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New Era Newspaper Monday April 23, 2018

New Era Newspaper Monday April 23,

Inside Today Govt to help repatriate Batswana of Namibian origin Page 3 Tweya urges commercialisation Welwitschias of mahangu by northern farmers crash against Page 9 lethal Valke Page 24 Vol. 23 No. 157 Windhoek Namibia Monday, April 23 2018 Over 75% of MoE budget reserved for personnel Albertina Nakale Windhoek Of the N.5 billion overall total budget allocation of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture for 2018/19, a whopping N.7 billion is Alvine Kapitako Windhoek A meeting between Katutura gangsters, the police and leadership of Katutura Central Constituency over the weekend resulted in the birth of a sports tournament that will pave the allocated towards the payment of staff-related expenditure. These include basic remuneration, allowances, contributions to the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) scheme and other conditions of service. The N.7 billion translates to 75 percent of the total budget, way for the criminals’ rehabilitation. Over 100 people attended the meeting at the Katutura Community Hall on Saturday. These included 55 young members of notorious gangs, their parents – mostly women – and community members. while the remaining smaller portion is meant for infrastructure development. Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, who announced the allocation during her budget motivation statement in the National Assembly last week, Photo: Emmency Nuukala Concerned… Some of the gangsters and parents who attended the community meeting on Saturday. Katutura gangs and police meet for solutions GANGS on page 2 BUDGET on page 2 Grand commuter train plan on the cards Body of toddler flood victim found in riverbed Selma Ikela Windhoek The search for the three-yearold boy who got washed away by heavy rainwater last week, along with his mother, came to an end on Saturday morning when his lifeless body was discovered among debris in a riverbed. His body was found metres away from where his mother’s body was discovered on Tuesday last week. The discovery of the boy, Jason Shindinge, confirmed foregone conclusions made earlier that he must have died in the floods, just like his mother who had given birth two days earlier. The boy’s father, Nehemia Shindinge, could only save his two-daysold son after heavy floods gushed into their shack on the Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek In its effort to reduce the burden on the road infrastructure while providing a cheaper and affordable means of transport, the Ministry of Works and Transport has submitted massive transportation project The worst cases were when learners were sent home from hostels since meals could not be provided or electricity services were discontinued.” – Katrina Hanse- Himarwa periphery of Ombili location in Katutura. The mother, Saima Thomas, was buried at Okambebe in Omusati Region but plans are afoot to bury Jason in Windhoek. Shindinge’s body was discovered by a community member, Sebulon Nekongo, who had embarked on the search on Saturday morning with the assistance of the Women and Men Network Against Crime. Nekongo raked through the debris to make the gruesome but anticipated find. Government donated N,000 towards Thomas’ burial on Friday during her memorial service held at the settlement. According to Nehemia’s cousin, Mwoonde Leonard, TODDLER on page 2 concept notes for consideration. The project, which seeks Treasury support, is to be executed via a public–privatepartnership (PPP) venture. This was announced by Minister of Works and Transport John Mutorwa on Friday, while motivating his ministry’s GRAND on page 2 Cheaper premiums… Better insurance SMS ‘king’ to 44 000 for a quote Licence no. 16/ST/31 | T’s and C’s apply | Standard SMS rates apply New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper app.newera.com.na • classifieds.newera.com.na • newera.com.na/discover

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