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Vol. 22 No. 166 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, March 31 2017 Inside Today Long Beach residents fight for privacy Walvis Bay Municipality is at the centre of a battle raging between a group of Long Beach residents and residents of Walvis Bay. Page 3 Mbidi pushes for another term The jack is out of the box! Contrary to vehement denials in reaction to widespread reports that he entertains ambitions to serve beyond his current term, New Era Sport has it on good authority that Namibia Football Association (NFA) president Frans Mbidi is pushing for amendments to the NFA constitution to get a second bite of the cherry.. Page 40 AR and City in legal showdown … evictions and demolitions temporarily halted Maria Amakali Windhoek The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement has dragged the City of Windhoek to court after City Police officials demolished shacks of several people who had illegally erected their homes at 7de Laan informal settlement on Tuesday and Wednesday. Following an outcry from residents after the demolition of their shacks, AR filed a case in the High Court on Wednesday afternoon, saying the eviction of residents was illegal as there was no court order to that effect. The court then granted an interim order that no further evictions and demolition of shacks should take place until the case had been heard and, furthermore, that the confiscated property of the evicted people be returned to them. The City of Windhoek’s legal team was instructed to respond by today, as the matter has not yet been finalised. The City was also ordered Ambassador affected by budget cuts Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Egypt, Cairo Due to the mission’s budgetary constraints the Namibian ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Egypt, Japhet Isaack, says he has been unable to present his credentials to other governments in the region. Speaking to New Era recently, Isaack said that so far he has only been able to present his credentials to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt, but he was planning to present his credentials to other countries once the mission’s budget improves. Isaack, whose office is based in Egypt, Cairo represents Namibia in Egypt, UAE, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Djibouti and Saudi Arabia. To be given temporary shelter… AR leader Job Amupanda (with baby) and members of a family that was evicted from an illegally erected shack at 7de Laan, by the City Police this week. to find alternative accommodation for the family of four who were without shelter after their shack was demolished. Speaking to New Era, AR leader Job Amupanda said all municipalities across the country should do things in a legal manner. “We will not stop fighting for the rights of our people. We are prepared and we will not leave any stone unturned,” he said. Asked if the court order will not Namibia changes to winter time on Sunday Namibians have to turn their clocks back one hour on Sunday to enter winter time, which is one hour in advance of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). In line with the Namibia Time Act of 1994 Namibia enters winter time at 02h00 on the first Sunday in April every year and reverts back to summer time at 02h00 on the first Sunday of September every year, when the country is two hours in advance of GMT. incite more people to erect shacks, Amupanda said that if the City wants people to follow the law they too need to abide by the law. CCTV is impacting crime Staff Reporter Windhoek AR on page 2 Crime in places monitored by City Police CCTV cameras has reduced significantly, says City Police spokesperson Fabian Amukwelele. In the City Police weekly crime report Amukwelele says they are proud to announce their CCTV notice boards placed at different places that read: this place is monitored by City Police CCTV cameras - crime has diminished significantly. Photo: Nampa Namibian ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary CUTS on page 2 to Egypt, Japhet Isaack CCTV on page 2 Insist on speaking to Namibians in Namibia... always SMS ‘king’ to 44 000 Standard SMS rates apply Licence no. 16/ST/31 | Terms and conditions apply New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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New Era Newspaper Vol 22 No 167