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ol. 22 No. 171 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday, April 11 2017 Inside Today MET mobilises over N billion for climate change mitigation Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta has revealed that his ministry had managed to mobilise N.1 billion during the past financial year through multilateral and bilateral sources in support of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Page 3 There won't be knee-jerk reaction to RSA downgrade Shaningwa’s road rage murder trial begins Maria Amakali Windhoek The trial of a 45-year-old Windhoek businessman who is accused of shooting a Finnish national in what appeared to be a road rage incident in August 2015, began in the Windhoek High Court yesterday with the first key witness taking the stand before Judge Christie Liebenberg. Rodney Danne Shaningwa stands accused of shooting and killing 42-year-old Finnish national Marco Kristian Uolevi on the street outside a local bar in Windhoek’s Southern Industrial Area at the stroke of midnight on August 9, 2015. SHANINGWA on page 2 Effective… The Directorate of Immigration and Border Control facilitated about 1 426 739 million arrivals and 1 400 398 departures through various border control points across the country. 2 600 prohibited immigrants deported in 2016 The much talked about downgrading of the South African economy to a rank below investment grade, means a lot to pension fund managers, not least of them the Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF), which holds in excess of N billion of pensioners’ funds. Page 11 Rebel clubs vow to defy NPL ‘autocracy’ An alarming chorus of discontent is gathering pace amongst disgruntled members of the domestic topflight football league, the Namibia Premier League (NPL). Page 24 In the dock… Murder accused Rodney Danne Shaningwa consults his lawyer Advocate Slysken Makando dauring a court adjournment. Loide Jason Eenawa A family from the marginalised Ovatue tribe, recently discovered in Eenawa village in Ruacana, is appealing to the government to expedite the process of investigating them for purposes of attaining national documents. The family hopes to attain documents so that it too can reap the benefits availed nationally to marginalised groups. Late last year the Ruacana constituency office was informed about the discovery of this family that did not have national documents. Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek The Directorate of Immigration and Border Control deported 2 600 prohibited immigrants in 2016, Home Affairs and Immigration Minister Pendukeni Iivula- Ithana announced last week. Motivating her ministry’s budget in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Iivula-Ithana said the 2016/2017 financial year is expected to launch a new border control management system and will spend resources on change management functional training. She said the N9 million allocated to the directorate would also be used in pursuance of core functions such as surveillance and removal of prohibited immigrants, providing secretarial services to immigration tribunals, Ovatue group on the edge of civilisation OVATUE on page 2 IMMIGRANTS on page 2 Tough life… The Ovatue family in front of their only shelter. N$ 2.3 BILLION invested in our newest exploration and sampling vessel - mv SS Nujoma New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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