KEETMANSHOOP: Finnish Minister of European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb will visit Namibia in November this year.
Counsellor at the Embassy of Finland in Namibia, Antti Piispanen announced this yesterday during the official opening of the Karas regional renewable energy shop in Keetmanshoop.
The Finnish minister, who is also expected to visit South Africa in the same month, will be accompanied by a business delegation made up of representatives of prominent Finnish companies in various fields such as clean technologies and renewable energy.
Piispanen encouraged the Namibian Government and companies to use the visit as a chance to discuss business deals and form more partnerships, especially in the energy sector.
He said the Finnish Embassy in Namibia supports the implementation of Namibia’s Off-Grid Energisation Master Plan (OGEMP), adding that this resulted in the establishment of energy shops in all 13 regions of the country.
OTJIWARONGO; The Otjiwarongo police have raised concern about the sharp increase in house break-ins here.
The police called a meeting with members of the public at Swanevelder Community Hall yesterday evening to discuss ways in which they can curb the number of break-ins at the central town.
Otjiwarongo Police Station Commander, Chief Inspector Francis Makata singled out the Orwetoveni residential area as having recorded a high number of burglary cases in the past few months.
He noted that house break-ins and theft have become matters of concern to them, especially cases coming from the Orwetoveni residential area.
The station commander said although the presence of police, reservists and neighbourhood watch members have resulted in a decrease in crimes such as thefts from vehicles and house break-ins in the Extension Five residential area and central business district, a lot remains to be done in Orwetoveni.
He urged Orwetoveni residents to work with the police, and to report any suspicious movements at neighbours’ properties.