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New Era Newspaper Monday March 26, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Monday March 26,

Vol. 23 No. 139 Windhoek Namibia Monday, March 26 2018 Inside today NHE starts funding Mass Housing units in Bukalo The National Housing Enterprise (NHE) has started financing houses built under the Mass Housing programme in Bukalo after banks refused to extend mortgages to the houses in the area. Page 3 Otjiwarongo vendors want public market Informal traders at Otjiwarongo have blamed their local authority of failing to construct a public market. Otjiwarongo has nearly 1,000 informal traders known to the municipality. Page 11 Brave Warriors face Lesotho tomorrow Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti recently called up a motley group of young and experienced players to represent the country when they face the Crocodiles of Lesotho tomorrow at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in an international friendly. Page 24 RCC in limbo Desie Heita Windhoek The Roads Contractor Company remains in limbo since the announcement to place the company under judicial management in September last year. However, the Bill that should have started that process is yet to be tabled in the National Assembly. The Public Enterprises Ministry, which made the announcement last year, says it is the job of new Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa, to table the Bill before Parliament. Government has been paying the salaries of more than 400 workers at RCC since September with money coming from the government’s emergency fund. Provision for RCC salaries has only been made until the end of March 2018. The fund has extended N million since that time to service the RCC wage bill, according to the released spending document, which accompanied the 2018/19 budget documents. There is also an allocation of N million reflected under the works ministry Ui/o//oo wants land tenure for the San people One of the many households where one of the community members farmed maize on a small portion behind the house. Photo: Obrein Simasiku Leon Jooste John Mutorwa Obrein Simasiku Ondera RCC on page 2 The fact that marginalised communities do not have land tenure on the land they have been resettled has irked the deputy minister of the marginalised, Royal Ui/o//oo. “Resettling marginalised communities in an independent Namibia has proved to be a big challenge. I still do not understand why only the marginalised communities are being grouped and not allowed or conferred land entitlement. Why can they not own land just like any other Namibian. Instead, LAND on page 2 Photo: Emmency Nuukala Bloodied finger … A bloody hand of the victim after she sustained cuts on her fingers. Three women add to genderbased violence statistics Selma Ikela and Loide Jason Windhoek Three women became the latest statistics in gender-based violence last week. One man attacked a friend of his girlfriend with a machete, slashing her hands and thighs, before he proceeded to knock down his girlfriend leaving her unconscious. The third woman was raped and then had her throat sliced by a male friend, who had invited her for a few drinks. Both men were yet to be arrested, as of yesterday. According to Khomas police regional crime investigation coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Abner Agas, Shalinde Uiras ,30, was invited by the male friend to go for drinks and on their way back home, the friend demanded to have sexual intercourse with her. WOMEN on page 2 President Geingob off to China for State visit Staff Reporter Windhoek President Hage Geingob today leaves for China in what is certainly Namibia’s first State visit to that country in recent years. Former president Hifikepunye Pohamba last went on a five-day State visit to China in 2005. According to State House, Geingob’s visit would be for seven days. Accompanying him would be a delegation of 81 people, consisting of Cabinet minister, senior government officials and businesspeople. The visit is from March 26 to April 3. The business delegation consists of 61 business person drawn from wide array of local interests, ranging from the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI). These include the represenatives of the national airline Air Namibia, players from the country’s fishing, mining, manufacturing, civil engineering, information technology as well as GEINGOB on page 2 Academy of Business English 6 months Business Communication Study - Now On in Windhoek! Modules: Public Speaking and Presentations, Business Letter Writing, Report Writing, Speech Writing, Meeting Procedure and Minutes Writing, Negotiation and Communication Skills Apply now before 06 April 2018 - 081 2958194

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