Coastal Independence cleaning campaign called off

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NAMPA

The organisers of a cleaning campaign, that was planned to take place on Independence Day in Swakopmund, called the activity off on Wednesday.

The event was supposed to kick off early in the morning with the cleaning of Mondesa and the DRC informal settlement.

Approached by Nampa on Wednesday, one of the organisers, Heinz Schulte said the issue was politicised and that is not what they wanted.

"We wanted to bring the community together to do something good for the environment, but it was politicised and that is not the reaction we wanted, so we stopped it," Schulte said.



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

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NAMPA

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

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NAMPA

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

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NAMPA

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

Author: 
NAMPA

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.



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