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The Namibian
Tue 30 Sep 2014
 • ROAD accidents can be drastically reduced in many ways shown by Motor Vehicle Accident Fund and Roads Authority campaigns targeted at the drivers. Accidents can also be reduced by clear road markings to prevent lane departure.
 • NAMIBIAN government. Why do you allow Cabinet ministers to work when they are over 60 years, while government employees are told to retire at that age? That is very unfair, you only care about your own pockets.
 • MINISTER of Home Affairs and Immigration, we and our children do not have birth certificates in our own country. Your officers refuse to give us the documents although my mother and father are Namibians. It is our right to have all national documents.
 • IF I get straight As in Grade 10, I have a perfectly good chance of studying medicine in China and Utoni Nujoma will gladly opt for me to be his family doctor. No doubt.
 • INSPECTOR General Sebastian Ndeitunga, what do you think of police officers who joined the force in 1990 but are still just constables? Please do something to improve their morale.
 • The MUNICIPALITY of Swakopmund traffic department and Natis must stop advertising posts and then recruit friends and relatives who don't meet the requirements but are allowed to acquire the driving codes at a later stage.
POLL
In light of recent media reports, do you think the fisheries sector is in crisis?

1. No, it's just a media storm

2. Yes, sack the minister

3. Maybe, but do we have all the info yet?

4. Never! Namibians are getting empowered


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ECONOMIC NEWS | 2006-03-03
Sibinda flood victims evacuated
* LINDSAY DENTLINGER
THE Caprivi Regional Emergency Management unit yesterday began moving around 1 200 people from the flooded Sibinda constituency to drier ground.
At least 500 of the affected people are pupils at the local school,
where classrooms and teachers' houses have been flooded as a result
of heavy rains over the past two months.
Since the beginning of the year, the Caprivi has received more
than 400 mm of rain.

Councillor for the Sibinda constituency Felix Mukupe told The
Namibian yesterday that he expected all the affected people to be
moved by the end of the weekend.

They are being taken by car about two kilometres away from
Sibinda village, where they are being provided with tents, food and
blankets.

Teachers' houses were flooded by rainwater and they have been
forced to sleep together in a small room in the school hostel.

Houses in the area are usually made of mud and clay.

The Deputy Director of the Emergency Management Unit, Gabriel
Kangowa, was in the Caprivi this week to check on Remu operations
and contingency plans.

The Zambezi River surpassed the two-metre level this week, but
is still low compared to the average at this time of year and
levels that caused flooding in the eastern floodplains in 2003 and
2004.

"We are really monitoring the situation very closely.

This time we are better prepared.

We are going to work better," Kangowa told The Namibian from
Katima Mulilo.

He said people were already being prepared to evacuate the
moment the river level becomes a flood threat, instead of waiting
for the flood to arrive.

Warehouses at the town had been cleaned in preparation for
emergency supplies that had already been sent to the Caprivi last
week, he said.

This week Kangowa travelled to most of the areas that become
unreachable when the Zambezi River is in flood, and he said he had
not experienced any problems in getting there.

But he said it could not be ruled out that the situation could
change later this month or even next month.

"We are very carefully monitoring the river.

There is nothing threatening at the moment, but you never know
what can happen," said Acting Caprivi Governor Leonard Mwilima.




Since the beginning of the year, the Caprivi has received more than
400 mm of rain.Councillor for the Sibinda constituency Felix Mukupe
told The Namibian yesterday that he expected all the affected
people to be moved by the end of the weekend.They are being taken
by car about two kilometres away from Sibinda village, where they
are being provided with tents, food and blankets.Teachers' houses
were flooded by rainwater and they have been forced to sleep
together in a small room in the school hostel.Houses in the area
are usually made of mud and clay.The Deputy Director of the
Emergency Management Unit, Gabriel Kangowa, was in the Caprivi this
week to check on Remu operations and contingency plans.The Zambezi
River surpassed the two-metre level this week, but is still low
compared to the average at this time of year and levels that caused
flooding in the eastern floodplains in 2003 and 2004."We are really
monitoring the situation very closely.This time we are better
prepared.We are going to work better," Kangowa told The Namibian
from Katima Mulilo.He said people were already being prepared to
evacuate the moment the river level becomes a flood threat, instead
of waiting for the flood to arrive.Warehouses at the town had been
cleaned in preparation for emergency supplies that had already been
sent to the Caprivi last week, he said.This week Kangowa travelled
to most of the areas that become unreachable when the Zambezi River
is in flood, and he said he had not experienced any problems in
getting there.But he said it could not be ruled out that the
situation could change later this month or even next month."We are
very carefully monitoring the river.There is nothing threatening at
the moment, but you never know what can happen," said Acting
Caprivi Governor Leonard Mwilima.

         


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