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New Era Newspaper Wednesday July 5 2017

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New Era Newspaper Wednesday July 5

ol. 22 No. 229 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, July 5 2017 Inside Today CCN still in financial limbo The Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) is yet to recover from its financial woes and is calling on sponsors to come to its rescue. Page 3 Tsumeb Municipality to build market for informal traders Informal traders at Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region will soon have a formal business structure to conduct their activities at the town. Tsumeb chief executive officer Archie Benjamin said in a telephone interview with Nampa on Monday the municipality was planning to build a local market and an agricultural business hub. Page 11 Zimbabwe wants optimisation of dry ports Eveline de Klerk Walvis Bay Zimbabwean Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Christopher Mushohwe has urged countries offered dry ports to fully optimise such facilities to increase trade and economic benefits for their countries. Photo: Nampa Winter warmth… Pictured is 78-old David Eigab, who on Friday received a new blanket from the Office of the Otjozondjupa Governor. The blankets that were handed to the elderly were donated by various companies and private individuals. The minister, accompanied by his Namibian counterpart, Minister Tjekero Tweya, visited the Namport expansion project, as well as the Zimbabwean dry port currently being constructed at Walvis Bay, right next to the main port. The Zimbabwean dry port is due to be completed by the end of the month, while the Botswana and Zambian dry ports are already operational. Namibia offered these landlocked countries dry ports to provide access to the sea and to promote inter-regional trade. Zimbabwe currently uses mainly Mozambican and South African ports for export and import purposes. Mushohwe said the South African ports are rather expensive and congested though, adding that once completed the Zimbabwean dry PORTS on page 2 BoN launches court bid to close SME Bank Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek The Bank of Namibia (BoN) has initiated proceedings in the High Court in an attempt to close down the SME Bank Ltd, BoN Governor Ipumbu Shiimi announced yesterday. Shiimi’s statement did not elaborate on the details of court proceedings, saying only that “further information will be availed at the appropriate time.” The announcement was met with mixed reactions by labour unions, with the country’s biggest union federation welcoming the move, while its affiliate union for the financial sector was highly critical of the announcement. BON on page 2 Roland Routh Windhoek Bank of Namibia Governor Ipumbu Shiimi High Court needs more judges – Chief Justice Newly appointed… High Court judges Boas Usiku and Johanna Prinsloo at their swearingin ceremony yesterday. Photo: Contributed The two High Courts in Namibia - one in Oshakati and one in Windhoek - need double its current complement of judges, said Chief Justice Peter Shivute at the swearing-in of two new permanent judges of the High Court. Chief Justice Shivute made the remarks at the swearing-in ceremony of Judges Boas Usiku and Johanna Prinsloo at the Supreme Court yesterday and said the workload of the High Court has increased “exponentially” in the last three years and that the burden judges must bear is not fully appreciated. “The funded establishment of the High Court makes provision for only 16 permanent judges’ positions, in addition to the judge president and the deputy judge president. This number is woefully inadequate to meet the increased workload of the court, JUDGES on page 2 END THIS YEAR IN STYLE The end of your year should be a special occasion. Have an unforgettable Year End Party at one of our resorts for as little as N$ 270 per person. This offer includes meals Venue, and a 50% discount on accommodation. This is a time limited offer so don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. BOOK ONLINE OR CONTACT US! ☎ +264 61 285 7108 | +264 61 2857167 ☎ +264 61 285 7169 | +264 61 285 7188 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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