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New Era Newspaper Tuesday July 18, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday July 18,

Vol. 22 No. 238 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday, July 18 2017 Windhoek water ‘secure until 2020’ – expert Inside Today Namibia is tourists’ best value for money destination For many European airline and tourism operators Namibia is this rare gem that has either been always overlooked or not appreciated enough. Page 3 Schlettwein calls for commitment to improve efficiency Ministry of Finance staff have been reminded that the efficiency of the ministry’s service delivery depends on the commitment of each staff member in terms of daily output, the systems and technology at their disposal and the processes they employ. Page 11 Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek The water available in various reservoirs in central Namibia is enough to supply Windhoek and surrounding towns for at least two more years, a technical team told President Hage Geingob at State House yesterday. Briefing President Geingob on the water situation in the central areas, Petro Maritz, a member of the Water Technical Committee on Supply Security said based on the Photo: Selma Ikela Defiant… A number of tents have been erected at 7 de Laan in Otjomuise. Maria Amakali Windhoek The Windhoek Magistrate’s Court has issued a warrant of arrest for one of the accused persons implicated in work done by the committee so far the inflow of water in the central dams during the past rainy season was assessed to be sufficient to supply Windhoek and surrounding areas up to the year 2020. “I think we must remember that we cannot go on and use the water injudiciously, so part of the programme [is that] we still have to save some water,” he said. “We will get through for at least two more years if we use our water wisely,” he added. According to Maritz, the central Selma Ikela Windhoek 7 de Laan land grab still unresolved Illegal land grabbers who have set up tents on municipal land at 7de Laan informal settlement on the western outskirts of Windhoek have defied a High Court order to vacate the land, as more tents are being erected. a case of tender fraud that is before the court, in which one of the accused reportedly facilitated the awarding of a tender worth N0,000 to their aunt. Mavis Namakondo Sabuta, 38, is one of four people that were arrested in connection with suspected fraudulent activities surrounding the award of tenders. Sabuta, however, failed to turn up at court this week, resulting in Petro Maritz dams received inflow of at least 50 percent but the water technicians will still have to pump more water from underground sources in the Grootfontein area. He said they have also been developing boreholes in the area surrounding Windhoek. WATER on page 2 Members of the City Police seem to be in a predicament, as they cannot act on the squatters, whose tents are mostly unoccupied. The squatters have somehow found a way to put up their tents, despite a security company having been contracted to prevent anyone from setting up tents at the site. LAND on page 2 Windhoek budgets N8 million for capital projects Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Windhoek Mayor Muesee Kazapua has announced that the city will invest N8 million of its 2017/18 budget in infrastructure development, ranging from new wastewater treatment plants, the upgrading of roads, servicing of land, development of markets and other initiatives spread throughout the city. Speaking at the official launch of the City of Windhoek’s (CoW) first round of public meetings in Khomasdal on Saturday, Kazapua said that as in any budgetary process, not all projects requested by the residents could be accommodated due to limited resources. However, the mayor said they applied their minds, prioritised and approved the budget based on the principles of opportunity cost, which simply means getting the most out of the resources at their disposal. Arrest warrant out for NDC tender fraud suspect CAPITAL on page 2 the court issuing the warrant for her arrest. Sabuta’s defence lawyer, Mbushandje Ntinda, informed the court that his client was sick and due to technical problems was unable to fax the doctor’s letter. He requested that the court hold over (stay) the warrant of arrest, but Magistrate Ileni Velikoshi dismissed his request. NDC on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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