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ol. 22 No. 142 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, February 24 2017 Inside Today Fisheries employee in N0,000 fraud The Namibian Police at Walvis Bay on Monday arrested an employee of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in connection with fraud amounting to N.2 million. Page 3 Renewable energy answer to multifaceted energy needs For a geographically large and low population density country like Namibia it is not practical to connect everyone through the national grid in a time-bound manner. Page 17 Rehoboth abuzz ahead of Falcon’s rugby bonanza Inmates in N0m fraud case on hunger strike Petrus Muronga and Maria Amakali Windhoek Eight Angolan nationals from a group of nineteen suspects arrested in 2015 in connection with alleged tax refund fraud involving over N0 million have gone on a hunger strike in the Windhoek Police Station holding cells where they are currently being held. The inmates have been on a hunger strike since February 10. They claim their rights are being violated and that the food they are given is not healthy. INMATES on page 2 Massive loot... Fifteen people, mostly Angolans, were arrested in connection with a tax fraud case involving about N0 million Mixed views on N million fine for poachers Esme Konstantinus Windhoek Namibia’s ombudsman Advocate John Walters says it is up to the courts to exercise their discretion following the legislative proposal of hefty fines of up to N million for rhino and elephant poachers. His advice was in response to the tabling of the Nature Conservation Amendment Bill in parliament in which the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, seeks to increase fines for rhino and elephant poachers from the current maximum of N0 000 to N million. The Bill is aimed at urgently curbing rhino and elephant poaching, which have drastically increased in Namibia. POACHERS on page 2 The usually laid back town of Rehoboth will be a hive of activity this weekend when one of the most prominent local rugby clubs Reho Falcons play hosts to a one day tournament at the Dr Lemmer High School field, on Saturday. Page 48 Photo: Emmency Nuukala Litter louts… Despite clear signs put up by the Windhoek Municipality warning people not to do so, some still discard their household garbage next to roads. More ironically, right by the no-dumping sign. Ombudsman John Walters Price is king Affordable insurance that DECREASES monthly SMS ‘king’ to 44000 Standard SMS rates apply Licence no. 16/ST/31 | Terms and conditions apply New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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