Vol. 23 No. 092 Windhoek Namibia Wednesday, January 17 2018 Inside Today Peals of laughter Zimbabwean President Emerson Mnangagwa left hundreds of Zimbabweans living in Namibia in stitches on Monday when he offered practical tips on how to become president of a country. Page 3 Ethiopian partners with Zambia to re-launch national airline Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa and SKYTRAX Airline, has confirmed that it has finalised a shareholders agreement Zambia for the re-launch of Zambia Airways. Page 11 Brave Warriors lay ambush for wounded Uganda The Brave Warriors’ clash against Uganda tomorrow night will be their most important match at the ongoing Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament, and a possible victory will go a long way in defining their future prospects at the continental showpiece. Page 24 Goreangab residents use contaminated water Gawanas appointed special advisor to UN chief in Advocate Gawanas’ intellectual abilities and professionalism. She woman commissioner for social affairs and was deservedly credited for having contributed significantly to the development of the AU social policy.” – Nandi-Ndaitwah A struggle… Rosalia Athingo at her nearest ‘water point.’ Alvine Kapitako Windhoek yesterday told New Era that she will perform to the “best of her ability” in her new role as special advisor on Africa to the United Nation (UN)’s secretary-general “I am excited. I woke up this morning and said it was not a in various capacities and then I went on to serve at the African Union and now at a world body. What greater honour can you have in being recognised GAWANAS on page 2 Photos: Jeremiah Ndjoze Advocate Bience Gawanas Lahja Nashuuta and Jeremiah Ndjoze Windhoek R settlement on the outskirts of Windhoek have resorted to using untreated seepage water from the heavily contaminated nearby surrounding riverbeds, for domestic use, a New Era investigation can reveal. When a New Era team arrived in the area yesterday, some residents containers from the slow- while others were doing their laundry along the stream. Issues raised Major health risk… by residents include the A close-up of the scarcity of potable water water collected in the area, near the dam. Adequate sanitation key in curbing hepatitis E Alvine Kapitako Windhoek WATER on page 2 The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s country representative, Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses, yesterday said that the provision of adequate sanitation facilities and increasing access to safe water supply are key to curbing the outbreak and future prevention of hepatitis E. The disease is spread mainly through the fecal-oral route and caused by poor sanitation. settlements is compromised, we are likely to see more cases. Secondly, the incubation period for hepatitis E is between two to ten weeks, which implies that most of the new cases are from patients who may have contracted the disease in November and early December last year,” said Sagoe-Moses. SANITATION on page 2 WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU Participate in our surveys and stand a chance to WIN a weekend away for two at any NWR Resort worth N$ 5000. Visit www.nepc.com.na to participate.