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Vol. 22 No. 130 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, February 8 2017 Inside Today Delays beset new Ongwediva school Three years after the N million Ongwediva Junior Secondary School was expected to be handed over it remains unoccupied, while 342 learners are taught in dilapidated classrooms exposed to severe weather. Page 3 B2Gold’s Otjikoto Mine to increase record production in 2017 B2Gold’s Otjikoto Mine north of Otjiwarongo is forecast to increase production in 2017. The mining company is predicted produce between 165 000 and 175 000 ounces of gold in 2017, compared to 166 285 ounces produced in 2016. Page 9 We will honour all our fixtures - Rukoro Despite the financial crisis faced by the local sport fraternity and the entire country by extension, the Namibian Football Association (NFA) remains adamant that the Brave Warriors will honour all their 2017 continental and international fixtures. Page 24 ACC nabs five Oshikoto officials Staff Reporter Windhoek Five officials working for government offices in Oshikoto Region and arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for alleged dodgy land deals at Oshivelo, appeared in the Oshakati Regional Court on Monday. Magistrate Leopold Hangalo granted N 000 bail each to Rosalia Ndipwashimwe, Kornelia When nature calls… Due to the lack of proper sanitation facilities in the Havana informal settlement on the outskirts of Windhoek, residents have no choice but to relieve themselves at the nearby dumpsites, sometimes in the dead of the night. This boy (identity withheld) was found relieving himself at a dumpsite in Havana on Friday, which poses a health risk to him and those living nearby. Photo: Emmency Nuukala Amutenya, Julia Hauwanga, Elise Hango and Matatias Moses and remanded the matter to April 3 this year, for legal aid. The five officials are accused of allocating land plots to themselves and their relatives at Oshivelo settlement, the ACC alleges. Amutenya indicated she will conduct her own defence in the matter, while her four co-accused indicated they will apply for legal aid. Ndipwashimwe is a former senior administrative officer for Oshivelo settlement and faces 15 counts of corruption. Moses, a former development planner for Oshikoto Regional Council faces two counts. Amutenya, an account assistant for the Guinas Constituency office faces one count, while her Hauwanga, who works as administrative officer for the same office is also facing one count. Zambezi police regional commander dies Albertina Nakale Windhoek The Zambezi regional police commander, Commissioner Boniface Mukendwa (60), died on Monday afternoon at his house in Boma location in Katima Mulilo. A family member, Donald Malumo, who is also a colleague of the late commissioner, confirmed the death to New Era yesterday. Malumo said the commissioner, who was born on January 25, 1957, died at his home following a short illness. He revealed Mukendwa went home for lunch on Monday and never returned to work as he apparently complained that he did not feel well and needed to rest. According to the family member, the deceased took a nap but he did not wake up from his sleep. ZAMBEZI on page 2 The late Commissioner Boniface Mukendwa ACC on page 2 ACC director-general Paulus Noa Magistrate blasts ‘lazy’ police investigator Maria Amakali Windhoek A Katutura magistrate yesterday blasted a police investigator, saying it is individuals like him that have made a mockery of justice and perpetually embarrassing the courts after the policeman claimed he needs a month to complete his investigation into a protracted murder investigation. “We cannot tolerate such laziness, this is a mockery of the justice system. It is people like you that are killing the justice system and embarrassing the courts,” an irate Magistrate Alina Nandago said after she was informed that three years investigations into the case are still pending. Magistrate Nandago became irritated and infuriated by the request from the investigative officer to grant more time in order to finalise investigations into the murder case. POLICE on page 2 Job Shatona Millwright A millwright is someone who installs, dismantles, repairs, reassembles, and moves machinery in factories, power plants and construction sites. Meet Job Shatona, a Millwright employed by the Namibia Ports Authority at Walvis Bay. Read how he has established himself as a skilled and successful artisan in today’s Youth Corner. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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