Corruption will not be allowed to sabotage 28 years of progress: Geingob


Corruption, which has tainted Government?s image and credibility, will not be allowed to undo 28 years of progress in Namibia, President Hage Geingob said on Wednesday.

He was speaking during the 28th commemoration of Namibia?s independence at the Oscar Norich Stadium in Tsumeb.

Geingob said inequality and corruption need to be addressed if shared prosperity is to be realised.

Speaker denies sabotaging Parliament


Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi has slammed assertions that he is not standing up for the interest of Parliament.

He was responding to Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) lawmaker, Mike Kavekotora who said in the National Assembly (NA) on Thursday allocations for parliamentary standing committees's services is consistently being revised downward and Katjavivi is doing nothing about it.

According to Kavekotora, the committees's budget was slashed from N.dollars 14 million in the 2015/16 financial year (FY) to N.dollars 5 million in the current FY.

‘HIV clinics’ promote stigma


The separate HIV/Aids clinic in Kuisebmond, Walvis Bay is still in place despite a directive to integrate it into the normal clinic here.

Over the past two years, HIV patients at the harbour town complained to the media regarding the clinic, saying it promotes stigma and requested that its isolation should be discontinued.

Those who spoke to Nampa last year, said their statuses are being exposed to the public by having a separate clinic where they collect their medication.

Shortage of Hepatitis medication in Erongo


There has been a shortage of Hepatitis A and B medication in private and State hospitals in the Erongo Region for more than five years now, a private doctor in Swakopmund said on Thursday.

The doctor, who asked not to be named, was speaking at a meeting with Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Bernard Haufiku.

She said she has been struggling to get answers from the government with regards to why the medication is not available.

The doctor said as recently as this week, she called the health regional directorate office but her calls went unanswered.

Attention needed in mineral resoure governance: Alweendo


The Minister of Mines and Energy, Tom Alweendo, has called on Government to pay attention to good governance when it comes to mineral resources.

He expressed his concern during a media conference here on Tuesday, saying there is a growing public perception that suggests that Government is not managing the mineral resources in a transparent manner.

"It is believed that mineral licences are managed in a corrupt manner. Corruption or the perception thereof cannot and should not be tolerated," said Alweendo.

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