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New Era Newspaper Monday September 18,

Vol. 23 No. 282 Windhoek, Namibia Monday, September 18 2017 Inside Today Government asks NamWater to pay Salini Government is knocking on the doors of the Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) to avail N0 million needed to pay the overdue invoices of Neckartal Dam constructor Salini Impregilo.. Page 3 Namibia Breweries generated N.7 billion in revenue, up 11.7 percent The country’s leading beverages company, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL), performance for 2017 with and volumes growing by 13 percent, 12 percent and 8 percent, respectively.. Page 9 Roland Routh Windhoek Namibia’s Chief Justice Peter Shivute has expressed “dissatisfaction and grave concern” with the manner handle bail, saying often bail is equated with punishment. He points to the public interest in bail, through demonstrations against granting bail to people accused of committing serious offences, as an indication that the public do not know how the bail system works. He also said that at times when accused persons are not afforded bail their individual liberties have not been considered as required by the Constitution, and as such are denied opportunities to be out on bail to arrange their legal defence and other affairs. “An accused person who does not pose a danger to the public or the administration of justice should not be incarcerated unnecessarily before conviction. Such an accused person must be afforded the opportunity, as m u c h as possible, to Geingob promotes Namibian beef in USA In the Big Apple… President Hage Geingob George Hendricks expected to address the 72nd session of with John NEW YORK cattle north of the veterinary cordon the United Nations General Assembly Catsimatidis fence, which separates northern Namibia from the central and southern Red Apple Group is a conglomerate on September 20. the founder President Hage Geingob on Thursday and chief met with Red Apple Group chief parts, needs to be sanitised before it that among others has owned supermarkets in New York for over 100 years. executive can be exported. to promote Namibia’s beef exports to “But all together we have enough It offers fresh meats, produce, dairy Red Apple the United States of America (USA). beef to send to American supermarkets,” he said. gourmet foods, and non-food items. products, baked goods, frozen and Group, based Geingob informed him that only a in New York small portion of Namibian cattle meet City, USA. European Union (EU) beef export to the USA until September 22, and is GEINGOB on page 2 Bail must not be used as punishment – Chief Justice mobilise resources to prepare for trial, including engaging a legal practitioner of his or her own choice,” said Justice Shivute. “Judging from the reaction in certain sectors of society when bail is granted to an accused arraigned on one or more counts involving serious offences, the granting of bail and the bail amount posted are often equated with punishment,” said Justice Shivute when he opened a workshop on bail on Friday in the capital. He said this is probably due to the fact that many in society are not familiar with coupled with the fact that courts are bound by legal principles and rules of law. As such, sight is often lost of the basic purpose of bail, which is that where it is not necessary to keep an accused detained pending the person might be released on bail. BAIL on page 2 They should get it right… Chief Justice Peter Shivute delivers his address at the bail workshop held in Windhoek. Present… ary with the support of the Conrad Adenauer Foundation. Swapo in good shape ahead of congress - Mbumba Maggy Thomas Windhoek Swapo Party is in good shape for the national elective congress slated for November this year, after all 14 regions completed their conferences. In an interview with Nampa on Friday, Swapo secretary-general, Nangolo Mbumba announced that all reports and names of candidates had been Windhoek and are now awaiting endorsement at Swapo secretary-general Nangolo Mbumba the next political bureau meeting and later by the central committee (CC). “We are done with our regional structures. There are still some reports to be approved and there are still some complaints in some corners, but the majority in all regions have already agreed who their candidates to the congress are and whom they want to be their candidates,” he said. Mbumba could not immediately say when exactly the political bureau meeting would take place, although he indicated that it would be as soon as President Hage Geingob and his delegation return home. SWAPO on page 2 UNAM RESEARCH & Innovation Day Theme: Climate, Oceans and Society: Challenges and Opportunities Wednesday, 27 September 2017 @ Sam Nujoma Campus, Henties Bay New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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