Tjivikua worried about the education of the girl child


Circuit inspector for Opuwo, Chris Tjivikua is concerned about the future of girls from marginalised communities in the Kunene Region.

Tjivikua aired his concerns at the Annual General Meeting of the Hizetjiwa Indigenous People’s Organisation (HIPO) which began in the regional capital on Tuesday.

“Girls of the Ovatue, Ovatjimba and Ovahimba don’t progress academically comparing to boys,” Tjivikua said.

According to him there is a great need to motivate these communities to understand the value of education which can only be achieved through their children.

Fisheries to discuss NMP clearance on Thursday


A management meeting at the fisheries ministry is scheduled for Thursday to discuss the issuing of the Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) to Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) Limited.

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Ueritjiua Kauaria, in a media statement issued on Wednesday, noted that the ministry learnt with “shock” about the issuing of the ECC by the Office of the Environmental Commissioner (EC) Teofilus Nghitila for NMP to mine marine phosphate off the Namibian coast.

UNAM Pohamba campus students threaten to protest


Students at the University of Namibia (UNAM) Hifikepunye Pohamba (HP) Campus have threatened to strike in support of their fellows who have been barred from writing examinations because they owe the institution money.

Tearing up examination timetables during a peaceful gathering at the campus on Tuesday, the about 80 students told Nampa that those who owe money should be allowed to enter the exam venues without their timetables.

Namibia fails MDG sanitation target


Nearly 66 per cent of the Namibian population lack access to proper toilet facilities and of which 50 per cent practice open defecation.

Minister of Health and Social Services, Bernhard Haufiku and United Nations Children’s Fund Representative, Micaela De Sousa said this at the observation of the Global Hand Washing Day in Keetmanshoop on Monday.

In a speech read on her behalf, De Sousa expressed concern at the country’s failure to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target on access to sanitation.

Government agrees on 9% salary adjustment for teachers


The Namibia National Teachers’ Union (Nantu) and Government have agreed on a nine per cent salary increase for teachers for the 2017/18 financial year.

Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa said at the signing of an agreement in this regard by the government, Nantu and Namibia Public Workers’ Union (Napwu) at State House on Saturday this increase will only be in effect from 01 April 2017.

President Hage Geingob was also present at the signing of the agreement.
The five per cent increase for this year, effective 01 April 2016, remains unchanged.

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