Namibian Parliament gender sensitive: Katjavivi


Namibia responds to the interests of both men and women in its structures, methods, operations and works, Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) Peter Katjavivi has said.

He made these remarks during the opening of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) workshop in the capital on Tuesday.

However, the Speaker said, there is always room for improvement in as far as gender equality is concerned.

RA urges public to only conduct NaTis services over the counter


The Roads Authority (RA) has cautioned the public to only conduct their business for services offered by the Namibian Traffic Information System (NaTis) over the counters of their offices countrywide.

Speaking to this agency last week, RA Corporate Communications Manager, Hileni Fillemon said they have experienced several cases of people being conned at NaTis offices.

She said people should be mindful of the fact that no NaTis staff member operates outside NaTis offices.

Cost-saving measures for Independence celebrations


President Hage Geingob has assured Namibians that the costs for Independence Day celebrations will be kept at reasonable levels.

In a media statement issued on Sunday, State House Press Secretary Alfredo Hengari said cost-saving measures would be applied to all government expenses in line with its commitment to eliminate wastage.

"President Geingob strongly believes in the inviolability of the Namibian House. Independence Day signifies the foundation for a peaceful, united and solid Namibian House," Hengari said.

We are not a tax haven: Geingob


Namibia is not a tax haven and is instead being targeted, President Hage Geingob said at State House on Thursday.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by European Union (EU) ambassadors, Geingob said he was surprised by Namibia?s listing as a tax haven.

"Where does it come from" Why didn't we discuss this?" Geingob questioned.
Namibia was one of 17 countries named on a blacklist of tax havens by the EU in December last year.

Geingob congratulates Ramaphosa


President Hage Geingob on Thursday congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa on his uncontested election by parliament as President of the Republic of South Africa.

In a statement availed to Nampa on Friday, Geingob said Ramaphosa?s election as President is not only an endorsement of his credentials as a leader of the ruling African National Congress, but also an endorsement of his credentials as a tested cadre of the struggle and a shrewd negotiator.

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