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New Era Newspaper Tuesday January 30, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday January 30,

Vol. 23 No. 101 Windhoek Namibia Tuesday, January 30 2018 Inside Today More inmates obtain tertiary qualifications Inmates at Namibia’s correctional facilities are transforming their lives as they prepare for re-entry into society, with a number of inmates obtaining degrees – including masters’ degrees - and other qualifications that would allow them to find meaningful employment upon release. Page 3 Namdeb offers voluntary retrenchment as part of business optimisation Namdeb, the 50/50 joint venture company between the government and Anglo American’s diamond unit De Beers, has confirmed it has embarked on a business optimisation process to ensure sustainability, as the company plans to increase production in 2018. Page 9 Brave Warriors receive warm welcome Scores of Namibians yesterday flocked Hosea Kutako International Airport to congratulate and grant the Brave Warriors a warm welcome, following their historic participation and heroic display at the ongoing African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco. Page 24 Rundu sued for N7 million over botched PPP deal Photo: Contributed A dream deferred… An artist’s impression of how the housing units were to look like. Nothing wrong with parties venturing into business - Venaani Jeremiah Ndjoze Windhoek The only obstacles between opposition political parties and their ability to amass wealth on the business arena are a lack of innovation and greed among the leaders. This is according to political commentator and lecturer at the University of Namibia, Dr. Hoze Riruako. The ruling Swapo party is the only political party with known business interests McHenry Venaani in the country. While it is an undisputed fact that political parties that are in power across the world are usually closer to the resources, Riruako has it that the ruling party’s thriving business empire is seemingly ‘built on sound business principles’ – until it can be proven that the party has somehow disenfranchised o t h e r political entities in their quest to generate wealth. Selma Ikela Windhoek A mother and her two-month-old boy slept in the open on Sunday evening after the City Police demolished her shack and those of others in Okuryangava. The unemployed mother, Viola Kasavi is part of over 50 people who occupied 26 shacks demolished by City Police Sunday afternoon after they John Muyamba Rundu Lawyers representing Rundu-based property developer Armstrong Properties and Construction have asked the Rundu Town Council to pay the company N7 million by Friday this week for allegedly cancelling a private public partnership (PPP) agreement signed between the two parties. Armstrong Properties wants compensation for servicing 600 plots on which they intended to develop 600 housing units through a PPP agreement signed with council. The council’s contribution to the project was to avail virgin land, while Armstrong Properties, on its part, was to service the land and construct houses. The housing backlog at Rundu currently stands at 30,000. RUNDU on page 2 Out in the cold…Viola Kasavi and her two-month-old baby boy slept in the open on Sunday evening. Photo: Emmency Nuukala City Police demolish 26 shacks illegally occupied a piece of land in the area. Corrugated iron sheets belonging to six other people were allegedly confiscated by the municipality property department. The group vowed to stay put claiming they have no other place to go to and they called on municipality to avail land to the poor. Kasavi, 24, lives with both her parents and four school-going siblings. VENAANI on page 2 SHACKS on page 2 Your valuable opinions are of outmost importance to us! Queries: Ms Salmi WT Mvula 065 282 2164/s.mvula@nored.com.na Ms Adelaide Hanse 065 282 2157/a.hanse@nored.com.na

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