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Vol. 22 No. 157 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, March 17 2017 N5m Okamatapati trunk road opens Inside Today Ill-discipline rife at //Kharas schools Learners’ failure to be behave and work in a controlled way by obeying school rules remains a major concern for many schools in the //Kharas Region. Page 3 Lake Victoria fisherfolk use ice fish boxes for better profits For the remote fishing communities living near Lake Victoria in Western Kenya, capturing fish is one step but selling it at a good price while fresh is the greatest achievement. Page 7 Ahmad topples Hayatou as CAF president At long last, there is a new sheriff at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Page 40 Photo: Edgar Brandt Mission accomplished… President Hage Geingob (middle) officially opened the N5-million trunk road between Otjinene and Okamatapati yesterday. Also in attendance of the ceremony at Okondjatu were RA CEO Conrad Lutombi (left), works minister Alpheus !Naruseb (second from left), Omaheke governor Festus Uitele (third from right) and Otjozondjupa governor Otto Ipinge (second from right). Edgar Brandt Okondjatu The current slowdown in economic growth is not a deterrent to the government’s investment in infrastructure, President Hage Geingob said. This is because infrastructure such as new roads do not only facilitate the movement of goods, people and services, but are also crucial in the socio-economic development of communities. The president said this on the outskirts of Okondjatu in the Otjozondjupa Region yesterday when he officially opened the 131km section one of the trunk road between Otjinene and Okamatapati, which cost N5 million. “Scholars in economics have identified road infrastructure as a key prerequisite of the social and Price is king Affordable insurance that DECREASES monthly economic development of any country,” he said. “In Namibia, where road transport is the most widely used mode of travel, it is vital that our road infrastructure is able to connect all regions, particularly rural areas with urban centres, in order to stimulate commerce, investment and the movement of people, goods and services.” Oukwanyama deny annexing Angolan territory OSHAKATI The Oukwanyama Traditional Authority has dismissed reports that the community wants to claim part of Angolan territory. Oukwanyama runs through some parts of Angola including Oihole in the Cunene Province, where the late King Mandume Ndemufayo resided and where he was laid to rest. Deputy chairperson of the Oukwanyama Traditional Authority and senior advisor to Queen Martha Mwadinomho waKristian yaNelumbu, Hadino Hishongwa, issued a letter of response last week. “We were left hurt as these rumours were unfounded and we are wondering why these rumours are always done against our community; additionally, Uneven yards worsen flooding at Ehenye Nuusita Ashipala Oshakati Blocked culverts and the construction of houses on uneven ground is said to be the cause of flooding of houses built under the mass housing scheme at Ehenye in Oshakati, New Era has established. Many of the 209 houses at Ehenye were built on elevated ground while the yards still need to be filled with sand to bring them to the same level. FLOODING on page 2 ‘The constant expansion and upgrading of our road network is vital to increase economic performance’ – President Hage Geingob OKAMATAPATI on page 2 ANGOLAN on page 2 By default… Some of the flooded houses at Ehenye. Photo: Nuusita Ashipala 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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