OSHAKATI: The woman who threw her new-born baby in a pit latrine at the Omulafitu village in the Oshana Region last week, held a media conference here yesterday to express remorse and to apologize.
The conference took place at the office of the Woman and Child Protection Unit of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) inside the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.
Saveria Iithete, who could hardly contain her emotions, expressed regret and asked for forgiveness from the government and the public for dumping her innocent baby boy in the toilet.
She said that what she has done to her baby is a shame and it will haunt her for the rest of her life, adding that she threw the baby in the pit toilet because she was under heavy stress.
Iithete made a brief first appearance in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on charges of attempted murder and concealment of birth on Thursday last week, and her case was postponed to 21 November this year for further police investigations and for Iithete to obtain legal aid.
2 (WINDHOEK) – Namibia will receive the Markhor award on 18 October this year for its outstanding, excellent success in game and wildlife conservation.
Environment and Tourism Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said at a media conference held at her office in the capital today that this prestigious prize is awarded by the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation to Namibia for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Namibian Association of Community-Based Natural Resource Management Organisations will jointly receive the award in Hyderabad, India.
The minister said this award should be seen as a motivation for Namibia to continue taking care of its natural resources.
She noted that Namibia is widely recognized as one of the role models in terms of its innovative approaches to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity as a means to alleviate poverty and promote rural development.
In Namibia, communal conservancies have grown from four in 1998 to 76 in 2012, covering almost 19 per cent of the country.