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New Era Newspaper Thursday November 9, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Thursday November 9,

Vol. 23 No. 052 Windhoek Namibia Thursday, November 9 2017 Inside Today Former PM tells youth to exploit cultural tourism Former prime minister Nahas Angula says during the current times of economic hardship the youth must become innovative and use what is available in order to generate an income. Page 3 Employee shareholding is empowerment only if well designed - Jauch Issuing company shares to employees has been touted by many as an excellent incentive to increase empower workers by providing them with a slice Numerous companies in the country have followed this route with Erongo Marine and the Gondwana Collection the two most recent to announce the issuing of shares to employees. Page 9 IOC suspends Fredericks over corruption charges The International Olympic Committee has suspended Frank Fredericks as a member, after the Namibian former 100m and 200m star was charged in France on suspicion of corruption in the vote for the 2016 Olympic host city. Page 24 Traditional matters… Urban and Rural Development Minister Sophia Shaningwa, President Hage Geingob, deputy chairperson of the Council of Traditional Leaders Gaob Immanuel / Gâseb, Kavango East Governor Dr Samuel Mbambo and Rundu Mayor Verna Sinimbo on the far right at the 20th annual meeting of the Council of Traditional leaders in Rundu yesterday. Photo: John Muyamba Chiefs should resolve conflicts amicably – president “It is our submission that all the questionable matters are referred and investigated by institutions that have the legal mandate to ensure that suspect behaviour is investigated and... brought to book. – Calle Schlettwein Schlettwein still wants probe into Nm genocide fees Staff Reporter Windhoek Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein has called on the relevant authorities to thoroughly investigate any and all discrepancies related to the N million paid to lawyers in the United Kingdom to research and review documents on the early 20th century genocide in Namibia in order to advise the government on how to approach Germany over the issue.This comes after A t t o r n e y General S a c k y Shanghala had hired Namibian and European lawyers for N million to research and review documents on the genocide provide the government with legal advice. Schlettwein said prior to the payments being made the matter was referred to the auditorgeneral and the Anti- Corruption Commission for further investigation. “In addition, and because of the court action being launched against GENOCIDE on page 2 John Muyamba Rundu President Hage Geingob has said that Namibia relies on traditional authorities as custodians of its culture. He said when disputes arise on succession issues, they should use traditional ways to resolve these problems. President Geingob made the remarks Suspects deny any involvement in N0,000 heist Maria Amakali Windhoek CHIEFS on page 2 Six men accused of a gangster-style robbery earlier this year involving more than N0,000 have pleaded not guilty to the charges of robbery and theft. Jafet Ekandjo, 40, Johannes Kambonde, 28, Nehale Gabriel, 31, Simeon Nangolo 28, Laurentius Iipinge, 30, and Nghilivali Johannes, 28, told the court this week that they were not guilty of robbery with aggravating circumstances. The group, who made their appearance on bail before Magistrate Michelle Kubersky in Windhoek Magistrate’s Court in Katutura on Wednesday opted to take their preliminary plea without their legal representatives present. Ekandjo and his co-accused decided not to give any their attorneys. Kubersky informed the group, which has no legal background, that the 119 plea they took was a preliminary one. She added that their docket will then be forwarded to the prosecutor-general to decide if they are to be prosecuted or not and if so where they are to stand trial. The group is accused of having masterminded the robbery outside the Pick n Pay complex in Katutura in February. SUSPECTS on page 2

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