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New Era Newspaper Monday July 24, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Monday July 24,

ol. 22 No. 242 Windhoek, Namibia Monday July 24 2017 Inside Today More than 240 elephants poached since 2014 Namibia has since 2014 lost 245 elephants to poaching, out of which 17 were illegally hunted this year alone. Page 3 Kudu power project crucial, Kandjoze Despite the economic challenges and the government’s inability to cover additional costs for bigger projects, the Minister of Mines and Energy Obeth Kandjoze says the Kudu gas project remains an utmost imperative for a country on the verge of running adrift of supplying power. Page 9 Geingob pays homage to ‘true patriot’ Robbie President Hage Geingob has joined thousands of bereaved Namibians in paying tribute to the country’s number one sports mascot Robson ‘Robbie’ Savage, who died on Thursday at the age of 50. Page 24 Keeping their word… Governor of Angola’s central bank, Banco Naçional de Angola (BNA), Valter Filipe da Silva (left) and President Hage Geingob at State House on Friday. Photo: Emmency Nuukala Considering the taste… The debate is about what real consumer benefits have come out of poultry infant protection. The products, by one of the dominant players in the local poultry market, are for illustration purposes only. Consumers question benefits of poultry industry protection Edgar Brandt Windhoek It will be another four years before the government reviews protective restrictions on the local poultry industry, which have left consumers questioning the supposed benefits largely due to the high prices of local poultry products, as a result of their past four years of implementation. Interestingly, the 2013 poultry infant industry protection scheme has done very little in terms of growing the number of jobs, contrary to its aims of accelerating job creation and industry growth. Edgar Brandt Windhoek Angola has promised to honour its outstanding N.6 billion financial obligations to Namibia in a 2015 currency conversion agreement that “Unfortunately the protection did not necessarily lead to the reduction of prices at retail level,” admitted Dr Michael Humavindu, deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development. In fact, in an exclusive interview with New Era, POULTRY on page 2 saw Angola unable to pay over on time the billions owed to Namibia. The governor of Angola’s central bank, Banco Naçional de Angola (BNA), Valter Filipe da Silva, promised President Hage Geingob that despite the North cannot lecture us on land - Swartbooi Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop The Landless People’s Movement’s (LPM) Bernadus Swartbooi says that people in the north of Namibia cannot “lecture” people in the south on issues of land. “The north has no authority to lecture us about land – the north did not lose any land and they must keep their damn hands off our land,” Swartbooi told diners at a gala dinner hosted for LPM in Keetmanshoop on Saturday. SWARTBOOI on page 2 Resolute… Bernadus Swartbooi speaks at the LPM gala dinner. Angola promises to honour its N.6 billion debt to Namibia ongoing economic challenges facing his country, Angola would continue to honour its repayment schedule. Accordimg to Bank of Namibia deputy governor Ebson Uanguta, ANGOLA on page 2 2018 APPLICATIONS Now Online All prospective UNAM students are encouraged to use online application. For detailed information and closing dates visit: New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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