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New Era Newspaper - 19/06/2017 - Vol22 No217

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New Era Newspaper - 19/06/2017 - Vol22

Vol. 22 No. 217 Windhoek, Namibia Monday, June 19 2017 PG under fire over fishing firm’s confiscated millions Inside Today Learners cautioned against teenage pregnancy Pupils have been cautioned to guard against teenage pregnancy and to focus on their education, so that they can have a better future. Page 3 Declining inflation driven mainly by falling food prices The downward trend of the annual inflation rate observed during the 2017 calendar year continues and for the month of May 2017, the annual inflation rate decreased by 0.4 percentage points, to 6.3 percent from 6.7 percent recorded in May the previous year. Page 9 ‘Executioner’ too sharp for Sai Undefeated Namibian middleweight boxer Walter ‘The Executioner’ Koutondokwa made short shrift of his fight against Ghanaian opponent Obodai Sai in their WBO Middleweight title eliminator bout at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Friday. Page 24 Prosecutor General Martha Imalwa Roland Routh Windhoek A fishing company that stands accused of fishing illegally in Namibian waters, and whose money has now been seized by the Prosecutor General, has asked the court to have its money unfrozen. Atlantic Ocean Management (Pty) Ltd, says the accusations of illegal fishing levelled against it by Prosecutor General Martha Imalwa are false. Imalwa laid claim to the money in terms of the Prevention of Criminal Activities Act (POCA), on the basis that the Spanish company was fishing illegally in Namibian waters. Prosecutor General Imalwa first obtained a preservation order in September last year, which expired on May 20 this year. She then moved again to obtain a second preservation order on an exparte basis (without having to inform the other party). Photo: Helvy Shaanika Farewell... Teachers and learners of Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Secondary School pay tribute to the patron and namesake of their school, late Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo. The North says farewell to ya Toivo Helvy Shaanika Ondangwa The moods at Ondangwa Trade Fair grounds on Friday kept shifting, as one moment it was sombre and the next the crowd would burst into uncontrollable laughter. At times though there was absolute silence as mourners nodded in agreement Sioka promises future increase in social grants Obrein Simasiku Tsumeb Government is unable to give in into public demands and requests for an immediate increment in the social grant benefits, mainly due to lack of resources and the financial slump the country is experiencing, Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Doreen Sioka has said. Sioka gave assurances that government sympathises with the public that social grants ought to be increased. However, at present the country’s limited resources SIOKA on page 2 PG on page 2 with speaker after speaker recalling their memories of the life of one of Namibia’s seminal freedom fighters, Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo. FAREWELL on page 2 Paulus Kapia to represent Oshana at Swapo congress Helvy Shaanika Ongwediva Paulus Kapia Oshana Region has endorsed former Swapo Youth League leader Paulus Iilonga Kapia as one of its candidates for the 2017 Swapo Party congress, marking the return of the once-outspoken youth leader to the limelight. Kapia and three others were elected during the Swapo Party’s regional conference in Oshakati on Saturday. The regional conference also saw the ousting of Oshana regional coordinator Erastus Kapolo from the position he held for over a decade. Out of the 96 votes cast, Kapolo managed only to secure 34, while his challenger, Samuel Nelongo, a district coordinator at Uukwiyuushona, received 50 votes. The third nominee for the position of Oshana regional coordinator was Onesmus Shilunga, who received only 12 votes. KAPIA on page 2 Jumping for joy… Children at Tsumeb jump as they commemorated the Day of the African Child on Friday. Oshikoto Region celebrated the day in style through the organisation of various events, such as drama and a poetry competition at different schools in honour of the children, such as Hector Pietersen, who died during the Soweto uprising in South Africa of June 16, 1976 when learners took to the streets in great numbers to protest against the apartheid regime’s educational system. Photo: Obrien Simasiku 2018 MATURE AGE ENTRY Now Online Applications open 01 June - 07 July 2017: Manual application is still available (application fee still applicable). New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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