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4 Friday 27 April 2018 NEW ERA NEWS Teenagers set man alight •Staff Reporter Windhoek - A 26-year-old man is receiving treatment at a local hospital after sustaining burn wounds on his upper body when four males, including two teenagers, set him alight following an argument over the weekend. The victim was identified as William Stoffel and police have described his condition as serious. The incident happened at 8ste Laan last Saturday when Stoffel and the four men who were smoking drugs started arguing over money, said City Police public relations officer Fabian Amukwelele. Amukwelele said one of the two teenage boys who poured petrol on Stoffel was arrested on Sunday, while the other teenager who helped to set the man on fire went on the run. Khomas Police regional crime investigations coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Abner Agas, said the incident involved four men. The police arrested two suspects while two are still at large. Agas said the two suspects who were arrested have appeared before the Katutura Magistrate’s Court and were released in the care of their guardians, as they are juveniles, both aged 17 years. Their names cannot be published because they are underage. Gruesome… A man sustained burn wounds after being set alight by two teenagers following an argument over the weekend. Photo: Contributed Mbumba bids farewell to Prof Hangula with a standing ovation Praise for Hangula… Unam chancellor, Dr Nangolo Mbumba, during the Rundu Campus graduation. •John Muyamba RUNDU - The chancellor of the University of Namibia (Unam) and Namibia’s vice-president, Nangolo Mbumba, has bid farewell to Professor Lazarus Hangula with a standing ovation at his last graduation ceremony as Unam vice-chancellor. Mbumba described Hangula’s tenure as 14 years of dedication and outstanding service. Mbumba made the remarks at Unam Rundu Campus where 432 graduates received diplomas, degrees and a PhD. Hangula delivered his last welcoming remarks as Unam vice-chancellor. Mbumba credited Hangula for growing the university, saying during his watch “the former Rundu College of Education grew from a mere 354 students in 2011 to 2,319 students in 2018. The quality of courses improved from a diploma to a four-year university degree now up to a respected and feared PhD level, while massive infrastructure development was completed,” said Mbumba. Mbumba applauded Hangula for his immense contribution towards the development of Unam and equally to the development of the Republic of Namibia. “Professor Lazarus Hangula is an illustrious son of our land, he is humble but don’t be fooled. He is a brave and strong man. Since this will be his last graduation ceremony he will be attending as vice-chancellor I kindly ask that we rise and give him a befitting standing ovation,” Mbumba noted. Mbumba reminded Hangula that retirement is not the same as resignation, and thus Unam expects him to keep in touch while Unam promises to be close in touch with him. Mbumba further congratulated all graduates for their achievements. “All the sweat, headaches and all the coffee you drank to remain awake are things of the past, congratulations,” he said. “The internal peace or patience is what we are beholding this morning in this graduation ceremony, where the recipients after having toiled for many years are receiving public validation that they have indeed qualified. You qualified procedurally, you qualified legally but above all you qualify academically to be henceforth known as graduates and pos-graduates eligible of the honour to take up a career of your choice,” Mbumba added. This year Unam has more than 25,000 students in a variety of advanced learning programmes. Invitation for Bids (IFB) Roads Authority hereby invites competent and registered Namibian companies to submit bids through Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures as outlined below. NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 Procurement of Advertising Agency Services for a period of 36 months Procurement of Travel Management and related Services for a period of 36 months PROCUREMENT REFERENCE NUMBER NCS/ONB/RA-01/2018 28 May 2018 NCS/ONB/RA-02/2018 CLOSING DATE 28 May 2018 Interested eligible bidders may obtain the detailed invitation to bid and bidding requirements on the Roads Authority website on each of the bids. Bidding documents will be available during office hours from Wednesday, 02 May 2018 upon payment in cash in favour of the Roads Authority, the amount of Three Hundred Namibian Dollars (N$ 300.00), which is not refundable. Bids must be delivered to Roads Authority Head Office, Corner of Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue and David Meroro Road, Windhoek at or before the closing date as stipulated above. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders at Roads Authority Head Office, Corner of Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue before the and David Meroro Road, Windhoek. As per Government Notice No. 5 of 27 January 2014, Employer Training Grant applications are to be submitted to the Namibia Training Authority within 31 days, ENQUIRIES: Ms. Julinda !Garus-Oas Mr. Eben !Gawaxab Email: Email: Tel: +264 61 284 7183 Tel: +264 61 284 7088 Roads Authority Head Office, Corner of Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue and David Meroro Road, Windhoek (For levies paid to the NTA from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018) CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ROADS AUTHORITY Roads Authority, Private Bag 12030, Ausspannplatz, Windhoek, Namibia, For more information, contact us at: Tel: 061-2078 168 / 665 / 170

Friday 27 April 2018 NEW ERA NEWS 5 ‘Time up’, NQA warns bogus colleges •Albertina Nakale WINDHOEK – In its drive to ensure consumer protection for those investing in education and safeguard the country’s reputation, the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) has once again cautioned bogus education institutions to desist from robbing citizens of their hard-earned money in exchange of fake qualifications. Namibian students have on many occasions been robbed of their cash by bogus institutions that promise them education but in real life such qualifications are fake. Qualifications obtained at unaccredited institutions in Namibia or elsewhere in the world are not recognized as legal and, therefore, are of no value. Currently, there are 50 accredited institutions of higher learning in Namibia. N Q A C h a i r p e r s o n f o r A c c r e d i t a t i o n , A u d i t a n d Assessment Committee, Lilia Shaningwa, warned these bogus institutions that they should desist from such ill tendencies. She made the remarks during an NQA ceremony to hand over certificates to 21 accredited institutions of higher learning in Namibia yesterday. “To those institutions that prefer to continue misleading the nation, your time is up. You have a choice to either be on the right side of the law or face its full extent,” she warned. However, she vowed that the NQA would not relax the requirements for accreditation, re-accreditation or expansion of scope. She said the NQA observed huge discrepancies in fees that learners are charged by various institutions. Furthermore, she said they have also noted that entry requirements into the institutions of higher learning are varied. Thus, she said the NQA has resolved to start looking into these challenges and to come up with clear guidelines to address them. She directed all higher learning institutions to reflect on the training programmes they offer that it is aligned and addressing the labourmarket expectations and demands. The NQA invited all key stakeholders in the education and training sector to join hands and assess the relevance and responsiveness of the qualifications and set qualification standards that ensure labour-market relevance. “In doing that it will help us to develop a skilled workforce, transform the country’s economy while working towards the longterm national goals, as articulated in the Harambee Prosperity Plan and other national development priorities,” she said. Hungry Lion lunch for the elderly Tasty treat... The Hungry Lion take-away franchise in Windhoek treated the Windhoek’s elderly to a lunch of its fried chicken. The elderly, who were treated to lunch, are from the Susanne Grauheim, the Oude Rust Oord and the Katutura Old Age Homes. “Hungry Lion heartily affirms in sharing. It is so fulfilling to share a quality meal with the senior citizens of Namibia,” said Henri Cochrane, Hungry Lion Regional Manager, Namibia. The lunch was served on Tuesday. “I have never had Hungry Lion’s chicken before, it was absolutely delicious. We do not get visits like this often, Hungry Lion spoiled us today,” said 83-year-old, Hendrik du Plessis, one of the elderly residing at Oude Rust Oord Old Age Home, Windhoek. In the photo are (from left) Ria Lausberg, Magrietha Sandmann, Kitty Radyn, Miems Fromke and Ingrid Ruck enjoying their Hungry Lion lunch. Photo: Contributed Outapi expectant mothers get keys to renovated shelter •Victoria Kaapanda OSHAKATI – Expectant mothers, who camp outside the Outapi District Hospital for antenatal care due to the long distances between their villages and the hospital, received keys to a refurbished shelter in which they would stay awaiting their time. On Wednesday, Standard Bank of Namibia handed over the renovated shelter, which is located on the south-eastern side of Outapi District Hospital. The shelter was vandalised and needed repairs on the plumbing and sewage systems. During the renovation exercise, the expectant mothers were accommodated at a temporary shelter, which would continue in use to accommodate more people. According to Branch Manager of Standard Bank, Geroldus Kazondunge, the purpose of renovating the building was to keep pregnant mothers that used to camp under a tree for many years, under hygienic conditions and for them to be able to use standard toilets and showers. Speaking at the same event, the Governor of the Omusati Region, Erginus Endjala, expressed disappointment with the way the Outapi hospital has left the shelter of the expectant mothers to degrade, and with no regular cleaning services. “The place is dirty,” said Endjala, adding: “As an expectant mother, you need to be careful of every aspect of your life, including about food and shelter.” PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT HIS EXCELLENCY DR SAM SHAFIISHUNA NUJOMA’S 89TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS ON 12 MAY 2018, AT ETUNDA HOMESTEAD, OKAHAO – OMUSATI REGION The Sam Nujoma Foundation hereby wishes to announce that the 89th birthday of His Excellency Comrade Dr. Sam The 89th Birthday will be celebrated under the theme: “Building the future through Unity and Solidarity” Donations for this event can be deposited into the following First National Bank account: ACCOUNT NAME: 89TH NUJOMA BIRTHDAY ETUNDA Account Number: 62265994353, BRANCH Name: FNB Business Branch Code: 281872 (Cheque Account) Alternatively you can fax it to 061-253098 or scan and email to the e-mail addresses written below. ENQUIRIES: Tel+264 (61) 377700 Fax:+264 61 253098 E-mail: or For updates on 12 May go to: FNDN ESDENT AND FATHE F THE NABAN NATN EADE F THE NABAN ETN Happy 89TH Birthday BOARD OF TRUSTEES Hon. Dr. Albert Kawana For The Sam Nujoma Foundation Issued by: Chairperson of The Sam Nujoma Foundation

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