Daily Archives: April 9, 2019

100 houses up for grabs at Walvis

WALVIS BAY - The Walvis Bay Municipality says that it currently has about a 100 unoccupied houses in Kuisebmond and Narraville that were built through the affordable housing programme at the town.This was announced during the budget consultative meetin...

Improper coordination delays observation of trial-awaiting offenders

WINDHOEK - The lack of proper coordination between the courts and the Mental Health Care Centre, a subdivision of the Windhoek Central Hospital, contributes to the delay in the mental observation of trial-awaiting offenders. In an interview with New Er...

No plan to suspend OVC social grants, says Uiras

OMUTHIYA - The Executive Director in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Social Welfare, Welhencia Uiras, has refuted claims that the ministry is planning to suspend social grants offered to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) due to financial woes. ...

No plan to suspend OVC social grants, says Uiras

OMUTHIYA - The Executive Director in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Social Welfare, Welhencia Uiras, has refuted claims that the ministry is planning to suspend social grants offered to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) due to financial woes. ...

Sudan Police Ordered Not to Shoot Protesters

KHARTOUM/WASHINGTON/JUBA Protesters in Khartoum are continuing to demand the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir, staging a sit-in Tuesday outside army headquarters, where heavy gunfire was heard. Reported attempts by government security forces to ...

Education ministry not retrenching staff

WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has committed to the containment of its wage bill which is 83 percent of total allocation of 2019/20 financial year, without having to lay off workers.In an interview with New Era,

Namibia reaffirms commitment to rand peg

CASCAIS, PORTUGAL - Namibia is ruling out dropping its currency peg with the South African rand unless something very drastic happens, given the close trade links to its larger neighbour and the drive by the world's biggest producer of marine

Cost-cutting still a priority in government: Shilunga

NYEGE - Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga, says government has devised mechanisms to cope with the current economic situation and one of the mechanisms is to cut costs and only to spend where there is dire need.