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New Era Newspaper Friday November 3,

Vol. 23 No. 048 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, November 3 2017 Fredericks heard by Paris judge in Rio Olympics probe PARIS International Olympics Committee member Frank Fredericks appeared before a Paris judge on Thursday as part of a probe into graft allegations over the awarding of the 2016 Olympics to Rio, an AFP reporter said. Fredericks, a Namibian former star sprinter, received 9,300 (262,000 euros) from Papa Massata Diack, son of ex-International Association of Athletics Federations president Lamine Diack, on October 2, 2009, the day Brazil won the bid. FREDERICKS on page 2 Frank Fredericks Public hospitals run out of sterile gowns Albertina Nakale Windhoek The Ministry of Health and Social out of medical sterile materials used in the operating rooms of hospitals, particularly at Windhoek Central Hospital, which is the country’s biggest referral theatre hospital. This admission came following Affirmative Repositioning (AR) activist Job Amupanda having received some alarming images from concerned young doctors at the Windhoek Central Hospital on the unhygienic and unsafe working conditions they are exposed to. HOSPITALS on page 2 Inside Today Namaf concerned over sharp rise in healthcare costs The Namibian Association of Medical Aid Funds (Namaf) yesterday lamented the sharp increase of 16,49 percent that has been paid out to healthcare service providers during the last 12 months and noted this as cause for concern for the private healthcare funding industry in Namibia. Page 3 Gondwana workers become coowners November 1 marked a new beginning for the Gondwana Collection, when all of its 821 employees became shareholders. This milestone in the history of the company is part of the recent restructuring of the Gondwana Group, with Gondwana Holding Limited now acting as the group’s holding company.. Page 17 Calle asks we hang on tight, things to get better soon Desie Heita Windhoek In presenting yesterday’s budget review the message Schlettwein was more realistic: whatever good came out of the brutal fiscal consolidation cannot be allowed to be eroded by whatever unintended negative consequences Indeed, the reality is that there is an urgent need to strike a balance regarding a consolidation policy stance that did curb public debt in the medium to long-term and alleviated pressure on economic growth, space and reduced employment in many sectors, says the minister. CALLE on page 2 Hanging in… Finance minister Calle Schlettwein arriving to present the budget review at parliament yesterday. Photo: Emmency Nuukala The Weekend DISCOUNTER All your specials for the weekend, in one section! SEE INSIDE FOR DETAILS... Contact us: Tel: +264 61 208 0800 | Website: New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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