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New Era Newspaper Thursday September 28, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Thursday September 28,

Vol. 23 No. 290 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday September 28 2017 Inside Today Asian giant’s rags-to-riches tale Dignified guests among them diplomats and the Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi, were on Tuesday among the people that celebrated the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Page 3 Meatco and NAFAU reach settlement in wage negotiations The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) and Meatco employees – represented by the Namibian Food and Allied Union (NAFAU) – reached a settlement in the wage negotiations between management and NAFAU for the bargaining unit employees. Page 9 Majority unable to buy land - Shaningwa Alvine Kapitako Windhoek The Minister of Urban and Rural Development yesterday acknowledged that the majority of Namibian residents are unable to buy houses and serviced land as market prices are too high. In a speech read on her behalf, Sophia Shaningwa, who was represented by her deputy, Derek Klazen, cautioned that if the inadequate and unequal access to housing and urban land is not addressed properly, it can be divisive and a potential source of disharmony in society. “On the other hand, if we come together and develop inclusive, equitable and progressive strategies to tackle it, Ministry concerned about social grants abuse Staff reporter Windhoek The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare is requesting procurators who continue receiving grants while to refund the money to the state. The ministry’s chief public relations officer Lot Ndamanomhata noted that some people were overpaid while procurators continue receiving money on their behalf. The ministry pays out disability grants to citizens from the age of 16 to 59 and the old age pension to citizens 60 and over. N d a m a n o m h a t a s a i d procurators are not entitled to this money hence they should be honest and refund the government because the money does not belong to them. However, Ndamanomhata emphasised that the refund should be paid into the correct account, which is Bank of Namibia 165001 and not to the labour ministry, which previously paid out the grant. MAJORITY on page 2 In a media statement Ndamanomhata said the ministry would therefore like to inform administered by the ministry, institutions, that refunds for all grants must be paid into the proper account and proof should be sent to the poverty eradication ministry and not the labour ministry. The refund should be paid into account: Bank of Namibia, account number 165001, branch code 980-172, reference 33030443200 Namibia on Africa’s UNSC representation Staff Reporter Windhoek In as much as African member states are in agreement that Africa must have permanent representation on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), discussions still remain on the format of this representation – whether or not Africa’s permanent seat on the UNSC should come with veto power. These were part of the discussions that Namibia was engaged in during President Hage Geingob’s time at the United Nations. Geingob, who arrived back in the country on Tuesday evening, made it clear that Africa’s representation on the UNSC is something Africa has “expected for a long time”. Geingob said having a permanent seat in the UNSC without veto rights would still not achieve much as the power over world affairs would countries. Alternatively, he said, the discussions also looked at the relevance of the UN as an institution formerly mandated to keep world peace. Africa has received support from China and Russia, two of the five veto-wielding members of the UNSC. The others are Britain, France and the US. RUNDU Participants… From left, Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua, Zambia’s Minister o f Tr a n s p o r t , Infrastructure Housing and Urban D e v e l o p m e n t , Ronald Chitotela, and Namibia’s Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural D e v e l o p m e n t , Derek Klazen. Photo: Emmency Nuukala NAMIBIA on page 2 Health suspends contracts of foreign staff and Namibians of 60 years media ...a proud partner. media partner. The Ministry of Health and Social Services has decided to suspend all appointments, extensions of contracts of non-Namibians and Namibian nurses who have reached the age of 60. This directive is contained in a circular seen by Nampa sent from Dr Andreas Mwoombola, on August 18, 2017. HEALTH on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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