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New Era Newspaper Friday February 2,

Vol. 23 No. 104 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, February 2 2018 Inside Cabinet reshuffle Today looms large Health inspectors deployed in hepatitis-hit areas In an effort to contain the hepatitis E outbreak that erupted in the informal settlements of Havana, Hakahana, and Goreangab, the City of Windhoek has deployed 20 health inspectors to the affected areas. Page 3 Staff Reporter Windhoek President Hage Geingob yesterday dismissed ministers Jerry Ekandjo and Pendukeni Iivula- Ithana, his opponents at the November 2017 Swapo elective congress, with the Head of State expected to announce more changes to his Cabinet between today and Monday. Geingob is expected to announce the replacements of Youth and Sports Minister Ekandjo and Home Affairs Minister Iivula-Ithana, along with other sweeping changes in government. Ekandjo and Iivula-Ithana will remain ordinary Swapo backbenchers in the National Assembly. Iivula-Ithana made it to parliament through Geingob’s presidential list in 2015. The President will also announce the new RESHUFFLE on page 2 From left, Jerry Ekandjo, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana and Alfredo Hengari CoW continues to spend millions to upgrade informal settlements The City of Windhoek (CoW) will continue spending millions of dollars in an attempt to formalise t h e e v e r- e x p a n d i n g informal settlements around the capital, where about a third of the capital’s approximately 400,00 Page 17 Lombard signs with Lusaka Dynamos Brave Warriors and Tura Magic versatile defender, Teberius ‘Tebs’ Lombard, yesterday signed a threeyear deal with top Zambian Premier League club Lusaka Dynamos. Page 44 Namibia, India trade expected to grow Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Trade and economic relations between Namibia and India are expected to grow this year, India’s High Commissioner to Namibia, Kumar Tuhin has said. Speaking at the recent celebration of the 69th Republic Day of India, Tuhin said the exchanges and interactions in various sectors between India and Namibia are expected to further intensify this year. Tuhin highlighted the continued friendly and strong relations Celebration… Commissioner, Kumar Tuhin, seventh from the left. INDIA on page 2 More than 24,000 on ARVs in Khomas Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek More than 24,000 people in the Khomas region are on the lifesaving Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ARV) HIV drug, Khomas Regional Council (KRC) chairperson, Rachel Jacob, has revealed. Speaking at the opening of the said at least 11,155 people were tested for HIV last November alone whereby 57 percent of those who tested positive were linked to HIV treatment. Jacob says regarding the improvement of livelihood of people living with HIV, the regional council managed to reach out to 740 needy people on HIV treatment and in extreme need of food - rescuing them from starvation that often causes HIV treatment failure. The 2014 national HIV sentinel survey indicates that overall HIV prevalence in the country declined from 18.2 percent to 16.9 percent. About 215,000 people are living with HIV in Namibia and 131,103 currently receive antiretroviral therapy. The survey further indicated the virus prevalence is highest among women aged 40 to 44 years at 30.6 percent, and women aged 35 to 39 years at 30.3 percent. HIV on page 2 Your valuable opinions are of outmost importance to us! Queries: Ms Salmi WT Mvula 065 282 2164/ Ms Adelaide Hanse 065 282 2157/ New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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