Lifting of FMD Restrictions and Rain Welcomed by Some Farmers

Namibia has been receiving good rains the past weeks with rainfall ranging from 61.4mm in Windhoek, Katima Mulilo in the north 32.4mm, while at the coast, Henties Bay received 0.4mm of rain and the southern parts of the country ranging from 0.4 and 0.7mm. The Namibia Meteorological Service predicts that heavy falls are most likely in the far Northern regions …

Drastic Measures to be Taken for Unpaid or Late Tax Returns and Abuse of Import VAT

PWC Namibia Tax Leader, Mr. Stefan Hugo in an exclusive interview with 99FM, states that the power Inland Revenue now has to collect taxes has been extended aggressively. This comes as Inland Revenue has been focusing extensively on making sure that Tax Returns are paid and submitted on time. Mr. Hugo stressed that new clauses have been implemented for penalties …

Weaker Rand Beneficial to Namibia’s Economy

Despite the Namibia Dollar being linked to the depreciating South Africa Rand, this is having a positive impact on some areas of Namibia’s economy. Mr Ndangi Katoma, Director for Strategic Communications and Financial Sector Development at the Bank of Namibia (BoN) says delinking the Namibia Dollar from the SA Rand will have a negative impact on the country’s economy, especially …

Drunk Driving Biggest Concern Facing Traffic Officers

City Police Chief Abraham Kanime says it is high time that motorists change their behaviour on the roads in order to reduce accidents. Kanime says that a lot of speeding tickets have been issued during the past festive season adding that the number of tickets issued exceeds the number issued during the 2014/2015 period. Fines issued during that period were …

HIV/AIDS Prevalence Among Youth Between Ages 15-24 Years at 8%

“The biggest challenge to human development today, particularly Namibia are high levels of unemployment especially among the youth, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the high level of drop outs and non-completion especially of secondary and tertiary education.” This was the sentiments of Ms. Lucia Ipumbu, Deputy Minister for Economic Planning at the Namibia launch of the Human Development Report, under the theme: …

Key Actions to be Implemented in the Way Forward for Namibia

The old age pension will be increased from N$1000 to N$1,200 per month by 2017 and to N$1,300 by 2018. Implementation measures are being planned for the massive urban land delivery program, to cover all regions by 2019. These were the remarks by President Hage Geingob when he addressed the media recently. These are key actions amongst others which will …

President Geingob: “Some have accused us of only talking and not implementing”

“Some have accused us of only talking and not implementing”, this was stated by His Excellency President Hage Geingob when he addressed the media at state house recently. The president highlighted the economic transformation of the country,  especially the transformation of ownership of the assets of production, as well as the promotion of local businesses on which he directed, that …

President Geingob Speaks on Progress Made Since Independence

President Hage Geingob at the 3rd press conference since his inauguration in March, stated that Government has made tremendous progress since the countries’ independence. The president announced that the poverty rate declined from 69.3 % at independence to 28.7 % in 2009/10. People receiving social grants has increased. Access to electricity almost doubled, there has been an increase in the country’s literacy rate, …

Job Amupanda: Servicing of Plots to Continue Despite Water Crisis

Spotlight News, this week focusses on the progress made in the Massive Urban Land Servicing Program which was introduced by Government in collaboration with the Affirmative Repositioning Movement(AR Movement) in August 2015. We speak with AR Movement’s Job Amupanda on the progress made so far since the AR Movement engaged with Government to assist in the plight against the landless in the country. Spotlight News sat …

City of Windhoek Declares Water Crisis

This week in 99fm’s Spotlight News we have been focusing on the country’s water situation. The critical stage it’s in at the moment and how we can solve this very important issue. Spotlight News sat down with Mr Dieter Tolke, Technician for Water Demand Management at City of Windhoek, Lesley-Anne Van Wyk from the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia co-ordinator for …