CONCERN AS OVER 300,000 HOUSEHOLDS WITH ELECTRICITY IN NAMIBIA

CONCERN AS OVER 300,000 HOUSEHOLDS WITH ELECTRICITY IN NAMIBIA

Half of Namibia still has no access to electricity, with over 300 000 households, particularly in rural areas, unelectrified.

This was revealed by the executive director of the mines and energy ministry, Simeon Negumbo, who said electricity provision remains a challenge as the country’s overall electrification rate is estimated to

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UPGRADE OF TSUMEB RAILWAY CONTINUE IN NAMBIA

UPGRADE OF TSUMEB RAILWAY CONTINUE IN NAMBIA

Minister of works and transport John Mutorwa over the weekend inspected the upgraded railway between Kranzberg and Tsumeb at Omaruru.

The railway line forms part of the main rail corridor between Walvis Bay and northern Namibia and links Namibia to Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Zambia.

Mutorwa

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NAMIBIA COULD BECOME ENERGY CAPITAL OF AFRICA SAYS NIPDB

NAMIBIA COULD BECOME ENERGY CAPITAL OF AFRICA SAYS NIPDB

Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) chief executive officer Nangula Uaandja said Namibia’s ambition is to become the energy capital of Africa.

Uaandja said this last week when she spoke at the Invest in Namibia Country Spotlight session organized by the mines ministry, NIPDB, and Namcor at African Energy

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SWAKOPMUND MUNICIPALITY TO CUT OFF WATER SUPPLY FOR GOVT. AGENCIES IN NAMIBIA

SWAKOPMUND MUNICIPALITY TO CUT OFF WATER SUPPLY FOR GOVT. AGENCIES IN NAMIBIA

The Swakopmund municipality has started cutting off the water supply of some government agencies after several warnings and deadlines to settle accounts have been ignored.

Helao !Naruseb, general finance manager of the Swakopmund municipality said: “They just shrug their shoulders and claim cash-flow problems, but we have no money either.”

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NAMIBIA HOUSHOLDS FACING TOUGH FINNACIAL TIMES

NAMIBIA HOUSHOLDS FACING TOUGH FINNACIAL TIMES

Households are facing a challenging environment, as the rising cost of living combined with tighter monetary policy this year has added to budgetary pressures.

Credit extended to the private sector grew by 4,0% year on year (y/y) in July compared to 3,4% y/y in June, with net household debt increasing

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LETSHEGO TO LAUNCH AFFORDABLE HOUSING SCHEME IN NAMIBIA

LETSHEGO TO LAUNCH AFFORDABLE HOUSING SCHEME IN NAMIBIA

Letshego said the product was initially aimed at customers in Namibia and Botswana, with roll-out plans to the group’s remaining pan-African countries.

Letshego struck a US$50 million loan deal from the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank’s private-sector lending division, for 4 000 affordable housing loans in Namibia to new

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TRANSNET PLANS TO INVEST N$44BILLION IN TWO PORT OVER FIVE YEARS IN NAMIBIA

TRANSNET PLANS TO INVEST N$44BILLION IN TWO PORT OVER FIVE YEARS IN NAMIBIA

South Africa’s state-owned logistics company Transnet plans to invest N$44 billion into its two port divisions over the next five years and aims to turn Durban into a “world-class” hub for container shipping.

The rail, port, and pipeline company, damaged by years of corruption, mismanagement, and infrastructure in a state

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CHINESE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SUES THREE NAMIBIA COMPANY

CHINESE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SUES THREE NAMIBIA COMPANY

Chinese construction company, China Railway Seventh Group, has dragged three insurance companies, for refusing to pay out N$10 million in damages, to court.

The company claims that Hollard Insurance Company of Namibia, Quanta Insurance Limited, and Momentum Insurance Limited have refused to pay out an insurance claim about damages incurred

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CONSTRUCTION OF TWO MINISTRY IN NAMIBIA ABANDONED DUE TO POOR WORKMANSHIP

CONSTRUCTION OF TWO MINISTRY IN NAMIBIA ABANDONED DUE TO POOR WORKMANSHIP

The construction of offices for the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture at Eenhana in the Ohangwena region have been left abandoned for years. This is said to be due to poor workmanship.

The tender for the agriculture ministry’s regional office

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NAMIBIA’s INDEPENDENCE STADIUM FACELIFT SET FOR AUGUST

NAMIBIA’s INDEPENDENCE STADIUM FACELIFT SET FOR AUGUST

The refurbishment of the Independence Stadium in Windhoek is expected to start in August and will cost just over N$83 million, the Ministry of Sport, Youth, and National Service.

That figure could rise to N$125 million if the City of Windhoek sells the open area on the southern part of

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COMMUNITY MEMBERS AGGREIVED OVER POOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN NAMIBIA

COMMUNITY MEMBERS AGGREIVED OVER POOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN NAMIBIA

Aggrieved community members of the Okondjatu district are up in arms over the constant shoddy construction work executed at the poorly developed village, north east of Okahandja, in the Otjozondjupa Region.

Some community members raised serious concerns over the habitual awarding of tenders to what they termed fly-by-night construction companies,

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CONSTRUCTION OF NAMIBIA’s N$42M RESREACH TRAINING CENTRE TO BEGIN SOON

CONSTRUCTION OF NAMIBIA’s N$42M RESREACH TRAINING CENTRE TO BEGIN SOON

The first institution is the N$42 million International University of Management (IUM) research, training and conference centre.

The municipality of Swakopmund on Monday officially handed the designated land over to IUM.
David Namwandi, the founder and chairperson of the IUM, says the centre is aimed at creating new knowledge which

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COURT ORDERS CONSTRUCTION WORKERS TO RETURN TO SITE IN NAMIBIA

COURT ORDERS CONSTRUCTION WORKERS TO RETURN TO SITE IN NAMIBIA

Construction workers of a Chinese-owned company, employed for the expansion of the Gibeon-Tses Road, who downed tools earlier this month, have been ordered by the court to resume duty.

High Court Judge Harald Geier interdicted employees of China Henan International Cooperation Group (Pty) Ltd (Chico), represented by Metal and Allied

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HOW YOUNG AFRICAN LADY IS CHANGING THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN NAMIBIA

HOW YOUNG AFRICAN LADY IS CHANGING THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN NAMIBIA

A YOUNG business management graduate has ventured into the manufacturing industry, turning thorns into toothpicks.

Nadapewa Embula (26) said that struggling to find employment as a graduate is what drove her to start her own business, and the solution was the camel thorn tree.

Embula said the inspiration to make

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CONSTRUCTION OF NEW AIRPORT FREEWAY BEGINS IN NAMIBIA

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW AIRPORT FREEWAY BEGINS IN NAMIBIA

The construction of the new freeway between Windhoek and the Hosea Kutako International Airport is expected to be concluded in 2024.

This is according to Roads Authority CEO Conrad Lutombi, who was speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony for the upgrading to dual carriageway standards of the road on Monday.

This

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NAMIBIA GOVT. TO PROCURE SECOND MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR DESALINATION PLANT

NAMIBIA GOVT. TO PROCURE SECOND MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR DESALINATION PLANT

Namibia government is set to proceed with the procurement of a second multi-billion-dollar desalination plant to be constructed at the coast in partnership with NamWater.

Agriculture minister Calle Schlettwein during the commissioning of water reservoirs by the RЪssing Uranium mine indicated the next step is to proceed with the procurement

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NAMIBIA MAKING PLANS TO STRENGTHEN IT’s RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

NAMIBIA MAKING PLANS TO STRENGTHEN IT’s RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

According to Namibia’s household national data, there are 235 884 rural households, of which 35 855 are connected to the grid, while 18 324 have access to solar energy, giving rural electrification a rate of 20%.

In efforts to strengthen the renewable energy sector in Namibia with a focus on

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KHAN SOLAR PROJECT WORTH N$300M LAUNCHED IN NAIMIBIA

KHAN SOLAR PROJECT WORTH N$300M LAUNCHED IN NAIMIBIA

Namibia’s energy sector is making significant advancements in implementing renewable energy solutions, as another N$300 million plant was launched this week.

The Khan Solar project was launched by Alpha Namibia Industries Renewable Power Limited (ANIREP), about 45 kilometers outside Usakos in the Erongo region.

The 20 Megawatt (MW) solar plant,

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ZAMBEZI COMMUNITY SCHOOL GETS NEW HOSTELS

ZAMBEZI COMMUNITY SCHOOL GETS NEW HOSTELS

The accommodation challenges facing the Zambezi region in Namibia are set to become a thing of the past after the complete construction of community hostels. The community hostels were built at Lusese, Ibbu, Sachona, and Shesheke for N$1.3 million each.

During the official handover of the hostels, Deputy minister of

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NAMIBIA CONSTRUCTION TO ENTER SEVENTH YEAR OF CONTRACTION

NAMIBIA CONSTRUCTION TO ENTER SEVENTH YEAR OF CONTRACTION

Experts say the Namibia’s construction sector is projected to remain in contraction during 2022 before recovering to growth in 2023.

According to the Bank of Namibia (BoN) February economic outlook, it stated that the projected contraction in 2022, is a moderation from a deeper contraction of 19.2% in 2021, and

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