Renewable energy not promoted enough: French Ambassador


The government, banks, non-governmental organisations and development agencies have come under fire for not promoting renewable energy, and thereby hampering economic growth, job creation and poverty eradication in Namibia.

Speaking during the opening of the first-ever solar conference in Windhoek on Thursday, France’s Ambassador to Namibia, Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni said renewable energy is cheap to fund, quick to install and affordable to the consumer.

No weapons allowed during teachers' strike


Teachers have been warned not to carry weapons or engage in the upcoming strike while under the influence of alcohol.

The Namibia National Teachers Union (Nantu) on Wednesday won in a High Court-Labour Court ruling that dismissed Government’s urgent application to have the judicature issue an interdict and stop the national strike, planned commence on Thursday.

Secretary-General (SG) of Nantu, Basilius Haingura told the media after the court ruling that anybody found defying the safety order will be dealt with accordingly.

Education postpones workshop on school feeding programme


The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) has postponed a two-day workshop on validating the Namibian schools feeding programme policy and roadmap.

The workshop was scheduled to take place on Wednesday and Thursday, 12 to 13 October 2016 in Windhoek.

Asked whether the workshop was cancelled due to the looming teachers’ strike scheduled to take place on Thursday, MoEAC Media practitioner Johanna Absalom replied in the negative.

Absalom told Nampa the workshop was postponed indefinitely due to logistical arrangements, which were not in place, without elaborating further.

Hamutenya to be laid to rest on Saturday


Hidipo Hamutenya’s family has agreed to a State funeral for the veteran politician this Saturday.

The former Member of Parliament died at the Lady Pohamba Private Hospital in Windhoek on Thursday at the age of 77.

Family spokesperson Tuliameni Kalomho said at a media briefing here on Monday President Hage Geingob offered to give the late Hamutenya a State funeral, which they accepted.

This means the State will pay for the funeral.

Kalomho said the State will pronounce itself on where he is to be laid to rest at a later stage.

Upgraded hydropower units commissioned at Ruacana


Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Mines and Energy Simeon Negumbo has appealed to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) to come on board and complement conventional power generation sources.

He made these remarks during the official commissioning of turbine runners 1, 2 and 3 at the Ruacana Hydropower Station on Friday.

Negumbo said the fourth National Development Plan (NDP4), which will soon be replaced by the fifth NDP, identifies energy as the vehicle to industrialisation.

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