THE Inland Revenue Department (IRD) in the Ministry of Finance has collected almost N$15 billion in taxes since January 1 this year, which represents an increase 15 percent on the amount collected during the corresponding period last year. In an interview this week the Commissioner of Inland Revenue in the Ministry of Finance, Sam Shivute said that the figure surpassed any previous amounts collected, which showed that the tax authority had improved its revenue collection.
THE 8th Session of the 5th Parliament ended on Wednesday this week, without even tabling the Act to legalise the name change of the Polytechnic to the University of Science and technology as it had promised the institution. Communications and Marketing Director at the Polytechnic Kaitira Kandjii on Wednesday morning said that the Polytechnic had hoped that it could launch the new name of the institution by January 2014.
SABMiller’s Namibian Brewery currently under construction in Okahandja will be completed a year earlier than planned in mid-2014. This is SABMiller’s first brewery to be constructed in Namibia. “The swift construction progress means we are even closer to fulfilling our commitment to the people of Namibia through our investment in the country’s economy and helping government realise its Vision 2030 policy of an industrialised nation.
IT has recently emerged that Minister of Education David Namwandi, cancelled a trip by education officials to Kenya, who were in the process of signing a programme between the two countries, in July this year. Sources in the ministry say that before the former Education Minister Abraham Iyambo passed away, he had given the go ahead for the programme and seconded Permanent Secretary Alfred Ilukena to finalise details.
LOCAL boxer Immanuel ‘Prince’ Naidjala has appealed for support from boxing fans before departing for Japan where he will fight in a world title encounter. “I want the Namibian nation to have faith in me and to keep me in their prayers as I gear up to fight a world champion on his home ground,” Naidjala said.