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New Era Newspaper Tuesday September 5, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday September 5,

Vol. 23 No. 273 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday, September 5 2017 ank Windhoek taff arrested ver break-in oland Routh indhoek eputy Commissioner dwin Kanguatjivi has evealed to New Era that wo people were arrested in onnection with the breakn at Bank Windhoek in ehoboth that took place on onday morning at about 3h00. Kanguatjivi yesterday onfirmed both arrested ersons are employees of he bank. They cannot be identied as they will only appear n court today on charges of ousebreaking with intent o steal and theft. The amount involved is eportedly N.3 million nd Kanguatjivi was rather tingy with information as he investigation is still at very critical stage. Inside Today Robbery at Bank Windhoek Rehoboth branch Bank Windhoek this morning confirmed that a burglary took place at its Rehoboth branch in the early hours of Monday morning. The Rehoboth branch was subsequently closed to allow police investigations to conclude on the matter. Page 13 Katima Youth netball team clinches Zambezi leg Hosts Katima Youth Netball Team recorded a well deserved victory in the Zambezi leg of the Dinolo Super Netball Tourney. African Deli launched its Dinolo Super Netball Tourney in the Khomas Region in June, this year. Page 23 Nujoma denounces selfishness, get rich quick Nuusita Ashipala Oshikondiilongo The founding president Sam Nujoma said the second war towards economic emancipation requires Namibians to set aside their selfish ambitions and instant wealth accumulation. He said it further requires the nation to uphold the spirit of patriotism and nationalism in order to continue developing the country further and move it to greater heights. “The second phase of the struggle will require the same sacrifice and selflessness that the first struggle demanded. We should unite and work hard to bring about genuine economic independence so that all Namibians can enjoy the fruits of independence,” he urged. Nujoma made the comments at the opening of the Clemens Kashuupulwa growth centre at Oshikondiilongo in Okatana Constituency, Oshana Region. Eveline de Klerk Walvis Bay Over 2,000 job losses are expected in the small pelagic industry, once regarded as one of the countråy’s most lucrative fishing sectors. This is in addition to 1,200 job losses already recorded. Fishing companies as well as unionists yesterday said the pilchard industry is facing one of the most difficult times due to very low The centre, which was a military base during the struggle for independence, is named after the first councillor of Okatana Constituency, now the Governor of Oshana Region Clemens Kashuupulwa. The growth point consists of a mahangu processing plant and an Over 3,000 job losses in pilchard industry elderly pensioners’ shelter built by the Okatana community through resources they put together. Nujoma said the infrastructure complements government’s efforts and is also a step in the right direction to improve the socio-economic development of Okatana and the catches experienced for consecutive seasons now. President of the Namibia Seamen and Allied Workers Union, Paulus Hango, told New Era that the union is currently negotiating retrenchment packages for employees of United Fishing who lost their jobs due to poor pilchard catches. “It is really a dark time for the sector and many families are directly affected by these mass retrenchments,” he said. According to Hango, some industry players did not take the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources seriously when it encouraged the entire fishing industry to diversify and add value especially to horse mackerel. “We all know that the pilchard sector is unpredictable with the fishery itself being caught on a seasonal basis. So, if we had really added value to the other stocks we could have sustained some of the jobs and the impact would have been much less.” Inequality gives Geingob sleepless nights Albertina Nakale Windhoek President Hage Geingob says the fact that inequality in Namibia is among the highest in the world keeps him awake at night and is simply unacceptable. Geingob was speaking in GEINGOB on page 2 Photo: Nuusita Ashipala Nujoma forever… Former president Sam Nujoma receiving gifts from the local women. country at large.Nujoma said that naming the centre after Kashuupulwa is a good deed to remember the heroes and heroines of the liberation struggle. At the event Nujoma was presented with gifts from women in the community. Hard times… The pilchard industry is in dire straits following poor catches and the resultant loss of income and jobs. Windhoek yesterday when he addressed a conference of the African-European party dialogue of socialists and democrats, aimed at overcoming inequality as a political challenge. He said a century of colonial rule and apartheid concentrated Namibia’s wealth, including the ownership of land, in the hands of a white minority. “However we will make sure that the retrenched workers get what they deserve,” a worried Hango told New Era. According to the managing director of Etosha Fishing, Pieter Greef, the industry is facing some challenging times. “We also had to lay off people last year and now this – but we keep afloat as we import fish from Morocco to keep business afloat and sustain jobs. LOSSES on page 2 President Hage Geingob New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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