Roundup: 2 February 2016

February 2, 2016, 10:12am

Religious leaders weigh in on Bushiri

Article and photo by New Era Staff Reporter

The authenticity of Malawi-born ‘prophet’ Shepherd Bushiri has attracted sharp questioning by some Namibian religious leaders who claimed his methods contradict biblical teachings.

Bushiri made history in Namibia by attracting the biggest crowd ever witnessed in the country, compared only to the number of people who attended the independence celebrations at the Independence Stadium in 1990.

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Uphold good governance, PM tells MPs

By Ndanki Kahiurika, the Namibian. Photo: the Namibian

PRIME Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila yesterday called on members of parliament to uphold the rigorous standards they have set for themselves and do nothing that could compromise them.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila was speaking at the opening of the five-day National Council Post Elections Seminar held at Safari Court in Windhoek.

Read more in the Namibian

Tough day in court for Swapo

Article and photo by the Namibian Sun

Swapo will need to reflect on how it disciplines and expels its members while the party is headed down a path that will reveal more cracks and divisions within its structures.

The party will also sit with a big task of reconciling its members, particularly closing the generation gaps that are perceived to exist between the elders and the youth cadres.

Read more in the Namibian Sun

Govt raises N$400m from bond market

By Charmaine Ngatjiheue, the Villager

Government’s efforts to raise money from both the domestic and international markets is paying off after accruing N$413.6 million through inflationlinked bonds floated on the Namibia Stock Exchange(NSX) last year, The Villager understands.

In the past, Government has instituted measures to raise funds to finance the widening budget deficit estimated to be between 8% and 10% due to ballooned expenditure in public works meant to stimulate job-creation.

Read more in the Villager