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New Era Newspaper Friday September 22,

Vol. 23 No. 286 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, September 22 2017 Inside Today Ministry of Gender empowers rural women In the quest to narrow the gender-gap, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare continues to empower and create employment for rural women across the country. Old guard to leave soon – Geingob Page 3 FLI launches info hub for entrepreneurs The Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI) on Wednesday launched its information hub, an online database of all available entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).. Page 18 Unam inaugurates wind power plant at Lüderitz Tuulikki Abraham Lüderitz Staff Reporter Windhoek President Hage Geingob, during his address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, said Namibia values empowerment of the youth and that the ‘Tanganyika Group’ – a generation of Swapo leaders to which he belongs – would leave “very soon”. He told the world that Namibia is already among global leaders in terms of The University of Namibia and Lüderitz Town Council inau- over the Benguela wind power demonstration plant to residents of Benguela informal settlement in Lüderitz. The unveiling of the project was held at the coastal town yesterday. The plant supplies affordable wind energy to the low-income urban population of the Benguela shanty housing area of !Nami#nus, where the majority of residents are women and children. The plant, initially commissioned as a project during 2012, was coordinated and managed by the University of Namibia through the Science women representation in the legislature and government, and that there are deliberate efforts to inject more young blood into those structures. Geingob cited, as an example, the fact that both Namibia’s prime minister and deputy prime minister are women. He expanded on this by citing the appointment of Sacky Shanghala as the country’s attorney-general as testimony to the government’s concerted efforts to empower the youth as the old and Technology Division of the Multidisciplinary Research Centre, and was sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs guard phases out. “In Namibia, we value the empowerment of the youth. Many of the so-called older guard had been groomed and well prepared in the structures of the ruling party and government before they were assigned higher responsibilities,” he said. “This practice continues with a number of deputy ministers that are youthful, while our attorneygeneral is one of the youngest on the continent. GEINGOB on page 2 Towards more power… Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia Prof Lazarus Hangula and Benguela Committee member Ndakolonghoshi Mukapuli unveil the Benguela wind power demonstration project, while !Nami#nus Constituency Councillor Jan Scholtz, Lüderitz Mayor Hilaria Mukapuli, project overview Prof Hina Muashekele and Dr Nelago Indongo, look on. in Finland to the amount of 85,000 euros (approximately N.3 million at that time). UNAM on page 2 The big stage… President Hage Geingob addressing the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. Photo: Maria Namundjebo/State House Unam owed a whopping N6 million in tuition fees Albertina Nakale Windhoek Students at the University of Namibia owe the institution a bank breaking N6 million in unpaid tuition fees, literally a month before the com- examinations. According to the university the amount was outstanding as of Tuesday this week and only for active students throughout the 12 campuses across the country. It does not include historic debts of students who are no longer with the institution, the spokesperson for the University of Namibia (Unam) Simon Namesho told New Era yesterday. There has however been a slight decrease in the amount owed this year, when compared to N2 million owed by September 2016. Over the years, the university has taken a serious stance not to allow those students who owe outstanding examinations, which led to several protestations between management and students. Namesho could statistically not provide the number of active students who owe the university to date, however, a total number of 19,130 students could not settle their fees by August 2016. Namesho cautioned students that as at the end of this month, students who do not settle their tuition fees could be denied access to academic and examination information on the university’s student IT portal. The university could also elect to withhold issu- graduating. This means once students’ information regarding academics and examinations are restricted on their portal, then they won’t be able to access their timetables with which they are expected to enter the exam hall. TUITION FEES on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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