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New Era Newspaper Wednesday August 16, 2017

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  • Namibia
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New Era Newspaper Wednesday August 16,

ol. 22 No. 259 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday August 16 2017 Inside Today Unam opens innovative wellness centre Apart from providing the University of Namibia students with healthcare services, the newly inaugurated wellness centre would also be a training facility for Unam students in medicine, nursing and clinical psychology. Page 3 Economists caught offguard by sudden downgrade Economic analysts have questioned the timing, as well as the veracity of specific aspects of the recent downgrade by Moody’s Investor Services of Namibia’s international credit rating position to sub-investment grade. Page 9 Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday said it suspected moneylaundering in the SME Bank’s unaccounted N0 million Northern communal farmers sit with surplus grain AMTA managing director Lucas Lungameni No one will be spared in SME Bank saga – Noa Albertina Nakale Windhoek investment, with directorgeneral Paulus Noa saying those responsible would not escape the long arm of the law. Speaking in Omuthiya yesterday, Noa said progress has been made in investigations into the dealings of the bank, which invested large amounts Despite government’s appeal to communal farmers to produce more to help combat food insecurity in Namibia, many farmers are now sitting with surplus grain, as the State is unable to buy all the surplus due to the economic crunch experienced by all sectors. Due to the good rains received this year, government recently reported that there was still grain available to be marketed and that it was expected to be more than the grain already procured. According to the latest Crop Prospects and Food Security Situation Report released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, maize production in the Northern Communal Area (NCA) - Zambezi, Kavango East and Kavango West regions - with little-known South African investment firms. Everyone, including those who may not have been directly responsible for the questionable investments, would have to explain the extent of their respective roles in the allegedly dubious investments. Photo: Obrein Simasiku On the case… From left ACC director-general Paulus Noa, Oshikoto Governor Henock Kankoshi and Oshikoto Regional Council chairperson Samuel Shivute. SURPLUS on page 2 SME BANK on page 2 Geingob leaves for SADC summit on Friday Staff Reporter Windhoek President Hage Geingob will leave the country on Friday to attend the 37th Ordinary SADC Summit in Pretoria and the swearing-in of Rwanda’s president-elect Paul Kagame in Kigali. The Namibian head of state is scheduled to attend Kagame’s swearing-in on Friday, before jetting off to South Africa for the regional block’s summit, State House confirmed yesterday. Security guard caught with over N0,000 reported stolen Photo: Nampa Massive haul… Some banknotes that were recovered by the police at Otjiwarongo. President Hage Geingob OTJIWARONGO GEINGOB on page 2 A security guard was arrested here on Monday with over N0,000 belonging to various business outlets in Windhoek. Otjozondjupa regional crime investigations co-ordinator Deputy Commissioner Naukalemo Andreas told Nampa on enquiry yesterday that the money was collected by the guard on Monday morning from the businesses for banking. The 41-year-old guard from Southern Cross Security Company, however, GUARD on page 2 “A nationwide survey to assess HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services in Namibia” • Test for HIV in the privacy of your own home and learn your status • You will be given information about HIV prevention, care and treatment • If you are living with HIV you will also have your CD4 count and your viral load tested. • The survey will conduct HIV counselling and testing for all participants. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper app.newera.com.na • classifieds.newera.com.na • newera.com.na/discover

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