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New Era Newspaper Friday October 6, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Friday October 6,

Vol. 23 No. 027 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, October 6 2017 Informal settlements need sanitary awakening Albertina Nakale Windhoek Swapo chief whip in the National the unsanitary conditions in most households on the outskirts of Inside Today DNA links accused to Walvis Bay murder Semen and blood samples found on a bedspread taken from the room of murder-accused Piet Kondjele Nakanene to link him to the rape and murder of Benedine Letesia Baumgartner, who was 29 at the time of her was informed yesterday in the Windhoek High Court.. Page 3 Less retrenchments expected in coming months - NEF More than 129 000 Namibians lost their jobs since 2014 due to drought recession. Page 15 Aron Mushaukwa Katima Mulilo The Katima Mulilo Town Council yesterday continued its drive to demolish houses erected illegally on its land, leaving dozens of families in the open. Homes were demolished in the settlements of Choto, Cow- East and West and in Mahohoma, with council saying the houses were constructed by illegal squatters. Houses constructed without council’s approval of building plans were also targeted. Hundreds of houses have to date been demolished in an exercise that started last week with the removal of about 100 illegal structures in Lwanyanda area. When New Era visited the areas yesterday the despondent residents whose homes were reduced to rubbles were Windhoek and throughout the country, especially in the informal settlements, are appalling and need to be solved. tion on poor sanitation, hygiene and lack of access to decent sanitation facilities in Namibia, said records of providing sanitation facilities in the country are not impressive. tive Research Report on Open Stranded… Families sit in the shade of what is left of one of demolished houses constructed illegally in Katima Mulilo late yesterday. Below is a house that reduced to shreds by council. Katima home demolitions continue unabated DEMOLITIONS on page 2 - third of Namibia’s population of 2.2 milion had access to improved sanitation facilities. SANITARY on page 2 Nuusita Ashipala Oshakati The Namibia National Teachers withdrawal of the Public Private deprives the majority of Namibian children of basic services in education and health. The teachers’ union further said and does not address the needs of the majority of Namibians. Nantu president Simeon Kavila said the union was equally concerned by the fact that many teaching positions remain vacant, therefore causing overcrowding in classrooms. “It is very much disappointing to see the lack of proper planning especially in budget cuts. [This] is hampering the smooth service delivery such as teaching, non-availability of the teaching and learning materials in schools and overcrowded classrooms,” Kavila said. Staff Reporter Windhoek NANTU on page 2 President Geingob to address House of Lords in London Bilateral talks… President Hage Geingob in conver- London late last year.. Nantu, minister exchange frank views on teachers’ day President Hage Geingob has been invited to deliver remarks at the House of Lords – the upper house of the parliament of the CEO Business Summit on 10 October in London. “The President is expected to de- Chamber of Great Britain’s bicameral said late yesterday. GEINGOB on page 2 Committed to providing delightful customer experiences, NORED announces its Support Tariff, a special tariff for all NORED customers who are registered Pensioners and People Living with Disabilities. To qualify, make sure that: registered in the name of the applicant Follow us New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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