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Vol. 23 No. 102 Windhoek Namibia Wednesday, January 31 2018 “They need to pay for the use of our infrastructure and once this happens it will make a huge difference to turn around the fortunes of the City of Windhoek.” – CoW CEO, Robert Kahimise Inside Today Unrepentant killer sentenced to 32 years A man that maintained throughout the trial that he was not responsible for killing the mother of his eleven-month-old son with eight stab wounds to her upper body was sentenced to 32 years by High Court Judge Dinah Usiku yesterday. Page 3 Kavekotora argues against TransNamib privatisation Edgar Brandt Windhoek Woman lives in hell after snakes bite her twice Nuusita Ashipala Oshakati After being bitten twice by snakes, Elizabeth Nghiwewelekwa’s life has become a living nightmare as she is in the process of having her left arm and leg amputated and is gradually losing her sight. Although, the 36-year-old Nghiwewelekwa’s body is slowly changing colour and turning black she remains hopeful for a miracle. Almost 50 percent of her body has turned is dressed in black garments. But the worst she says is the pain, which she “No painkiller or injection relieves my pain anymore. This is hell on earth,” said Nghiwewelekwa Narrating her ordeal, Nghiwewelekwa said second time at her home at Oipapakane in the Ohangwena Region. Cash-depleted CoW on verge of collapse The City of Windhoek (CoW), with its approximately 2,300 employees and an annual budget of about N billion, WOMAN on page 2 basic daily operations if the current This is according to CoW CEO, Robert Kahimise, who yesterday provided a breakdown of the city’s financial position as well as an Photo: Nuusita Ashipala Hell on earth… Elizabeth Nghiwewelekwa who was bitten twice by snakes. update on the city’s five-year Transformational Strategic Plan that has been running from 2017 to 2022. Kahimise warned that if the city’s Namibia could experience critical water shortage Albertina Nakale Windhoek CASH on page 2 Percy Misika, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry says as rivers, dams and groundwater aquifers could be very low or even dry up. He said the fact that Namibia has had late rains requires alternative plans to be in place in case poor rainfall is experienced during the remaining period of the rainy season. Misika revealed this in an interview with New Era when he gave an update on the water situation in the country following the recurrent droughts experienced over years. Further, he said, the water situation can be described as manageable but yet demanding in terms of ensuring availability of the required quantity and quality. SHORTAGE on page 2 Amid calls for the commercialisation of nonperforming parastatals, Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) secretary general and former acting CEO of TransNamib, Mike Kavekotora, has cautioned against the privatisation of troubled state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Page 9 Usakos dragged to court by former CEO Eveline de Klerk Swakopmund The former CEO of Usakos town council, Gruzi Goseb who registered a labour case, says the appointment of the town’s new CEO is illegal as he is currently in a labour dispute with the council that needs to be resolved before any appointment is made. Goseb who contacted New Era this week says the town council without his knowledge changed his conditions of employment and opted not to renew his contract, which ended last June. According to Goseb he signed a performance agreement in addition to his employment contract with years ago. The performance contract in particular, according to Goseb, USAKOS on page 2 Former Usakos CEO, Gruzi Goseb Your valuable opinions are of outmost importance to us! Queries: Ms Salmi WT Mvula 065 282 2164/ Ms Adelaide Hanse 065 282 2157/

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