OPUWO: Eight villages here were not covered during the second round of the National Immunisation Days (NIDs) here, said Chief Health Programme Administrator at the Kunene Regional Health Directorate, Jogobeth Karutjaiva.
The NIDs are conducted in two phases, of which the first took place from 05 to 07 June and the second from 10 to 12 July this year.
Karutjaiva told Nampa on Thursday that the places that were left out were part of 96 villages that had to be covered with the assistance of a helicopter.
According to her, the Namibian Police (NamPol) helicopter that was assisting in covering areas that are hard to reach by road, had to be taken back for service after a certain number of kilometres, and they could not continue with the remaining eight villages.
The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) stands to lose clients if a solution is not found on the ban prohibiting clearing agents from using the bonds and guarantees of third parties as security when moving goods out of the country.
A consignment of 1 600 cars is expected to arrive in Namibia in the next two weeks, said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG), Johny Smith in an interview with Nampa on Friday.
Smith is concerned about the overall situation in the harbour town for the past three weeks between clearing agents and the Ministry of Finance’s Customs’ office, and stated that Namibia stands to lose revenue from imports if the situation persists.
The Walvis Bay importing industry is receiving revenue of an estimated N.dollars 3 000 per car on a daily basis and if those 1 600 expected cars are diverted to the Durban harbour in South Africa, Namibia could lose a lot of money, he said.