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Namibia leads in press freedom: Katjavivi

Speaker of the National Assembly (NA), Peter Katjavivi said Namibia is in the forefront of those countries that value and appreciate the role of the press.
Katjavivi made this statement at a press conference at Parliament on Monday.
When asked about the Access to Information (ATI) Bill, Katjavivi said he has been all over the world and “I can speak with confidence when I say we have freedom of the press in this country”.
He added that as of yet, the ATI Bill has not been brought to be tabled and added the initiative needs to come from “somewhere”.

South African national dies in airport toilet

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Erongo Region are investigating an incident in which a South African National was found dead in a toilet at the Walvis Bay Airport on Sunday.
According to NamPol’s Erongo Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu in a crime report issued on Monday, the deceased, a 70-year-old man identified as Mackrill Claude Vernon Hilton, arrived at the Walvis Bay airport at around 11h20 with Air Namibia from Cape Town, South Africa, with the intention of visiting friends in Walvis Bay.

Oshakati family loses belongings in fire incident

A six-member family in the Oshakati West Constituency remains sleeping in the open, after a fire gutted their shack last week Thursday and left them without the roof over their heads.
The head of the family Nangula Kakololo, 46, in an interview on Tuesday said the fire destroyed their two-bedroom dwelling with its kitchen and lounge.
“We are now impoverished and will depend on the handouts from the people of goodwill,” Kakololo stated.

Chinese ambassador donates beds to Impalila clinic

The Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Zhang Yiming on Monday handed over two delivery beds to the Impalila Island clinic in the Kabbe South Constituency of the Zambezi Region.
The donation valued at N.dollars 60 000 comes after the ambassador’s visit to the island in December 2017.
Health Director for Zambezi Agnes Mwilima said although there are no permanent doctors at the clinic, it has three nurses who have been trained in midwifery.

AMTA halts mahangu import permits to buy local surplus

The Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency (AMTA) through the National Strategic Food Reserves (NSFR) announced that it will be buying mahangu surplus from the last harvesting season.
The announcement was made in a statement availed to Nampa on Wednesday, calling on mahangu producing farmers to take their mahangu to the nearest silos.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) has provided the needed funds for AMTA to buy all locally available mahangu grain not bought by millers after the last harvest, reads the statement.