Namibian Dubai death, MP's accuse ACC of witch-hunt, Warriors lost to Guinea, NUNW's catch-22

November 13, 2015, 10:47am

The NUNW’s big Catch-22

Article and photo: New Era

The National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW)’s involvement in the fishing industry as an employer has put it in a tricky situation, with accusations flying thick and fast that the union federation’s perceived reluctance to deal with the grievances of striking seagoing workers is meant to protect its own interests.

Through its investment arm, Labour Investment Holdings (LIH), the NUNW is an employer in the fishing sector through its 51 percent shareholding in Gazania Investment 128, which has rights to catch horse mackerel, monk and sole fish. It also has 13.33 percent shareholding in Ovanhu, a consortium that owns equity in Bidvest Namibia, a Namibia Stock Exchangelisted company that generates nearly 80 percent of its revenues from fishing.

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Namibia probes Dubai death

By Nomhle Kangootui, Denver Kisting, the Namibian. Photo: Pixabay

AUTHORITIES are investigating the case of a Namibian woman who was found dead in Dubai after a fight broke out during a wild party early this week.

The head of the Interpol National Central Bureau, Immanuel Sam, and the acting head of mission in Egypt, Morven Luswinyo, yesterday said they had heard about the incident and were investigating it.

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MPs accuse ACC of witch-hunt

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Swapo parliamentarians have expressed concern over the manner in which the Anti-Corruption Commission(ACC) does its work, with some claiming they are being unfairly targeted because of the positions they hold. Ruling party MPs came out in the National Assembly on Wednesday with guns blazing when they discussed the re-appointment of ACC director general Paulus Noa and his deputy Erna van der Merwe for another five years.

Although MPs approved the appointments, as recommended by the President Hage Geingob, they used the opportunity to castigate the work of the commission, while others narrated how they were apparently unfairly targeted in the past. The ACC became operational on February 1, 2006. Since its inception, it received over 4 000 reports of alleged corruption and malpractice.

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Warriors rue missed chances in defeat to Guinea

By Helge Schutz, the Namibian. Photo: the Namibian

The Brave Warriors can still do enough in the return leg to progress to the next round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers despite losing 1-0 at home against Guinea on Thursday afternoon at the Sam Nujoma stadium.

This was the observation of head coach Ricardo Mannetti following his side's dismal showing at home against Guinea who now hosts them in Casablanca, Morocco on Sunday.

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