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New Era Newspaper Monday April 9, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Monday April 9,

Inside today Cancer cases on increase in Namibia Page 3 Struggling Air Namibia can be turned around says NCCI Page 9 Rukoro’s office broken into by burglars Page 24 Vol. 23 No. 147 Windhoek Namibia Monday, April 9 2018 ECN chief will seek second term Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) Director of Elections Professor Paul Isaak has indicated he will seek a second term in office upon Paul Isaak the expiry of his employment contract at the end of August. In an interview with New Era last week, Isaak, who has been at the helm of the electoral body since the beginning of August 2013 after he was appointed by then president Hifikepunye Pohamba, revealed he is ready for a second term if given the chance. The Electoral Act, Section 17 states that the Chief Electoral Officer must notify the Chairperson of the Commission to invite by notice in at least two daily newspapers circulating throughout Namibia any person who complies with the qualifications of and criteria for appointment as Chief Electoral Officer, to apply in writing for the appointment. ECN on page 2 Grateful… On the left the ACC director general, Paulus Noa, receives a certificate of appreciation from the chief regional officer of Oshikoto, Frans Enkali, on the right, while Reverend Luca Lineekela Shikulo in the middle witnessed the event. Oshikoto grapples with high teenage pregnancy Obrein Simasiku Ekulo The chief regional officer of Oshikoto, Frans Enkali, has expressed concern about the high rate of teenage pregnancy in the region, particularly among schoolchildren, as well as cases of some unscrupulous teachers engaged in intimate relationships with learners. Enkali made the observation at a circuit award ceremony for Omuthiya held at Ekulo Senior Secondary School, where he emphasised that learners were sent to school to learn and achieve something in life instead of proving they can also fall pregnant or impregnate. OSHIKOTO on page 2 At the helm… Mokgweetsi Masisi, 55, on the left being sworn in. He is Botswana’s fifth president. Photo: Government of Botswana New Botswana president expected today Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Botswana’s new President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected to arrive in Windhoek today on a day-long visit, State House Press Secretary Alfredo Hengari revealed on Friday. A statement from the Botswana Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation on Friday said Masisi’s visit would serve to further strengthen bilateral relations and friendship between the two countries. Masisi, 55, will be accompanied by Botswana’s Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, Vincent Seretse, and Minister of Transport and Communications, Kitso Mokaila. PRESIDENT on page 2 Car break-ins increase at Zoo Park Maria Amakali Windhoek Despite several car guards operating in the central business district (CBD) of Windhoek an upsurge in car break-ins has been recorded at Zoo Park along Independence Avenue. This has raised a concern among small business operators such as photographers stationed at or near Zoo Park. Not only are they losing clients they are being accused of being in cahoots with car burglars. ZOO PARK on page 2 Red alert… Zoo Park where thieves are having a field day. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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