Newspaper for Namibia Monday Thursday 73 May 2018 N.00 (incl VAT) Vol. 23 23 No. No. 165 164 newera.com.na Geingob Nujoma optimistic Food Angola prices looks All Welwitschias in wishes about economy’s steady, beyond output crude in three search ‘Chiefs’ of first Namibian recovery at cereals oil to fish expected oil relegated victory from NASA Page 03 well to Page decline 23 NPL Page 36 Page 3 Page 9 Page 24 National Business Sport Shaduka’s N8,000 stolen by ‘inmate and prison guard’ Airing more grievances… • Selma Ikela Some of the children WINDHOEK of - Murder convict the and liberation one-time fugitive from the struggle law Lazarus Shaduka has lost who N8,000 staged that was allegedly a peaceful withdrawn from his bank account demonstration by a prison guard and another yesterday. inmate. It is alleged the prison inmate coerced the correctional officer with threats to withdraw money from the account of Shaduka on various occasions. Namibian Correctional Service Commissioner-General Tuhafeni Hamunyela confirmed to New Era yesterday that investigations are underway to determine how inmate Saleks Ditshabue from the Windhoek Correctional Facility got hold of Shaduka’s automated teller machine (ATM) card which was kept in the safe at the facility’s clinic, but that went missing. Ditshabue and Shaduka shared a cell but were separated after the incident. More woes… Lazarus Shaduka Shaduka on page 2 Affordable electricity is what Namibia needs - Alweendo Photo: Emmency • Matheus Hamutenya Nuukala Angola to pay last N0m Namibia, Angola to ROSH PINAH – Energy ministe instalment on its N billion Tom Alweendo and Rosh Pinah residents have all separately debt to Namibia concluded that multimillion ‘Struggle kids’ demand to be incorporated into Veterans Affairs construct Cassinga dollar investments into new energy generation plants are •• Albertina Nakale Nakale the two countries three only a portion of what is needed years ago. The Bank of to provide affordable electricity WINDHOEK - A group – The of about Namibia 100 children and the Banco government of Angola Nacional de Angola signed Angolan President Lourenço to all Namibians. “It is of no use of the liberation struggle yesterday staged monuments to have power which nobody will a peaceful by June demonstration this year demanding a currency that conversion can afford, so affordability is very pay the the government last instalment should of register agreement them as in June 2015 in Windhoek today important and we must ensure N2.6 dependants million of war (about veterans to under allow the the exchange that electricity is affordable to US Ministry million) of Veterans of money Affairs. of the Angolan kwanza owing to Namibia, thereby and Namibian dollar WINDHOEK– Angolan President João Manuel Angolan counterpart will today discuss matters all,” said Alweendo at the recen Unlike other previous demonstrations, settling its financial at the border towns Gonçalves of Lourenço will arrive in Windhoek of mutual interest, followed by a media briefing. inauguration of the N0 this time around the group comprised obligations under the Santa Clara in Angola today and for a three-day state visit. A state banquet will be held in honour of the million solar energy plant in Rosh mostly those who are employed and currency conversion Oshikango in Namibia. This will be Lourenço’s maiden visit to visiting president this evening. Lourenço will be Pinah. Alweendo said electricity were marching in solidarity with the Namibia since he became president on the guest of honour at the commemoration of is no longer a luxury and thus al agreement unemployed signed ones. The by group, under police DEBT on September page 2 26 2017. According to a media the 40th anniversary of the Cassinga Massacre Namibians should have access escort, marched from Katutura youth statement issued by the Namibian presidency to be held at Heroes Acre in Windhoek to affordable electricity. yesterday, President Hage Geingob and his tomorrow. AU Commission Media chairperson ombudsman to swamped visit by public complaints WINDHOEK – The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, will be in Namibia on Monday • Alvine Kapitako on a three-day visit. The visit is at the WINDHOEK – The Namibian invitation of Namibian media ombudsman has President Hage Geingob. revealed that his office is This was announced in inundated with complaints against a media statement issued journalists and media houses. “The on Friday by Permanent complaints are varied but, generally, Secretary in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, Selma AU Ashipala-Musavyi. According to the statement, the visit highlights the importance Namibia attaches to the African Union and how the AU value Namibia’s membership and www.unam.edu.na KIDS on page 2 LOURENÇO on page 2 relate to inaccurate, unfair and academics to politicians and untruthful reporting as well as the immigrants, Nakuta further stated. dishonest gathering of news,” “I have also received two said the media ombudsman John complaints alleging xenophobia Nakuta in response to Tragic… questions A play and that homophobia,” replicates the he deadly said. events of the fateful day of on World Press Freedom May Day. 4, The 1978 at Cassinga The revelation in Angola comes where hot on many the innocent women and complainants also vary, children ranging were massacred. heels of Namibia’s Photos: Emmency downgrading Nuukala from government officials, students, John Nakuta Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat contribution to its activities in general. AU on page 2 • Albertina Nakale WINDHOEK – The Angolan and Namibian governments have announced plans to construct two monuments in the localities of Cassinga in Huíla Province and Chetequera in Cunene Province in the near future to honour the victims of the Cassinga massacre perpetrated MEDIA on page 2 by the South African defence force against a Namibian refugee camp on May 4, 1978. The intention is already formalised through an agreement to be signed next week between the parties in Angola, said Angolan President Joao Lourenço, who believes that this will boost, even more, the blood ties between the two states. First cohort oF graduates with a MSc in Petroleum Geology CasSinga on page 2 ALWEENDO on page 2 Stanley Simataa Honoured… President Hage Geingob conferred President João Lourenço with the award of the Order of the Most Ancient Welwitschia Mirabilis First Class. The award is for Lourenço’s contribution to Namibia’s independence.