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New Era Newspaper Thursday November 2, 2017

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Vol. 23 No. 047 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday, November 2 2017 Grandmother raped in front of children at Otjimbingwe Paulus Shiku Swakopmund Two children unsuccessfully tried to rescue their grandmother from a rapist in the Swakop riverbed at Otjimbingwe settlement on Monday. Inside Today Exams delay start of murderfor-hire trial The trial of six people accused of murder, robbery, possession of drugs and defeating or obstructing the course of justice suffered a temporary delay to its start this week as one of the defense counsel was unavailable due to prior commitments to sit for exams... Page 3 Namibia improves slightly in ‘Doing Business 2018’ report In the latest ‘Doing Business 2018’ report compiled by the World Bank, Namibia improved her ranking slightly from 108th position in last year’s report to 106th position this year. The improvement, however, recovered only some ground the country lost since 2012 when it was ranked 78. Page 9 Albertina Nakale Windhoek The incident took place between 20h00 and 21h00, said a police incident report issued on Wednesday by the Namibian Police Force in Erongo Region. It said the 27-year-old suspect lured the victim to the dry riverbed by lying to her that her son was arrested, and she and the children must Schools and regional education directorates are left with no option but high demand for teachers. the Auditor General Junias Kandjeke in his report on the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture for the financial year ended March 31, 2016. Kandjeke also observed that one of the main factors that contributed to overexpenditure is the payment of separation perks to temporary teachers. He found that there is a high demand for teachers, which is also due to an attempt by the education ministry to comply with the requirements as per requiring one teacher for 35 learners for primary schools and one teacher for 30 learners for secondary schools. accompany him to the police station. While crossing the riverbed, the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened to stab the 57-yearold woman, dragged her further into the riverbed and started raping her. TEACHERS on page 2 GRANDMOTHER on page 2 In shock… The settlement of Otjimbingwe is in shock after news broke that a local man raped an elderly woman in front of her grandchildren. Photo: Nampa NSFAF on page 2 Oniipa swamped with threats Nuusita Ashipala Oniipa Residents at Oniipa have been accused of uttering death threats against council staff for allegedly not executing their duties and conforming to regulations aimed at steering development at the town. But apart from the death threats made against staff, the chief executive officer at Oniipa, Junias Jakob, said residents are failing to comply with the council’s policy, which hinders the town council’s operations. Jakob, however, maintained that the council will not entertain threats and continue to execute its duties as mandated. In the wake of the threats, the council had disconnected the water of residents who are refusing to submit documents required by the council to administer the water billing, following the transfer of accounts from Nam- Water to the council. ONIIPA on page 2 Unqualified teachers recruited due to ‘high demand’ Fanuel Kapapero No choice… national celebration of World Teachers Day last month. The auditor general says that due Photo: Nampa Some Kavango teachers cleared in ‘Nm scam’ John Muyamba Rundu The director of education in Kavango East Region Fanuel Kapapero says some teachers implicated in the embezzlement of funds from the education ministry, through the Rundu regional office, initially thought to be N million, may be exonerated because they were overpaid by mistake. ‘NM SCAM’ on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper app.newera.com.na newera.com.nanewera.com.na

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