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New Era Newspaper - 28/06/2017 - Vol22 No224

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New Era Newspaper - 28/06/2017 - Vol22

Vol. 22 No. 224 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, June 28 2017 Photo: Matheus Hamutenya Eyesore… Shacks have mushroomed among the brick houses at Keetmanshoop. Shacks proliferate among Keetmanshoop mass houses Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop Despite impassioned appeals by Minister of Urban and Rural Development Sophia Shaningwa that shacks not be erected in the backyards of houses built under the government’s mass housing scheme, corrugated-zinc huts have become commonplace in the yards of such houses at Keetmanshoop. The ministry and the National Housing Enterprise (NHE) have clearly given instructions to the beneficiaries of what has become known as ‘mass houses’ not to erect shacks once they receive their house, but all this seems to have fallen on deaf ears as more and more shacks are being erected at the mass houses, day by day. NHE’s senior communication and marketing officer Mutonga Matali derided the fact that the beneficiaries of the mass houses are cashing in on the shortage of housing by setting up shacks in their backyards, despite crystal-clear instructions to the contrary. Matali said NHE’s stance against the setting up of backyard shacks remained unchanged because the government wants to put an end to the mushrooming of shacks that have become part of the urban landscape. SHACKS on page 2 Inside Today Oshana asked to propose best sites for referral hospital The Oshana regional leadership has been asked to propose two sites in either Ongwediva or Ondangwa for the health ministry’s architects to assess the suitability of building a referral hospital. Page 3 Lobbying for tenders should be criminalised - NCCI The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) has suggested that the country should criminalise lobbying for tender contracts. Page 9 Motivated Brave Warriors ready for Cosafa Cup Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti says his charges will look beyond the dispiriting politics and backbiting currently witnessed in the boardrooms of domestic football and gallantly rise to the occasion when they confront Lesotho this Saturday in the Cosafa Castle Cup. Page 24 Zimbabwe applauds Namibia’s film industry Albertina Nakale Windhoek Zimbabwean permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services George Charamba has applauded Namibia’s legislation that regulates the filmmaking industry, saying Zimbabwe is interested in learning from Namibia on how to upgrade their legislation. “This is one area where Namibia is really far ahead of us. You call yourselves a young sister to Zimbabwe because you were born after Zimbabwe. But in that area, you are in fact the first-born. I don’t know the level of implementation but the point is there is some framework,” said Charamba, who is also the spokesperson for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. “You have a much better legislation of films, [and] that is an area where we would come shopping for Namibian information permanent secretary Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana ideas,” said Charamba at the opening of the bilateral consultation between the two countries in Windhoek yesterday. The permanent secretary in the Unam staff to petition Hangula today Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Disgruntled staff members of the University of Namibia (Unam) will today stage a peaceful protest march to the vice-chancellor Professor Lazarus Hangula’s office to hand over a petition detailing their grievances. The petition, leaked to New Era, lists a raft of complaints, principal among them bread-and-butter issues pertaining to the delayed seven percent salary increase. UNAM on page 2 Zimbabwe information permanent secretary George Charamba Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana, said Namibia continues to work hard to improve the film industry. “We continue to feel ashamed of ourselves thinking we have not done enough. But we have not stopped making efforts including working on a draft Bill for the film industry,” said Ua-Ndjarakana. Zimbabwe and Namibia are reviewing the bilateral agreement on issues of media, including print and online, and broadcasting. The current agreement, which gave birth to the NamZim corporation – a joint venture between New Era Publication Corporation and Zimpapers that publishes the weekly Southern Times newspaper – dates back to 2004 and is in need of a review to address the changing media landscape and evolution of technologies. Charamba described the memorandum of understanding between the two countries as one of friendship between Zimbabwe and Namibia, and one that is very important to the two countries. ZIMBABWE on page 2 Fed up… Staff at the University of Namibia will today stage a peaceful protest. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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