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WINDHOEK – The Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation in consultation with the finance ministry needs to mobilise an additional N$157 million for the existing Namibian Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) budget to honour the contracts of students for boarding and non-tuition costs. WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has explained the unfortunate death of a male lion during the processes of capture from Erongo Region to a farm outside Windhoek, saying it died from capture stress. WINDHOEK - Due to lack of substantial evidence and experience of dealing with cases of human trafficking in Namibia, poverty, unemployment, lack of education and family instability were identified as some of the key factors pushing victims into the illicit trade that is so widespread it has assumed global proportions. WINDHOEK - A group of unhappy adult education practitioners who yesterday staged a peaceful demonstration at government park over some pending issues relating to their wellbeing have threatened that they will not participating on any official organised events of Literacy Week celebration today. WINDHOEK - The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) continues to pursue its mission to protect consumers and has made significant progress in consumer awareness relating to the types of complaints lodged with the authority. WINDHOEK - Teachers’ Union of Namibia (TUN) has emphasised that adult education is a priority in Namibia and should therefore be taken seriously. WINDHOEK - Higher education minister Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi has ordered the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) to reinstate, with immediate effect, over 40 employees that it recently retrenched. WINDHOEK - Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development Minister Tjekero Tweya has revealed that Indonesia expressed keen interest in importing Namibian beef to the Asian nation. WINDHOEK - Cabinet has directed that Namibia explores the possibility of sourcing funds from the BRICS New Development Bank to finance the development of intraregional infrastructure projects promoted by the Ministry of Works and Transport through the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Presidential Infrastructure Champions Initiative. WINDHOEK - Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein has explained the U$60 billion (approximately N$900 billion) package of aid, investment and loans to Africa offered by China during the just ended Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), against a backdrop of growing concern about rising debt distress on the continent. WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob left the country yesterday for Accra, Ghana to attend the state funeral of the revered former United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan, who will be laid to rest today. WINDHOEK - The Public Office-Bearers Remuneration and Benefits Commission (POBC) has revealed that due to the challenging economic conditions experienced in the country, political office bearers will not receive any salary increment until the economy shows a sign of recovery.