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Rukoro in firing line

Agriculture, Water and Forestry Minister, John Mutorwa, stands accused of procedurally handpicking a new Meatco board that is hostile to Chief Executive Officer, Vekuii Rukoro, who, sources said, is likely to be shown the door when his contract expires at the end of May 2017.
national leonThe decision by the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) to outsource a tender that it had been awarded by the Ministry of Public Enterprises has cost the Government an estimated N$1,6 million for work that actually costs N$450,000, sources alleged this week.
Rössing Uranium has sold 56 of its remaining 66 Swakopmund houses to its employees, saying that the mine wants to focus on its core business, and move away from property management, which has become a “distraction”.
Following the opening of the Fifth Session of the Sixth Parliament on Tuesday, National Assembly Speaker, Professor Peter Katjavivi (PK), sat down with Windhoek Observer journalist, Sonja Smith (SS), to field several questions, including on the current economic crisis, the asset declarations of MPs and what Bills would be tabled in Parliament this year.
The Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) is in danger of losing its members, as the City of Windhoek drags its feet to avail land to build low cost housing to the group.
Rehoboth residents are up in arms after suspended council employee, Charles Witbeen, who stands accused of two cases of theft involving the sale of municipal erven, brazenly addressed a recent community meeting, where he claimed to be representing town council Chief Executive Officer, Christoph /Uirab.
Cash flow challenges currently being experienced by the Government have put paid to plans to construct a new N$150 million office for the Attorney General, Sackeus Shanghala and his staff.
nationalPresident Hage Geingob’s speech at the opening of Parliament this week, has received mixed reactions from the opposition and from analysts, who implored him to address issues that are being raised by his detractors, without dismissing them as “tribalist”.
The Ministry of Land Reform says President Hage Geingob’s decision to halt the tabling of the controversial Land Bill in Parliament is not a slap in the face of Minister Utoni Nujoma.
DTA leader McHenry Venaani (MV) has shared his views on a range of issues, including how to tackle the country’s current economic challenges, the firing of former Land Reform Deputy Minister, Bernadus Swartbooi, the growing number of Chinese immigrants and the rebranding of his party.
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