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Vol. 22 No. 133 Windhoek, Namibia Monday, February 13 2017 Huang leaves the country Inside Today Audacious Shaningwa vows to eliminate bucket system this year Urban and Rural Development Minister Sophia Shaningwa has, rather audaciously, promised that no Namibian citizen will still be using bucket toilets in the country by the end of this year. Page 3 CoW leasing Ramatex building without relevant certification The City of Windhoek (CoW) has decided to lease the former Rhino garment factory living quarters and dining hall without the relevant certification and an approved building plan. Page 9 Brave Uutoni suffers 2nd career defeat on dubious TKO Namibian boxer Japhet ‘the Lion’ Uutoni suffered only his second defeat as a professional fighter when he went down against the unbeaten Angel Acosta during their WBO junior flyweight title eliminator at the Puerto Rican Arena, in Puerto Rico, on Saturday evening. Page 24 Edgar Brandt guatjivi said they were not Windhoek aware that Huang had left the country. Chinese tycoon Yuiqua The investigating officer ‘Jack’ Huang, who in the Huang case, Warrant on Friday convened Officer Immanuel Lazarus, a press conference to explain was also unable to confirm his innocence in the ongoing Huang’s departure from N.5 billion criminal case, Namibia. is said to have left the country Huang paid N million yesterday for Angola. bail on February 2 after he Although Huang is was initially arrested in connection with the high-profile thought to have left Namibia for business reasons and case involving alleged tax not to escape the long arm evasion, fraud and money of justice, questions being laundering to the tune of asked are why his passport N.5 billion. was not confiscated pending His bail conditions stipulate he must report to the conclusion of his case. Yesterday, police chief Windhoek Police Station Sebastian Ndeitunga – who once a week between Monday and Friday. spoke to New Era from Walker… Photos of millionaire businessman Jack Huang, supposedly at Hosea Katima Mulilo – and police Kutako International Airport yesterday morning, have gone viral. spokesperson Edwin Kan- HUANG on page 2 In the red… Commercial farmers owe 97 percent of debts to Agribank. This photo is for illustration only. Defaulters owe Agribank N0 million Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Farmers have the highest ever default of just over N0 million with Agribank but the bank says when all avenues are exhausted legal action will be taken against them. Communal farmers contribute three percent of the total in arrears while the remainder of 97 percent is with commercial farmers. OWE on page 2 Albertina Nakale Windhoek President Hage Geingob on Friday reaffirmed his commitment to affordable housing in the country, but conceded that the need for housing currently outmatches government’s existing resources. He nevertheless said he is confident that if “we all rededicate and commit ourselves to helping our fellow Namibians, and look beyond our own self-interests by considering the needs of others, then we will be able to meet the demand for housing.” Geingob made the remarks on Friday when he handed over the re-usable polycare modular assembly brick house in Otjomuise to an impoverished family. The recipients are Abele Phillip, his wife and their five children who lived in a shack in Otjomuise’s 7de Laan. … Expected back for Thursday court appearance Geingob reaffirms commitment to housing GEINGOB on page 2 To the rescue… President Hage Geingob greets Abele Phillip, the recipient of the house. Home AwAy From Home New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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