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New Era Newspaper Wednesday March 28, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Wednesday March 28,

Vol. 23 No. 141 Windhoek Namibia Wednesday, March 28 2018 Inside Today NSFAF budget new intakes With the allocated N.45 billion financial resources for 2018/19, Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) says they are confident they will be able to meet the fund’s commitment to fund all continuing students but the budget will not be sufficient to cover new intakes. Page 3 The closing down of Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us franchises in the United States and Europe due to billions of dollars in corporate debt will not affect the more than 40 stores in southern Africa. Page 9 To the East… President Hage Geingob jetting off to China using a commercial yesterday. President clarifies ‘China loan’ talks Kuzeeko Tjitemisa & Emmency Nuukala Windhoek President Hage Geingob yesterday confirmed that his state visit to China is, amongst others, to look at he said government would consider if they come at good terms. There have been talks that Namibia was planning to borrow money from China, with fears that this could plunge the country into further debt. Currently, Namibia’s total debt estimated at N.5 billion, equivalent to 43.3 percent of GDP and an increase from 42.6 percent in the 2016/17 PRESIDENT on page 2 Photo: Emmency Nuukala Hard talk… ACC Director General Paulus Noa and //Kharas Governor Lucia Basson (seated in the middle) with councillors during the engagement. Photo: Matheus Hamutenya Political parties sold out on corruption - ACC Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director-General Paulus Noa has blasted Namibian political parties for not taking to task politicians involved in alleged corrupt activities. councillors and ministers are elected by the people through their political parties and thus their respective parties should hold them accountable when they do the opposite of what they are mandated to do. Speaking at a meeting to sensitise the //Kharas Region’s local and regional councillors on the ACC’s corruption strategy and action plan, he explained that the ACC does Robert Kahimise Kanime blames suspension on witch-hunt Selma Ikela Windhoek Abraham Kanime, who was on Monday suspended as the head of the Windhoek City Police, yesterday blamed the move on what he calls a “witch-hunt” against him. City of Windhoek CEO Robert Kahimise, with the blessing of the city council, placed Kanime Abraham Kanime on suspension until further notice. Kahimise has in the past fabricated evidence against him but the CEO had apparently failed in all his vindictive shenanigans. Kanime said the CEO has now suspended him on allegations of spending unauthorised public funds. PARTIES on page 2 KANIME on page 2 Cheaper premiums… Better insurance SMS ‘king’ to 44 000 for a quote Licence no. 16/ST/31 | T’s and C’s apply | Standard SMS rates apply

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