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New Era Newspaper Monday October 02, 2017

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2 NEWS Monday, October 02 2017 | NEW ERA Product of New Era Tel: +264 61 - 273 328 Fax: +264 61 - 235 419 Endjala blames detractors for malicious campaign Loide Jason G Erginus Endjala says his detractors and enemies are attacking him through his dismissed driver. But he warns that his former driver will become the laughing stock of the century when the day comes for him to disprove all the malicious allegations against him. He accused his former driver, a cousin of his, of being reckless and soulless, challenging him to provide proof to the nation about what he has been “hallucinating” against the governor. Endjala said he cannot remember having any conversation of people’s affairs, nor their HIV status, with his former driver. He was speaking at a press confer- he responded to the letter on social media written and signed by his dismissed driver. He said being labelled as a tribalist by some people is a pity. “But I can assure those who believe in the principles of the (Swapo) party that the battle is not for me to and none of his enemies will win this battle,” he said. He said none of his hairs would be lost because of all these unwarranted attacks, as the battle belongs to God and he will never lose any battle. “Not even have I told him my status, he is not my doctor, neither my biological brother. He is not worth to know of my life, his duties were to be a driver, just like any other employee, and he failed in his duties Endjala said he chose a long time ago to die for this country and he is prepared to take the bullet for being loyal to President Geingob. “I will not trade my principles for anything that is not supported by my conscience. Critics never build anything constructive. I am unstoppable and I will not allow anyone, nor lies, accusations or intimidation to stand in my way.” Endjala said hatred would never take the nation anywhere and those who think the country belongs only to some people, or that only some people deserve second terms, must think again. He urged people not to lose focus and allow tribalism, hatred and jealousy to control them. He maintained that his conscience and hands are clean and that he never stole any public funds nor was he involved in any corruption. “Those who have that background know themselves and I can assure you history will repeat itself sooner or later. We can already see manifestation of those who have the background of the enemy of progress.” He said his support for the current president is unconditional and nothing can convince him to change his mind. Tel: +264 66 - 253 049 Cell: +264 81 488 6594 / +264 81 124 2895 Tel: +264 66 - 256 298 Cell +264 81 217 1888 Tel: +264 65 - 238 990 Fax: +264 65 - 231 305 Tel: +264 67 - 221 652 Cell: +264 81 456 8643 Cell: +264 81 217 9739 Cell: +264 81 204 8078 Tel: +264 63 - 222 057 Cell: +264 81 312 5975 Tel: +264 63 - 204 180 Cell: +264 81 245 9714 Tel: +264 61 - 273 326 Fax: +264 61 - 220 584 Tel: +264 61 - 273 322 Fax: +264 61 - 220 584 Land reform… Newly resettled Namibian farmers at Gellap Ost pose with their allotment letters. IIVULA-ITHANA From page 1 she had enrolled for an MBA in 2007 at the former Polytechnic but at the time she had two portfolios – Swapo Party secretary-general and Minister in her schoolwork. She indicated it was almost impossible to attend classes because at night she had to dedicate her time to party and ministerial work. “When I learnt IUM was offering MBA programmes I felt I should give it another shot,” said the excited Iivula-Ithana. Asked how she felt about her achievement, Iivula-Ithana responded: “I feel elated after three years of almost sleeplessness nights. I feel the burden is off my shoulders now. I can sleep properly.” She told New Era that the three years were not easy being a student and minister. “I must really credit my professors at IUM because they were ready to accommodate my time and not their time because during the week I don’t when I sat with them, they gave me assignments and whatever I needed to do or read. During the week I read on my own and did my assignments.” She added that she could only sit in classes occasionally during do introductions to the course and later on contacted her professors on Saturdays and Sundays. An attendee asked the reporter to ask the minister if she really attended class and wanted proof of her assignments. The minister laughed off the question when it was put to her and said her research paper is at IUM and available to whomever wants to go through it. In addition, she said, what prompted her to study were challenges at the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, which inspired her to seek to understand new issues. She also said that she spent her youth in the liberation struggle therefore she couldn’t really study Photo: Nampa at the time. She encouraged young people to study while they don’t have many responsibilities. “If I were young, I would study until I can’t study anymore because that’s when you don’t have many responsibilities. I spent my youth in the liberation struggle and I wasn’t a dull student, so I felt since God has given me the gift why don’t I enhance it. Age is just a number and not a limitation to achieve what you want.” Iivula-Ithana holds a Bachelor of Law and B. Juris degree from the University of Namibia (Unam). She also has a Diploma in Public Administration and Management from the United Nations Institute for Namibia (UNIN) in Zambia. MUHARUKUA From page 1 In May 2004, she replaced Marlene Mungunda as Deputy Minister of Women Affairs and Child Welfare, renamed the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare. In 2015 President Hage Geingob appointed her as the Governor of Kunene Region, the position she held until her passing. Her husband Kenatjironga Festus Muharukua died in March 2015 when his car was swept away by a She is survived by her siblings and many adopted children. According to Aochamub, the late governor’s memorial and burial service arrangements would be announced as soon as they are

Monday, September 18 2017| NEW ERA NEWS 3 Pensioner’s car stolen Helvy Shaanika Ongwediva hikoto Region lost his vehicle to criminals after he allegedly left his car key hidden in the vehicle. The pensioner Thomas Nakaziko, who is a resident of Ekulo village, Omuthiya area, parked his vehicle outside his homestead and hid the key under the driver’s seat. But when he went to bed unknown suspects drove off with his The stolen vehicle is a Toyota colour. Its registration number is has been made so far. The incident took place last investigations into the matter continue. Also in Oshikoto Region, a lan citizen allegedly raped her last Thursday. It was reported that the suspect, who is a cattle herder for the victim’s grandma, took the victim’s shoes to his hut. The victim went to get her shoes but the suspect pushed her onto his bed and sexually molested her. The victim reported the matter to her grandma who in turn reported the case to the police. Lukas Jadelenga, an Angolan citizen, originally from Okahenge village. He has since been arrested. Another criminal act against a woman took place at Olukeno village in Ontananga area of Oshikoto Region, when a 27-year-old woman was raped by a 22-year-old domestic worker. The suspect, who was employed by the victim’s parents, pulled the victim from her bedroom into his sleeping hut and had sexual intercourse without her consent. The incident took place last week Monday, but the case was only reported to the police on Saturday. The suspect has been arrested and he is expected to appear in court today. Oshikoto Police Regional Deputy Commander Naomi Katjiua Opuwo to get maternity shelter Selma Gumbo Opuwo As part of its mandate to accelerate the reduction of maternal, neonatal and child mortality rates, the directorate of health in Kunene Region will shelter for expectant mothers by the end of November. The N million shelter will be constructed under the Programme for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PARMACH). The funds were made available by the European Union through the World Health Organisation (WHO). The director of health in Kunene Region, Thomas Shapumba, said the construction of the shelter but could not kick off due to the unavailability of land. Thus, the Opuwo Town Council on Thursday handed over land to the Ministry of Health and Social Services at no cost to construct the much-anticipated shelter. Shapumba said the shelter will from the hospital gate to ensure that expectant mothers have quick accessibility to the maternity ward. Shapumba said the shelter is a dire need for the region because currently expectant mothers trek long distances to be serviced, depriving them of prompt maternal healthcare. “At the end of the day we want to ensure that there is a healthy mother and a healthy child,” said Shapumba. According to Shapumba the shelter will not only provide a safe haven for the expectant mothers but will also provide an opportunity to educate the mothers on antenatal, pregnancy and post-natal care. Also speaking at the event, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Andreas Mwoombola, Namibians should support and appreciate IUM – Nujoma expressed his concern over the recent incident whereby an elderly woman died while awaiting to be attended to by medical personnel. He said there was negligence from staff and assured he would get to the bottom of the matter. “I will investigate this case till I promise to give you feedback,” said Mwoombola. *Selma Gumbo is an Infor- Ministry of Information and Communication Technology in Kunene Region. – Additional reporting by Nuusita Ashipala WINDHOEK Founding president Sam Nujoma has called on Namibians to appreciate and support the efforts put into setting up institutions of higher learning such as the International University of Management (IUM). “I am somewhat disheartened to note that there are still some Namibians today who do not appreciate the patriotic efforts of our people – such as this IUM graduation ceremony held in Windhoek last Friday. Nujoma said IUM does not only train Namibians but also provides employment to hundreds more, which is laudable and should be appreciated by everyone. Meanwhile, the founder and chairperson of IUM, Dr David Namwandi, echoed Nujoma’s sentiments and thanked past and present students who chose to experience IUM for themselves – and did not give in to the misinformation that is normally circulated about the institution. “This misinformation comes from people who have never as much as laid a foot at the gates of our campuses, let alone visit the state-of-the-art facilities, pursue our curricula or even care to know the calibre of our academics,” said Namwandi. In his address Nujoma emphasised that the journey of transforming IUM into the institution it is today was not easy, describing the university as a private sector initiative which answered his government in making Namibia an education-driven and knowledge-based economy. “Today I would like to throw out another challenge to all of us, especially to our business community, to make your involvement and investment in Namibia’s education as an integral part of your corporate and social responsibility.” from IUM’s six campuses countrywide in various disciplines such as business administration, leadership, HIV/AIDS management, business information systems and human resource management. – Nampa

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