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Coronavirus – Namibia: German Embassy supports families in need

Coronavirus – Namibia: German Embassy supports families in need

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EUROPE, Germany, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, NAMIBIA
WINDHOEK, Namibia, May 21, 2020/ -- The German Embassy supports families in need with food donations in the informal settlements of Windhoek. A total of approximately 170,000 NAD (8,736.00 EUR) from the micro project fund was made available as an immediate measure. These funds were used to purchase food parcels for 100 single mothers and 100 needy households registered with the Lidar Community Foundation in Katutura. The distributed items include staple foods such as maize meal, flour, pasta, rice, sugar, cooking oil, but also soap and detergent. In addition the single mothers with babies also received baby food and diapers for their children. To comply with the applicable national COVID-19 health & hygiene rules, 2 reusable face masks per household, manufactured by "Aphrodit...
Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy is optimistic about the future

Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy is optimistic about the future

AFRICA, NAMIBIA
With the recently introduced reforms in Namibia’s renewable energy sector and the growing presence and entry of international oil companies entering the hydrocarbons sector, the Ministry of Mines and Energy is optimistic about the country’s energy future. There are very positive and encouraging signs when we talk about the hydrocarbons sector. We have had a couple of investors that are keen on entering the market and potentially finding something,” said Hon. Tom Alweendo, Namibia’s Minister of Mines and Energy during a webinar hosted by the African Energy Chamber in partnership with Africa Oil & Power on Friday. “On the renewable energy sector, we have been able to introduce some reforms that have made it possible for independent power producers to come into the sector and produce ...
Namibia’s Minister of Energy and the Oil and Gas sector to discuss the Future of the Namibian Energy Industry in Exclusive Webinar

Namibia’s Minister of Energy and the Oil and Gas sector to discuss the Future of the Namibian Energy Industry in Exclusive Webinar

AFRICA, Business, NAMIBIA, OIL
The free webinar will be hosted under the theme, The Future of the Namibian Energy Industry; Hon. Tom Alweendo will be joined by Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, NJ Ayuk; The discussion will be moderated by Africa Oil & Power Field Editor, Thomas Hedley and Lawyer and Energy Specialist, Gawie Kanjemba; Follow the conversation through the AECWebinars and AOPWebinars. Continuing its Africa energy series webinars, the African Energy Chamber will present an exclusive webinar with the Nambian Minister of Energy. Hon. Tom Alweendo on Friday, May 15, 2020 at SAST. Hosted by African Oil & Power, the open to public webinar will explore the future of the Namibian energy industry in the context of the current global climate. As 2020 was planned to be a strong year for ...
Namibia takes new health measures as the number of new Covid-19 rises

Namibia takes new health measures as the number of new Covid-19 rises

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, NAMIBIA
The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has today issued new guidelines to be put in place in order to combat the spread of Covid-19. The fourth case of COVID-19 has been recorded in Namibia. Like the first three cases, the latest case is also travel-related. It involves a 19-year-old Namibian citizen who arrived in Namibia from London on 18 March and presented to a local doctor on 19th March 2020 in Windhoek with symptoms. Specimens were taken and sent to a laboratory, and the results returned positive. He is currently in isolation and in stable condition. The MOHSS-led response is actively following up with all contacts of this person to ensure proper quarantine and monitoring for symptoms. Hage Geingob, The President of Namibia is still under self-isolation after v...
Business: African Development Bank approves $121.7 million loan, Euro 3 million grant to support water and sanitation sector in Namibia.

Business: African Development Bank approves $121.7 million loan, Euro 3 million grant to support water and sanitation sector in Namibia.

Business, NAMIBIA
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 12, 2020/ -- The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/en) on Wednesday approved a $121.7 million loan (ZAR 1.893 billion) and Euro 3 million grant from the Rural Water Supply Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund to support Namibia’s “Water Sector Support Program”.The program will facilitate sustainable production and transfer of water resources to improve access to potable water and for agricultural and industrial use. It will also enhance sanitation in rural areas and enrich institutional capacity, sustainable management and utilization.In particular, it seeks to increase access to sustainable water services from the current level of 85% and sanitation services from 54% to the universal 100% target by 2030.Namibia is ...
“Create long lasting global solutions to water challenges” – Museveni

“Create long lasting global solutions to water challenges” – Museveni

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EGYPT, FEATURE STORIES, NAMIBIA, Nigeria, SENEGAL, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN, TANZANIA
President Yoweri Museveni has urged African water leaders to deal with water issues in a holistic manner so as to create long-lasting and effective global solutions to water challenges and threats. Delegates at the 20th African Water Association (AFWA) International Congress and Exhibition at the Kampala Serena International Conference Center during a group photo with the Chief guest President Yoweri Museveni.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “Issues of water cannot be talked about in a fragmented way. For instance, in such a conference, the Minister of Health should be in it because water also affects the country’s health. You cannot also talk about water without talking about electrification because the population needs to find an alternative source of energy to avoid destroyin...
AFRICA: The Community Conservation Fund of Namibia (CCFN) was successfully launched in the capital today.

AFRICA: The Community Conservation Fund of Namibia (CCFN) was successfully launched in the capital today.

AFRICA, Business, NAMIBIA
The creation of this fund is aimed at reducing the community based natural resources management (CBNRM) sector’s dependence on external donor funding supportWINDHOEK, Namibia, February 14, 2020/ -- The launch of this much needed conservation fund takes Namibia’s flagship conservation programme to the next level. The creation of this fund is aimed at reducing the community based natural resources management (CBNRM) sector’s dependence on external donor funding support, taking into account Namibia’s designation as a Medium Income Country, resulting in some donors’ departing the country. As a result, funding partners for the CBNRM programme have over the last few years declined, making the programme vulnerable to collapse should such funding sources end.The organization was thus...
NAMIBIA: Court upholds president Geingob’s election victory.

NAMIBIA: Court upholds president Geingob’s election victory.

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, NAMIBIA
The ruling means President Hage Geingob will continue in his second term. He won in November with 56% of the vote while Namibia’s first independent presidential candidate, Panduleni Itula, received 29% in the country’s tightest presidential race since independence in 1990. Itula and four opposition party leaders had urged the court to declare the election results invalid and order a fresh vote. They argued that the use of the machines without a paper trail effectively meant a key means of checks and balances was missing. Chief Justice Peter Shivute did rule that the use of electronic voting machines without a paper trail, as decided on before the 2014 election in the southern African nation, was invalid. Future elections must now include a verifiable paper trail. Namibia...