WALVIS BAY: More than 200 teachers from various Walvis Bay schools gathered here yesterday in a show of unison with teachers in the Khomas Region who are demanding that salary negotiations which commenced last October, be concluded.
The teachers from the various schools in the harbour town were mobilised by a concerned group of teachers to air their views on the delay in salary negotiations between Government and the Namibia National Teachers’ Union (Nantu).
Addressing the teachers, executive organiser of Nantu’s Walvis Bay branch, David Gaweseb, stated that the teachers decided to meet because they are frustrated and want to be informed about the progress of the negotiations.
He said that there is a kind of empty space, a lack of information dissemination and they at the regional level cannot wait any longer to be informed what the verdict is.
Gaweseb accused the union of contributing to the coastal teachers’ frustration.
One of the country’s main agricultural cooperatives, Agra, will change to a public company on 01 February 2013.
With 18 outlets nationwide, Agra provides an all-round service to Namibia’s farming, agriculture and consumer sectors.
The move follows consultations between the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and the company in order to comply with the Cooperatives’ Act of 1996.
Agra said in a media statement on Friday that the conversion of Agra Cooperative Limited into a company gives effect to the wishes of more than two-thirds of Agra’s members.
The company said that the board and management see the conversion as a natural evolution, a process that will strengthen Agra’s position to continue to grow and develop its markets, knowing that its business vehicle is well-geared to build on the success story of the past.