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New Era Newspaper Tuesday October 3, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday October 3,

Vol. 23 No. 024 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday, October 3 2017 Muharukua remembered as champion for the poor Albertina Nakale Windhoek As the nation mourns the sudden passing on of Kunene Regional Governor Angelika Muharukua (59), who died on Sunday of a suspected heart attack at her Hochland Part home in Windhoek, some of her fellow regional political leaders remember her as a person who loved her people and was Zambezi Regional Governor Lawrence Sampofu said Muharukua was determined to take development to the Kunene Region. He said she was concerned about Kunene – particularly the poverty that is rife in droughtstricken region. “We are really saddened by the death of our colleague, Angelika Muharukua, the Governor of the Kunene Region. She was a very good person. Even in our meetings as governors, she used to contribute a lot and she used to have a lot of opinions. She always stuck to her own opinion when we discussed a point. We have really lost a very vibrant colleague among the governors. We give our heartfelt condolences to the family, to the residents of Kunene and Namibia Kavango West Governor, Sirkka Ausiku described Muharukua as she believed in. She said the late governor inspired many women to believe in themselves. “She was straightforward, a hard worker, a friend and mother to many of us. I learned a lot from her while she was my boss and as governor. We will miss her and may said in her moving tribute. Kavango East Samuel Mbambo said the region is deeply saddened by the sudden departure of one of Namibia. “She was a person who time and resources for them. May Mbambo. MUHARUKUA on page 2 Inside Today TCL retrenchees camp to demand pensions Chief Mamili condemns secessionists Fifty-six former Tsumeb Corporation Limited (TCL) workers are camped outside the Mineworkers Union of Katutura, where they are demanding answers from the union regarding their lost pension amounting to N6 million. Page 3 Tsumeb advised to diversify its economy For Tsumeb’s economy to grow and create employment opportunities, it has to diversify its economic activities through venturing into tourism, agriculture and supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as setting an investment package to avoid turning away potential investors, a well-know businessman has said. Page 13 Albertina Nakale Windhoek More teachers have been arrested for allegedly defrauding the government of N million. The majority was, however, granted N,000 each bail when they Aron Mushaukwa Chinchimane Thousands of Mafwe and Namibians from all walks of life on More ‘ghost teachers’ arrested over N million Celebrating culture… A section of the large crowd that attended Lusata at Chincimane Photos: Aron Mushaukwa Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court since last week. The police crime investigations coordinator for Zambezi, Deputy Commissioner Evans Simasiku, said arrests so far have risen to 26 suspects from the initial 22 arrested Sunday gathered at Chinchimane, the royal headquarters of Chief George Simasiku Mamili VII, to celebrate the Lusata cultural festival. At the annual cultural festival, Mamili condemned some of his subjects who are agitating a week ago. The additional four suspects already appeared in the same court where they were granted bail of N 000 each. These are Alphosina Manga Simbuya, Alma Matiti, Mtema Janet Chikali and Libetwa Mathews Simalumba. Only 24 out of the 26 suspects were granted bail, leaving the other two behind bars. Those who were denied bail are Boschof Masule and Frances Lisao, who are believed to have been the for secession. Apart from the Mafwe as well as Cabinet ministers who attended the festival, other visitors came from as far as Zambia and Botswana. CHIEF MAMILI on page 2 masterminds in the crime. They allegedly facilitated the transactions. “These two were the masterminds working at the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture at the said. Masule is employed as an ac- Lisao previously worked in the same department as an accountant, but has resigned. ‘GHOST TEACHERS’ on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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