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New Era Newspaper Thursday January 4, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Thursday January 4,

Vol. 23 No. 083 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday, January 4 2018 Emmanuel Tamen P. [Paul] Welles Orr U.S. lobbyists in soup over work for Namibia Desie Heita Windhoek Namibia has found herself in U.S. news headlines over alleged failure by an American law and lobbying Department that it did work to lobby the USA to do trade with the Namibian government. Chevalier acted for the Namib- violation the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). LOBBYISTS on page 2 ‘Year of reckoning’ is upon us Inside Today NUNW condemns alleged purging of its members The country’s biggest trade union federation, the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW), claims that its members are being “purged, intimidated and victimised” following the campaign and outcome of the November 6 Swapo Party elective congress. . Page 3 South Africa’s rand dollar woes continue South Africa’s rand was little changed on the giving up earlier gains in late trade after it was buoyed by improved sentiment for emerging currencies and a sluggish dollar. Page 9 Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek P says laziness in the public failure to even acknowledge cor- The president, in his new year message, stressed the important responsibility that public servants have in providing quality service to the nation. The head of state said he was particularly disturbed by persistent reports of correspondence remaining unacknowledged and unanswered by ministries, local authorities and parastatals. not doing our people a favour by Not happy… Skorpion Zinc Mine workers during the peaceful demonstration yesterday. Photo: Contributed are occupying positions of trust and must act accordingly,” he said in his new year message on Sunday. Geingob says all ministries and government agencies should strive to include turnaround time and take measures to ensure that service delivery in general is improved. continue its efforts to improve service delivery to its people, especially in rural areas. “We will solutions to the long-standing issue of land accessibility and affordability,” he said. tive is to make land available and connect more Namibians to basic services such as water, sanitation and electricity. President Hage Geingob GEINGOB on page 2 of being drunk at work Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop Workers of Skorpion Zinc their managers taken to task over alleged drunkenness at work. During a peaceful demonstration yesterday the workers in their petition, handed to the mines maata, claimed that some of their managers have made it a habit of coming to work boozed up, but they allegedly refuse to take the breathalyser test like everyone else that enters the mine. BOSSES on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper

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