• July 20th, 2019
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POSTS BY Toivo Ndjebela

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Town hall meetings and accountability of political leaders

Accountability is a rare commodity in politics yet it is one of the cornerstones of good governance. President Hage Geingob has been criticised, perhaps harshly, in recent days about his current series of town hall meetings across the regions, because they are supposedly a plot to garner political ground ahead of this year’s general election.

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I committed to Warriors before Afcon qualification, says Nyambe

Young footballer Ryan Nyambe, whose loyalty to Namibia came into question after his recent inclusion into the Brave Warriors squad for this year’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament, says he had already assured the coaching staff of his availability prior to the team’s dramatic qualification in March.

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We want SME Bank closed: Muniaro

With Workers Day a mere two weeks away, New Era reproduces this interview from June 2017, between National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) Secretary-General Job Muniaro and New Era Managing Editor Toivo Ndjebela

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President on leading a nation that wants more

President Hage Geingob this week sat down with New Era Managing Editor Toivo Ndjebela at State House for an interview that touched on his four-year presidential journey so far, the country’s public debt situation and leading the ruling party Swapo.

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Steytler breaks silence on resignation

WINDHOEK – Former presidential economic advisor Dr John Steytler said he left his cushy State House job for personal reasons – dismissing wide assertions that he fell out with President Hage Geingob.

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Nearly complete, now Neckartal awaits rain

KEETMANSHOOP – Construction of the N$5.7 billion Neckartal Dam in the //Kharas Region is essentially complete but the project’s strength needs to be tested with rainwater – which has been scarce because of prevailing dry conditions.

Zelna Hengari on turning NWR around

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) Managing Director Zelna Hengari shares – in conversation with Toivo Ndjebela – how she turned the hospitality company into a self-sustaining entity that no longer gobbles up state money through bailouts and heavy subsidies.   

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Why is SA shaken by Peugeot’s Namibian plant?

WINDHOEK – The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has been on a warpath against the establishment of a Peugeot plant in Namibia, saying this development is potentially in breach of regional trade rules.

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I audit, not prosecute: AG Kandjeke

WINDHOEK – Auditor General Junias Kandjeke yesterday said he understood the frustration of those who wish his audit findings should lead to the prosecution of individuals and institutions implicated in perceived wrongdoings.

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Desie Heita is not dead

“Reserve me a page for my land feature. The coverage so far is simply vomit of what we are all watching and hearing on TV and radio. It lacks in-depth analysis of the issues being debated.”

MDC Alliance puts faith in Geingob, SADC

WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob has an opportunity to distinguish himself as a true African statesman if he, as chairman of SADC, provides strong leadership on Zimbabwe where a landmark court case challenging recent election results kicks off tomorrow.