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Swapo political bureau and central committee member Tobie Aupindi has hit back at Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius Malema after he called the Swapo-led government corrupt. ‘Corruption’ in the eastern town of Gobabis has stalled the town’s 1995 twinning agreement with the Smallingerland municipality in the Dutch province of Friesland, mayor Elvire Theron confirmed. President Hage Geingob has agreed in principle to support and endorse the bid by Saudi Arabia to host the World Expo 2030. President Hage Geingob has slammed Swapo detractors by questioning why people hate the party which brought the freedom that many Namibians are enjoying today. Newly sworn-in Popular Democratic Movement parliamentarian Maximalliant Katjimune says solving youth unemployment will be one of his top priorities in the National Assembly. Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs Kletus Karondo has expressed grave worry over outdated laws on Namibian books, warning such legislation may lead to miscarriage of justice. Former Katutura Central councillor Ambrosius Kandjii, who passed on yesterday, has been hailed as a dedicated nationalist who also worked hard as a student and sport activist. The Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters yesterday asked the ombudsman to launch an investigation into President Hage Geingob’s alleged role in the circumstances of the theft of almost US$4 million from his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa’s farm. New Era (NE) recently met with Amon Ngavetene (AN), the acting head of the Central Procurement Board of Namibia who was recently appointed to the position for three months, to speak about his objectives and plans to restore public trust in this critical national institution. Deputy police chief Joseph Shikongo on Friday threatened to deal with Epukiro officers, who are accused of serious allegations, such as assisting inmates to see lovers, being implicated in missing livestock dockets and aiding cattle rustlers. Newly appointed Omaheke chief regional officer Pecka Semba has promised to uplift the quality of life of all citizens of Omaheke by tackling issues of social justice. Deputy Inspector General Joseph Shikongo, ongoka oye omupeha gwakakukutu komatanga gopolisi, okwa ganeke omutangamunwe aanambelewa yopolisi mboka taya fekelelwa ekuthombinga miimbuluma iinene ya kwatela mo oku kwathela aanandholongo opo ya ye mekwatathano nookuume kayo kopaihole, noshowo ekuthombinga muulunga gwomapeko gaamboka taya tamanekelwa uulunga gwiimuna. …Ombudsman declines to investigate Geingob Muruganikurona ogu kavapere sirugana momberewa zovakansela womukunda Omaheke Pecka Semba katumbwidilire asi takawapukurura maparu govatungimo momukunda gwina omu nakatara nomukaro deparu. Information minister Peya Mushelenga has said the government understands the plight of civil servants, but times are tough and the reduced revenue must be shared among various priorities. Namibian Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga has refuted allegations that his force committed dirty work for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in the alleged theft of US$4 million (about N$61 million) from Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala game property, claiming that all data are open and accessible to citizens. Vice President Nangolo Mbumba has extended an open invitation to Namibian and Angolan businesses to consider participating in the vast untapped trade and investment potential that the two countries offer. Omaheke governor Pijoo Nganate has denounced court battles by traditional leaders and their respective authorities in Omaheke, saying the time, energy and resources spent on such fights should be better used to develop the region. Meatco CEO Mwilima Mushokabanji has said the myth that has dominated the country’s discourse that beef from the Northern Communal Areas cannot be consumed is “a matter of the past”. Livestock worth over N$6 million were stolen from farms and villages across the Omaheke region during the last financial year, regional governor Pijoo Nganate revealed last week.