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New Era Newspaper Wednesday October 18,

Vol. 23 No. 035 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, October 18 2017 Pohamba appointed SADC envoy to DRC Trusted emissary… be to facilitate the attainment of sustained peace and security in DRC, arguably Af- onto power because of alleged lack of resources to hold general elections in the country. Photo: Maria Chigariro Inside Today Preparations for Muharukua’s burial underway Preparations for the memorial and funeral services for late Kunene governor Angelika Muharukua are going well at Opuwo and Okatjetje village, where the family has gathered since her death on October 1. Page 3 Local handbag label ‘Myeisha’ launched in Berlin The Namibian Embassy in Berlin hosted a label launch on September 21 to introduce the Namibian label ‘Myeisha’ to the German market. Page 9 Nuusita Ashipala Ongwediva The education directorate in Omusati Region yesterday released nearly 500 learners from hostels, with a further 368 scheduled to be sent home due to a shortage of food in hostel kitchens. However, the decision was not well received by the education ministry permanent secretary Sanet Steenkamp, who late yesterday was steadfast that those who have been sent home would have to return to school to write their examinations. Student teachers march for jobs Albertina Nakale Windhoek More than 150 University of Namibia (Unam) Khomasdal campus student teachers protest-marched in Windhoek yesterday to demand that the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture releases the bulletin of teacher vacancies for 2018. Delaying such announcement would send them on the streets, they argued, which would boost Namibia’s unemployment figure of 34 percent. TEACHERS on page 2 Omusati sends hostel learners home … Ministry asks they go back to hostel A meal… Photo: Nampa Determined… Students chant and dance on the posters they carried. Photo: Emmency Nuukala. “This is a critical time for our learners – it is examination time. And even if it was not, it is our mandate to make sure that our learners receive food and that is what we have been working on,” said Steenkamp. HOSTEL on page 2 Informal settlements not going away – VP Iyambo Eveline de Klerk Swakopmund Chasing away squatters and demolishing illegal settlements would never solve the problem of informal settlements, Vice- President Nickey Iyambo told a gathering of local and regional authority leaders in Swakopmund on Monday. The only way forward, the vice-president said, lasting solutions to respond to the needs of squatters and to expedite the delivery of serviced land on which people can build homes conference of the Association for Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN) annual general meeting and the sixth Alliance of Mayors’ and Municipal Leaders on HIV/ Aids Annual Partners Orientation conference currently underway in Swakopmund. IYAMBO on page 2

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