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New Era Newspaper Thursday October 19, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Thursday October 19,

Vol. 23 No. 036 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday, October 19 2017 Muharukua died on Staff Reporter Windhoek When the late governor of Kunene Region Angelika Muharukua died in Windhoek nearly three weeks ago, she brief the government on her activities in the region and seek guidance on what was to be done further, President Hage Geingob revealed yesterday. Muharukua died on October 1 at her home in Hochland Park. A memorial service was held in her honour at Parliament Gardens yesterday. “Heroes don’t retire but die on the battlefield, just like Comrade Muharukua,” Geingob said, as he prepared to lead hordes of mourners to bury the late governor in Kunene on Saturday. MUHARUKUA on page 2 Heroes never die… The of Kunene Region, Angelika Muharukua, arrives yesterday for the memorial service. Inside Today MPs want reintroduction of vaccination subsidies The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources has recommended that the Ministry ofAgriculture, Water and Forestry re-introduce vaccination subsidies for both communal and commercial farmers... Page 3 MyLife Change 247 scheme is illegal My L i f e C h a n g e 2 4 7 (MLC247), a South Africanbased company that describes itself as a peerto-peer global funds exchange community, has been deemed illegal in Namibia because it contravenes the provisions of the Banking Institutions Act. Page 9 Coleman relishes Barcelona Appetite for local potatoes hits rooftop Potato affair… New investments are needed to boost potato production, which currently cannot keep up with the annual consumption of 26,706 tons of potatoes. In the photo women at the Sikondo Irrigation Project sort and package potatoes harvested from the farm. Photo: Nampa Albertina Nakale Windhoek Namibians have a huge appetite for potatoes, but they seem to prefer buying pre-washed potatoes, so much so that the local irrigation schemes and farms are unable to produce even half of the 26,706 tons of potatoes consumed on an annual basis. by the Namibian Agronomic Board, Namibia only produced 7,055 tons of potatoes of the 26,706 tons the country consumes on an annual basis. The rest, or 74 percent of local consumption, was imported into the country. The formal markets. Interestingly though the country did well when comes to the production of onions, producing nearly 70 percent of total consumption, and exporting a However, the report notes that for a country where the horticultural market value is at N8 million, the industry must work harder to reduce its reliance on imported horticultural products. In 2015/16 Namibia produced horticultural produce worth N4 million, while importing horticultural produce worth N4 million. On the production of potatoes the agronomic board notes there is a demand for washed potatoes “which constitutes a large percentage” of local consumption. POTATOES on page 2 Students threaten to shut down NSFAF nationwide Brave Gladiators and Gintra- Universitetas striker, Zenatha Coleman, relishes the chance of playing against Football Club (FC) Barcelona after the two clubs were on Monday drawn against each other in the (Uefa) Women’s Champion League round of 16. Page 22 Maria Amakali Windhoek Students from different institutions of higher learning under the leadership of the Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) yesterday gave the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) a one-day ultimatum to deliver on their demands or risk a nationwide shutdown The students, who marched to the are demanding that the fund pays their tuition fees in full and abolishes using the services of middleman-company Nam-mic Financial Solutions. “We have received numerous complaints from the student populace regarding the slow pace of NSFAF’s modus-operandi when it comes to the disbursement of award letters for students seeking funding, as well as the payment of existing loan holders’ tuition and non-tuition fees,” said Kanepolo Amunime, Nanso chairman in Khomas Region. NSFAF on page 2 Loud and clear… Students from various institutions marched to the NSFAF in Windhoek yesterday to voice their grievances. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper

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