Ministry of Finance Struggles to Meet Tax Revenue Collection Target

“So far as from Independence 1990, there is no taxi owner or taxi driver that has paid tax so far to Government ,” said Namibia Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU) President Mr. Werner Januarie. “That is one of the things that we are advocating that the industry, either the drivers or either the owners should start paying tax to Government,” …

Mass Housing to Put Downward Pressure on Property Prices

“We do expect this year a significant amount of mass houses to come onto the market, we know that there is about 1500 that are near completion so the 1500 will be significant and it will push down the prices somewhat,” said Namene Kalili Research Manager for Strategic Marketing and Communications at FNB Namibia Holdings Limited. “We are looking at …

2240 Job Seekers Placed in Different Establishments Countrywide

Since the announcement of the designated employers and registration of job seekers by Honourable Minister Erkki Nghimtina in August last year, the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation has so far placed more than 2240 job seekers for employment in different employment establishments countrywide. Honourable Nghimtina called upon all employers employing 25 employees and above, to register as …

Below Freezing Temperatures Expected Again this Week

“If the cold conditions continue, farmers will face loss of livestock, especially the young ones,” said Mr. Sixtus Isaak Chairperson of the //Karas Regional Farmers Union. Isaak stressed that the younger livestock cannot sustain the cold weather. He says farmers are faced with challenges such as water shortages, boreholes are drying up and lack of grazing areas for livestock. Meanwhile, …

Mental Health Patients Under-Funded and Under-Recognised

The International Women’s Association of Namibia (IWAN), in support of the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Correctional Service, recently provided donations to help meet the needs of patients with mental health challenges. Rachel Coomer, member of the Mental Health Care Centre Hospital Board Windhoek said it’s definitely an area that is under- funded and unrecognised and that …

Pregnant Women and those Planning to have Children Urged to Not Get Vaccinated

World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative to Namibia Professor Monir Islam is urging pregnant women and women who are planning on getting pregnant to not be vaccinated during the current Measels and Rubella vaccination campaign. Islam said this after Spotlight News received complaints from the general public that they have not been properly informed by the Health Ministry about who should or …

New Liquor Act to Affect Existing and New Liquor Establishments

“The ministry has been prompted by the fact that there have been so many bad incidences, those incidences include Gender Based Violence (GBV), some gruesome car accidents and in some instances learners were found drunk on school premises,” said Robert Simon, Policy Analyst at the Namibia Trade Forum (NTF). Mr. Simon was commenting on the Ministry of Idustrialization, Trade and …

Children as Young as Five Years Homeless

“Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children”. This is the headline of the latest UNICEF State of the World’s Children 2016 report. The report states that 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, unless the world focuses more on the plight of its most disadvantaged …