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New Era Newspaper - 14/03/2014 - Vol19 No150

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New Era Newspaper - 14/03/2014 - Vol19

Friday, July 15 2011 1 NEWSPAPER FOR A NEW NAMIBIA NEW ERA NEWSPAPER N$ FOR FOR A NEW A NAMIBIA NEW NAMIBIA N.00 (incl VAT) A N N I V E R S A R Y Product Vol. 16 of No. New Era 226 Publication Corporation Windhoek, Namibia Friday, July 15 2011 Vol. 19 No. 150 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, March 14 2014 Haufiku never resigned from RDP ‘Shape up or ship out’ Bester can’t Inside Today wait for News... Spurs Page 4 Page 5 • Fourth year Page 32 of drought President hospitalised By Alvine Kapitako for Kunene WINDHOEK – With the implementation of the Tobacco Regulations Control Act as of April 1 smoking in public • Corpse found in bin places will be forbiden. The Act restricts the promotion and advertising of • ACC requests tobacco products, which will only be permitted under N.7 million stringent conditions that are aimed at discouraging the use of those products. for operations By Staff Reporter • In defence of Air Namibia WINDHOEK - President Hifikepunye President Pohamba Pohamba unveils the plaque at the newly inaugurated Mutual was Keetmanshoop on Monday Mall. admit- ted to a local private hos- Photo: Jemima Beukes pital Free for an unconfirmed secondary illness. Prime Minister Nahas Angula confirmed yesterday that the President was hospitalised, but the Prime Minister education maintained it was for an for all “annual routine medical checkup”. News of the President’s alleged Public smokers face jail The legislation compels tobacco companies to sell cigarettes in plain packaging as is currently the case in several European and Asian countries. The Act further restricts tobacco vending machines to controlled areas where entrance is subjected to an 18-year-old age limit. The proposed packaging should feature graphic pictures depicting the ill health associated with smoking. These range from stained teeth, throat cancer to damaged lungs and breast cancer with appropriate warnings underneath the picture. The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Richard Kamwi, yesterday stressed that within about three months (from July 1), there will be no smoking allowed in public places, while warning signs must be displayed at all points of tobacco sale. ill health spread like wildfire on Wednesday night, with unconfirmed By Jemima reports claiming Beukes that the started to offer free primary so that we have secondary also be prohibited. PUBLIC page 2 The sale of tobacco products to persons under 18 will Head of State was gravely ill. education in 2013 in accordance with Article 20 of the may seem far, but this will lift education for free by 2016. It KEETMANSHOOP But Premier Angula - said Gov-hernment informed has that tasked the President the Min-was Namibian in Constitution. the burden off the shoulders was ister hospital of Education for his regular Dr David medical President Hifikepunye of parents. No one should Namwandi examination. to formulate a Pohamba revealed this during the inauguration of the could not send their children have the excuse that they plan “He that went will for see his secondary annual checkup. education I am not being aware offered that he has Mutual Keetmanshoop Mall to school because there was suffered from stroke, only medical for free at all state schools. people can confirm that,” said the yesterday morning. no money. Let the children Free Prime secondary Minister, education responding is to a “Last Tuesday the minister go to school,” he announced Smoking in public places will soon be something expected question on to start whether by 2016 the President . of education was directed by in a populist move that will of the past with the implementation of the Tobacco had This suffered will come a stroke. hot on the Cabinet to ensure that he prepares for this and next year sundry. Regulations Control Act. Photo: Fifi Rhodes be commended by all and heels Angula, of government who visited having the First FREE page 2 Citizen at a local private hospital on Wednesday, said President Pohamba Police was scheduled to be officer discharged yesterday. survives ‘death bridge’ “I don’t know if he finally got discharged but he was expected Finance... • Construction to start on North Port Terminal • Ali Ipinge joins Standard Bank Namibia • Discussion on enforcing hake season off-time An Ordinance Clearance Team of the Namibian Police on Tuesday detected a TMA-3 anti-tank landmine of former Yugoslavian origin at Otunganga village in Ohangwena and detonated it on Wednesday. This was one of the type of mines used by the Swapo military wing, PLAN, during the war of liberation in Namibia. Squatting is the head of the team, Chief Inspector Mathias Neshunga, pointing to come out today (yesterday),” at some of the ammunition and other war materials that his team also detected in its operation. Photo: Nampa Angula told New Era. NWR By Helvy Shaanika little bit, looking at the fact in the red that she hit the pavement, OSHAKATI - A female the Simon’s claim Opposition lamppost and a metal grows police officer narrowly connecting two walls of escaped a potentially fatal the bridge. Maybe she was ARTLIFE... By Toivo Ndjebela accident when she lost control of the vehicle she was Kashihakumwa. late for work,” explained WINDHOEK – The Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is flattens MVA to MTC towers driving battling to and meet landed its financial under obligations after its liabilities He said the officer By who Desie Heita the skyrocketed Sky Bridge to N2 in Oshakati. million in May this year. By Desie Heita of the financial woes of the was admitted to Oshakati The Financials Oshana at the Police company Regional show that the NWR liabilities MVA. Intermediate WINDHOEK - Renewed Hospital international debate on mobile stood at some N million, but board chairperson Jackie Asheeke disputed WINDHOEK – The gruesome road accident in which prises 30 percent of current class suburb residents who oppose the erection of a mobile Commander this, saying Commissioner the real financial Ndahangwapo situation at the hospitality parastaral. several Belgian nationals That claim alone com- was phones in a and stable cancer condition, has given strength to Windhoek’s upper there has been “under-reporting” of and based on the information outstanding claims that telecommunication tower in their residential area to continue Kashihakumwa What remains true said though the is that the NWR is swimming in lost their lives and for which the MVA has to pay out to to resist its provided erection near to the their homes. police a pool officer, debts, who such that is stationed its immediate the financial Ongwediva obligations. champion boxer Harry Si- based on the old compensa- condition operator, MTC, was expected which says to it is not the only one with com- the company is struggling to meet former Namibian world victims who sued the fund police This by has the irritated doctor, the her country’s largest mobile network police To arrest station, the was deteriorating rushing situation, the company’s board mon was jailed, continues tion system. improve. munication towers in the country. for of directors the 21h40 decided shift from to draw her money, believed to be N mil- to haunt the Motor Vehicle Sky Residents Bridge at Bowker in Oshakati’s Main Road is noto- Hill, Windhoek, have now added the home Accident (MVA) Fund and NWR in page Oshakati 2 when she is one of the main causes MVA page 2 lost control of her personal MTC rious for page the 2 loss of life vehicle, a Toyota Rav4, as a number of people causing it to overturn. have committed suicide by Sport... After the vehicle overturned jumping from the bridge. it plunged into the This forced a number of bridge that is notorious for local churches to unite and suicides. hold a prayer session next The Toyota Rav4 in which the police officer narrowly escaped death, being hoisted “By the look of the accident impact, it seems at Sky Bridge where it plunged with its sole occupant who escaped unharmed. years ago. Since then no- to the bridge about three that she was accelerating a Photo: Helvy Shaanika body has died at the bridge. • Birds ready for a misfiring BA • Namibia will be ready – Oliphant

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