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New Era Newspaper Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday, February 6,

Vol. 23 No. 106 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday, February 6 2018 Namibia-Botswana desalination plant still on cards Inside Today Namibia faces fresh armyworm outbreak The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has warned that the country is likely to experience a second armyworm outbreak in a row, following last year’s one. Page 3 Rainmaker attracts 3.84 million prospective visitors In December 2017, the unique rainmaker VISTA.360 virtual tours, powered by Google Street View Trusted, was viewed by more than 3 million people. This means that 3 million potential guests are focused on Namibia as a destination, which in itself has been described as an incredible milestone. Page 11 Working together… Botswana President Lieutenant-General Seretse Khama Ian Khama (left) and President Hage Geingob during the signing ceremony of the boundary treaty between Namibia and Botswana yesterday. Albertina Nakale Windhoek The initial plans to jointly set up a multi-billion-dollar pipeline that will draw water from the Atlantic Ocean and be shared as desalinated water by Namibia and Botswana is still on the cards. Botswana President Lieutenant- Another city needed to stem rural-urban migration General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, who is in Namibia on a two-day state visit. Mid-2016, President Hage Geingob revealed during a function held at State House that the two governments were in discussions to pump desalinated water from the Atlantic Ocean through a pipeline that will stretch to Botswana. At the time, Geingob had said it is a regional project that will be Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek Namibia should think about developing a second commercial city in an area where there is an abundance of water to supply ‘wet’ industries, which could in return create both skilled and unskilled jobs, in order to stop migration of people to Windhoek. Political analysts feel such a development could decongest commissioned between the Namibian and Botswana governments to tap water from the sea. However, he did not divulge more details about the project. During the signing of the boundary treaty between Namibia and Botswana yesterday, Khama gave are looking into the possibility of investing in a desalination plant. KHAMA on page 2 Windhoek that has in recent years seen an upsurge in slum dwellers and the proliferation of shacks. Windhoek has experienced sig- recent years as people continue to migrate from different regions to Windhoek in order to further their education and look for employment prospects that elude them in rural areas. MIGRATION on page 2 Rukoro utterances dismay German Foundation Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Recent outbursts attributed to Ovaherero Chief, Advocate Vekuii of the board chairperson of the Namibia-German Foundation (NaDS), Andreas Harris, who is appalled by the comments. “It is with great concern that the board of NaDS takes note of the most recent statements by Paramount Chief Rukoro, which can be interpreted that German-speaking Namibians could become a target of violent attacks by the Ovaherero,” Harris wrote in a statement yesterday. Harris added that Rukoro even insinuated that local Germanspeaking Namibian citizens allegedly regard the Ovaherero people as “crazy”. RUKORO on page 2 Paramount Chief of the Ovaherero, Advocate Vekuii Rukoro NSFAF on page 2 WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU Participate in our surveys and stand a chance to WIN a weekend away for two at any NWR Resort worth N$ 5000. Visit www.nepc.com.na to participate. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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