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New Era Newspaper Monday April 30, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Monday April 30,

Newspaper for Namibia Monday 30 April 2018 N.00 (incl VAT) Vol. 23 No. 162 newera.com.na Conference empowers Lüderitz women Page 3 First grid-connected wind farm now operational years Page 9 BA, Reds poised for a mouthwatering final Page 24 National Business Sport Graft, inflated prices milk health ministry dry •John Muyamba RUNDU - The health ministry continues to be dogged by corruption and inflation of tender prices, to the extent that much of the billions of dollars allocated to the ministry make little impact on service delivery, said health minister Bernard Haufiku. The corruption is particularly with the buying of anti-retroviral (ARVs) medication and consumable supplies, which, in most cases, are inflated by at least three times, Haufiku told New Era in an exclusive interview in Rundu over the weekend. The health minister was in Rundu where he was busy operating on patients on an outreach programme. He was adamant that corrupt practices within the ministry have been affecting the ministry’s effectiveness. PRICES on page 2 Chivalry… South African President Cyril Ramaphosa places upon Founding President Sam Nujoma the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo in Gold. Photo: IOL SA decorates Nujoma for supreme sacrifice •Staff Reporter WINDHOEK - The South African government has awarded Founding President Sam Nujoma the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo in Gold. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa awarded the order to Nujoma on Saturday at the national orders ceremony in Pretoria, where he mentioned that the event this year was to be done in memory of former president Nelson Mandela. Ramaphosa said the National Orders are a recognition of the many outstanding individuals who defied great odds to make an immense contribution in various spheres of life. The National Orders ceremony recognised South Africans and foreign nationals, who have contributed to the betterment of the country across different fields. NUJOMA on page 2 Chikune NAMAs: La Female dominance •Eveline de Klerk SWAKOPMUND - Female power dominated the star-studded prestigious Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) that went down in Swakopmund on Saturday night. President Hage Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos graced the awards ceremony, which is now in its eighth edition. Most notably, the deeply Suzy Eises Sally Boss Madam African rooted, Sally Boss Madam, saxophonist Suzy Eises and funky Chikune walked away with two awards each during the live show that was held for the second time in the coastal town. Sally Boss Madam reaffirmed her position in the music industry by scooping the Female Artist of the Year award for her album “My Black” as well as the Best R&B song for “Ecstasy”. NAMAS on page 2 CoW to avail land for middle-income earners •Selma Ikela WINDHOEK – The City of Windhoek has said it has approved 431 erven for residential development in Rocky Crest Extension 5 and 7, to specifically cater for the middle-income group. In a media statement issued by the City of Windhoek ( C o W ) s p o k e s p e r s o n , Scheifert Shigwedha, the approval “paves the way for the land proclamation process to commence”, and residents can look forward to a tender invitation for these erven in just about two years’ time. The process now requires submissions to the township board, Namibia Planning and Advisory Board (NAMPAB), and the surveyor general. The submission process is expected to take about six months. Shigwedha said Rocky Crest Extension 5 would yield 307 erven of which 256 are for single residential purposes while the other erven are to be developed for a service station, play parks and private school. COW on page 2

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