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OSHAKATI - In its quest to bring development closer to the people and to enhance participatory democracy, the Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Lucia Witbooi yesterday handed over decentralised functions to 14 regions. ONGWEDIVA – The suspect arraigned for the murder of his girlfriend over the weekend at Onandjaba settlement in Okalongo Constituency has two pending cases of assault against two other victims, police confirmed. ONGWEDIVA – The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), once tipped to unseat Swapo after orchestrating mass resignations in the ruling party, is enduring the same fate after several of its members followed party president Jeremiah Nambinga in quitting the party. ONDANGWA - Although the former Rally for Democracy and Progress secretary in Ohangwena Region Timo Shikongo prophesied a ‘mass resignation’ from RDP on Monday, a day later only one person had tendered a resignation at his office. ONGWEDIVA - While several constituencies in Ohangwena Region are without water pipelines, the region has prioritised the provision of water to ensure all residents have access to potable water. The region is thus looking into means to accelerate implementation of the much anticipated aquifer water in Ohangwena. ONIIPA - Since Oniipa was proclaimed a town in 2015 it has yet to build modern brick houses for its residents though the local authority has made great strides to service some parts of the new town. One such servicing development was witnessed on Tuesday when the town council serviced an area estimated to have 56 erven at Onethindi Proper that was provided with electricity. ONGWEDIVA - The much-anticipated dyke at Oshakati has been put on hold since 2016 after the construction of its first phase which comprised three bridges around the town. While the export businesses at the border town of Oshikango is still in a slump because of the current economic challenges, the town has once again become a hive of business activities. While the Oshana Region is a hive of activity, with the ongoing Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair, the police say they have so far recorded less crimes compared to the same time in previous years. Oshana Regional Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa said with good infrastructural development in place to preserve rainwater This year’s winner of the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN)’s Innovation Award will this year win more, the bank announced Tuesday. ONGWEDIVA – While the general secretary of the Namibian Workers Union (NAPWU) Peter Nevonga was rallying behind a national strike to demand better salaries for employees of the water utility NamWater, his own employees at Super Foods, a grocery shop at Ondangwa, were in their third consecutive month without salaries. EENHANA - The Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni has reiterated his call to the youth to establish youth enterprises in their respective constituencies. ONGWEDIVA – Despite concerns that classes will not resume this term at Ondjabayonghalu Combined School, after parents demanded the principal’s forceful removal, the school has re-opened for classes. EENHANA - In its praiseworthy efforts to ensure no Namibian goes to bed hungry or dies from hunger, the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare launched the food bank at Eenhana on Monday. OSHAKATI - Judgment in the Ohangwena double-murder in which 48-year-old Mathias Kalunga is on trial for the alleged murder of his wife and her alleged lover has been postponed. ONGWEDIVA - The arid constituency of Ruacana recently received water pipes to supplement the existing boreholes distributing water to the vast community that has been without water at three villages. ONGWEDIVA - President of the Association of Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN) Katrina Shimbulu will chair the REFELA in SADC over the next three years. ONGWEDIVA - The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services Juliet Kavetuna has appealed to Opuwo residents to encourage patients to adhere to prescribed treatment regimes in order to prolong life and prevent cases of drug resistance and fatalities. ONGWEDIVA – A Grade 4 learner at the Oshakati West Primary School is alleged to have survived being kidnapped on Thursday after she refused to accompany a suspected kidnapper who pretended to have been sent by her mother.