Lugeretzia Kooper

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Caprivi Concerned Group threatens to boycott elections

Caprivi Concerned Group (CCG) leaders have threatened to boycott the elections if the goverment does not engage in dialogue with them. The group wants to discuss the Caprivi political dispute and other pending issues. The CCG is a civil rights…

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Stranded Zambezi hippos get another borehole

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism has procured a borehole pump and generator to come to the rescue of 135 hippos stranded in the Zambezi region. The equipment is worth N$66 531 and will pump water for the hippos,…

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IPC irked by Katima mayor’s dismissal of no-confidence vote

The Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) says Katima Mulilo mayor John Ntemwa’s dismissal of a vote of no confidence motion against him without tabling it for discussion is illegal. The motion against Ntemwa by National Democratic Party councillor Simasiku Mukendwa…

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146 illegal immigrants arrested in Zambezi to be deported

The Zambezi regional police say about 146 illegal immigrants from Zambia and Zimbabwe, who have been arrested, will be deported soon. The regional police launched a crime prevention campaign last Monday aimed at flushing out illegal immigrants and curbing crimes…

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Zambezi waterfront to be managed by NWR

The Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises says the Zambezi Waterfront Tourism Park will reach its full economic potential once it is transferred to Namibia Wildlife Resorts. The park has been a white elephant since it closed its doors in…

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Zambezi waterfront to host trade fair

The Katima Mulilo Town Council plans to host their annual trade fair at the Zambezi Waterfront Tourism Park (ZWTP), despite a case of trespassing opened against them. The town council is expected to host the 2024 Zambezi Bream Festival and…

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Zambezi’s holiday school attracts over 3 000 pupils

The Zambezi regional education directorate says over 3 188 pupils participated in a holiday school aimed at improving the region’s performance in the national examinations this year. The region ranked tenth in the 2023 National Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) exams…

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Lack of implementation hampers Zambezi development

Judea Lyaboloma constituency councillor Humphrey Divai says development in the region is being hampered because resolutions taken during Zambezi Regional Council (ZRC) ordinary meetings have not been implemented since 2022. The Zambezi Regional Council is currently being chaired by Matengu…

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BDF presence may trigger trauma – pressure group

The Namibian Lives Matter Movement (NLMM) fears that the upcoming Namibia-Botswana defence forces’ joint civil-military cooperation campaign may trigger trauma for those who have suffered at the hands of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) in the past. Their concerns come…

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Zambezi schools get 30 printers

Zambezi Office National donated 30 printers valued at approximately N$210 000 to both private and state schools in the region on Wednesday.Regional education director Alex Sikume said educational resources are not always sufficient to purchase the necessary equipment for schools…

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Vandalism at Kopano quarantine farm threatens farmers’ access to markets

Vandalism to Kopano quarantine farm in the Zambezi region, already in a dilapidated state, threatens livestock farmers’ continued access to markets. Kopano quarantine farm, situated 42 kilometers west of Katima Mulilo, is the only operational facility in the region. State…

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