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New Era Newspaper Thursday September 21,

Vol. 23 No. 285 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday, September 21 2017 Holding on… Ouma Sieglinde says because of her age she is unable to collect wood, so she gathers offcuts that she uses in which she lives has no electricity and she has three grandchildren under her care. She walks the streets of Katutura the children daily. “Life do, I need to survive,” she says. Inside Today Teachers get N,000 bail each The teachers arrested on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding government of N million were each granted bail in the amount of N,000when they in the Katima MuliloMagistrate’s Court yesterday. The number of teachers late Tuesday afternoon. However, the court only granted bail to 18 of the Page 3 BRICS - A key player in global affairs There is need to intensify globalefforts to address and close thewidening countries, which continueto affect sustainable devel- the ChinesePresident, Xi - Africa is a fast-growing globaleconomic collaboration. Page 12 Photo: Emmency Nuukala Govt does headcounts to curb fraud Albertina Nakale Windhoek The education ministry is literally counting the number of teachers and non-teaching staff at every school and education the numbers tally with those defrauding the government of N million were ar- And now the ministry says Kavango East and Kavango West are the other two Economic situation worsened by mismanagement John Muyamba Nkurenkuru renovation of health centres and clinics - halfway abandoned; we were building a - HAUFIKU on page 2 legal challenge over Roland Routh Windhoek Windhoek High Court - - review and set aside a deci- of Namibia regarding the tender to administer the social grants. The tender has been - loses out on the lucrative atic’ in this regard, and where some irregularities. Files for the two regions have already start criminal investigations. “We are scrutinising each and every region. Each indi- salary under the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture - administration, Otto Knox with New Era yesterday. in the three regions was concluded in December 2016 but the ministry only handed criminal charges. The countrywide non-teaching staff tender, worth as much as N million a year for an for nearly 10 years, before their tender on the basis that they submitted a letter of good standing in the name well as failed to submit a - UNITED AFRICA on page 2 in the education ministry and is to be conducted in all 14 “We did headcounts where some teachers were not avail- cation. We gave them another extension of 30 days for them - if you are receiving a salary, you would come and ensure exercise commenced in mid- 2016 with the assistance of the Children’s Emergency Fund Kavango West. HEADCOUNTS on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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