Two women to appear in Otavi court for allegedly selling drugs

Two women are expected to appear in the Otavi Magistrate’s Court on Friday after they were allegedly found dealing in drugs valued at nearly N.dollars 50 000.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha, told Nampa on Friday the women, aged 43 and 36 respectively, were arrested at different locations on Wednesday.

“We arrested them after we received a reliable tip-off from a member of the general public, who allegedly saw them dealing in these prohibited drugs,” Mbeha said.

The women’s houses were searched by the police Wednesday afternoon, and 330 full tablets of mandrax and 700 grams of cannabis were allegedly found in their possession.

Mbeha said it is still unknown to the police where the drugs originated from, and investigations in the matter continue.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Two women were expected to appear in the Otavi Magistrate’s

Two women were expected to appear in the Otavi Magistrate’s Court today after they were allegedly found dealing in drugs valued at nearly N.dollars 50 000.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inspector Maureen Mbeha, told Nampa today the women, aged 43 and 36 respectively, were arrested at different locations on Wednesday.

“We arrested them after we received a reliable tip-off from a member of the general public, who allegedly saw them dealing in these prohibited drugs,” Mbeha said.

The women’s houses were searched by the police Wednesday afternoon, and 330 full tablets of mandrax and 700 grams of cannabis were allegedly found in their possession.

Mbeha said it is still unknown to the police where the drugs originated from, and investigations in the matter continue.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC)

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) in collaboration with Bank Windhoek on Thursday launched the Namibia Aviation and Connectivity Forum 2022, set to take place from 16 to 18 November 2022.

The forum, the first of its kind for the Namibian aviation industry will create a platform for key industry players and stakeholders to share, tackle, rethink and put in motion ideas on cementing the aviation industry’s role as key to Namibia’s economic recovery and growth.

The forum also aims at resuscitating the aviation industry and other ancillary industries such as tourism.

Speaking at the launch Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa said the realisation of the Single African Air Transport Market will serve to enhance Namibia’s growth in the sector.

‘Initiatives such as this continue to drive the discussion and advocate for an open, free and fully accessible air transport market in Africa. It is encouraging that this very project supports advocacy which is one of the key pillars of the Single African Air Transport Market,’ he said.

The Single African Air Transport Market, he added is a flagship project and the forum will bring to the forefront the discussion of how aviation can play a central role in the achievement of national aspirations such as the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPPII), National Development Plans (NDPs), and National Transport Policy.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy

Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga, says Namibia has now arrived at a point where it has to decide if it will be part of the green energy solution.

Speaking at the first Namibia Green Hydrogen Conference in Windhoek on Wednesday, Shilunga said the green energy revolution is sweeping across the world and will see cleaner forms of energy replacing fossil fuels.

‘We must all harness the power of natural resources to the fullest extent possible for this energy transition. Green hydrogen is produced through renewable sources such as the wind and sun and holds a significant massive promise in meeting the world’s future demands,’ she said.

The deputy minister added that Namibia has massive land, solar and geographical position advantages, strong wind sources, stability and good international relations and trade, which gives it a competitive edge.

This will enable the country to be at the forefront of green hydrogen development and progress towards greater energy independence.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

The Windhoek Clean-Up Campaign

The Windhoek Clean-Up Campaign, which aims to restore the city to its former glory and reclaim its title as Africa’s cleanest city, was launched here Thursday.

The three-month campaign is a collaborative partnership between the City of Windhoek, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC), Environmental Investment Fund (EIF), and the Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation (NamibRe), who all committed a combined N.dollars 775 000 toward the initiative.

MTC contributed N.dollars 400 000, CoW N.dollars 200 000, EIF N.dollars 100 000, and NamibRe N.dollars 75 000, plus tree planting.

In his remarks at the launch, MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo said that corporates should work together to change Namibians’ minds and hearts about cleanliness and that this campaign is not a one-day event where people can clean up and go.

Windhoek Mayor, Sade Gawanas stated that rapid population growth within the city, as well as associated economic development are key factors contributing to the city’s current waste management challenges.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Namibia ready for green hydrogen: Shilunga

Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga, says Namibia has now arrived at a point where it has to decide if it will be part of the green energy solution.

Speaking at the first Namibia Green Hydrogen Conference in Windhoek on Wednesday, Shilunga said the green energy revolution is sweeping across the world and will see cleaner forms of energy replacing fossil fuels.

“We must all harness the power of natural resources to the fullest extent possible for this energy transition. Green hydrogen is produced through renewable sources such as the wind and sun and holds a significant massive promise in meeting the world’s future demands,” she said.

The deputy minister added that Namibia has massive land, solar and geographical position advantages, strong wind sources, stability and good international relations and trade, which gives it a competitive edge.

This will enable the country to be at the forefront of green hydrogen development and progress towards greater energy independence.

“Green hydrogen for Namibia marks a new beginning as we need to create jobs, assets and capacity in terms of human capital and skills transfer. We also need to have good policies and markets for our products, as well as continuous research and development. To achieve all this, we need proper infrastructure, sound financing systems and investment opportunities,” Shilunga said, adding that every Namibian has a role to play in the green hydrogen industry.

She called on stakeholders to speak the same language in terms of policies, technology, incentives and capital to make the green hydrogen vision a reality.

Also speaking at the event was German Ambassador to Namibia, Herbert Beck, who said the war between Russia and Ukraine has put pressure on the need for alternative sources of energy.

“Green hydrogen is a necessity as we are polluting the world in a way that we cannot continue in that trajectory. In Paris, we agreed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. We are now at a stage where we have to decarbonise our industries in many respects,” he said.

He said Germany, as the third largest world economy, will play a leading role in ensuring green hydrogen technology and production with the help of Namibia.

Green hydrogen has the potential to provide clean energy for transportation, manufacturing and more, and refers to hydrogen fuel which is created using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels.

The conference saw global experts in renewable energy amongst others discuss the economics of green hydrogen, green hydrogen markets and Namibia’s market preparedness, foreign direct investment and public-private collaboration.

The two-day event was organised by the Economic Association of Namibia in partnership with the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency