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Vol. 22 No. 228 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday, July 4 2017 New board advised to study NAB Act Albertina Nakale Windhoek Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry John Mutorwa has urged the newly appointed members of the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) to soon set up a committee to study the Agronomic Industry Act of 1992 and its regulations. Mutorwa said this should be done with the aim of proposing several amendments to strengthen the existing law and its regulations. Inside Today Central dam levels above 50 percent Despite considerable inflows in the three dam systems the central areas of Namibia do not have reliable water availability in case the next rainy season happens to be below average. Page 3 Furious Mannetti to ring changes Under scrutiny… Two suspected fraudsters using the names Dr Luck (left) and Dr Gombe (second from right) who posed as traditional healers from Uganda, and a man who distributes leaflets on their behalf (far right), were questioned by Constable Paul Shivera (second from left) and Constable Vaunguraije Kavari yesterday, following complaints by members of the public who lost money to what they said were fake healers. Photo: Selma Ikela The Act, which was promulgated and gazetted on August 28, 1992 after it was signed into law by then president Sam Nujoma, is now 25 years old. Mutorwa appointed 13 board members out of more than 25 candidates who applied to serve on the NAB for a three-year term as of July 3 this year to July 3, 2020. The NAB’s composition is stipulated in Section 4 of the Agronomic Industry Act, as amended by Schedule 2 of the State Owned Enterprises Governance Act of 2006. On April 18 the ministry placed a public notice in the daily press inviting organisations and interested individuals to forward applications with their curricula vitae (CVs) by May 5, for possible appointment as NAB board members. Mutorwa yesterday announced that more than 25 applications were received, out of which 13 persons have been appointed as NAB members, following unanimous collective endorsement by Cabinet on June 20. The 13 members to serve on the NAB as untl 2020 are Michael Iyambo (chairperson), Maria Muller (vice chairperson), Josephine Nakwedi Fugre, Jason Emvula, Ferdina Magano Inkono, Andreas Lutgerus Kolver, Jocelyn Karin Tjijombo-Kangotue, Elinah Mwaka Kalundu, Leon Nel, Lukas Mbangu, Wilhelmine Handunge, Hubertus Hamm and Tarcisius Shingundu. Brave Warriors under fire coach Ricardo Mannetti knows that not even victory in the less glamorous Plate Section of the Cosafa Senior Challenge will save his job following Namibia’s early exit from the tournament proper at the hands of regional minnows Lesotho in their opening match. Page 19 Selma Ikela Windhoek Police yesterday took in two foreign nationals, under warrant of detention, for allegedly marketing themselves to the public as traditional healers with the intention of defrauding the public. It is alleged that one of the ‘traditional doctors’ has been sought by the police for some time after his clients complained Police detain ‘fake traditional healers’ NAB on page 2 Farm murder suspect out on bail Maria Amakali Windhoek Kai Rust, the 45-year-old farmer charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder involving suspected poachers whom he found on his father’s farm, has finally managed to convince the court to grant him bail. After numerous failed attempts to regain his freedom, Rust through his defence attorney, Jan Wessels, yesterday succeeded in persuading Magistrate Alexis Diegaardt to grant him bail in the amount of N,000. Rust was arrested on January 27 last year in connection with the murder of 41-year-old Andreas Ukandanga, which allegedly occurred during a shooting on Farm Otukaru, in the vicinity of Okahandja, which belongs to Rust’s father. MURDER on page 2 that he had disappeared with their money without giving them the promised medicine. The two men, who claimed they are from Uganda, were detained by the police yesterday afternoon along Independence Avenue in Windhoek after two male cousins approached the police to report a certain “Dr Gombe”, who they say disappeared with N,000 they had paid him to secure promotions at work. The two cousins, who wanted to be promoted to supervisory level jobs, paid the money over to Gombe after they read a leaflet in which he promised potential clients that he could return lost lovers, heal incurable diseases, turn around business fortunes, win court cases, and also provide drugs to reduce drinking and smoking, as well as reduce blood pressure, among others. POLICE on page 2 Murder suspect… Kai Rust. Namibia Statistics Agency Coming soon Presentation of the 2016 Labour Force Survey & Statistical Mobile App 05 July 2017 Coming Soon Namibia Statistics Agency Namibia Statistics Agency, P. O. Box 2133, Windhoek, FGI House, Post Street Mall, Tel: +264 61 431 3200, Fax: +264 61 431 3253 | +264 61 431 3240, New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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