Vol. 23 No. 060 Windhoek Namibia Tuesday, November 21 2017 Inside Today Call for speedy return to Zim normalcy The Law Society of Namibia has expressed its solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe and its colleagues throughout the Zimbabwean legal profession amidst the turbulence in the country, underlined by calls for President Robert Mugabe to resign. Page 3 Tears of joy as Rammies and Starlile legends reunite Two of the most recognisable football institutions in the annals of domestic football, Katutura glamour football club African Stars and eternal cross-town rivals Ramblers will join hands in taking their love-hate relationship to the next level. Page 24 Ahtisaari praises Namibia for good governance Best hope lies Chrispin Inambao Windhoek The former president of Finland, Martti Ahtisaari, says Namibia, Senegal, Morocco and Nigeria are among 18 countries in Africa where overall governance has improved and described this as good news following the release yesterday of the Ibrahim Index on African Governance (IIAG). The renowned diplomat was speaking in his capacity as a member of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Prize committee, of which he has been a member since 2007. Other members include Tanzanian diplomat Salim Ahmed Salim. Speaking to New Era in an exclusive interview, the highly respected Finnish statesman – More trouble ahead of Swapo Congress Roland Routh Windhoek AHTISAARI on page 2 Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein in economic transformation – Schlettwein Eveline de Klerk Walvis Bay Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein says Namibia should focus on economic transformation, regional integration, and leveraging of regional and global value chains. He made the observation during a mid-year budget review stakeholder meeting held in Walvis Bay with business leaders on Friday morning. According to Minister Schlettwein, as a small and open economy, Namibia’s best hopes lies in economic transformation and regional integration. HOPE on page 2 Double, double toil and trouble… Some of the respondents at the High Court in Windhoek yesterday, where the election of delegates from Omaheke Region to the Swapo Party congress is being disputed by party members who did not make the list of delegates. Photo: Roland Routh More trouble is brewing in Swapo circles just days before the watershed congress scheduled for this coming weekend, with four party members that did not make the list of delegates to represent Omaheke Region at the congress asking the court to declare null and void the decision of the structures that elected the current delegates. Kejamuina Uhungira Mungendje, Maleagi Ndisiro, Frans Murangi and Progarius Muriambihu are also asking the SWAPO on page 2 Defence Minister Penda Ya Ndakolo Ya Ndakolo urges Geingob to sack ministers that undermine him Mathias Naghanda Omuthiya Defence Minister Penda Ya Ndakolo has called on President Hage Geingob to dismiss ministers who are undermining his authority and are using derogatory words towards him in their ongoing campaign for Swapo’s top four positions. Speaking at Omuthiya during the Team Harambee campaign meeting here on Sunday, Ya Ndakolo said “Geingob’s mercy towards misbehaving ministers is too much”. He was referring to ministers campaigning under the banner of Team Swapo to be YA NDAKOLO 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.