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New Era Newspaper - 22/06/2017 - Vol22 No220

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New Era Newspaper - 22/06/2017 - Vol22

ol. 22 No. 220 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday, June 22 2017 Zuma assigns minister to Ya Toivo’s funeral “Mr Toivo ya Toivo, the co-founder of Namibian liberation party, Swapo, will be remembered in South Africa for his fearless and selfless leadership he demonstrated during the struggle against the apartheid regime. – Jacob Zuma Photo: Nampa olidarity forever… South African President Jacob Zuma (left) has wished his Namibian counterpart Hage eingob (right) and the Namibian nation strength, following the death last week of anti-colonial stalwart erman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo. NAC suspends CEO The Namibia Airports Company board yesterday suspended with immediate effect its chief executive officer, Tamer El-Kallawi, as well as the strategic executive for projects, IT and engineering, Courage Silombela. According to a statement issued by NAC board chairperson Rodger Kauta, the suspension of the two senior executives is “pending the outcome of a full investigation into alleged transgression that came to the attention of the board.” Kauta did not mention what the allegations are, but said “Due to the seriousness of the alleged transgressions and the provisions of the disciplinary code, the board has no choice, other than to place them under immediate suspension.” He further said the suspension of El-Kallawi and Silombela “does not constitute disciplinary action and does not imply any assumption of guilt or misconduct by the suspended employees.” NAC said the suspension of the two executives on full pay “was done with the full approval and knowledge of the ministers of public enterprises and of works and transport.” Tamer El-Kallawi Nawa in court over ‘crooked’ land deal Aron Mushaukwa Katima Mulilo Charles Nawa, the former chief executive officer of Katima Mulilo Town Council, was brought before the Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of corruption and fraud, alternatively theft under false pretence over a dubious land deal. Before his court arraignment, Nawa was on Tuesday morning arrested by the police and spent the night in the police cells at Ngoma police station over the bogus land deal that reportedly went awry. Facts before court are that Nawa agreed to sell part of the land in question (Erf 13280) that Charles Nawa he is leasing from Frank Chikowore HARARE Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has said that leaders of South Africa and Namibia are following in President Robert Mugabe’s footsteps in distributing land to black people in NAWA on page 2 their countries. Grace said this on Tuesday while consoling the family of a revolutionary musician Dickson Chingaira, who died in Harare last Friday. She also said that the white community around the world was not happy to see the black majority in Africa getting land. Staff Reporter Windhoek South African President Jacob Zuma has, on behalf of his country’s people, sent condolences to Namibia following the death of liberation stalwart Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo. A statement on Tuesday by the South African presidency also confirmed that Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo will represent the South African government at Ya Toivo’s funeral at the Heroes Acre this Saturday. The South African government described the former Robben Island prisoner as an ‘icon of the Namibian liberation struggle’. “The whites wanted to gag and intimidate us, because they knew that if the land reform programme in Zimbabwe was successful, other countries in Africa would follow suit. “It (the land reform programme) has been successful and this is why you hear South Africa is also considering Namibia doing better in revenue collection Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Toivo ya Toivo, a former Robben Island prisoner and recipient of the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo, will be laid to rest on Saturday, 24 June 2017, at the Heroes’ Acre in Windhoek. President Zuma, himself a former Robben Island prisoner, said: “On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, I solemnly reiterate our sincere condolences to Namibian President, His Excellency Hage Geingob, the Toivo ya Toivo family, the government and the people of Namibia, as well as the South West African Peoples’ Organisation (Swapo). Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein has said Namibia has achieved a commendable tax-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) revenue collection ratio, which averaged 34.3 percent in the past three years, seen against the global average of about 16 percent. This means that with the GDP at about N0 billion - as of 2015/16 figures - Namibia is able to collect about N,9 billion in taxes. Tabling the Namibia Revenue Agency Bill in the National Assembly on Tuesday, Schlettwein said if SACU revenues were excluded, the national Tax-to-GDP collection ratio stands at an average of 23.2 percent, which compares quite favourably with the rest of the world. Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein ZUMA on page 2 REVENUE on page 2 SA, Namibia ‘following Mugabe’s footsteps’, says wife Grace following in our footsteps,” said the Zimabwean first lady, who spoke in the main Shona language. President Robert Mugabe’s government embarked on a violent and controversial land redistribution programme in 2000. GRACE on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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