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New Era Newspaper Friday July 21, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Friday July 21,

Vol. 22 No. 241 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, July 21 2017 Cabinet approves Consumer Protection Policy Albertina Nakale Windhoek Information and Communication Technology Minister Tjekero Tweya has announced that Cabinet has approved the National Consumer Protection Policy for implementation. Cabinet directed Minister Inside Today Lameck to get new trial dates Dates for the new trial of former member of the Public Service Commission Teckla Lameck and her coaccused Jerobeam Kongo Mokaxwa and Chinese citizen Yang Fan will be set by the new judge at their court appearance next week. Page 3 of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development Immanuel Ngatjizeko to table the policy in the National Assembly when Parliament resumes. The Consumer Protection Policy and legal framework aim to safeguard consumer interests and promote a fairer, accessible and sustainable marketplace for consumer products and services, as well as establish national norms and standards to ensure adequate consumer protection. It will, among other objectives, give guidelines for improved standards of consumer information that will prohibit unfair marketing and unfair business practices. Photo: Emmency Nuukala Precious life cut short… A 10-year-old boy tragically died on the spot after he was struck by a vehicle while he was crossing the Western Bypass yesterday afternoon. The boy was identified as Andrew Uirab, a pupil at A.I. Steenkamp Primary School in Katutura. According to eyewitness Christine Gotliab, Uirab was the last of four children to cross the road from the eastern to western side of the bypass. One of the children ran from the scene to inform Uirab’s family about the dreadful accident. Road users and pedestrians are calling for a reduction in the maximum speed allowed on the Western Bypass, which is currently 120 km per hour. Kenneth Kaunda well and stable Desie Heita Windhoek Zambia’s founding president Dr Kenneth Kaunda was yesterday said to be well enough to be sent home as soon as medical specialists had concluded some outstanding medical screening, the Zambian presidency informed New Era yesterday. Kaunda was admitted to the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka during the late NEWS. In the palm of your hand. Download the New Era newspaper app. For app support and feedback go to hours of Tuesday night “to be treated for a minor ailment... He was rehydrated and judged well and stable enough to be discharged,” said Amos Chanda, press aide to Zambian President Edgar Lungu. KAUNDA on page 2 CABINET on page 2 PLANTS on page 2 ICT Minister Tjekero Tweya UN praises Namibia on women soldiers Eveline de Klerk Swakopmund United Nations women’s representative Anna Githukwe Shongwe on Wednesday applauded Namibia for its concerted efforts towards the inclusion of female soldiers in global peace and security initiatives. Shongwe said women currently have 23 percent representation in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) and 38 percent within the Namibian police. She was addressing a high-level delegation from Namibia and various African countries in Swakopmund during a consultative stakeholder conference on the development of a National Action Plan (NAP) for Namibia. Once formalised, the NAP will be a guiding tool in the domestication of the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women in Peace and Security. In addition, the NAP will provide a coherent framework for implementing the women in peace and security commitments that Namibia is party to, including the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. a product of SOLDIERS on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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