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ol. 22 No. 172 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, April 12 2017 Inside Today Lions kill 24 cattle at Balyerwa Conservancy SONA: President implored to speak on corruption Albertina Nakale Windhoek The official opposition DTA yesterday said it wants to see President Hage Geingob respond on taxpayers’ missing money, which runs into millions of dollars without any decisive action having been taken against culprits. Geingob is slated to deliver his State of the Nation Address (SONA) this afternoon in the National Assembly, where members of parliament will engage him on issues of national interest. When New Era asked Venaani what he expected from today’s SONA, the DTA leader said he wants the president to address fundamental issues. These include the GIPF’s missing N0 million, the SME Bank’s questionable N0 million investment in South Africa, the alleged inflated construction costs for the Walvis Bay fuel storage facility and the billions owed by Angola after a high-level currency exchange deal went sour. The Bank of Namibia seized control of the partially stateowned SME Bank last month after it allegedly discovered that N0 million had flowed into South African financial institutions in ‘unsound investments’. SONA on page 2 Marauding lions have wreaked havoc at Balyerwa Conservancy in the Judea Lyabboloma Constituency of Zambezi Region by killing several cattle in the areas of Nongozi, Mbambazi, Sauzo and Lyanshulu. Page 3 Namibia generated N billion through commodity export earnings in 2016 Despite the cyclical nature of the minerals industry and some declining commodity prices, coupled with increasing financial market volatility, the country generated about N billion through export earnings and N.4 billion in royalties during the 2016/17 financial year. Page 11 Burns careful not to dismiss Indongo as ‘one-hit wonder’ Ricky Burns was yesterday strongly warned not to write off Julius Indongo as a onehit wonder as the Namibian is determined to prove that lightning can indeed strike twice. Page 24 Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said all Namibians would benefit from genocide reparations, either directly or indirectly. The minister was responding to questions raised in the National Assembly by Swanu president Usutuaije Maamberua last Friday on whether the reparations, if agreed upon by the governments of Namibia Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah Genocide reparations to benefit ‘all Namibians’ and Germany during the current negotiations, would benefit only the communities that were directly subjected to genocide by imperial German troops or not. Nandi-Ndaitwah made it very clear that in no way would only the directly affected communities benefit from whatever reparations the German government pays. “When we get the reparation, are we talking about getting cash of N0 billion and divide the number and say wherever you are come and get your share?” she asked, GENOCIDE on page 2 Reduction in paedriatic HIV infections Staff Reporter Windhoek The Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Bernard Haufiku says the HIV mother-to-child transmission rate has reduced by 1.89 percent at six weeks and 4.1 percent overall, including the breastfeeding period. “The success rate of the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programme has resulted in 76 percent reduction in new paediatric HIV infections in the country,” Haufiku told parliament last week. He said the health ministry has managed to maintain 86 percent antiretroviral coverage in the general population as set out in the National Strategic Framework targets. Govt monitoring events in DRC DRC president Joseph Kabila Dr Bernard Haufiku Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek INFECTIONS on page 2 The government has responded to the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) issue, calling on the DRC government to comply with the agreement on implementation of the relevant council resolution to make sure that an election is held in that country. Responding to questions in parliament last Friday, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi- Ndaitwah, said currently Namibia is monitoring the situation in the DRC on page 2 Elizabeth Kambonde Auto Electrician Auto electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, parts and electrical and electronic systems in vehicles and marine equipment. Meet Elizabeth Kambonde, a female Auto Electrician employed by Namdeb, who has marked herself a spot in a male dominated environment. Read her story in today`s Youth Corner. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper app.newera.com.na • classifieds.newera.com.na • newera.com.na/discover

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