OPUWO: A Grade Six learner at the Omuhama Primary School has been expelled from that school’s hostel for allegedly causing a hostel block to burn down after connecting his cellphone to solar panels to charge late last month.
The 18-year-old Tjikume Mupeu’s parents were informed that he was being expelled from the hostel last Thursday after the school management made the decision to do so at a meeting held earlier that same day.
The acting principal of the Omuhama Primary School, Charles Katjihingua told Nampa yesterday that Mupeu sneaked out of class on 27 July this year at around 11h10 and connected his cellphone to a solar panel on the girls’ hostel block in an attempt to charge its battery.
They suspect that the battery was overcharged and caught fire, which spread to the inside of the hostel block.
Mupeu was questioned at the school and by his parents, and admitted that he was responsible for causing the fire.
Chief Executive Officer of the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) Phillip Shiimi said the successful implementation of the Namibia Financial Sector Strategy (NFSS) is necessitated by the socio-economic imperatives of the nation.
Speaking during the launch of the 10-year NFSS (2011-2021) in the capital yesterday, Shiimi said the need for the NFSS is real in addressing the unacceptable financial imbalances in the society.
He said the motivation to implement the strategy should be inspired by the necessity and compelling noble course to attain Vision 2030.
Shiimi said it is imperative that the 10-year implementation plan is carried out with vigour and determination by all the stakeholders.
He added that the NFSS Secretariat which comprises the Ministry of Finance, Bank of Namibia (BoN) and Namfisa, together with representatives from the public and private sectors in their respective capacities as lead and supporting agencies, have already mapped out a detailed 10-year implementation plan.
However, Shiimi said in order to ensure that the strategy is not left to chance, the crafting of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework will be worked out in due course by the core team with the assistance of all relevant stakeholders.