Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2013-04-03 09:23
WINDHOEK - SELMA IKELA
Several vehicle accidents over the past long weekend have abruptly ended the lives of motorists and pedestrians across the country.
Eleven people were killed in road crashes over the Easter weekend. On Monday, when most people were returning from their destinations, three people died on the spot when the vehicle they were travelling in tyre’s burst causing the vehicle to overturn. Read more about Easter road death toll at 11
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2013-04-03 09:17
WINDHOEK - ELVIS MURARANGANDA
An audited report by the Office of the Auditor-General (AG) into the accounts of the Maternity Leave, Sick Leave and Death Benefit (MSD) Fund indicates a messy state of affairs. Read more about MSD fund in shambles
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2013-04-03 08:53
WINDHOEK - ELVIS MURARANGANDA
Opposition leaders say the President needs to do justice to questions asked by parliamentarians and not trivialise them.
Pohamba should take questions seriously
With President Hifikepunye Pohamba expected to deliver the State of the Nation address today, opposition members of parliament (MPs) and a political analyst say the Head of State needs to take opposition questions seriously.
During the address, leaders of the opposition parties represented in the National Assembly (NA) are given an opportunity to ask the President questions to which he responds immediately.
Official opposition the Rally for Democracy and Progress’ (RDP) MP Jesaja Nyamu is of the opinion that Pohamba responds to queries in “accordance with his mindset”. Read more about State of the nation
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2013-04-03 08:48
WINDHOEK - ELLANIE SMIT
As controversy continues to surround the multi-billion dollar Neckartal Dam project, government is adamant it will not be intimidated by threats of legal action over the awarding of the tender for the first construction phase of the project.
Addressing members of the community at Keetmanshoop last week Thursday, the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, John Mutorwa, stressed that the decision to award the tender for the construction of Neckartal Dam and the Phase 1 Bulk Water Supply component to Italian company Salini S.p.A. is final and irreversible. Read more about Neckartal tender award ‘final’ - Mutorwa
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2013-04-03 08:40
Jamaican runner Usain Bolt (right) competes on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the weekend. Bolt on Sunday won the 150m race on the sands of Copacabana beach timing 14,42 seconds. Antigua and Barbuda’s Daniel Bailey came second in 14,88 seconds and Brazil’s Bruno Lins and Ecuadorean Alex Quinonez came jointly third - clocking a time of 15,90 seconds. Read more about Lightning Bolt
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2013-04-03 08:12
OSHAKATI - MERJA IILEKA
A medical superintendent is expected to draw up an investigation report into the incident that shocked the North on Easter Sunday.
Health and Social Services Permanent Secretary Andrew Ndishishi has cautioned against pre-empting investigations into an incident at Oshakati State Hospital in which a pregnant woman lost her baby, after she allegedly gave birth unassisted and the infant bashed its head on a concrete floor.
Ndishishi was at great pains yesterday not to attribute blame for the Easter Sunday incident to anyone at this stage.