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New Era Newspaper - 27/06/2017 - Vol22 No223

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New Era Newspaper - 27/06/2017 - Vol22

ol. 22 No. 223 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday, June 27 2017 Inside Today Nyaope slowly poisons Namibian youth The infamous nyaope, an addictive street drug that is credited with destroying the lives of young people in South Africa has hit Namibia and dealers are selling it for N0 for a gram. Page 3 Medical aids challenge Namfisa directive on gym rebates Medical aid funds in the country have challenged the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) directive to discontinue gym and wellness rebates and related activities to members, saying the decision is clinically unsound. Page 11 Huge relief… A Namibian truck driver speaks to a fellow driver after they arrived in Katima Mulilo. A long time… Rosalia Kaukolelwa who came to Namibia in 1958, when she was three months old. Undocumented migrants deprived of benefits Loide Jason Okalongo About 1,080 residents of Okalongo in Omusati Region do not have national documents, among them elderly people who were born in neighbouring Angola but have lived in Namibia for decades after fleeing the civil war in that country. One of those affected is Rosalia Kaukolelwa, who came to Namibia in 1958 when she was a three-month-old baby. Gisel Shilongo came to Namibia when she was three years old in 1960, while another resident of Shangalala Aron Mushaukwa Katima Mulilo village migrated to Namibia in 1966, when she was a young girl. Okalongo Constituency Councillor Makana Iipinge is concerned about these undocumented residents who are unable to draw monthly pension or disability grants, BENEFITS on page 2 Relief as 100 cleared trucks enter Namibia About 100 trucks which were among the approximately 400 haulage trucks seized in Zambia in January and February, and were recently cleared, yesterday left Zambia and entered Namibia via the Wenela border post, ending a long stand-off between Zambia and truck owners. The release of the trucks followed President Hage Geingob’s intervention after he personally telephoned his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu to resolve the deadlock. The trucks were held while the Zambian authorities verified permits and other relevant documentation, TRUCKS on page 2 There is nothing illegal about Meatco board Desie Heita Windhoek Agriculture minister John Mutorwa says there is nothing illegal about the Meatco board, as its appointment was done within the provisions of the Meat Corporation of Namibia Act. Further, the appointments were done after thorough consultations with the Ministry of Public Enterprises, as well as the attorney general. Mutorwa sat down with New Era to clarify the misconception around the appointment of the Meatco board yesterday, giving the background to how the appointment of the current board members came about. “Our conscience is clean here. There is nothing illegal about the board,” said Mutorwa, adding that the appointment was done according to various provisions of the Act, which clearly stipulates the process of nominating people to the board and the manner in which the minister appoints such members. MEATCO on page 2 Agriculture minister John Mutorwa SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR OUR /Ai-/Ais Hotsprings Duwisib Castle Gross Barmen Halali Resort Hardap Resort Khorixas Camp Naukluft Camp Onkoshi Resort Popa Falls Waterberg Resort FATHERS Stay at /Ai-/Ais Hotsprings, Duwisib Castle, Gross Barmen, Halali Resort, Hardap Resort, Khorixas Camp, Naukluft Camp, Onkoshi Resort, Popa Falls or Waterberg Resort at 60% Discount during June. Breakfast is not included. This offer is only valid from 12 June 2017 – 30 June 2017. T&Cs apply. BOOK ONLINE OR CONTACT US! +264 61 285 7200 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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