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Lifestyle

“As a minister, the buck stops with me” – Emma Theofelus

  https://youtu.be/9vQ6rtuoVM4     By Finna Kahili via News on One   Unlike her previous position as deputy minister of information and communication technology, Emma Theofelus, who has now been elevated to minister, says the public has shown some level of confidence in the leadership of young people, especially women. In a recent interview, Theofelus shared insights on how she has transitioned in her role and what her day is […]

todayApril 19, 2024 28

Namibia

Government allocates N$ 19 million to information commission

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has earmarked N$19 million for the operations of the Information Commission, aligning with the forthcoming implementation of the Access to Information Act which is set to tackle key concerns regarding government transparency and citizen access to vital information for decision-making and socioeconomic development. The Access to Information Act is poised to address critical issues surrounding government transparency and citizen empowerment with information critical […]

todayApril 16, 2024 14

Namibia

Anti-corruption Commission Director urges school Principals to safeguard Government resources.

Paulus Noa, the Director General of the Anti-Corruption Commission, delivered a strong message during an awards ceremony at Onyuulae circuit in Oshikoto region. He stressed the crucial role of school principals in preventing mismanagement of government resources and holding individuals accountable for crimes such as bribery and theft. Noa highlighted concerns about the misuse of funds for personal gain and called for fair recruitment practices to combat nepotism and favoritism. […]

todayApril 16, 2024 12

Business / Economics

World Bank’s IFC under fire over alleged abuses at Liberian plantation it funded

    An investigation into the International Finance Corporation’s handling of human rights abuses at a project it financed in Liberia, the Salala Rubber Corporation, is expected to severely incriminate the World Bank’s private lending arm. The World Bank’s Compliance Advisory Ombudsman investigated whether the IFC did enough to address allegations of gender-based violence, land grabbing and unfair compensation by its client, Socfin, between 2008 and 2020. It’s anticipated that […]

todayApril 8, 2024 15

Local

Transparency key to Integrated Reporting – Nuyoma

    New Generation Reporting took centre stage this week when the Capricorn Group, in partnership with GreymatterFinch, hosted yet another Investor Relations Workshop. The event, held on Tuesday at the Hilton Hotel in Windhoek, was attended by players from various sectors of the Namibian economy, including listed companies on the Namibian Stock Exchange, private firms, and state-owned entities. Capricorn Group CEO David Nuyoma emphasized that the new Integrated Reporting […]

todayMarch 19, 2024 2

Namibia

Karasburg Council suspended over mismanagement

Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, has suspended all seven councillors at the Karasburg Town Council with immediate effect due to persistent shortcomings in strategic direction, leadership, and accountability, among other reasons. The minister further accused the town council of dismissing the substantive CEO and other staff members without following due processes.

todayMarch 18, 2024 12

Science & Technology

AI bias: the organised struggle against automated discrimination

varuna/Shutterstock   By Philip Di Salvo, University of St.Gallen and Antje Scharenberg, University of St.Gallen   In public administrations across Europe, artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision making (ADM) systems are already being used extensively. These systems, often built on opaque “black box” algorithms, recognise our faces in public, organise unemployment programmes, and even forecast exam grades. Their task is to predict human behaviour and to make decisions, even in […]

todayMarch 12, 2024 12

Local

City of Windhoek provides clarity and context in response to the New Era Newspaper Article titled “City is broke: Kandjeke”.

    The City of Windhoek (City) has noted with concern the article published in the New Era newspaper on 19th February 2024. While appreciating the media's role in keeping the public informed, we find the headline and context provided sensational and unfortunate since such selective journalistic exploits have the potential to cause unprovoked panic among the entire chain of our stakeholders and residents alike. It is crucial for journalists […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024 10

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