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New Era Newspaper Thursday May 3, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Thursday May 3,

Newspaper for Namibia Thursday 3 May 2018 N.00 (incl VAT) Vol. 23 No. 164 Nujoma optimistic about economy’s recovery Page 03 Angola looks beyond crude oil to fish oil Page 23 Welwitschias in search of first victory Page 36 National Business Sport Airing more grievances… Some of the children of the liberation struggle who staged a peaceful demonstration yesterday. Photo: Emmency Nuukala ‘Struggle kids’ demand to be incorporated into Veterans Affairs • Albertina Nakale WINDHOEK - A group of about 100 children of the liberation struggle yesterday staged a peaceful demonstration demanding that the government should register them as dependants of war veterans under the Ministry of Veterans Affairs. Unlike other previous demonstrations, this time around the group comprised mostly those who are employed and were marching in solidarity with the unemployed ones. The group, under police escort, marched from Katutura youth Angolan President Lourenço in Windhoek today WINDHOEK– Angolan President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço will arrive in Windhoek today for a three-day state visit. This will be Lourenço’s maiden visit to Namibia since he became president on September 26 2017. According to a media statement issued by the Namibian presidency yesterday, President Hage Geingob and his Angolan counterpart will today discuss matters of mutual interest, followed by a media briefing. A state banquet will be held in honour of the visiting president this evening. Lourenço will be the guest of honour at the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Cassinga Massacre to be held at Heroes Acre in Windhoek tomorrow. KIDS on page 2 LOURENÇO on page 2 Affordable electricity is what Namibia needs - Alweendo • Matheus Hamutenya ROSH PINAH – Energy minister Tom Alweendo and Rosh Pinah residents have all separately concluded that multimillion dollar investments into new energy generation plants are only a portion of what is needed to provide affordable electricity to all Namibians. “It is of no use to have power which nobody can afford, so affordability is very important and we must ensure that electricity is affordable to all,” said Alweendo at the recent inauguration of the N0 million solar energy plant in Rosh Pinah. Alweendo said electricity is no longer a luxury and thus all Namibians should have access to affordable electricity. ALWEENDO on page 2 Media ombudsman swamped by public complaints • Alvine Kapitako WINDHOEK – The Namibian media ombudsman has revealed that his office is inundated with complaints against journalists and media houses. “The complaints are varied but, generally, relate to inaccurate, unfair and untruthful reporting as well as the dishonest gathering of news,” said the media ombudsman John Nakuta in response to questions on World Press Freedom Day. The complainants also vary, ranging from government officials, students, academics to politicians and immigrants, Nakuta further stated. “I have also received two complaints alleging xenophobia and homophobia,” he said. The revelation comes hot on the heels of Namibia’s downgrading MEDIA on page 2 John Nakuta Stanley Simataa First cohort oF graduates with a MSc in Petroleum Geology

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