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New Era Newspaper Wednesday November 1, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Wednesday November 1,

Vol. 23 No. 046 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, November 1 2017 Accused of killing for money… Alleged hit squad, with Abuid Uazeua fourth from left Photo: Roland Routh Murder for hire accused denied bail Roland Routh Windhoek One of the accused in the trial of six people, including the wife of the deceased in a murder-for-hire case, left the Windhoek High Court yesterday disappointed after Judge Dinah Usiku dismissed his application to be released on bail pending his trial. Abuid Uazeua, 37, asked the court to release him on bail as he needs to support his four children. He further promised to stand trial and not interfere with any of the state witnesses. One of the state witnesses is the girlfriend of Uazeua. BAIL on page 2 Inside Today No subject advisors for Kavango West Kavango West Region is yet to get subject advisors, among other key positions, since the separation of education administration from Kavango East Region in September last year. This situation has raised fears that the region’s education would be adversely affected, especially the Grade 10 and 12 results. Page 3 IMF sees Africa’s public debt exceeding 50% of GDP in 2017 The median level of government debt in sub-Saharan Africa will probably rise to more than 50 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) this year, increasing sector and limiting muchneeded stimulation for growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.. Page 9 Erongo gets 2,689 NHE houses in 24 years Eveline de Klerk Walvis Bay Farmers in tug-ofwar with housing contractor John Muyamba Rundu A project intended to reduce the housing backlog in Rundu is well on track despite efforts by some community members to try to stall the project on grounds it has affected their FAMERS on page 2 Slow as a wet week… NHE national waiting list stood at 87,473 aspiring home owners as of September 30 this year. The National Housing Enterprise (NHE), established in 1993 to promote home ownership by Namibians, only built 2,689 houses in 24 years in the entire Erongo Region, which has a waiting list of over 27,000 aspiring homeowners. NHE was created to provide housing solutions to alleviate the national housing need. The institution’s waiting list for the region stands at 27,632. The overall national demand for houses, as per the NHE waiting list, stood at 87,473 on September 30. Walvis Bay alone has 18,790 applicants, while more than 50,000 of the town’s residents live in shacks, with most of them registered on the council and NHE waiting list. Active clients of NHE who are servicing home loans from the company currently total 4,719 countrywide, of whom 837 are in the Erongo Region. vided by NHE CEO Gisbertus Mukulu last week during an information session at Walvis Bay. Inspiring hope… The designer’s impression of how some houses will look once completed. Mukulu indicated that the demand for houses also increased in other towns in the region, with Swakopmund having 7,702 residents on the waiting list. Maria Amakali Windhoek NHE on page 2 More Namibians marry foreign nationals The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has revealed that more Namibians are entering into marriage with foreign nationals. The ministry recorded a total of 6,512 marriages from 2016 to 2017 and of that number 440 were of Namibians who married foreign nationals. NAMIBIANS on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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