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New Era Newspaper - 26/06/2017 - Vol22 No222

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New Era Newspaper - 26/06/2017 - Vol22

ol. 22 No. 222 Windhoek, Namibia Monday, June 26 2017 Inside Today Over 1,200 Kunene job seekers placed The government through the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation recently placed 1,233 job seekers from Kunene Region in various positions across the country. The labour minister Erkki Nghimtina revealed this in parliament last week, saying that during this financial year the ministry registered 13,676 job seekers in Kunene and had placed 1,233. Page 3 Cheese making factory planned for Okombahe A cheese making factory is expected to be set up in the Okombahe settlement of the Erongo Region in the next financial year, Regional Governor Cleophas Mutjavikua said on Thursday. Page 9 Namibia beat SA to qualify for 2018 World Cup History was made in Swakopmund yesterday when the Namibian indoor hockey ladies team shocked all and sundry with a stunning victory over South Africa that secured their place in the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup for 2018. Page 24 All hell breaks loose at Meatco AGM Staff Reporter Windhoek Police had to be called to restore order at the Meat Corporation of Namibia’s 31st annual general meeting (AGM) in Windhoek on Saturday, after tensions boiled over regarding the legitimacy of the company’s current board of directors. The meeting, attended by hundreds of farmers, producers and observers, came to a temporary halt after members failed to agree on whether the legality of the board should be discussed at the AGM, or be reserved for a separate meeting. “Step down with your cohorts,” a farmer shouted when the chairperson of the disputed board, Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, attempted to bring the meeting to order. She accused those questioning the current board of having ulterior motives. “We are not going to tolerate or allow any activity to the detriment of the company,” Namundjebo-Tilahun said, as tensions simmered. “We had to take the bold and very decisive move in order to infuse the corporation with special skills from respected, tried and tested experts because we cannot do it by ourselves.” “We are already reaping the benefits of having these new colleagues joining us,” she added when introducing the new board members. The company’s CEO, Vekuii Rukoro, is on forced leave pending an investigation at the company. N a m u n d j e b o - T i l a h u n reported on the Ernst & Young investigations that led to Rukoro being sent on ‘administrative leave’ recently. MEATCO on page 2 So long, Ya Toivo! Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Namibia and Africa on Saturday bade farewell to one of its upright revolutionaries - liberation struggle icon Herman Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo – who was buried at the revered Heroes Acre cemetery outside Windhoek. Ya Toivo died at the age of 92 on June 9 and the government accorded him a state funeral with full military Photos: Emmency Nuukala Deeply moved... President Hage Geingob weeping while his wife, Monica Geingos, stands by him during the lowering of Ya Toivo’s casket (photo above). See more photos on Page 7. honours. Ya Toivo was Namibia’s longest serving Robben Island prisoner back in the day, having served 16 years on the notorious island, whose inhabitants were largely political activists opposed to the apartheid system. He was buried on the third tier of the cemetery next to another revolutionary and Namibia’s first minister of defence, Peter Mweshihange. YA TOIVO on page 2 Nujoma hails Ya Toivo as ‘one of the greatest’ Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Founding President Sam Nujoma on Friday hailed fellow struggle icon Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, whom he said was one of the greatest revolutionaries of Namibia’s liberation struggle. Speaking at the memorial service held at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek, Nujoma said Ya Toivo – who died on June 9 at the age of 92 – triumphed under difficult circumstances. GREATEST on page 2 Founding President Sam Nujoma 2018 APPLICATIONS Now Online All UNAM applications, including Mature Age Entry Scheme For detailed information and closing dates visit: New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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