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New Era Newspaper Tuesday January 23, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday January 23,

Vol. 23 No. 096 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday, January 23 2018 PDM president McHenry Venaani Inside Today Traditional healers educated on hepatitis E The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) recently conducted an information sharing meeting in Katutura with traditional healers, in an effort to prevent and reduce the disease. Page 3 Walvis Bay consignment to US Growing the number of clients for salt supply beyond the traditional African market, Walvis (WBSR) will soon export to the United States of America. Page 11 Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Health and Social Services Deputy Minister Juliet Kavetuna yesterday dug her heels in and refused to accept fault for using her three bags of cement recently, despite a public outcry to the contrary. Members of the public on Sunday set social media platforms ablaze with claims that Kavetuna erred when she cement. While ministers are allowed to use transporting cement in a sedan was widely criticised, with many social media subscribers charging that Ka- bakkie for such purposes, instead of the luxury Mercedes Benz sedan. KAVETUNA on page 2 Venaani wades into SOE privatisation debate Selma Ikela Windhoek in parliament, McHenry Venaani, has spoken of his intention to table a motion on the privatisation of nonperforming state-owned enterprises (SOEs), singling out the national airline Air Namibia, and rail and road transport operator TransNamib. Venaani stated that these public enterprises have become the biggest thugs in the country where corporate governance is eroded through corruption and mismanagement of public resources. “We are going to address privatisation [in parliament], that we must privatise non-performing SOEs in our country. There is no point in hanging on to these institutions that CHINA on page 2 are bleeding state coffers, and the state is continuously bailing them out with turnaround strategies that are turning these institutions into messy thuggery institutions,” said Venaani, who is the president of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM). Although debates have raged for years regarding the privatisation of SOEs, particularly Air Namibia and TransNamib, the parliamentary debates have always been in response to the Treasury allocation of funds to these institu- Kavetuna unrepentant on official vehicle use South-South… Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry John Mutorwa and Chinese Vice-Minister of Agriculture Qu Dongyu signed the MoU yesterday. Namibia-China South-South Cooperation enters phase two Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek Following the successful im- of the Tripartite Agreement on South-South Cooperation between the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Namibian Discretionary deed… car of Health and Social Services Deputy Minister Juliet Kavetuna loading cement on Sunday. Photo: Contributed Staff Reporter Windhoek VENAANI on page 2 Treasury allocates extra N0 million to NSFAF Treasury has stepped in with additional funds of N0 million to the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), which has run out of funds to guarantee payments to students enrolling for the 2018 academic year. Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein explained to New Era late yesterday evening that the 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 to participate. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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