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New Era Newspaper Wednesday November 8, 2017

New Era Newspaper Wednesday November 8,

Vol. 23 No. 051 Windhoek Namibia Wednesday, November 8 2017 Inside Today Namibian in court over US,000 Police in Ohangwena Region are in search of a partner of a helmsman who was recently found illegally crossing the border from Angola into Namibia while in possession of US,000, (N8,000). Page 3 The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority, as an associate of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, recently hosted Namibia’s regulatory and supervisory regional seminar for delegates Page 9 Ex-governor, 21 others on trial for defying court order Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop Former //Kharas governor Dawid Boois and 21 others yesterday Economic Planning Minister Tom Alweendo Selma Ikela Windhoek Support staff at the Ministry of Health yesterday blocked Health Minister a peaceful lunchtime demonstration that almost became emotionally charged after he seemed to ignore them. During the protest, in which workers expressed concerns over a range of issues at the Katutura and stepped out of the ministry building, but passed by the demonstrators without saying a word. After putting his briefcase in the car, The gains and losses of NDP4 Staff Reporter Windhoek While Namibia managed to decrease poverty levels and increase its income in the period between 2012 and 2016, the country did not In a statement to the National Assembly, Economic Planning Minister Tom Alweendo was at pains to point out that, “Although one of the priorities laid out in NDP4 was job creation, the biggest development challenge that is still unyielding is that of unemployment.” A total number of 79,544 jobs were created during the period of the Fourth National Development Plan (NDP4), which is 88 percent of the target set out in the plan. The target was to have 90,000 jobs created during the NDP4 period. Yet, “because of the economic downturn during 2016, instead of net job creation there was a net job loss last year. Angry health workers block minister’s vehicle WORKERS on page 2 appeared in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on charges of contempt of court. The 22 were arraigned for defying a court order issued by the Windhoek High Court in 2012 that no new traditional chief for Berseba may be inaugurated. Authority was the one duly recognised by government, with Chief Johannes Isaak and Deputy Chief Stephanus Goliath as COURT on page 2 Teachers to pay back excess allowances THE STATS Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya A number of rural teachers in Oshikoto Region are disgruntled following a circular informing them that money will be deducted from their salaries as from this month, because their remoteness allowances NDP4 on page 2 Irate… Workers stood in front of the health minister’s vehicle yesterday to block his passage, saying he was ignoring their concerns. Photo: Emmency Nuukala exceeded what was due to them. According to letters seen by New Era, some teachers were overpaid between April 2015 and December 2016. The highest amount was recorded at N,000. The amounts to be deducted will depend on the salary scale of each individual TEACHER on page 2 BOOK ON THE GO Our app has been reimagined from the ground up so you can get a little more from it. You can now make and pay for your bookings while on the go. View our resorts and camps even when you are offline. NamLeisure Card applications can also be made right from the app. Download it now for your iOS and Android device. www.nwr.com.na/app

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