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Mistreatment, corruption and lack of job provision frustrates Havana residents

Mistreatment, corruption and lack of job provision frustrates Havana residents

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Residents of Havana settlement have been left frustrated, disappointed and angry at Kunene River construction Company for failing to give them jobs.Kunene River construction company earlier this year won over a tender to build the road that connects Hakahana and Havana. The road construction is set to begin in August and the company is currently recruiting people.Many residents feel that they are being overlooked, especially those that stay close to the road and in the area. They feel that they should have been the ones to be looked at first. These residents claim that the few individuals that have been given jobs from the area were given according to tribal preferences. “From our area, only the Damara people have been given jobs yet and not other tribes and they are also not even more th...
Oupale Headman Celebrates Birthday

Oupale Headman Celebrates Birthday

Community, News
•By Jeronimo Nghilunanye Kateya The Office of Oupale-Okalongo Development Trust wishes the headman of Oupale Village, Tate Primus Josef a happiest historic birthday. The headman turned 50 today and is known by many for his unique vibrant leadership and traditional roles he has been playing till to date. The following are some of the activities Josef is known for: He implemented the culture of sitting with his village school going children, learners and students where every year he advice and commission them to take their opportune studies very seriously. He always motivates them that he wants educated citizens from his village so that they can develop the village in many different aspects such as in the area of education, health, agriculture, environment etc. Furthermore, h...
Finally Schooling At 12 Years Old

Finally Schooling At 12 Years Old

Community
A 12-yr- old boy who by no means saw the inside of a classroom was finally enrolled at the Oniipa Primary school in the Oshikoto region to start grade one. Johannes Risto has been taking care of one of his relatives an old-aged woman. According to a Samaritan Jesaya Nambundunga, who spotted him and took him to school, Risto has never attended school.“ He started looking after the grandmother who is above ninety years old, where he was being raised, cooking and bathing her became his daily duty,” he said. He further noted that one day when he walked past their house, he saw a younger boy with wounds on his head, with a horrible smell that he could not stand . Nambundunga stated that whilst he heard the whole story from one of the family members, he could not permit this situation to pre...