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New Era Newspaper Tuesday August 22,

ol. 22 No. 263 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday August 22 2017 Oshikoto veteran councillor dies Obrein Simasiku Oshiya The longest-serving councillor in Oshikoto Region, Walde Sheyavali, has passed on. He died at Ongwendiva Medi Park yesterday morning following a chronic illness. Oshikoto regional governor Henock Kankoshi confirmed the sad news yesterday, as he headed to the bereaved family’s house to convey his condolences. According to Oshikoto Regional Council chairperson Samuel Shivute, Inside Today Rainbow residents up in arms over sewerage Rainbow Village residents are dissatisfied with the sewage lifter pump station, which constantly breaks down, leaks and spills sewage water on the street. Page 3 CRAN slaps MTC on wrists for consumer exploitation The communication r e g u l a t o r , Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN), has slapped MTC on the wrists over the manner in which it charges postpaid contract consumers. Page 11 the late Sheyavali was admitted to hospital in a coma on Saturday. “We were expecting him at council management meeting today and we only heard of the unfortunate news afterwards that he passed on in the morning. Last time he was hospitalised but recovered,” said Shivute. Sheyavali was from Onkumbula village and served as the councillor for Eengodi Constituency since 1992. The law requires that a by-election be held within 90 days after a councillor’s position becomes vacant. Comoros admitted into SADC Albertina Nakale Windhoek As part of its landmark resolution, the just-ended 37th Ordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of State and Government has admitted the Union of Comoros as a member state. The Summit took place from August 18-20 in Pretoria, South Africa. Comoros brings the membership of the regional bloc to 16. Comoros and Burundi have for the past years expressed interest in joining SADC. However, Burundi’s application is still on the table. COMOROS on page 2 President Hage Geingob Partial victory… Local engineers last week confronted the permanent secretary of the works ministry as they demanded answers on why they were overlooked for jobs ahead of their Zimbabwean counterparts. Cabinet heeds local engineers’ cries … orders consultation on Zimbabwean expatriates Selma Ikela Windhoek Cabinet has directed the Ministry of Works and Transport, in consultation with the Namibia Council of Architects and perhaps the Engineering Council of Namibia, to conduct public consultations with local engineering graduates. Roland Routh Windhoek Hendrik Nowoseb, 25, who returned to complete his mission of killing his former girlfriend while she was recuperating from a stab wound he had inflicted on her the previous night, was sentenced yesterday to an effective 44 years in jail by Further, the consultations should involve local architects and quantity surveyors to gauge the continued need for expatriates in the public service. This directive came in the wake of a firestorm of criticism that the government was giving preferential treatment to engineers, quantity surveyors and architects from Zimbabwe at the expense of Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg. He was convicted by Judge Liebenberg on August 15 for first attempting to kill Willemina Tsauses on December 6, 2014 by stabbing her in the chest with a butcher’s knife and for murder for going to the Outjo State Hospital where she was recuperating the next day, under the unemployed Namibian engineers, quantity surveyors and architects who are without jobs In a statement, Minister of Information and Communication Technology Tjekero Tweya also cautioned that xenophobia should be avoided in efforts to ensure that the interest of the profession of architects and quantity surveyors is protected. CABINET on page 2 Hospital killer gets 44 years pretext of wanting to apologise, and stabbing her again multiple times in the upper torso, neck and head, killing her. Nowoseb was sentenced to 40 years for the murder conviction and to eight years on the attempted murder charge of which four years were ordered to run concurrently with the murder sentence. HOSPITAL on page 2 END THIS YEAR IN STYLE The end of your year should be a special occasion. Have an unforgettable Year End Party at one of our resorts for as little as N$ 270 per person. This offer includes meals Venue, and a 50% discount on accommodation. This is a time limited offer so don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. BOOK ONLINE OR CONTACT US! +264 61 285 7108 | +264 61 2857167 +264 61 285 7169 | +264 61 285 7188 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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