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New Era Newspaper Friday October 13,

Vol. 23 No. 032 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, October 13 2017 It’s Geingob vs Ekandjo Part II Inside Today Katima had no court order to demolish houses It has emerged that Katima Mulilo Town Council had not obtained the required court order when it elected to bring in bulldozers last week to demolish houses and structures built illegally, leaving a sizeable number of residents homeless and destitute. Page 3 NCCI calls for accelerated local value addition The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) hopes that government’s policy momentum diversify the economy from an over-reliance on commodities towards industrial sectors with stronger economic links, sustainable growth and job creation potential. Page 15 Nestor Tobias hails boxing The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry hopes government’s policy momentum will be sufficient to realise diversify the economy from an over-reliance on commodities. Page 15 Staff Reporter Windhoek A r e m a t c h b e t w e e n Namibian President Hage Geingob and Youth Minister Jerry Ekandjo for the top position in the Swapo Party was confirmed yesterday when the former was formally he will be nominated for the same post at a central committee meeting scheduled for Sunday. The two Swapo veterans battled it out for the Swapo vice-presidency at the last elective in 2012. This time they are vying for the party’s presidency, left vacant Pohamba after he abruptly resigned from the post in mid-2015. Geingob won the Swapo vicepresidency in 2012, a result that helped him ascend to the Namibian presidency two years later. Anthrax affected areas ‘no-go zones’ for tourists Staff Reporter Windhoek NOMINATIONS on page 2 Part of Bwabwata National Park where nearly 110 hippo and 20 buffalo since the start of October, has been closed to tourists. “[For the] safety of tourists intending to visit the park, the area in which mortalities are taking place is not open management. However, as a precaution, we urge tourists not to go close to the affected area by any means,” said the Environment and Tourism Ministry spokesperson, Romeo Muyunda. Round Two… another contest for the top post in the party at next month’s elective congress. Photo: Nampa Photo: Selma Ikela Distraught… condition to solicit money from the public. to stop mother using baby as begging prop Selma Ikela Windhoek The Gender Equality Ministry has removed a child from his mother in an effort to discourage the mother from using the child’s medical condition to beg for money from the public. The mother of the child has, however, not taken lightly the action of the ministry and is demanding that the child be returned to her. The boy, aged 10 years, suffered severe burns to the face and needed serious medical attention. He is still accessing medical care, thanks to the intervention of the Gender Equality Ministry and a local pharmaceutical company, Nampharm, which is picking up the medical tab. The ministry also contends that the mother’s nomadic ways had previously led to the child missing out on doctor’s appointments. Elizabeth Minga Ntjamba, the mother of the child who lives in the informal settlement of Okahandja Park, is nevertheless furious that the ministry took her son from her back in 2015. ANTHRAX on page 2 BEGGING on page 2 NOTICE Telephone number change 061 - 208 0800 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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