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New Era Newspaper Vol 22 No 167

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New Era Newspaper Vol 22 No 167

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Vol. 22 No. 167 Windhoek, Namibia Monday, April 3 2017 Inside Today NTB directed to increase levy collection Due to the low amount of levies collected through local tourism activities the Environment and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta has directed the newly appointed Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) members to up their game and change the status quo. Page 3 Mineworkers and Skorpion Zinc sign agreement The Skorpion Zinc Mine on Friday signed an agreement with the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) to retrench 43 of 278 workers who were all facing retrenchment a month ago because their positions became redundant. Page 9 Appeasing Namibia’s frustrated youth Aggrieved... Graduates from the Institute of Bankers Namibia school who last week walked to the head office of Bank of Namibia to hand in a petition of grievances about jobs at one of the local banks being given to people with no qualifications in banking. Photo: Emmency Nuukala Desie Heita Windhoek The latest report by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has ranked Namibia as the third highest African country whose young population face a bleak future of prevailing high rates of unemployment, even for youth with university or college qualifications. This is despite the youth generally being better educated than their parents. Issued last week the report, titled ‘Africa at a Tipping Point’, points at the need to address runaway unemployment and discontent among youths, if the continent is to “harness the energy and meet the expectations of Africa’s [already frustrated] young people”. YOUTH on page 2 Youth unemployment levels Traditional leaders demand a sober approach to land issue Eveline de Klerk Spitzkoppe Chief of the !Oe#Gan Traditional Authority Immanuel /Gaseb and the councillor in the Zeraua Traditional Authority, Fabianus Uaseupuani, are asking fellow traditional leaders to use the correct channels to address the government and President Hage Geingob on the land issue. /Gaseb urged traditional leaders to refrain from instigating smear campaigns and called for patience so that the land issue can be peacefully addressed. Uaseupuani said the issues of land and its discussions are very sensitive and should be approached with caution. According to Uaseupuani, distribution of land is a very lengthy process that requires a delicate approach so that granting land does not infringe on the rights of others. TRADITIONAL on page 2 Court asks evicted land group to provide proof Maria Amakali Windhoek The High Court judge dealing with the urgent application of 15 people who were unceremoniously evicted from their homes in 7de Laan, Otjomiuse, on March 28 has requested the evictees to provide proof that they have been residing in the area for more than three years as they claim. COURT on page 2 Photo: Emmency Nuukala Standing their ground… AR leaders Job Amupanda, Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and George Kambala with lawyers Mbushandje Paa Ntinda and Kadhila Amoomo. One Economy Foundation to provide collateral-free loans Selma Ikela Windhoek First Lady Monica Geingos’ One Economy Foundation will start providing collateral-free loans to lower income people in an attempt to break the cycle of poverty. “How we create a bridge is by giving people an opportunity, education and the capacity in order to cross that bridge,” said Geingos when she received N0 000 on behalf of her foundation from the Chinese Business Community on Friday afternoon at the Hilton Hotel. LOANS on page 2 Never STOP Learning! www.unam.edu.na New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper app.newera.com.na • classifieds.newera.com.na • newera.com.na/discover

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