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New Era Newspaper Friday September 29, 2017

New Era Newspaper Friday September 29,

Vol. 22 No. 022 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, September 29 2017 Inside Today Mines operate with expired permits Auditor-General Junias Kandjeke has discovered that 62 percent – eight out of 12 – of the permits issued to mineral rights holders operating in the //Karas and Erongo regions have expired. The Department of Water Affairs in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry issues five-year Waste Effluent Disposal Exemption Permits (WEDEP) and the renewal should be done within three months before expiry. Page 3 “This excess is unauthorised in terms of section 6 (iii) of the Act. It is recommended that the accounting budgetary control measures to avoid unauthorised expenditure.” – Junias Kandjeke Albertina Nakale Windhoek Water shortages cripple Rundu No internal auditor at ECN since 2013 The position of internal auditor at the Electoral C o m m i s s i o n o f Namibia (ECN) has been vacant since September 2013. There is thus a high risk of internal control weaknesses, which could lead to fraud going undetected. This was revealed by the Auditor-General Junias Kandjeke in his audited for the year ended March 31, 2016. Kandjeke also found that the ECN has underspent in total budget for three year, the ECN underspent by N.32 million compared to a whopping N.5 million underspent during the ECN on page 2 Letshego Namibia’s market capitalisation at N.9 billion The Directors of Letshego Holdings Namibia Limited (Letshego Namibia) have announced the successful result of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) that closed on Tuesday, and have qualifying applications, valued at N2 million, were received during the four-week share offer period. Page 17 John Muyamba Rundu Residents and businesses of Rundu are annoyed by the constant water cuts at the town. The untenable situation compels residents to wake up in the middle of the use during the day, when taps run dry by morning and sometimes lasts all day, which has become a daily occurrence. Residents have described the situation as a disaster, and likened it to living in a desert. This despite the fact the Kavango River from where the town sources water is within walking distance. The water crisis in Rundu has lasted for several months now with no end in sight and it seems to be getting worse with each passing day. There is discord among residents as the water crisis affects their daily activities, Tjekero Tweya WATER on page 2 Roland Routh Windhoek Though Namibia missed the June 15, 2016 deadline to establish its Internet Governance Forum, it is now a reality, said the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya, during his keynote address at the inaugural Namibia Internet Governance Forum. According to Tweya, the internet has become an increasingly important platform for not only communication, whether locally or globally, personally A plan… A tank that is used as a reservoir to save water at Hotel Rundu. Some residents and businesses have also put up tanks at their houses, as water shortages are critical in Rundu. Namibia’s e-governance a reality – Tweya or professionally, but also in terms of its role as a platform for meaningful political, social and economic engagement. “It is because the internet has come to play such an increasingly pervasive role in almost everything we, as individuals, organisations and even governments, do these days that the issue of how, why and by whom the internet is governed has also become an increasingly salient consideration for policymakers, economic stakeholders and civil society actors alike. For we all, across our various sectors and despite our seeming divergent interests and perspectives, TWEYA on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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