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ol. 22 No. 159 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, March 22 2017 Inside Today North braces for more floods A second wave of floods is anticipated in the next few days if the rain in southern Angola persists, the hydrologist responsible for the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin in northern Namibia, Leonard Hango, said. Page 3 Economic planning deputy minister supports donkey abattoir The Deputy Minister of Economic Planning Lucia Iipumbu has expressed her support for the envisioned donkey abattoirs, saying the initiative could add value to the country’s economy. Page 9 ‘Stranded’ footballers narrate their daily struggles It is almost more than 10 months now without any premiership football action in Namibia and that equally means it’s been more than 10 months without a steady income for hundreds of young footballers plying their trade in the financiallycrippled Namibia Premier League (NPL). Page 24 WINDHOEK About 300 ‘children of the liberation struggle’ yesterday blocked the B1 road outside Windhoek demanding money from people driving by. The group spokesperson Tuhafeni Nhinda told Nampa at the scene that they decided to block the road as from 07h00 as a way to remember their parents who died during the liberation struggle. “We do not feel that we are independent because we are here like slaves, so we decided to go out and remind people that we are still here,” he said. Nhinda said development in Namibia, such as road infrastructure, is a result of their parents’ blood which was shed, but they are still not recognised. Chinese leader sends solidarity message Staff Reporter Windhoek Photos: John Muyamba President of the People’s Republic A nation’s pride… Members of the Namibian Navy together with other wings of the NDF. of China Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory message to his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob, saying he would like to extend his sincere congratulations and best wishes to the Namibian leader and his people on the 27 th anniversary of independence. Namibia yesterday marked its 27 th independence anniversary at an event held at Rundu where Geingob and the founding father of the Namibian nation, Dr Sam Nujoma, led thousands of people, among them Cabinet ministers, members of the diplomatic John Muyamba in addition to maintaining peace, fraternity and ordinary Namibians. Rundu everyone should be open to new “In recent years China-Namibia approaches. relations have maintained a sound President Hage Geingob “We have exhausted the momentum of development and the says Namibia is concept because after 27 years friendly and mutually beneficial committed to addressing the process is slow in satisfying cooperation in various fields has the contentious land the wishes of the majority yielded fruitful results, bringing issue but he feels the willing of Namibians. This means tangible benefits to both peoples. buyer,willing seller concept, we need to refer back to our I highly value the development of which the country adopted in constitution which allows for the China-Namibia relations and wish line with Resolution 435, needs expropriation of land with fair to work together with you to deepen to be revisited. compensation and also look at the traditional friendship of our two He said that for Namibia to foreign ownership of land, countries and the cooperation in President Hage Geingob achieve further economic growth, GEINGOB on page 2 various fields, CHINESE on page 2 Geingob wants willing buyer, willing seller concept revisited ‘Struggle kids’ block B1 road ‘STRUGGLE KIDS’ on page 2 Restoring order… Namibian Police Force in Khomas Region’s Deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa (wearing cap) instructing ‘children of the liberation struggle’ to get off the road where they were demanding money from motorists driving from Windhoek to Okahandja yesterday. Chrisjan Appolus Television Producer Television producers are responsible for planning shows, news segments, documentaries, or episodes to air on television. Meet Chrisjan Appolus, a passionate TV Producer employed by the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation who has turned his childhood passion of story telling into an exciting career. Read his story in today’s Youth Corner. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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