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New Era Newspaper - 17/03/2014 - Vol19 No151

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New Era Newspaper - 17/03/2014 - Vol19

Friday, July 15 2011 1 NEWSPAPER FOR A NEW NAMIBIA NEW ERA NEWSPAPER FOR A NEW NAMIBIA N$ 3.00 (incl VAT) A N N I V E R S A R Y NEWSPAPER FOR A NEW NAMIBIA Product Vol. 16 of No. New Era 226 Publication Corporation Windhoek, Namibia Friday, July 15 2011 Vol. 19 No. 151 Windhoek, Namibia Monday, March 17 2014 Haufiku never resigned from RDP ‘Shape up or ship out’ Bester can’t Inside Today wait for News... Spurs Page 4 Page 32 • Great joy over President hospitalised free secondary education • Nine perish in road accident • Looming EPA deadline worries By Staff Reporter Minister Esau WINDHOEK - President Hifikepunye Pohamba was on Monday admitted to a local private hospital for an unconfirmed illness. Prime Minister Nahas Angula Page 5 Finance... • Lands ministry could exempt farmers from paying 2012/13 land taxes • Kuugongelwa- Amadhila defends support to SOEs • ‘Old Mutual mall creating jobs’ - Pohamba • Female entrepreneurs empowered confirmed yesterday that the President Raphael was hospitalised, Mbala the but Chairperson the Prime of the Zambezi Regional Council, with his back Minister to the camera, maintained inspects it was flooded for an homesteads at Mazoba. Photos: George Sanzila “annual Heavy routine medical checkup”. rains News of the President’s alleged ill health spread like wildfire on Wednesday night, with unconfirmed reports claiming that the Head of State was gravely ill. flood But Premier Angula said he was villages informed that the President was in hospital for his regular medical examination. “He went for his annual checkup. I am not aware that he has suffered from stroke, only medical people can confirm By George that,” Sanzila said the Villages in areas such as Makolonga, Prime Minister, responding to a Mazoba, Sibbinda and Linyanti have been question MAKOLONGA/LINYANTI on whether the President – Following submerged by rainwaters for more than a had heavy suffered rainfall a stroke. in the Zambezi Region week, with the situation said to be exacerbated by underground water that is spewing the Angula, two constituencies who visited the of First Sibbinda and Citizen at a local private hospital Chairperson of the Zambezi Regional Council Linyanti have experienced flooding for out from below the surface due to a fairly on Wednesday, said President Sport... Pohamba the first was time scheduled in decades to which be dis-hacharged hundreds yesterday. of people from their homes. RAINS page 2 of the affected residents at Makolonga. • Tigers, BA, Stars forced shallow water table. Raphael Mbala wades through the water with some An Ordinance Clearance Team of the Namibian Police on Tuesday detected a TMA-3 anti-tank landmine of former Yugoslavian origin “I don’t know if he finally got at Otunganga village in Ohangwena and detonated it on Wednesday. This was one of the type of mines used by the Swapo military discharged but he was expected wing, PLAN, during the war of liberation in Namibia. Squatting is the head of the team, Chief Inspector Mathias Neshunga, in wide-open 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 title race Angula told New Era. Flooded Omusati NWR in the red • Jaarman Opposition new grows national By Toivo Ndjebela Simon’s claim schools closed flattens MVA N.00 (incl VAT) Welterweight to MTC towers champion WINDHOEK – The Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is battling to meet its financial obligations after its liabilities By Helvy Shaanika By Desie Heita • Roiling action skyrocketed to N2 million in May this year. By Desie Heita of Financials at the company show that the NWR liabilities ONGWEDIVA the financial woes - At of least the 10 schools in Omusati Region MVA. WINDHOEK - Renewed international at the debate Cocaon mobile stood at some N million, but board chairperson Jackie Asheeke disputed this, saying there has been “under-reporting” of some road accident in which classes and the closure of six schools. WINDHOEK – The grue- are affected by floods, which has led to the suspension of That claim alone comprises 30 percent of current class suburb residents who oppose the Cola erection Top-10 of a mobile phones and cancer has given strength to Windhoek’s upper the real financial situation at the hospitality parastaral. several Belgian nationals outstanding The affected claims schools that are in the telecommunication Okalongo Constituency, tower in their residential area to continue What remains true though is that the NWR is swimming in lost their lives and for which the which MVA is close has to to pay the out Namibian-Angolan to to resist its border. erection The near community who claims sued that the villages fund on the This Namibian has irritated side of the the country’s largest mobile network their homes. Championship a pool of debts, such that the company is struggling to meet former Namibian world victims its immediate financial obligations. champion boxer Harry Simon when was jailed, he blasted continues one tion rains system. a week ago, leading to flooding munication of the towers area. in the country. directors decided to draw money, believed to be N mil- based border on plus the old villages compensa- on the Angolan operator, side MTC, received which heavy says it is not the only one with com- President To arrest Hifikepunye the deteriorating Pohamba situation, was the in company’s a no-nonsense board mood of the NDC managers at the state owned enterprise at Naute to haunt dam.the Motor Vehicle Photo: Jemima Beukes “The oshanas are full and the Residents water is moving at Bowker but the Hill, Windhoek, have now added the Accident (MVA) Fund and NWR page 2 is one of the main causes MVA water page levels 2are also rising,” said MTC one page concerned 2 teacher NDC head sent packing who preferred anonymity. The teacher claimed that a number of schools had already closed due to the flooding, but added that based on By Jemima Beukes after the president was visibly appalled by the rate at which the water level was rising more schools the living conditions of workers at the Naute were likely to be closed by today. dam date project. Some of the closed schools including Onembaba Combined School teach Grade 10s who are busy preparing for “Why should we keep these people to head NDC? I do not want you in my com- mock examinations, thus the flooding is a serious worry. NAUTE DAM – President Hifikepunye Pohamba has given marching orders to the board chairperson of the Namibia Development Corporation (NDC), John Nekwaya. Nekwaya was sent packing last Friday pany, get out you are useless. Do not follow me,” said the president. NDC page 2 SCHOOLS page 2

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