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City of Windhoek coalition partners have castigated Independent Patriots for Change leader Panduleni Itula, whom they accused of going behind their backs and negotiating with the Landless People’s Movement to join the ‘progressive forces’. Windhoek mayor Job Amupanda yesterday attempted to put to rest rumours that he is advocating to be re-elected as Windhoek’s first resident, saying he abides by the coalition agreement for the rotation of positions. The appointment of the new National Fishing Corporation of Namibia chief executive officer signifies the “beginning of the new era” to the Fishrot-tainted parastatal, board chairperson Heinrich Mihe Gaomab II said yesterday. National Democratic Party president Martin Lukato Lukato has invoked God, the Holy Bible and warned that legalised abortion will slow population growth. Namibia has not recognised the new Taliban government in Afghanistan, international relations minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said on Tuesday. Swapo in the Omaheke region has suggested its Gobabis Town Council member Nonna Goreses is suspended from partaking in council activities. The ongoing trial into the killing of three Nchindo brothers and their Zambian cousin by the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) seems to be turning into a contest of patriotism as Batswana witnesses testify in favour of their compatriots, according to media reports. For many years, residents of Impalila Island were facing various challenges like many other rural communities in the Zambezi region and the country at large. One of these challenges included a lack of electricity. A succession battle is raging in the top ranks of the Swapo Party Women’s Council as delegates gear up to elect a new secretary at the wing’s elective congress next month. Defence ministry executive director Wilhelmine Shivute was yesterday at pains to explain how the ministry paid over N$300 000 to a non-existing attaché purportedly posted to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Namibia Public Workers Union (Napwu) general secretary Petrus Nevonga yesterday urged civil servants to remain calm after government failed to reach an agreement with unions on salary negotiations. Defence minister Frans Kapofi has assured the genocide-affected communities of the government’s commitment to bring the genocide issue to finality to the satisfaction of everyone. Political analysts yesterday reacted to this week’s City of Windhoek council elections with some predicting a “gridlock”. Swapo party youth league (SPYL) secretary for economic affairs, Marius Sheya, has reacted angrily at his removal from his SPYL position, saying he is not hungry for power, nor is he going to sue the party he loves, despite his “unprocedural” removal from the position. National Assembly members on Thursday wished the country well, as they bid farewell to the seventh session of the sixth parliament, which started in September this year. Leader of the official opposition, McHenry Venaani, has told President Hage Geingob to put his shoulder to the wheel and appoint a new genocide special envoy to start in earnest round two of the genocide negotiations. One of Namibia’s prominent farmers Albert Tjihero has urged communal and commercial farmers to throw their weight behind the Meat Corporation of Namibia. Mbongarero zanavenye moune una puko kavaliharere vene navene nosirongo sikare nawa, omu kavalirekerere nokuliharera vene vahameni ava wombongarero zountambali ava vatameka nosirugana sawo mokwedi kwaSeptember mvhura zeezi. The Ovaherero Chiefs Council’s meeting set for this weekend at Aminius, Onderombapa in the Omaheke region is allegedly aimed at removing acting paramount chief Vipuira Kapuuo from the position, New Era has learned. Namibia and Georgia have agreed to reactivate relations and build new bridges of friendship between the two countries, parliaments, and people to people.