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New Era Newspaper Friday December 22, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Friday December 22,

Vol. 23 No. 082 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, December 22 2017 Blood stocks at critical level Alvine Kapitako Windhoek Inside Today Daughton suggests mandatory HIV testing for learners F o r m e r A m e r i c a n ambassador to Namibia, Thomas Daughton, says Namibia should make HIV testing on learners mandatory if efforts to get teenage boys, between 15 and 19 years old, to test on their own are not successful. Page 3 Domestic economy expected to grow by 0.6% for 2017 The Bank of Namibia’s just released December 2017 Economic Outlook Update indicates that the domestic economic growth is expected to have slowed down in 2017, before improving in 2018. Page 17 Albertina Nakale Windhoek The National Council has passed several bills, including the much- in Persons Bill with amendments. The Bill seeks to give effect to the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, in Persons, especially women and children. National Council Chairperson, Margaret Mensah-Williams, yesterday announced that the august house has passed three Bills, which included the Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill The Blood Transfusion Services of Namibia (NamBTS) has made an impassioned appeal to members of the public to donate blood, as the current blood stock is only enough for the next 12 days. NamBTS, Titus Shivute told New Era yesterday that the current blood stock for blood type O negative is expected to last for just over eight days while type O blood positive stock could last for 12 days. (Bill Number 14 of 2017); Urban and Regional Planning Bill (Bill Number 13 of 2017) and the Education Amendment Bill (Bill Number 15 of 2017). She said both the Combating Urban and Regional Planning Bill Slow start... expected to arrive at the coast for the festive season as from today. Eveline de Klerk Walvis Bay The coastal hospitality and tourism industry is optimistic about the upcoming holiday despite relatively low tourist arrivals at this stage. Most visitors are expected to arrive as from today, with the police also warning travellers to the coast to be by today. Hospitality and tourismrelated businesses that New Era spoke to earlier this week, said preparations are currently in full swing, as they expect a busy festive season once again. According to Lorna Davis from Desert Explorers just BLOOD on page 2 Bill to combat human trafficking passed BILL on page 2 Coast in slow start to festive season outside Swakopmund, they are currently experiencing a slow start as usual this year again. “We, however, expect business to pick up seeing that most tourists are expected to make their No bad blood between Geingob and me - Pendukeni Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, says there is no bad blood between President Hage Geingob and her. This, despite media reports suggesting Geingob has asked Iivula-Ithana and Minister of Youth and Sport, Jerry Ekandjo, to resign to save them the Confidente newspaper yesterday reported that Geingob had called on both Iivula-Ithana and Ekandjo to clarify how they wished to continue serving in his government after their transgression on collective leadership. PENDUKENI on page 2 way to the coast,” said Davis, who explained that they usually get very busy as they offer camel rides, quad bike rides desert scenic tours, sand boarding and sky diving, among others. COAST on page 2 Celebrating Namibian Stars Look inside for inspirational journeys... “Women Who Impacted 2017”. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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