Lion killing Kambwa had a tender to repair Etosha fence

WINDHOEK-The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has opened an investigation Northern businessman David Kambwa having already ruled out that he killed one lion earlier this week without an MET permit. Ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said the Ministry was aware Kambwa is not in possession of an MET permit to kill the lion and police has been requested to check if he has a gun license. “We are investigating under what conditions he killed the animals.…

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Africa Economic Outlook gives Hage’s NEEEF a perfect head-start

Namibia needs to accelerate implementation of its structural reform programme articulated in the Harambee Prosperity Plan and the National Development Plan in line with the aspirations of the 2030 Vision, if it is to harness entrepreneurship that promotes value adding economic activities and creates quality jobs while reducing poverty and inequality, says the African Economic Outlook 2017.  STORY HIGHLIGHTS Namibia growth sharply moderated to 1.3% in 2016 but should rebound in 2017 as the agriculture…

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The Development that I know

By Tom K. Alweendo (Minister of Economic Planning) WINDHOEK- If you ask three people about the definition of development, you are likely to get three different answers. If the three people you decided to ask are professional economists, you may even get five different answers. In the 1960s at least 32 African countries had national development plans. During this time development planning across the continent was characterised by centralised planning, usually consisting of five-year planning…

"The Development that I know"

New Era shuts down newspaper

State-owned New Era Publication Corporation (NEPC) is shutting down Namibia’s only existing weekend newspaper, barely a year after rolling out. Namibia still does not have a substantive weekend newspaper and The Weekend edition of the New Era newspaper established in July 2016 was billed to take over the market. Much of the newspaper’s troubles were paraffined by the printing monopoly in Namibia where Namibia’s top two printing press refused to print the newspaper on Fridays…

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Should Edgars also pay back Namibians?

WINDHOEK-The Namibia Competition Commission (NaCC) will this coming week consider if there is a need to review if Edgars has been unlawfully charging its credit customers, in Namibia South Africa’s National Consumer Tribunal has ruled that the Edgars’s club fee of R34 is unlawful. The Tribunal is still to determine how many consumers must be refunded, and how much should be refunded dating back to 2007. While the Edcon Group, which owns retail store Edgars, plans to…

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Royal visit to Namibia

SACU Matters in Focus WINDHOEK- Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairperson King Mswati III of Swaziland is expected to pay Namibia a royal visit next week Thursday the 11th of May. Mswati was recently in Botswana to discuss SACU related matters and is expected to engage the SACU topic with President Dr Hage Geingob. “During the inauguration of the SACU Headquarters in Windhoek, views on the activities and challenges facing SACU were discussed and a Roadmap to…

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2449 leave government jobs

The Namibian government experienced a marginal turnover of 2449 civil servants over the last financial year with resignations and expiring contracts attributed to the Ministries of Health and Social Services, Works and Transport as well as Education. This was revealed during the tabling of the annual report of the public service commission during the financial year 2015-2016 by Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila where she said currently there are 67 835 civil servants employed. “The total number…

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Hands-off SPYL—Swapo Party Told

…But SPYL in constitutional crisis WINDHOEK—The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) finds itself in a constitutional dilemma created by the Party elders, two senior youth executive member have said. As the stand-off on whether Secretary Elijah Ngurare should resume his duties thickens following Swapo Party Secretary General Nangolo Mbumba revelations that Ngurare remains persona non-grata to the SPYL meetings, Secretary for Labour and Justice Sydney !Ganeb(pictured) has cautioned the Party against leading the youth in…

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SME Bank vs Bank of Namibia: Rule of Law on Trial

 The SME Bank/Bank of Namibia will again take centre stage this week as High Court Judge Shafimana Ueitele prepares to deliver his ruling on the urgency of the matter. In the hearing held earlier this month, the former SME Bank directors and bank executives represented by lawyer Sisa Namandje, filed an urgent application at the High Court for a declaration that the Bank of Namibia acted unlawfully when it suspended the directors and senior executives…

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Ngurare Assumes SPYL Control, Nekundi Defiant

Elijah Ngurare has assumed control of the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) and will chair its Central Committee meeting on April 29 2017. Ngurare (pictured) this week wrote to all SPYL leadership and membership that he had with immediate effect resumed chair of the National Executive Committee, Central Committee as well as the Congress of the SPYL. SPYL deputy secretary Veikko Nekundi has been acting in Ngurare’s capacity since 2015. Ngurare, Dimbulukweni Nauyoma, George Kambala…

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