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New Era Newspaper Tuesday April 24, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday April 24,

Inside today Guardian’s Fund amendment Bill referred to Cabinet legislation committee Page 3 Namibia processes over N0m diamonds locally Page 9 AC Boxing Gym: A gush of fresh air in Namibian boxing Page 24 Vol. 23 No. 158 Windhoek Namibia Tuesday, April 24 2018 when they were told to wait for at least two days for feedback to their demands, instead of the two-hour deadline they had set. Photos: Emmency Nuukala Taxi drivers and police in heated showdown Emmency Nuukala Windhoek The reserve force of the Namibian Police had to be called in yesterday to help tow away about 37 taxi vehicles that blocked a Windhoek road during a protest by taxi drivers who are demanding, amongst others, an increase in fares. One taxi driver was arrested for obstruction, while his peers set up roadblocks at more than one point of the city. Taxi drivers are demanding an increment to N from N in fares as well as a reduction in what they called ‘unjust’ and ‘unconstitutional’ traffic fines. Led by the Namibia Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU), the drivers in a petition also demanded that their union be recognised by the government. tAXI on page 2 MoHSS freezes nurses’ jobs Expect fewer resettlement farms, says Nujoma Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Namibians should not expect acquiring tremendous numbers of farms for year. Minister of Land Reform Utoni Nujoma said that the N0 million budgeted for the 2018/19 Land Purchase Sub-Programme will more or less bring in year. “Unless more consideration is done in the subsequent MTEF (Medium-Term Expenditure Framework), NUJOMA on page 2 This photo is for illustration only. Photo: Nampa Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek The budget cut of 6.10 percent for the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) for 2018/19 has negatively impacted the job prospects of over 343 nurses who NUST Graduation: April 2017 Thursday, 26 April Faculty: • Management Sciences Friday, 27 April Faculties: • Computing and Informatics • Engineering • Health and Applied Sciences • Human Sciences • Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences *Candidates and guests must be seated by 08:00 at the Safari Hotel and Conference Centre. were awaiting employment – after health no new intakes are on the cards during the About 169 recently graduated registered nurses from academic institutions and 174 registered nurses trained under the MoHSS on page 2 Quota-starved Bidvest to sell Eveline de Klerk Swakopmund Bidvest Namibia, whose fortunes was slashed about four years ago, business unit, Bidvest Namibia Fisheries (Bidfish), to Tunacor Fisheries. It is not yet clear how this sale would affect the hundreds of workers employed in the various fishing BIDVESt on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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