolwa uuwehame wa etithwa kedhengo.

    Omakonaakono oga ulike kutya omukokele ngoka okwa ehamekwa sho a tetwa lyopokutsi kombinga yokolumoho, iilalo mokugulu kokolumoho, na okwa ehamekwa woo mongolo yokugulu kokolulyo oshowo komutse.

    Inashi yelamo natango kutya omukokele ngoka okwa ehama ngaaka, sha ende ngiini.

    Palopota yopolisi, Nuunyango okwa li a zi megumbo lye momasiku 26 gaJanuari lwopotundi onti 08:00 na okwa galuka owala esiku lya landula, ethimbo lya faathana.

    Okwa lombwele omukulukadhi gwe kutya okwa yagwa keno miihwa. Momasiku 29 ofamili yaNuunyango oye mu fala moshipangelo shaKahao moka a hulithile. Ofamili oya lopota oshiningwanima kopolisi momasiku gatatu gaFebruali, na otashi ulike kutya nakusa okwa dhengwa shoka sha etitha eso lye, nonando omakonaakono otaga tsikile.

    KENYA KAMBOWE

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