NMH launches new paper for northern regions

19 Mar 2015 15:00pm
OSHAKATI, 19 MAR (NAMPA) – The Namibia Media Holdings (NMH) officially launched its new monthly newspaper for the northern Namibia, Ewi lyaNooli (Voice of the North) at Oshakati in the Oshana Region on Wednesday.
Launching the paper officially were the NMH Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Alde Botha and the Namibian Sun Newspaper Editor Festus Nakatana in the presence of local journalists, business personalities and some members of the public.
Ewi lyaNooli hit the street on Thursday morning, and it is anticipated to serve the northern regions of Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshikoto; the north-eastern regions of Kavango East and West as well as the Kunene Region.
Nakatana told those who attended the launch that the paper will be extended to the Zambezi Region in the near future.
English will be the paper’s medium of instruction, while limited stories in Oshiwambo would also feature in the paper.
The key sources of Ewi lyaNooli information for publication are the northern communities who will at the same time use the paper for the placement of advertisements for their businesses.
Voice of the North will be appearing as an insert in the Namibian Sun or separately on every last Friday of each month, and its circulation will be 11 000 copies per month.
“Ewi lyaNooli will speak on behalf of the people of the North,” Nakatana told those present, adding that the paper would be transformed into a weekly newspaper as time goes.
Erongo for the Erongo Region and Windhoek Express for the Khomas Region are the other NMH community papers already in circulations in those regions.