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Friday, July 15 2011 1 NEWSPAPER FOR A NEW NAMIBIA NEW ERA NEWSPAPER FOR A NEW NAMIBIA N$ 3.00 (incl VAT) A N N I V E R S A R Y Newspaper for a New Namibia Product Vol. 16 of No. New Era 226 Publication Corporation Windhoek, Namibia Friday, July 15 2011 Vol. 19 No. 041 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, September 27 2013 RDP suspends its youth leaders By Kuzeeko Tjitemisa WINDHOEK - The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) yesterday suspended two of its youth league leaders, Steve Kevanhu and Marvin Veseevete who are responsible for Mobilisation and Political Orientation and Information and Publicity respectively. RDP secretary general Jesaya Nyamu investigation. WINDHOEK The two were found - President guilty on several Hifikepunye charges, including Pohamba sowing seeds of factionalism Monday and bringing admit- the party and its was ted leadership to a local into disrepute. private The hospital come for two an days unconfirmed ahead of the RDP Youth suspensions illness. League Congress in Keetmanshoop slated to Prime take place Minister tomorrow. Nahas However, Angula the two confirmed youth leaders yesterday have reponded that the Presidension was with hospitalised, accusations but that the the Prime RDP leader- to the suspen- Minister maintained it was for an ship is acting contrary to party policy and “annual routine medical checkup”. constitutional directives. News of the President’s alleged ill RDP health page spread 2 like wildfire on Haufiku never resigned from RDP Page 4 Wednesday night, with unconfirmed reports claiming that the Head of State was gravely ill. But Premier Angula said he was informed that the President was in hospital for his regular medical examination. “He went for his annual checkup. I am not aware that he has suffered from stroke, only medical people can confirm that,” said the Prime Minister, responding to a question on whether the President had suffered a stroke. Angula, who visited the First Citizen at a local private hospital on Wednesday, said President Pohamba was scheduled to be discharged yesterday. “I don’t know if he finally got discharged but he was expected to come out today (yesterday),” Angula told New Era. NWR in the red ‘Shape up or ship out’ Police investigate pregnancy of Page 5 PREGNANCY page 2 Bester can’t Inside wait Today for Spurs News... Finance... • Rössing signs new sulphuric acid supply contract • Apple iPhone 5S by all means Sport... Page 32 An Ordinance Clearance Team of the Namibian Police on Tuesday detected a TMA-3 anti-tank landmine of former Yugoslavian origin at Otunganga village in Ohangwena and detonated it on Wednesday. This was one of the type of mines used by the Swapo military wing, PLAN, during the war of liberation in Namibia. Squatting is the head of the team, Chief Inspector Mathias Neshunga, pointing at some of the ammunition and other war materials that his team also detected in its operation. Photo: Nampa Simon’s claim flattens MVA N.00 (incl VAT) President hospitalised • Govt recalls female inmate retired teachers • Soldier back in confirmed the suspensions, telling New Era that the two have been suspended for court over fatal a period By of Staff two Reporter months pending further By Roland Routh shooting WINDHOEK – The Namibian police have launched an internal investigation into how a female inmate became pregnant, while in custody. The female in question is Johanna Lukas, who last week in an unabashed manner started breastfeeding her infant, while standing in the dock during a pre-trial hearing in full view of all present in the court, including Judge President Petrus Damaseb. Lukas’s relatives, after reading the story in New Era, approached the newspaper with details of the case, saying there appears to be a police cover-up on how Lukas became pregnant while in the police holding cells at Narraville Police Station in Walvis Bay. Approached for comment Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga, pleaded ignorance, but promised to get to the bottom of the matter. “This is a very serious matter and be assured this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated in the police force,” Ndeitunga made it clear in no uncertain terms. Relatives say Lukas was arrested in September 2012, and was having a five- Opposition • Harry grows 'The Hurricane' to MTC towers By Toivo Ndjebela Keeping real, signifying culture Simon fight now WINDHOEK – The Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is battling to meet its financial obligations after its liabilities at Ramatex By Desie Heita skyrocketed to N2 million in May this year. By Desie Heita of the financial woes of the Financials at the company show that the NWR liabilities Students stood at some at the N University million, but of board Namibia chairperson started Jackie celebrating Asheeke disputed in a this, mosaic saying of there traditional has been cultural “under-reporting” outfits. Oshiwambo of some road cultural accident group in which (L) performing prises 30 percent and (R) of Given current Guibeb, class Ron-elles suburb residents Langendorf who oppose Artlife the erection Supplement of a mobile their WINDHOEK annual cultural – The grue- festival MVA. that started yesterday with performances WINDHOEK and - Renewed students international debate on mobile That claim alone com- phones and cancer has given strength to Windhoek’s upper preening and the real Mutago financial Doseb situation arrive at the at the hospitality campus parastaral. in Damara cultural several costumes. Belgian nationals outstanding claims that telecommunication Photos: John Travolter tower Matali in their residential area to continue What remains true though is that the NWR is swimming in lost their lives and for which the MVA has to pay out to to resist its erection near their homes. Inside a pool NYS of debts, such that mahangu the company is struggling to meet project former Namibian world produce victims who sued the fund results This has irritated the country’s largest mobile network its immediate financial obligations. champion boxer Harry Simon was jailed, continues tion system. munication towers in the country. based on the old compensa- operator, MTC, which says it is not the only one with com- To arrest the deteriorating situation, the company’s board of directors decided to draw money, believed to be N mil- to haunt the Motor Vehicle Residents at Bowker Hill, Windhoek, have now added the NWR By Clemence page 2 Tashaya current drought experienced we Accident are still (MVA) harvesting Fund and our ing is one of the main causes MVA a shortage page 2 of labourers, enough mahangu. Our field MTC page 2 in many parts of the country. mahangu. This year alone, because many youths in the needs to be extended so that EENHANA – Established The 58 hectares Omauni our project produced some region are unwilling to volunteer. we can produce more than some six years ago by the National agricultural project has cre- 850 bags of mahangu and “Since we are committed 850 bags.” Youth Service (NYS), ated a number of job oppor- we are ready to provide food to producing mahangu for the “This is encouraging and the Omauni Mahangu Project, tunities and is imparting skills security for our region with- region in this drought year Namibia needs youths like located some 80km from to volunteering youths in the out any irrigation scheme,” and season, we are appealing you who are doing wonders Okongo in the Ohangwena eastern part of the Ohangwena said farm supervisor, Gabriel to our regional council and for Namibia food security. Region, has become one of Region. “Despite the fact Athanasius. He told New Era traditional authorities to give There is no way we can al- the biggest producers of mahangu in the north, despite the ing drought, as you can see, but the project is experienc- have to feed the nation with that our country is experienc- that they have 36 volunteers, us more land, because we NYS page 2 Smokie

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