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New Era Newspaper Wednesday March 7,

Vol. 23 No. 127 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, March 7 2018 Inside Today Omaheke focuses on housing provision In its efforts to take basic amenities to the people, the Omaheke Regional Council has year resolved to make a substantial investment in housing. Omaheke is one of the regions that doesn’t have a single house constructed under the mass housing programme. Page 3 Taxing the informal economy: Challenges and possibilities LISTERIA on page 2 While some economic analysts have in the past called for government to formalise the informal sector in order to broaden the tax base, others have cautioned that this can only happen if Lahja Nashuuta a presidential directive to rein in proved on “potential value gain”. calculated at Rate 3, meaning the informal sector is Windhoek unnecessary spending on all foreign trips. - On this basis, a two-week trip taxpayers would have forked out regulated. However, the conundrum facing A bloated and seemingly Early last month President Hage a government source. The new regulators is that by inadequately motivated Geingob extended the ban on all and from various government measures include limiting foreign all-expenses paid capacitybuilding trip - that would have seen State House, was not approved by servants, reining in the abuse of state foreign travel by government of- ministries and agencies, including travels by two trips a year for civil informal sector is a segment of the economy should be reduced to size in order Simataa. vehicles, rooting out ghost workers, which is neither regulated China for two weeks - was not approved by the Secretary to Cabinet that all statutory travel should be Sunday and each of them would using emails instead of paper. and cracking down on wastage by nor protected by the state. Page 9 Dr George Simataa, to comply with “properly motivated” and only ap- TRIP on page 2 Edgar Brandt Windhoek Revenue generation, funding of capital projects and cost cuts are likely to inform the country’s to be delivered this afternoon by Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein, analysts predicted. Mally Likukela, managing director of Twilight Capital Consulting, said three things are Edgar Brandt Windhoek Local retailers were this week scrambling to mitigate the effects of the listeria outbreak in South Africa that has been linked to the Enterprise brand’s processed cold meats and Rainbow Chicken polony production facilities in Polokwane, South Africa. As of yesterday the outbreak, which in South Africa, had culminated in South Africa’s neighbours banning the importation of cold meats from the affected manufacturers. Presidential directive grounds Beijing trip Schlettwein expected to stay on cost-saving path Retailers scramble to mitigate listeria outbreak on which capital projects are going to be frozen due to funds shortages, amplification of cost-cutting measures to curb resource wastage (which will include measures to also manage the high and the establishment of Agency. SCHLETTWEIN on page 2 Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Monday welcomed the adoption free movement of people within the African continent, saying the move will promote equitable human resources mobility which Africa needs Proactive… Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Botswana and Zambia have all banned the importation of ready-to-eat foods from Rainbow Chickens and Enterprise Foods in South Africa. Photo: Contributed Halted… resentatives from different government ministries who would have left for China on Sunday for a two-week course in capacity building. In the front row (second from left), Liu Huabo, the economic and commercial counsellor at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and Mary Hangula, the Namibian delegation’s leader, on Liu’s left. of African people the protocol to the treaty establishing the African Economic Community, relating to free movement of persons, right of residence and establishment, along with its implementation roadmap. Addressing her ministerial staff on Monday, International Relations and Coop- said the single Africa air market, which has been adopted by the summit in January, will greatly contribute to interconnectivity on the continent. MOVEMENT on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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