2011

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Khorixas congregation revolts against autocratic pastor

CONGREGATION members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia Uitani in Khorixas are unhappy over the financial reports provided by their pastor Theodor Hendricks two weeks ago. Some church members questioned why money from stop orders did not appear in the report. The pastor is also accused of not giving financial reports four times a year as required.

Swakop bridge ready for floods

Langer Heinrich Uranium, in a bid to mitigate the problems associated with the episodic flooding of the Swakop River, commenced with the rehabilitation of the low water bridge crossing the river on the MR44 road five kilometers east of Swakopmund earlier this week.

GRN employees have most debts

Government employees and high income earning groups top the list as the worst debt payers for 2011. According to a recent study carried out by a Windhoek based debt collecting company, Scorpion Debt Collectors, 43.1% of government employees and 35.34% of high income earners are in serious debt.

IPPR sticks to 51% unemployment rate

Based on recent reports published on the country’s employment figures, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has reviewed the 2008 labour force survey. Economist Martin Mwinga recently questioned the official unemployment rate of 51, 2 per cent and estimated that a figure around 28, 4 per cent would be much more realistic.

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