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New Era Newspaper Wednesday May 2, 2018

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Newspaper for Namibia Wednesday 2 May 2018 N.00 (incl VAT) Vol. 23 No. 163 newera.com.na City gets signal on Mama Winnie street Page 3 Namibia’s revised mining Act to be completed by end of 2018 Page 9 ‘Tebs’ making strides on foreign soil Page 24 National Business Sport Angry Shaningwa tears into scribe, Kalahari boss • Albertina Nakale WINDHOEK – Drama erupted at the Swapo headquarters on Monday when the party’s secretary general Sophia Shaningwa lost her temper over allegations that she had a hand in recommending the award of a contract by Swapo’s business arm, Kalahari Holdings, to her brother Ignatius. This happened at a press conference that was called by Kalahari Holdings management to clarify an article published by The Namibian last week titled “Swapo deals cause uproar”. The article suggested that Kalahari Holdings last week rejected a recommendation to award a contract to build party offices at Mariental to a company co-owned by Shaningwa’s brother. During the conference, Shaningwa demanded that Kalahari Holdings’ acting chairperson Christian Maketo clear her name regarding the tender process, evaluation criteria, adjudication and award of tenders by the party’s company. Kalahari Holdings is busy awarding tenders to construct party offices in several towns. It has been reported that companies such as Jack Mutua Architects and Richard Frankle & Partners have been roped in to advise and recommend firms that will build some of the offices. Soldiering on… Issues such as labour unrest, lack of access to land and inactivity of Namibians in productive sectors remain a stumbling block to genuine economic freedom. VP predicts long, bitter economic struggle • Kuzeeko Tjitemisa WINDHOEK - Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba yesterday predicted that Namibia’s struggle for economic freedom would be as bitter and long as the national liberation struggle, which took 30 years. Mbumba made this remark in a speech read on his behalf by Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Alpheus! Naruseb, at the International Workers Day commemoration held at Khorixas yesterday. This year’s commemoration was held under the theme “Namibian Workers and Employers Unite for Economic Upliftment”. Namibia faces her sternest test yet, with increasing demands by citizens – especially those whose communities were disadvantaged on a racial basis by apartheid and German colonialism – for greater access to the country’s national resources. SHANINGWA on page 2 STRUGGLE on page 2 Delayed truckers plagued by prostitutes at Kazungula Tried and tested… People and cars that cross between the two countries are ferried on a pontoon. Photo: Nuusita Ashipala • Nuusita Ashipala KAZUNGULA - Harassment by prostitutes and lengthy delays of transport and logistics business processes are some of the identified negative outcomes of the delay in the completion of the Kazungula Bridge, currently under construction over the Zambezi River between Zambia and Botswana. The situation is so bad sometimes that truckers – some of whom are Namibian – spend up to two weeks before crossing the border between the two countries. TRUCKERS 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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