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Mon 20 Oct 2014
 • IT seems when our government leaders make promises to the nation to build more schools, provide better medical facilities and create more jobs, etc, they delay those plans and at times brush them under the carpet that is lavishly laid out for them. But
 • SWAPO leaders, our Lord does not care much about the importance of your work as you are creating two Namibian countries. One is where your own children are assured of a better future while the other passes on poverty to the next generation.
 • HAPPY International White Cane Day! I would like to wish all visually impaired and those partially sighted a blessed day. Remember, even without sight there is vision. Let us keep on advocating our rights.
 • WHY does the government not appoint independent bodies to supervise tender boards? The tender boards are perceived to be corrupt and we don't know where to go. The relevant authorities must help us poor Namibians.
 • ONDANGWA Magistrate's Court, please familiarise yourself with court proceedings at other courts. Police officers are abusing people. One cannot even cross his or her legs or even lean against those hard chairs. Go to Windhoek or watch the Oscar Pistoriu
 • I, ELIFAS Shoombe Shaanika, lost a wallet with my personal documents in a taxi in Windhoek. If found, please contact me on 081 2167308 or 081 2984947.
POLL
Should presidential candidates have public debates before the elections?

1. Yes, it will help us make up our minds.

2. No, it will have no effect on the outcome.

3. Maybe, but will Swapo agree this time?

4. No one cares!


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FRONT PAGE | 2011-09-22
Shining a light on solar cooking
JANA-MARI SMITH
FOR cash-strapped people living in southern Namibia, donations of solar cookers came as a welcome addition to their households.
The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET), a non-profit Namibian trust geared towards protecting Namibia's natural environment through educating citizens how to live sustainably, has to date donated about 70 solar cookers to almost 150 people in the South.
According to NaDEET, the solar cookers have proven essential to families who struggle with a regular income and for whom the cost of fuel, either gas, wood or electricity, can mean the difference between paying for food, clothing and school fees or not.
In 2010 NaDEET expanded its youth orientated programmes to include adults,  in order to expand knowledge about solar cooking and related issues, such as climate change.
A survey done prior to the training found that 57 per cent of the adults did not know about climate change. Viktoria Keding, director of NaDEET said it is important to realise that education about climate change and energy efficiency should be directed at children as well as adults.
She said there is a misperception that children are the primary target, whereas adults are just as eager to learn and adapt, especially when the benefits are clear.   
Keding said 'with training, eduction and access ... rural communities want to use solar cookers'.
Participants said solar cooking 'saves them time, effort and money by not having to collect firewood or use gas or electricity'.
But despite clear indications that Namibians are ready and willing to adopt solar cookers in their homes, challenges stand in the way of widespread use.
During a follow-up visit to participants this year, NaDEET found that only 67 per cent of those interviewed during the follow up 'cited daily use of their solar cookers'.
Some of the barriers include access to solar cookers, either financial or physical.
NaDEET propose increased awareness programmes through exisiting education programmes and government involvment. (For more information on solar cookers, visit www.solarcooker-namibia.org)

         


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