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New Era Newspaper Tuesday April 3, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday April 3,

Inside Today Redline haunts small-scale farmers Page 3 Ithete sounds MTN’s warning Namibia to non-performing entrance draws SOEs Page 9 Cosafa Hepatitis sends virus Rukoro recorded in packing Omuthiya page 3 Embubulu appointed BREAKING as Nampol deputy NEWS inspector general Page 3 closer Page 13 Page 24 Vol. 23 No. 118 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday, March 1 2018 Vol. 23 No. 143 Windhoek Namibia Tuesday, April 03 2018 Geingob meets Xi Jinping, Ma and industries 5 Staff Reporter Windhoek President Hage Geingob’s historic state visit to China ends today, having met China President Xi Jinping, leaders of various industries and, as icing on the cake, that country’s wealthiest man, Jack Ma. While Geingob did not rule from China to help stimulate economic activity at home, his visit might prove bigger than initially thought – provided that the various commitments made see the light of day. Geingob confirmed to New Era last week that his visit was arrangements”, which he said the government would consider if they come at good terms. B u t i t i s t h e m o o t e d establishment of the China- Namibia comprehensive strategic partnership that stole the headlines internationally, though details of that arrangement remain skimpy. But pen was put on the dotted and protocols on agricultural quarantine cooperative deals, China Daily reported over the long weekend. Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein during his recent budget speech said that Namibia needs N billion for road infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation, to be funded through the Road Fund Administration, and water sectors by NamPower and NamWater, as well as PPP investments in public infrastructure. Some of the listed projects Schlettwein said, and it is believed the trip to China was in part to help meet these targets. GEINGOB on page 2 A life worth celebrating… Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid activist and former wife of the late President Nelson Mandela, died yesterday at the age of 81. She passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year. This is the photo of the couple, taken in the late 1950s. See story on page 3. President Hage met China President Xi Jinping who invited him to Beijing last week for bilateral and diplomatic talks. Photo: Garowe Online Selma Ikela Windhoek Tributes have poured in for former deputy director in the ministry of environment and tourism Sackey Namugongo, who died in a Windhoek private hospital early yesterday morning. Dr Charles Mubita, a former New Era columnist who worked with Namugongo at the Voice of Namibia, a Swapo radio channel during the liberation struggle, says he was a political megaphone of the liberation movement. Mubita, who was also a personal friend of Namugongo, said the deceased contributed a lot in mobilising the masses in Namibia and internationally. “In terms of mobilisation, he really contributed a lot through the Voice of Namibia. He mobilised the masses here in Namibia and the international community to know about Swapo. He encouraged PLAN Over 3,200 learners repeating Grade 10 full-time Maria Amakali Windhoek Approximately 3,270 learners nationwide who did not meet the requirements for admission to Grade 11 during the 2017 examinations are currently repeating Grade 10 on a fulltime basis. As part of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture’s policy on repeating, learners who do not meet the promotional Comrades recollect memories of late Namugongo combatants who also listened to the radio that they shouldn’t give up megaphone, a political megaphone of Swapo,” a sad Mubita told New Era yesterday. Namugongo, 66, died in the Roman Catholic Private Hospital in the presence of his family. requirements in the Junior Secondary Certificate (JSC) of 23 points and an F grade in English and are younger than 17 years are allowed to repeat, candidates. Further requirements for repetition entail that a learner who wishes to repeat should have attained 0 to 22 points in the JSC examinations. The ministry’s spokesperson Absalom Absalom explained that these learners are eligible to repeat Grade 10 full-time preferably – but not necessarily – at their former schools. LEARNERS on page 2 Mubita said he first met Namugongo at the end of 1977 in Lusaka. Mubita said he had left depleted Voice of Namibia after many people followed Andreas Shipanga during the 1976 rebellion. NAMUGONGO on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper

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