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Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) CEO Franz Gertze explains to New Era journalist Kuzeeko Tjitemisa about the Authority’s regulatory framework and mandate, in an interview conducted last week. WINDHOEK - Swapo Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa yesterday said she no longer wants to hear talks of Team Harambee and Team Swapo – who faced each other at last year’s congress – ahead of next year’s general elections. WINDHOEK - Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has to date paid N$60 million in interest to the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN), as interest on the N$120 million loan the company borrowed in 2006, Managing Director Zelna Hengari said. Cape Town – The Namibian government is committed to becoming a key player to enhance the space of digital transformation to achieve value-driven growth, says Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Engel Nawatiseb. CAPE TOWN – Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC), the country’s largest mobile operator, has launched a comprehensive fibre internet and digital Cloud computing service to spearhead digital transformation in the country. WINDHOEK – The Public Enterprises Governance Bill, introduced by Public Enterprises Minister Leon Jooste last month, seeks among others to give the portfolio minister power to remove public enterprises’ board of directors who fail to achieve corporate governance targets. WINDHOEK – Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security has express ‘serious concern’ about the lack of or inadequate police officers, immigration officials and staff at all points of entry across the country. WINDHOEK – Government has more female employees than male ones, with the former constituting 57 percent of the entire workforce, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila revealed yesterday. CAPE TOWN – A Namibian corporate Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions provider, Green Enterprise Solutions, also known as Green, last week clinched significant potential deals at the just ended AfricaCom Expo held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). This is according to the company’s Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Agnes Nyirenda. WINDHOEK – Road accidents are costing the country’s economy N$1.3 billion, says Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa. This was according to a study commissioned in 2016 by the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) and carried out by audit firm Ernst and Young. WINDHOEK – Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila on Tuesday presented the Public Service Amendment Bill to the National Assembly, which amongst others would see permanent secretaries having fixed-term contracts, renewable on satisfactory performance. WINDHOEK – Six former leaders of different liberation movements from Southern Africa are meeting in Windhoek for a summit aimed at strengthening ties between their current leaders. WINDHOEK – Auditor General Junias Kandjeke has reported that Ministry of Land Reform’s Land Acquisition and Development Fund has failed to account for deeds of sale for farms worth N$14 million, bought by government in 2017 for resettlement purposes. WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob yesterday said former liberation movements in Southern Africa have no reason to be ashamed of being in power for too long, as long as their stay was due to popular democratic votes. WINDHOEK – Auditor General Junias Kandjeke has reported that Ministry of Land Reform’s Land Acquisition and Development Fund has failed to account for deeds of sale for farms worth N$14 million, bought by government in 2017 for resettlement purposes. WINDHOEK - Swapo Party district coordinator at Otjinene and councillor on the Otjinene Village Council, Assaria Tjingaete, was once again arrested for alleged stock theft, the regional police commander for Omaheke Region, Commissioner Andreas Haingura, confirmed yesterday. WINDHOEK - The first ever Draft Policy on Social Protection that is expected to create a comprehensive social protection system, which is efficient and effective in addressing risks and vulnerabilities that people face at different stages of their lives, is ready for public input. WINDHOEK - Despite the advances made in the medical field, at least 269 persons died from HIV/AIDS in 2017 in Ohangwena Region, revealed the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku. Residents of Stinkwater near Dordabis have threatened to invade the four farms, measuring 17 385 hectares, that government recently leased to a Russian company. The City of Windhoek (CoW) has disconnected water at the country’s largest trade union federation, National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW), due to an outstanding bill of N$35 000.