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New Era Newspaper Monday November 13,

Vol. 23 No. 054 Windhoek Namibia Monday, November 13 2017 Walvis residents level dunes for housing WALVIS BAY Inside Today Commonwealth Parliament Association praises Namibia A four-member delegation from the Commonwealth Parliament Association (CPA) in the United Kingdom (UK) has praised Namibia’s democratic system.. Page 3 SSC appoints new invest- The Social Security Commission’s (SSC) Board of Commission last week approved the appointment of four independent investment management firms in managing the Commission’s external portfolio totalling some N.5 billion worth of assets. Page 9 OMUNTELE About 500 people on Saturday gathered in Narraville to level dunes where their houses will be built. They are members of the Shack Dwellers Federation and Namibia Housing Action Group who do not have houses, and were joined by other members of the public and the business community. Everyone used shovels to shift sand alongside a bulldozer. More than 1,000 different jobs were created during several road construction projects in the Ohangwena and Oshikoto regions between 2016 and 2017. This was revealed by Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus !Naruseb, during the in the respective regions on Thursday. !Naruseb noted how main contractors and sub-contractors were involved in the process, with new and upcoming small and medium enterprises as well as community members in the “As you all are aware, the government has a responsibility to create an enabling environment for job creation – and while on its own the creation of new infrastructure stimulates the private sector to create jobs, the government has a responsibility to undertake projects that also create new, direct jobs,” he added. Erongo Regional Governor Cleophas Mutjavikua initiated the idea of volunteerism to cut the labour costs of servicing land. HOUSING on page 2 All hands on deck… About 500 residents of Walvis Bay volunteered to level the dunes to make way for housing construction. Over 1,000 jobs created during road works in the north Works and Transport Minister Alpheus !Naruseb ROAD WORKS on page 2 NAMAs bans Blossom for 12 months Jeremiah Ndjoze Windhoek The executive committee of the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) has moved to ban musician and singer Blossom for 12 months, effective November 11. The ban “is conditional, on the bid, that Blossom extends a public apology, failure of which will leave no option but for the executive committee of the NAMAs to extend the ban with another year,” a statement issued by the NAMAs executive committee said. BLOSSOM on page 2 Suspected rhino horn Maria Amakali Windhoek One of the Chinese nationals who was arrested in Eros, Windhoek early this back to his native China, leaving his co-accused, a compatriot, to stand trial alone. Nan Chen, 29, was arrested alongside his fellow countryman Yanghui Lu, 41, on January 19 for illegal possession of rhino horns. The Namibian police found two fresh rhino horns with a combined weight of 5.5kg and an estimated value of N0,000 in the garage of the two men’s rented apartment in Eros. SMUGGLER on page 2 Gone… Suspected rhino smuggler Nan Chen is said to NAMIBIA’S PREMIER TERTIARY INSTITUTION IS LOOKING FOR ITS NEXT Vice Chancellor Visit our website for full details: | Closing date: 08 December 2017 Join us for a true UNAM experience!

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