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ol. 22 No. 189 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday, May 9 2017 Inside Today King Mswati III to visit Namibia King Mswati III of Swaziland is expected in Namibia for an official visit from Thursday where he will inaugurate the new Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) headquarters and engage President Hage Geingob. Page 3 PPS Insurance paid N million to members in 20 PPS Insurance Namibia, the financial services company focused exclusively on graduate professionals, has confirmed that total profit share allocations to members with qualifying products for the 2016 financial year amounted to N.1 million. Page 11 MTC Sunshine Regional Cup heading to Otjiwarongo The MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy will this weekend stage its annual MTC Sunshine Regional Cup in Otjiwarongo at the Swanewelder Hall. The amateur boxing tourney, which is expected to attract close to 200 upcoming boxers from all 14 regions, will officially start on Thursday and ends on Saturday. Page 24 Several agreements between Nam, Brazil inconclusive Photo: Selma Ikela Seeking closer ties… Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah with Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira ahead of bilateral discussions yesterday morning. ACC probes five municipalities in Erongo Eveline de Klerk Swakopmund The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is investigation five local authorities in the Erongo Region for alleged irregularities, ranging from suspect tender procedures to illegal plot sales and subleasing. The municipalities under investigation are Walvis Bay, Henties Bay, Karibib, Usakos and Omaruru. The chief investigating officer of the ACC in Erongo, Walter Kurz, confirmed to New Era that they are currently investigation the sale of a large plot at Henties Bay that was initially leased out for tourism purposes, but was sold under questionable circumstances to a private contractor that is currently developing property on the land. ACC on page 2 “The signing of these MoUs is to be speedily implemented to enable us to continue to build on our solid foundation for increasing and expanding cooperation between our two countries in the spirit of friendship, trust and good faith.” – Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah Selma Ikela Windhoek Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has urged line ministries to expedite negotiations with Brazil in order to finalise pending memoranda of understanding (MoUs). Nandi-Ndaitwah, who also serves as Namibia’s deputy prime minister, was speaking yesterday at a meeting with visiting Foreign Minister of Brazil Aloysio Nunes Ferreira and said she had taken note of some pending MoUs on both sides that needed to be finalised. “The signing of these MoUs is to be speedily implemented to enable us to continue to build on our solid foundation for increasing and expanding cooperation between our two countries in the spirit of friendship, DTA targets rural Kunene ahead of 2019 Clemans Miyanicwe Opuwo AGREEMENTS on page 2 DTA members, including those from its central committee, are mobilising the masses in rural parts of northern Kunene to regain the votes the party lost during the local and regional elections of 2014. The visits by the DTA are also aimed at preparing for the 2019 elections. Kunovandu Vetjiwavi Hepute and Kaazombaruru Kuzatjike, both central committee members of the DTA and councillors on Opuwo Town Council, told New Era their party was busy mobilising communities in parts of Kunene. The two central committee members were joined by Reverend Ngunaike Ueutjerevi, a former candidate of DTA for the Opuwo Constituency. “We are visiting areas we as DTA went to during our last campaigns to inform the communities what we as a party are up to and to prepare for the polls, as well as regain members,” Kuzatjike said. DTA president McHenry Venaani DTA on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper app.newera.com.na • classifieds.newera.com.na • newera.com.na/discover

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