Fortifying Cyber Awareness: Konongo St. Gabriel’s Co-Operate Credit Union Welcomes Groundbreaking Cybersecurity Partnership With OMNICOMMANDER

KONONGO, GHANA / ACCESSWIRE / February 29, 2024 / Konongo St. Gabriel’s Co-Operate Credit Union takes a bold step forward in safeguarding its digital infrastructure by partnering with OMNICOMMANDER® to bring industry-specific cybersecurity education to the entire staff and board of directors at the credit union.

"We are thrilled to announce this transformative partnership with OMNICOMMANDER," stated Angela Arko Nyaneba, CEO of Konongo St. Gabriel’s Co-Operate Credit Union. "Cybersecurity is not just a technical challenge; it’s a strategic imperative for our credit union. By deploying OMNICOMMANDDER’s expertise and resources, we aim to raise the bar for cybersecurity standards at our credit union and to empower the entire organization to navigate the evolving threat landscape with confidence and resilience."

The Bank of Ghana, the Central Bank in Ghana, initiated a Financial Industry Command Security Operations Center in 2019 to help prevent and respond to cyber threats aimed at the financial services sector. These initiatives are helping to bring additional resources and awareness to the evolving threats facing financial institutions throughout Ghana. OMNICOMMANDER’s cybersecurity division, CYBERCOMMANDER, has also taken notice of the emerging needs in the region and sought a partnership with Konongo St. Gabriel’s as their commitment to the credit union movement aligned well with OMNICOMMANDER’s global mission.

"The initial collaboration will provide access to OMNICOMMNADER’s cybersecurity awareness training through its CYBERCOMMANDER division and will make available a wide range of services," said Eric Isham, Founder and CEO of OMNICOMMANDER. "Our cybersecurity suite, including Risk Assessment, IT Security Audit, Vulnerability Assessment, External Penetration Test, Security Awareness Training, and specialized Remote Social Engineering Tests, alongside Tabletop Testing for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans, offers credit unions a comprehensive strategy to fortify their defenses against cyber threats. Through these targeted services, we empower credit unions not only to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited but also to ensure their teams are prepared against the evolving landscape of cyber threats. I am thrilled to partner with our first credit union in Ghana."

"Our partnership with OMNICOMMANDER represents a significant milestone in our mission to enhance cybersecurity resilience within the credit union and hopefully across Ghana. When I met Eric in Vancouver last summer, I knew he was the right partner to bring these services to Africa," said Peter Sula Esq, Board Chairman for Konongo St. Gabriel’s Co-Operate Credit Union.

About OMNICOMMANDER

OMNICOMMANDER is a global leader in Digital Technology, Marketing, and Cybersecurity services for small to medium-sized financial institutions. In today’s digital landscape, financial institutions face challenges from online competition, engaging younger demographics, and evolving cyber threats. OMMNICOMMANDER’s comprehensive suite of solutions is purposely designed to address these challenges. It includes a feature-rich website solution called a BRANCHCOMMANDER™, Integrated Marketing that drives demand, and Cybersecurity for maximizing FI regulatory compliance and institution-wide protection. To learn more about OMNICOMMANDER, please visit https://www.omnicommander.com/

About Konongo St. Gabriel’s Co-Operate Credit Union Ltd.

Konongo St. Gabriel’s Co-operative Credit Union is a financial co-operative society established in 1968. Initially established to serve only Catholic school teachers, it has expanded over the years to serve the community’s growing needs beyond the teaching profession. Its mission is to provide quality services that improve the living standards of all members through mobilization of funds, granting and recovering loans, and continuous community education and engagement. To learn more about St. Gariel’s Co-Operate Credit Union, please visit https://stgcculgh.com/.
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St Kitts and Nevis unveils the Investment Gateway Summit

Basseterre, Feb. 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Government of St Kitts and Nevis proudly announces a landmark achievement in its ongoing commitment to realising the Sustainable Island State Agenda. In a ground-breaking move, the nation unveils an unprecedented initiative aimed at fostering collaboration and investment to propel the twin-federation into a prosperous future.

This pivotal moment not only signifies a significant stride towards sustainability but also underscores the Government’s visionary approach to uniting its global citizens. In an extraordinary display of inclusivity, St Kitts and Nevis extends its arms to every citizen worldwide, ushering them to partake in shaping the nation’s trajectory.

The Government will host their inaugural event, “The Investment Gateway Summit” in May, marking a historical moment in the country’s journey towards fulfilling the Sustainable Island State Agenda. This momentous event presents an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate and invest in shaping the future of the twin-federation.

It’s a personal invitation from the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew, and his Government to engage citizens and investors to come to the country for this exclusive inaugural Investment Gateway Summit taking place from 11 to 15 May 2024!

Through this forward-thinking endeavour, the Government unites individuals under a common banner – that of being a proud citizen of St Kitts and Nevis, while fostering opportunities for success as entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators.

Each day of the five-day Summit promises unique events and interactions with the leaders of the country and global experts to ensure an engaging and interactive experience in the twin-island federation.

Who will attend the Summit? 

This Summit is all about the St Kitts and Nevis citizens. The event also promises a mix of discerning investors, and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) seeking prospects; prospective Citizenship by Investment (CBI) applicants and entrepreneurs, CEOs and C-Suite businesspeople and the wider investor immigration community.

Why is this Summit not to be missed? 

This is an opportunity to connect with like-minded global citizens, investors, HNWIs and special guests, as well as identify potential new business opportunities in the idyllic twin-island federation. This unique platform will unlock new ventures for growth throughout various sectors of the country’s economy, including agriculture, information technology, renewable energy and tourism.

From diverse panel discussions and networking opportunities to exclusive investment highlights and site visits, the Summit is crafted to connect, collaborate and celebrate the country and its global citizens.

Investment Opportunities in St Kitts and Nevis 

To showcase St Kitts and Nevis’ commitment to the Sustainable Island State Agenda, the Summit will highlight initiatives that global investors can participate in to nurture community development, empower businesses and foster growth and development.

The Government of St Kitts and Nevis together with the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) look forward to hosting this riveting event and opening their nation‘s doors to explore the twin federation’s active investment projects, spectacular beaches, distinct tourism amenities and luxury accommodation.

Please click here to secure your exclusive spot at the Investment Gateway Summit.

This is not just a unique investment opportunity in a tropical Caribbean country, it is a meeting of minds to form meaningful connections, through engaging workshops and insightful panel discussions. Additionally, the Government aims to build strong communities with shared values of excellence.

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Health minister satisfied with N.dollars 10.8 billion budget


WINDHOEK: The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, says the ministry will put the N.dollars 10.8 billion it received to good use.

Shangula was reacting to Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi’s 2024/25 budget tabling speech delivered in the National Assembly on Wednesday. He told Nampa that they are going to do more with the money they have been allocated with.

‘This is the first time that the Ministry of Health and Social Services gets N.dollars 10 billion since its inception and we are quite comfortable with that, not only with the amount of money we received but also how we deploy the resources that are made available to us, which is critically important,’ Shangula said.

He has since urged members of the public to be grateful for whatever amounts each sector received.

‘Let us understand that there is only so much money that can be distributed. Not everyone will be catered for, just like in our own homes. We must understand this at a macro level and appreciate what we received,’ Shang
ula stressed.

He further maintained that the 2024/25 budget is one of the best to have ever been tabled in the National Assembly.

‘I wish to congratulate the Minister of Finance for a well-crafted budget. It touched on all aspects of our human endeavour and it is a positive budget in the sense that almost all sectors got an increase in the appropriation,’ he added.

He noted that much emphasis has been put on capital development to ensure that the investment in some sectors drives the economy forward, so that more money will be available to the Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA), to redistribute to other sectors.

‘It is a well-balanced budget,’ Shangula told this news agency.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

NWR announces 60 per cent discount on accommodation for March


WINDHOEK: Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has announced an Independence special offering a 60 per cent discount on all its accommodation locations for the month of March.

The special is aimed at encouraging Namibians to explore the beauty of their own country by providing significant discounts on accommodation at all Namibia Wildlife Resorts locations, NWR spokesperson Nelson Ashipala said in a press release on Wednesday.

He noted that the programme addresses Namibians’ concerns about the high cost of recreational travel within the country.

‘Starting 01 March, all lodges under NWR’s management will be discounted by 60 per cent, making it easier for locals to experience the diverse landscapes and unique wildlife that Namibia has to offer,’ Ashipala said.

He further said while the special is open to all travellers, NWR hopes to see a strong uptake particularly from locals.

As part of the special, popular lodges such as Khorixas Camp in Damara Land will be available for as little as N.dollars 220 per night,
inclusive of breakfast.

However, Ashipala clarified that seasonal camps such as the Miles along the coastline are not part of the discounted offer.

The Independence Special will run throughout the month of March.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

NamPol destroy drugs worth N.dollars 206 million


WINDHOEK: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Thursday destroyed a consignment of cocaine valued at N.dollars 206 million.

The drugs, according to the Head of NamPol’s Forensic Science Institute, Nelius Becker, were part of a drug trafficking case dating back to June 2018, involving two men, Grant Noble and Dinath Azhar, who have since been convicted and sentenced to prison terms of 12 years. It has since been established that the drugs weighed 412kg and were imported from Brazil through the Port of Walvis Bay.

‘We get the drugs depending on how long the case takes to finalise because we want to take liability of wherever the drugs are being stored. We need to destroy them as quickly as possible because we do not want the drugs to react or disappear in the streets. In the coming weeks, we will be disposing of cannabis,’ Becker said.

He further stressed that although there has not been a lot of cases involving habit-forming drugs such as heroine, there has been an increase in the number of drug traffickin
g cases.

‘We all know what the scourge of drugs is in this country. We should all stand together and fight, to rid the country of this. Unfortunately it appears that some of the harbours in South Africa might not be conducive for these drugs to go through because of the measures put in place, so they move to other venues like the Walvis Bay harbour as a through road to get the drugs somewhere else. It is important that we are vigilant about this,’ Becker added.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

Administration sector gets 7.8 per cent of budget for effective governance: Shiimi


WINDHOEK: Minister of Finance and Public Enterprise, Iipumbu Shiimi, says the allocation of N.dollars 6.8 billion to the administrative sector for the 2024/25 Financial Year is to support effective governance and efficient administration of public services.

Shiimi, while tabling the National Budget on Wednesday, said the administration sector received 7.8 per cent of the budget allocations.

The budget of the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development was increased by 37.6 per cent to N.dollars 2.6 billion.

‘This allocation includes N.dollars 250 million in FY2024/25 and N.dollars 175 million in FY2025/26 for the rollout of prepaid water and electricity meters in various local authorities as a long-term solution to the rising debt with NamPower and NamWater,’ he stated.

The minister said an additional N.dollars 141 million has been allocated for the transformation of the Aus and Lderitz local authorities in order to improve services because of the growing population driven by oil and gas exploration, as well
as green hydrogen activities, in the ||Kharas Region.

Shiimi said the Electoral Commission of Namibia has been allocated N.dollars 438 million in the 2024/25 financial year to ensure smooth and timely voter registration, as well as to undertake the Presidential and National Assembly Elections slated for November this year.

The public safety sector has been allocated N.dollars 15.4 billion and about N.dollars 48 billion over the mid-term expenditure framework and takes up 17.6 per cent of the non-interest budget for the 2024/25 financial year.

An amount of N.dollars 106 million has been allocated to the Anti-Corruption Commission, a 29.8 per cent increase from the previous financial year. According to Shiimi, the increase is to help the ACC improve implementation capacity, particularly in the area of combating anti-money laundering and financial crimes.

‘Despite the recent grey listing by the Financial Action Task Force, we have made significant progress and remain committed to address the outstanding acti
on items for us to be removed from the grey list in the shortest time possible,’ said the minister.

Shiimi presented a N.dollars 100.1 billion budget under the theme ‘Continuing the legacy of His Excellency Dr Hage G. Geingob by caring for the Namibian child.’

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

Zambezi to host Independence Day celebration


KATIMA MULILO: The 34th National Independence Day celebrations will be held in the Zambezi Region this year.

This is the first time the Zambezi Region is hosting the national independence celebration.

In terms of historic and political events, the region has hosted Heroes’ Day in 2005.

Zambezi Chief Regional Officer, Regina Ndopu, confirmed to Nampa on Thursday that the regional council has received the notification already concerning the event from the headquarters and in turn, local authorities have formed committees to prepare for this major event.

‘This is a national event. We therefore pride ourselves to host this event at this time in 2024. Apart from the locals, we are expecting to receive more outside delegations including international guests,’ Ndopu stated.

She said more information regarding the event will be shared in due course.

Namibia attained independence on 21 March 1990.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

Reduction in public debt stock recorded


The government’s public debt stock has decreased to 60.1 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the 2024/25 financial year from 62.5 per cent recorded at the end of the preceding financial year.

The reduction was announced by Minister of Finance Iipumbu Shiimi when he tabled the national budget for the 2024/25 financial year on Wednesday.

‘The public debt stock is estimated at N.dollars 165.8 billion or 60.1 per cent of GDP during FY2024/25, a reduction from an estimated 62.5 per cent of GDP at the end of the preceding financial year,’ Shiimi said.

He said the government has budgeted N.dollars 12.8 billion to meet debt servicing obligations in the 2024/25 financial year, equivalent to 14.2 per cent of revenues and 4.7 per cent of the GDP.

‘The debt servicing metrics, although stabilising, still remain above the desired benchmark of 10 per cent of revenues, therefore, the fiscal framework provides for specific measures to maintain public debt on a reduction path and ensure that debt is raised
in the most cost-effective manner.

He further said government is estimating to realise a positive primary budget balance of 1.4 per cent of the GDP, which subsequently projects an estimated N.dollars 8.9 billion as a deficit budget in nominal terms.

Shiimi tabled a N.dollars 100 billion national budget for the 2024/25 financial year.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

Economist applauds government on tax reform


WINDHOEK: First National Bank (FNB) economist, Helena Mboti, has applauded the government on the newly announced tax relief, saying it supports the late President Hage Geingob’s legacy of being the people’s president.

She said this in an interview with Nampa on Wednesday following the tabling of the 2024/25 National Budget by Ministry of Finance and Public Enterprises, Iipumbu Shiimi in the National Assembly.

In particular, the tax threshold has been raised from N.dollars 50 000 to N.dollars 100 000.

Mboti also highlighted the N.dollars 2.1 billion to be received by the vote of water including N.dollars 1.1 billion in beneficiary project loans for the refurbishment of the Oshakati and Rundu water treatment plants as well as the development of the Ohangwena 2 Aquifer.

This funding has been availed for drilling of boreholes, expansion of pipelines and various rural water supply projects to improve access to water within communities, especially considering the increased drought incidences.

‘When you invest
in infrastructure you avail electricity and water accessibility, as well as housing, all this stimulates business because now people can make use of these things in order to carry out various business activities,’ Mboti stated, further expressing her excitement for this and how it will impact entrepreneurial spirit in these areas.

She also mentioned how through tax relief for SMEs, business owners have more cash flowing in the business.

‘By paying less taxes SMEs have more money to work with to reinvest in their businesses as they are giving less to the government and keeping more for themselves,’ said Mboti.

She further expressed that although the budget did not directly mention anything about availing grants for SMEs, these new policies will greatly impact small business in a positive manner.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

Shiimi dedicates 2024/25 budget to former President Geingob


WINDHOEK: Finance and Public Enterprises Minister Iipumbu Shiimi said the national budget for the 2024/25 financial year is dedicated to the late President Hage Geingob to honour his legacy.

Shiimi tabled a historic N.dollars 100.1 billion budget in the National Assembly on Wednesday under the theme ‘Continuing the legacy of His Excellency Dr Hage G. Geingob by caring for the Namibian child.’

The minister further paid tribute to the late president for ‘the confidence and honour he bestowed upon me to steer our public finances.’

He said the budget was crafted with the aim of supporting domestic demand and stimulating economic activities.

‘At the same time, we remain keenly aware that the government cannot achieve sustainable job creation without the support of private businesses, including small and medium enterprises. As such, the fiscal framework considered the requisite interventions to create a conducive operating environment to enable the private sector to expand domestic investments,’ Shiimi said.

T
he budget is built on three pillars, among others, to prioritise stimulating domestic demand through a variety of policy actions to boost household incomes and create a conducive environment for businesses to thrive and expand investments.

Secondly, Shiimi said the budget seeks to accelerate investments in productive public infrastructure through an increase in the development budget to upgrade infrastructure that has become a hindrance to economic activities.

Thirdly, the minister noted that the fiscal framework continues the path to cultivate fiscal prudence to contain the public debt, which stands at N.dollars 151.3 billion, equivalent to 61.3 per cent of GDP.

‘While pursuing the above policy objectives, we remain cognisant of our social and everyday lived realities, including poverty levels, high unemployment, and frequent incidences of drought. Accordingly, specific provisions have been made in this budget to safeguard livelihoods and guard against excess reversals on gains made in the social sector,’
Shiimi said.

The minister noted that the N.dollars 100.1 billion budget includes N.dollars 3.2 billion in development projects funded through external loans and grants. It also includes a N.dollars 12.8 billion in interest payments.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

Strategic plan for Otjiwarongo Municipality officially launched


OTJIWARONGO: The Otjiwarongo Municipality on Thursday launched its five-year strategic plan at the town.

Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, launched the document in the presence of several regional and local authority councillors from Okahandja, Otavi, Grootfontein, Otjiwarongo and Okakarara.

‘This strategic plan document should not collect dust in your offices. Instead, use it as a guiding tool in developing this town as well as in rendering quality municipality services to the residents,’ urged Uutoni.

The minister reminded the Otjiwarongo local authority councillors of their five-year term, saying that in that period, they should deliver serviced land, houses and clean drinking water amongst others to the residents.

He also called on the municipality to allocate funds and utilise competent minds that would drive the aims and objectives of the strategic plan.

In his closing remarks Uutoni requested the municipality to look around town for a piece of land where the Ministry of Urba
n and Rural Development would spend money to service land for residential purposes, saying there is N.dollars 700 million budgeted by his ministry for land serving across the country during this financial year.

Otjiwarongo Mayor, Gottlieb Shivute, on his part promised to deliver the piece of land, as such a request provides a solution to objective one of the newly launched strategic plan on spatial planning and infrastructure development.

The five other objectives of the strategic plan include the sustainable working environment and public safety; socio-economic advancement of the town; business innovation and financial sustainability; as well as the operational efficiency of the workforce.

‘Our main aim in the next five years is to develop this town into a smart city of excellence,’ said Shivute.

The municipality’s acting chief executive officer, Erickson Mwanyikange, said the Otjiwarongo municipality in the next five years intends to improve its financial capacities.

‘We are owed more than N.dollars 57
million in rates and taxes. Therefore, our aim is to collect this money and use it in implementing our strategic plan of action,’ he said

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

NIPDB lauds Shiimi’s impactful budgetary changes


WINDHOEK: The Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) has applauded the Minister of Finance and Public Enterprises, Iipumbu Shiimi, for the impactful changes in the 2024/25 National Budget, particularly targeted interventions and initiatives.

NIPDB Chief Executive Officer, Nangula Uaandja said the increase in the VAT threshold from an annual turnover of N.dollars 500 000 to N.dollars 1 million will ease the administrative burden on small businesses and accelerate their growth.

‘The reduction in the value-added tax (VAT) will enable small businesses to compete effectively and play a pivotal role in economic development,’ she said in a statement on Thursday.

NIPDB further commended the ministry for the gradual reduction in the corporate tax rate for non-mining entities from 32 per cent to 28 per cent.

Uaandja said this will contribute towards improving Namibia’s competitiveness and provide extra cash to large corporations, leading to potential further reinvestment.

‘A reduced corporate t
ax rate for MSMEs as defined from 32 per cent to 20 per cent shows the government’s commitment to encourage the growth of these entities,’ she said.

Uaandja also noted that the zero-rating on VAT for approved special economic zones for up to 10 years will encourage investments in projects aligned with the national priorities of mineral beneficiation, agro-processing, and business process outsourcing.

‘This intervention contributes to the government’s industrialisation agenda and drives further investments in the country,’ she said, adding that it helps large corporations contribute to the tax coffers, which reduces the tax burden on individual taxpayers.

In addition, Uaandja noted that the increase in the tax threshold from N.dollars 50 000 to N.dollars 100 000 means that many Namibians will be able to have more disposable income, which contributes to economic growth.

NIPDB is mandated to promote and facilitate investment and coordinate MSME activities, with the aim of contributing to economic development
and job creation.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

Second division football galore awaits Omaheke, Khomas and Zambezi


OPUWO: The Namibia Football Association’s second divisions in the Omaheke, Khomas, and Zambezi regions resume this weekend in Gobabis, Katima Mulilo, and Windhoek, with 30 matches scheduled for Friday through Sunday.

The Omaheke Second Division League will continue with rounds three and four on Saturday and Sunday at the Legare and Billo Nawaseb sports complexes, with a total of 12 matches scheduled over two days.

On Saturday, Golden Boys Football Club (FC) will host Eastern Chiefs at the Billo Nawaseb Sports Complex, followed by a game between Kom Haal Hulle FC and Desert Rollers FC. Tough Guys will meet Omaheke Megasave, Omaheke Nampol will play against Kanaan United, Mahat will face Nossob, and Epako Pirates will face Tura Cosmos.

All of these games will be played at the Legare Sports Complex. Kom Haal Hulle FC will ace Eastern Chiefs on Sunday, while Golden Boys will confront Desert Rollers. Omaheke Nampol will face Kanaan United, Mahat will battle Tura Cosmos, and Epako Pirates will meet Nossob at the
Legare Sports Complex.

In the Khomas region, the league resumes with round seven, which includes the remaining matchups, with the first game planned for Friday night between Swallows and Athletic Club at the NFA Technical Centre.

Young Generation will play City Boys at the Telecom Field on Saturday, while Spoilers from Okahandja will face Nust at the Van Rhyn sports field. Namib Colts will host Falcon, while Windhoek Correctional Facility will face Impala Chiefs at the Telecom Field.

On Sunday, the Spoilers will play Kaizen, Patriots will face Nust, and Windhoek United will take on Golden Rivers. All of these games will take place at the Telecom field, except for the Sport Klub Windhoek and Namib Eagles match, which will take place at the SKW field.

The showdown will continue in the Zambezi Region, with nine matchups scheduled for the Katima Mulilo Sports Complex. Green Eagles will host King Fisher in the first game Saturday morning, followed by league leaders Oryza Sativa against Namib Chiefs and Space A
ge against Blue Chiefs, and Sahara will close off Saturday fixtures against Black Buffaloes . Round four, slated for Sunday, will pit Power Dynamos against Sahara, Rocano against Oryza Sativa, and Black Buffaloes against Shooting Stars. Namib Chiefs will host Green Dangers before Blue Boys and Bush Bucks wrap up their Sunday schedule.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

Oshakati Town Council avails N.dollars 90 000 for Mayoral Cup


OSHAKATI: The Oshakati Town Council has invested an amount of N.dollars 92 000 in the hosting of the fourth edition of the Mayoral Cup.

Oshakati Mayor Leonard Hango in an interview with Nampa on Thursday said this represents an increase of more than N.dollars 10 000 from last year’s amount.

The tournament is slated for the 09 to 12 May 2024 at the Independence Stadium in Oshakati.

‘Preparations are already in full swing and this year we are going beyond the sporting activities and offering trading opportunities to the youth to make an income for themselves,’ he said.

The mayor said they are giving back to the community through sports.

There are four categories in this year’s tournament – youth football, legends football, women’s football and netball.

In the youth football category, the winner will walk away with N.dollars 22 000, a trophy, and gold medals. The second runner-up will receive N.dollars 14 000 in addition to silver medals, the semi-final loser N.dollars 5 500, and the quarter-final loser, N
.dollars 1 000.

The winner of the legends category will receive N.dollars 9 000, a trophy, and gold medals.

The second-place winner will get N.dollars 6 000 and silver medals, while the semi-finalists will receive N.dollars 3 000 each.

In the women’s football category, the winner is expected to walk away with N.dollars 4 000, a floating trophy and medals. The second-place winner will receive N.dollars 3 000 and silver medals and the semi-finalists, N.dollars 1 500.

In the netball category, winners will receive N.dollars 4 000, a trophy, and gold medals, while the runners-up will receive N.dollars 3 000 and silver medals, and the semi-finalists will receive N.dollars 1 500 each.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

Nantu empowering unemployed teachers with job search assistance


The Namibia National Teachers Union (Nantu) has called on unemployed teachers to register with their regional offices for assistance in finding employment and developing valuable skills.

Nantu secretary general, Loide Shaanika in an interview on Wednesday highlighted the union’s commitment to supporting teachers in finding employment, amongst others through coaching in how to conduct themselves during job interviews.

‘Many unemployed teachers have neglected our office, which has limited their chances of employment. In the past, teachers who have registered themselves with the organisation have successfully gotten employment,’ she said.

Shaanika said by registering, they can access guidance and resources to improve their job prospects as Nantu offers psychological and social support to members.

‘Unemployed teachers go through a lot when they are looking for jobs so we try to encourage them and teach them modern skills, especially for the fourth industrial revolution which is the future,’ said the secretary
general.

She also urged teachers to understand where the world is going and to educate and mentor learners on career development.

‘The world is moving forward and as teachers, we need to put a lot of emphasis on career development so we can shape a good future for our learners,’ Shaanika said.

She said with emphasis on career development can help to reduce unemployment in future.

‘Learners will be mentored on careers that can help them secure employment instead of career choices that will leave them on the streets,’ said Shaanika.

Shaanika also said that they are planning on advising the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture on the school curriculum so it can incorporate more training opportunities that are relevant to the modern era.

‘We want to advise the government to develop more vocational training centres because vocational training is the future,’ said Shaanika.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency