Gurirab was a giant of the Namibian struggle for liberation: Geingob


The funeral arrangements for former Prime Minister and Speaker of the National Assembly, Theo-Ben Gurirab, will be announced at a later stage.

President Hage Geingob said this in a statement issued on Saturday when he officially announced Gurirab?s death.

The former Speaker died at the Mediclinic private hospital in Windhoek on Saturday after a short illness. He was 80.

Geingob in the statement called Gurirab ?a friend, a comrade and giant of the Namibian struggle for liberation.?

Meetings on land issues start in Hardap


The Hardap Regional Council in conjunction with the governor's office on Monday started holding public consultative meetings on land issues in the region.

The meetings to be held in all six constituencies of the region, kicked off in Gochas.

Chairperson of the council and Rehoboth Urban East Constituency Councillor, Edward Wambo told Nampa on Monday the meetings give inhabitants a platform to ask pertinent questions on land issues.

Taxi fare to increase with or without ministry’s approval: Januarie


The Namibia Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU) plans to increase the taxi fare with its preferred 50 per cent, irrespective of whether the Ministry of Works and Transport approves it or not.

In an interview with Nampa on Monday, NTTU president Werner Januarie said the union has put a strategy in place to attain this implementation, despite the back and forth tugging between the ministry and union.

"We believe that we have good grounds to make a case out of exceptional circumstances, because the law has also made provisions for such circumstances,' he said.

Geingob backs ACFTA


President Hage Geingob said the free movement of people is a crucial pillar in realising the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), emphasising the need for the finalisation of the agreement.

The ACFTA, which was signed by 44 African head of states, is expected to help African countries carry out trade across borders without any restriction.

Geingob made the remarks when he paid a courtesy call on Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday.

NamPower to suspend power supply to defaulters in //Kharas and Hardap


NamPower will suspend power supply to local authorities, government departments and other customers with overdue accounts in the //Kharas and Hardep regions next Wednesday.

"NamPower came to this decision after continuous engagements with the affected parties to settle their outstanding accounts did not yield positive results," a statement issued on Wednesday said.

The power utility's Corporate Communication and Marketing Manager, Tangeni Kambangula told Nampa the overdue amounts total N.dollars 47 040 115.

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