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New Era Newspaper Friday February 9, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Friday February 9,

Vol. 23 No. 109 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, February 9 2018 Inside Today Cabinet shake-up Khama on Zimbabwe political power dynamics Botswana President Ian Khama who visited Namibia this week said he does not know the exact details of what transpired in Zimbabwe which led former President Robert Mugabe to resign, but he wishes that country and its people success under the new leadership. Page 3 Entrepreneurs must diversify from govt contract dependency - Geingob Infographics: Sylvester Kandukira VP Iyambo resigns ICT Stanley Simataa Urban & Rural Peya Mushelenga Youth & Sport Erastus Utoni Presidential Affairs Immanuel Ngatjizeko Justice Sackey Shanghala Economic Development Obeth Kandjoze Mines & Energy Tom Alweendo Attorney-General Albert Kawana Works John Mutorwa Agriculture Alpheus !Naruseb Head Coach: Hage Geingob Red-carded players Pendukeni Iivula Ithana Jerry Ekandjo President Hage Geingob has reminded of the need for Namibian entrepreneurs to diversify their business models, especially for many of those whose business depends on public works. Geingob made the on the economic hardship experienced during 2017, when “we took effect some of the deepest expenditure cuts since independence.” Page 17 Ministerial travel ban extended Albertina Nakale Windhoek The foreign travel ban for all ministers and deputy ministers that was recently announced by President Hage Geingob to rein in expenditure, was yesterday extended beyond February. Initially the president directed that no request for outbound travel Three deputy ministers promoted VP Iyambo resigns No female appointees Parliamentary vacancies for Swapo by ministers, deputy ministers would be considered until after the end of February. He however did not say when the ban would be lifted. Following this period, Geingob yesterday said, all requests for foreign travel would be carefully considered by the approving au thority. He instructed that upon Home Affairs Staff Reporter Windhoek Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba President Hage Geingob yes back, either through a press con ference, workshop or through submitting a written report to Cabinet, which will in turn be presented to parliament. Earlier, President Geingob imposed a ban on foreign trips for Trade Tjekero Tweya general Nangolo Mbumba return to government as the country’s Iyambo, who resigned due to pro longed ailing health.Three deputy ministers were elevated to the level of minister, in sweeping changes that ing ministers and their deputies, in order to cut costs. He explained the directive is tailing public expenditure. He said most senior govern ment officials who undertake foreign trips go do “nothing at all” and travel for the sake of travelling. “We recognize that we can not completely ban all foreign travel. The intention is to exercise control and reduce the size of Rested player Nickey Iyambo saw 12 ministers being appointed said: “I would like to thank him, son of the soil, my sober advisor, for the excellent service rendered to government throughout his po litical career. CABINET on page 2 delegations,” President Geingob elaborated. In exceptional cases, he noted, invitations for statutory travel must be properly motivated, and approval thereof be weighed against potential value gain. Ac companying officials will not be permitted without adequate motivation, he said. Therefore, he said, he expects the other organs of state to join the executive and exercise due restraint. BAN on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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