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New Era Newspaper Monday July 10,

ol. 22 No. 232 Windhoek, Namibia Monday July 10 2017 Inside Today Swapo elders endorse Geingob as Swapo presidential candidate The Swapo Party Elders Council congress has resolved to endorse President Hage Geingob as their sole candidate for the presidential position at the Swapo Party congress in November this year. Page 3 Welwitschias score 15 tries to thrash Senegal Namibia’s senior rugby side, the Welwitschias, on Saturday took charge of proceedings atop the Africa Gold Cup log after they walloped visiting Senegal 95-0 at the Hage Geingob Stadium in the capital in their second match of the continental showpiece. Page 24 Pumping the Ohangwena aquifer’s reserves Nuusita Ashipala Eenhana The estimated volumes of water in the Ohangwena aquifer have ballooned to 20 billion cubic metres, from the earlier estimates of 5 billion cubic metres. The aquifer is currently supplying 40 cubic metres of water per hour to Eenhana through three boreholes. The agriculture ministry is now looking at extending water “It will be that the whole work will not be completed in the next five years, but we must start and have some work done in supplying the community with water.” – Abraham Nehemia provision to areas of Epembe, Oshikunde and Okongo in eastern Ohangwena. These areas currently have no access to piped water and are in dire need of potable water. This was revealed by the deputy AQUIFER'S on page 2 Hands on… A delegation led by Ohangwena Regional Governor Usko Nghaamwa visiting the drilled boreholes at Eenhana. Photo: Nuusita Ashipala Low salary not reason to steal - PG Maria Amakali Windhoek The prosecutor general Martha Imalwa has dismissed the notion that poor remuneration is the reason there is an increase in the number of state prosecutors who have been charged for illegal activities, including fraud. “The salary is not enough as we would want it to be, but it is not so little that one cannot survive on it. My fellow prosecutors, be satisfied with what you are getting,” said Imalwa, adding that she has been fighting for prosecutors to get a fair salary. Imalwa pointed out that one does not join the prosecution to merely become rich but rather to serve the interests of Namibian people. “There is a saying that money is not for those that earn it but for those that know how to use it,” said Imalwa. SALARY on page 2 Geingob blasts unfriendly service providers President Hage Geingob Albertina Nakale Windhoek President Hage Geingob on Friday did not mince his words towards service providers in the tourism industry who do not welcome tourists and customers in a friendly manner. “You are running hospitality not hostility. When you come at the airport, people are not smiling. Tourists travelled ten hours on a flight, they want to be welcomed friendlily. When airlines come here, people get discouraged because the queues are too long and the bad terminal,” he said. Geingob, who officially inaugurated the more than N- million Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) building on Friday, said unfriendliness chases investors away – when employees in the hospitality industry are not welcoming. Geingob also noted that the service culture in Namibia is generally poor, whether it is within the government or the private sector. BLASTS on page 2 Prosecutor General Martha Imalwa 2018 APPLICATIONS Now Online All UNAM applications, including Mature Age Entry Scheme For detailed information and closing dates visit: New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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