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Seven die in road accident north of Otjiwarongo

Seven people on Wednesday died and a host of others injured in a road accident that occurred some 15 kilometers north of Otjiwarongo on the B1 road.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Spokesperson in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha confirmed the crash to Nampa in an interview, saying it happened at around 13h30.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the accident occurred after a minibus, carrying 17 people on board, collided head-on with an oncoming pickup truck after attempting to overtake another car.

Unemployed health extension workers to demonstrate

Unemployed health extension workers from a number of regions are planning to march to the Ministry of Health and Social Services in Windhoek on Thursday.
A representative of the health extension workers, Willem Kayongo told Nampa on Monday they are disappointed in the ministry as they have been waiting to be appointed since 2016, when they received their training.
“After we graduated the ministry failed to employ us,” Kayongo said.

Ministry of Urban and Rural Development bails out Rundu Town Council

Rundu’s water supply will be reconnected after the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development announced that it will pay NamWater enough for the town to be supplied for the next three months.
This was announced in a statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Thursday.
The Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) placed Rundu on a pre-paid credit system and removed it from the conventional water supply system for more effective revenue collection after the town accrued debt of close to N.dollars 60 million.

Rundu drowning victim identified

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kavango East Region have identified the five-year-old boy who drowned in the Okavango River on Monday afternoon as Oscar Lutangu.
NamPol’s Crime Investigations Coordinator for Kavango East, Deputy Commissioner Bonifasius Kanyetu said the victim hails from the Sauyemwa location.
Kanyetu said Lutangu went to the river with other children to swim and fetch water.
The deceased’s next of kin have been informed of his death.
Kanyetu cautioned residents not to allow children to go to the river unaccompanied by adults.

Geingob officially opens Tsandi Trade Fair

President Hage Geingob officially opened the first-ever Tsandi Annual Trade Fair and Expo on Monday.
The event started last Monday and will run until 03 November.
Geingob said it represents an important platform which enables local businesses and entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services and also promotes cultural diversity, tourism, investments and service delivery.
“These are all the ingredients for sustained economic growth and development,” he told his audience, which included Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila.

Akutsima gets CBART facility

The United States’ government will continue to provide support to the Ministry of Health and Social Services to build suitable and high quality HIV care and treatment programmes within communities in Namibia.
Ambassador of the United States to Namibia, Lisa Johnson made these remarks at the official handover of a Community-based Anti-Retroviral (CBART) Clinic at Akutsima village in the Omusati Region’s Okahao Constituency on Wednesday.
The clinic is sponsored by the US government, through the American President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).