WINDHOEKP: Nearly 100 high school learners from the Khomas Region gathered at the United Nations (UN) House in the capital yesterday for the first Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) High School Conference.
The two-day conference will discuss and debate the international protection of refugees.
Officially opening the conference in the capital, the Deputy Minister of Education David Namwandi called on the learners to prepare and equip themselves to navigate the universe, and survive in the global village.
Namwandi said they need a wide variety of skills and competencies, not only to survive, but to thrive and be at the forefront.
He encouraged the learners to approach the global challenge with an open mind and assertiveness, but also with infinite understanding, patience and respect.
Namwandi noted that only by enacting real-life problems can learners understand the challenges faced by real-life leaders.
WINDHOEK; Namibia is in need of a water regulator to improve the tariff-setting process, and to enforce mechanisms for service providers to deliver sustainable services.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NamWater, Dr Vaino Shivute said during the Water Investment Conference on Thursday that the appointment of a regulator is one of the issues that need urgent attention.
He noted that a regulator would protect customers against high prices, as well as services of poor quality.
Shivute added that the regulator would come with good regulatory principles of independence, accountability, consistency, transparency, proportionality and equitable targeting of interventions.
Water tariffs are determined by Cabinet, while local authorities set their own tariffs, without having to consult the bulk supplier.
Shivute reasoned that the regulator will not only control tariffs set by NamWater, but can also control water prices charged by local authorities and protect customers against high tariffs.