SWAKOPMUND: The Navachab Gold Mine (NGM) has donated N.dollars 80 000 towards the Erongo Grade 12 Spring School set to take place from 20 to 24 August this year at the Swakopmund Secondary School.
The Erongo Spring School is an annual event organised by the Erongo Directorate of Education to enhance students’ knowledge of their subjects and subsequently improve their examination results, while also preparing the learners for tertiary education.
Participants of the Spring School have increased considerably since the school started in 2010 with 150 learners, to 400 learners expected for 2012.
This is the third time the NGM is sponsoring the Erongo Spring School in the region.
The Spring School will be primarily focusing on Mathematics and Physical Science subjects, and learners will be split into groups consisting of 13 learners each to ensure maximum attention is bestowed on them by the teachers.
The construction of several gravel roads with funds from the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG) at Rundu are on hold due to a land dispute between the town council and resident Marcellus Mukuve Mudumbi.
The Rundu Town Council is set to upgrade roads in the Kaisosi, Kehemu, Ndama, Sauyemwa and Kasote informal settlements, but such work has been halted for two weeks now because Mudumbi is claiming ownership over a sandpit at Kaisosi on the outskirts of Rundu.
The Rundu Town Council early last month awarded a tender to John Paul Santos (JPS) Investment for the tarring of the 1,3km road from the Vleiskor Butchery to the Rudolph Ngondo Primary School.
Santos has, however, been unable to commence with work after receiving a text message from Mudumbi, cautioning him to stop any operations at his pit, or else Santos’s company will be liable for damage to his land, and he also demands compensation for damage to his land, which has been a mahangu crop field.
Approached for comment, the Rundu Town Council’s Chief Executive Officer Romanus Haironga said the land in question belongs to the council as it has a Certificate of Title, with registration number T4396/1999.