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ol. 23 No. 272 Windhoek, Namibia Monday September 4 2017 Inside Today Architect Kathindi again chains himself in protest Ministers sign performance agreements Former mayor of Oshakati Ben Kathindi spent three hours on Friday chained to a pole in scorching heat, protesting silently against the Ministry of Works and Transport which he accuses of not caring about local engineers, quantity surveyors and architects. Page 3 Fuel price increases this Wednesday Pump prices for petrol and diesel will increase by 30 cents per litre on Wednesday. Minister of Mines and Energy Obeth Kandjoze said in a media statement issued on Thursday the Walvis Bay price for 95 octane unleaded petrol (ULP95) will increase by 30 cents per litre to cost N.80 per litre. Page 9 Welwitschias cruise to victory over EP Johan Tromp scored two of his side’s six tries as the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias cruised to their first Currie Cup First Division victory of the season, beating Eastern Province 51-25 (halftime 23-8) at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday. Page 24 George Hendricks the National Development Plans and the Windhoek Harambee Prosperity Plan, but if services are not delivered then the government is Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa- not effective. Amadhila and 13 ministers signed “We have to look at our governance; are their performance agreements at the ministers effective?” Geingob asked. State House on Friday. The head of state emphasised that it The performance agreements were signed is a milestone that ministers are signing in the presence of President Hage Geingob performance agreements although they Photo: Emmency Nuukala and Vice-President Nickey Iyambo. were politically elected. Promising to deliver… Attorney-General Sacky Shanghala Geingob stressed that the government has signing his performance agreement at State House on Friday. good ideas efficiently placed in Vision 2030, MINISTERS on page 2 Ex-Koevoets do receive government benefits – Shanghala Albertina Nakale Attorney-General Sackeus Shanghala said ex-Koevoet and ex-South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF) members will not be recognised as war veterans – but are entitled to receive other social benefits as accorded to all citizens. Shanghala said the ex-soldiers are entitled to government benefits such as old age pension grants, disability grants, drought relief food and resettlement farm programmes, among other assistance. Shanghala made the comments at State House of Friday during the signing of performance agreements by ministers and other high-ranking government officials, including himself. He was asked by President Hage Geingob to explain the government’s reasoning behind ex-Koevoet soldiers and former SWATF BENEFITS on page 2 Albertina Nakale Windhoek With Adult Learners Week and International Literacy Day currently being celebrated, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture has announced that the government’s literacy programme has enrolled and benefited over 600,000 Namibians over the past 25 years. September 1 marked the beginning of Adult Learners Week and International Literacy Day Education PS Sanet Steenkamp Over 600,000 Namibians benefited from literacy programme celebrations, which will end on Friday. The national, as well as international, theme this year is ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, on Friday said the theme strongly calls for all non-formal and formal education providers to make the shift from passive technology use to thoughtful applications of technology to create new content and process information at higher levels. LITERACY on page 2 2018-NEW COURSES on Offer Dental Surgery (Hons)/ Occupational Therapy (Hons) / Physiotherapy (Hons) Free online application! New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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