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New Era Newpaper Wednesday October 4,

ol. 23 No. 025 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, October 4 2017 ‘I just came from the mortuary’ Inside Today TUN to boycott World Teachers’ Day celebrations The Teacher’s Union of Namibia (TUN) has decided to boycott this year’s commemoration of World Teacher’s Day, as they feel they are being sidelined by the education, arts and culture ministry. Speaking to the media in Katima Mulilo yesterday, secretary-general of TUN Mahongora Kavihuha said the union feels that the education ministry does not recognise TUN as a valued stakeholder.. Page 3 PM denies hand in HKIA upgrade tender award … Otjomuise victim’s father at a loss for words Alvine Kapitako & Selma Ikela Windhoek Maria Megameno Kamati, the latest victim of violence against women who was shot dead on Monday morning in Otjomuise, has over time relayed to her family and friends the physical abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of her live-in partner and father of her two minor kids. In fact, New Era is told, just on Sunday, she was seen with a bump on her forehead – suspected to be from a fresh assault on her earlier that day. That bump was never to heal again as she was shot dead the next morning – allegedly by the man she deeply loved and whom she gave the life gift of two beautiful kids. OTJOMUISE VICTIM on page 2 Cooling off Maria Megameno Kamati and Erassy Heita during happier times. Photo: Facebook Drought-stricken Warmbad advised to sell livestock Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop Selling off some of their livestock is the best possible solution for farmers in the drought stricken Warmbad area, which reportedly received between 3 and 10 millimetres of rain last season. This is according to Karasburg East constituency councillor Dennis Coetzee, who said the farmers should not risk losing all their livestock to the drought but should instead sell some. This, he says, would not only give the farmers much needed income, but also reduce their livestock to a number that they can afford to feed during the drought period. In May this year, Cootze told New Era that almost 19 000 animals were on the brink of starvation at Warmbad and surrounding Selma Ikela Windhoek areas. Now, a few months down the line, Cootzee maintains that although the situation has improved slightly, there is a need for farmers to sell to avoid losses. He said the farmers were assisted by the //Karas regional council, which bought and distributed lucerne worth N 000 to all affected farmers, but says this alone was not enough. The situation could get worse if rains do not come in good volumes and farmers must not depend on donations forever. “I advise the farmers to sell some of their livestock,” he said. “With this rain pattern it is receive rain or not, so instead of losing their animals it is better to sell and buy again when times are better,” he said. WARMBAD on page 2 Proposal for compulsory contraceptives for schools P r i m e M i n i s t e r Saara Kuugongelwa- Amadhila has denied allegations that she instructed the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Transport to award a contract for the Hosea Kutako International Airport upgrade to a Chinese company. Page 9 Hot as balls... With temperatures reaching 34 degrees in Omitara, Talia Garises, aged 9, did the only thing she could think of to mitigate the scorching heat. She is seen here with her head under a running tap, enjoying the water’s cooling effect. Photo: Emmency Nuukala Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has proposed compulsory contraceptives for school-going girls in order to prevent escalating teenage pregnancies. The minister is of the opinion that parents should give approval alongside the concerned girls before using such contraceptives. Hanse-Himarwa suggested that public hearings be held to gather input from society, parents, learners, the church and other necessary stakeholders on the matter. CONTRACEPTIVES on page 2 Committed to providing delightful customer experiences, NORED announces its Support Tariff, a special tariff for all NORED customers who are registered Pensioners and People Living with Disabilities. To qualify, make sure that: registered in the name of the applicant Follow us New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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