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New Era Newspaper Tuesday September 12, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday September 12,

ol. 23 No. 278 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday September 12 2017 Inside Today Ohangwena builds clinics from accrued interest Endola laShikondongolo The Ohangwena Regional Council has made use of the funds accrued from the interest on its accounts to build four community outreach clinics in the region. Page 3 Analysts hope second tax amnesty will improve on 6% collected Analysts have welcomed what has been termed ‘a second and last tax amnesty’ by the Ministry of Finance but have expressed concern about the programme achieving its intended objective given the depressed state of the domestic economy. Page 11 Palace sack De Boer Crystal Palace yesterday sacked manager Frank de Boer after a dismal start to the Premier League season that has seen them lose all four of their matches without scoring a single goal. Page 22 Salini furious over unpaid N6 million Patience Smith Keetmanshoop Neckartal Dam constructor Salini Impregilo yesterday wrote a stern letter to government, insisting on the prompt payment of N6 million for them to continue working on the project. The letter, seen by Nampa, is addressed to Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry John Mutorwa and copied to Minister of Finance Calle Shlettwein, as well as //Kharas Governor Lucia Basson. In the letter, Salini warns government “of serious consequences that will shortly arise resolved”. The consequences are possible layoffs of workers, a breakdown in relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors and the costly overall delay in the delivery of the project. Last week, the company reduced operational hours of the 2,500 odd workforce from 24 hours to 15 hours a day. In the letter, Salini explains that the impact of a full interruption on the project is being mitigated by carrying out minor work with materials already bought. Source of discontent… to cost government about N billion. Photo: Nampa Kooper to be sworn in when parliament resumes today Staff Reporter Windhoek The sixth session of the current parliament starts today and the swearing-in of the youthful Paula Kooper as a new MP, New Era Also urgent during this session will be the issue of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC), with an urgent motion for a rescue plan to be brought before Paula Kooper parliament for approval. Kooper, a senior private secretary to Swapo’s chief whip in the party’s parliamentary caucus, replaces Bernadus Swartbooi who was recalled from the National Assembly recently, following a fallout with the leadership of the ruling party. He has since terminated his Swapo membership altogether. Regarding the RCC, it was announced last week that a plan SALINI on page 2 KOOPER on page 2 Shock over photos found with witchdoctor Selma Ikela Windhoek A woman who saw her photograph among a collage of photos found at the residence of three Non-stop… Above: text messages from people seeking the assistance of three Ugandan nationals, who promoted themselves locally as traditional healers. Below: a message from a person seeking help with a troubled relationship. Photos: Contributed Ugandan nationals, who were arrested last week for fraud and theft under false pretences, was shocked yesterday to learn that her boyfriend took her photo there. The woman was among several people who contacted New Era photos ended up with the selfproclaimed “traditional healers”. T h e t e r r i f i e d w o m a n approached the police last week after identifying herself among photos published in newspapers to seek answers as to who took her photo to the suspected fake healers and why. She yesterday visited the police again in the company of an older sister and a man, who she later cried profusely upon realising that the man, who accompanied her to the police, was the one who took her photo to the “healers”. Chief Inspector Christina van Dunem Fonsech asked the woman to give her own number and people she suspected might have taken her photo there. SHOCK on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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