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New Era Newspaper Friday July 21, 2017

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6 NEWS Friday, July 21 2017 | NEW ERA SWAKOPMUND MUNICIPALITY NOTICE NO. : 36/2017 INVITATION : FOR APPLICATION & PROPOSALS: SWAKOPMUND SUMMER HOLIDAY FAIR 2017 SCOPE DOCUMENTS : The Municipality of Swakopmund is calling for applications and proposals from, crafters, home industries, charity organizations, churches, clubs, artists, musicians, entertainers, children entertainers, security, broadcasting, portable toilet suppliers, non-registered food vendors and individuals from Swakopmund to participate in Swakopmund’s Summer Holiday Fair to be hosted from 15 & 16 December 2017 Amphitheatre & Parking Area : Applications Forms will be available from Tuesday, 1 August until Friday, 15 September 2017, during the weekdays (Mon – Fri) between 08:00 and 16:00, at the Access Control, Entrance at the Swakopmund Municipal building. Electronic versions of these documents will only be available on request via e-mail. CLOSING DATE : Monday, 25 September 2017 @ 16:00 ENQUIRIES : Immaculata Ortner E-MAIL : iortner@swkmun.com.na TELEPHONE : +264 64 4104103 Applications with proposals must be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked NOTICE 36/2017 : APPLICATION & PROPOSAL: SWAKOPMUND SUMMER HOLIDAY FAIR 2017 and addressed to the Acting Chief Executive Officer must be delivered at the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, 1st Floor, Municipal Offices, c/o Rakotoka Street & Daniel Kamho Avenue, Swakopmund or be posted to the Chief Executive Officer, P.O. Box 53, Swakopmund. Notice No. : 36/2017 MPC Swarts Acting Chief Executive Officer Photo: Aron Mushaukwa Newly elected… From left, regional mobilisation and information officer Dorothy Kabula, regional coordinator Moffat Sileze and regional treasurer Austin Samupwa. New Swapo coordinator elected in Zambezi Aron Mushaukwa Katima Mulilo The newly elected Zambezi regional coordinator of the Swapo Party, Moffat Sileze, has vowed to work hard to strengthen the party’s leadership in the region by working hand-in-glove with the regional governor, as well as all regional and local councillors. Sileze unseated Linus Mafale, who was the party’s regional coordinator for the past five years, but was unable to retain his seat during the regional conference held over the weekend. A new leadership was chosen on Saturday, and they officially introduced themselves to the media yesterday. The new leaders include Dorothy Kabula, the new regional mobilisation and information officer, who replaces Austin Samupwa, who took up the regional treasurer’s position. In his speech, Sileze said the new leadership “will further the work of the Swapo Party in Zambezi Region from where the previous regional executive left off. In our quest to treat every Swapo member equal, we shall soon embark upon visiting all our four traditional authorities in order to reassure them of our support and cooperation.” He added, “We also endeavour to have districts identify land for the Swapo Party and to eventually build offices in the next five years of our mandate.” Sileze further said although the lack of funds might be a challenge, “the regional treasurer is already looking at ways to begin a programme of fundraising, so that all our programmes can run successfully”. At the same event, he stressed that the region would support President Hage Geingob to take up the presidency of the Swapo Party at the upcoming party congress in November. “I want to emphasise that the Zambezi regional leadership would like a peaceful transition in our leadership at the top hierarchy. Therefore, we will rally behind the incumbent president of the Swapo Party, Cde Dr Hage Geingob to run uncontested in the upcoming congress.”

Friday, July 21 2017 | NEW ERA NEWS 7 Khorixas announces night curfew for learners lemans Miyanicwe horixas ore than 120 parents who attended a meeting rganized by the Kunene ducation Regional Forum KERF) at Khorixas on uesday decided that schoolhildren must not be allowed n the streets after 20h00 s one of the measures to urb rampant alcohol abuse mong them. “Do we agree that no hildren must be in the treets during the night?” istake !Hoaeb, chairperson f KERF, asked the parents, who responded ‘Yes.’ Parents also agreed that at night children must stay home, or in school hostels, reading. Some parents called for children violating the curfew to be disciplined through detention but this call seemed to divide parents as some questioned where the offending children would be locked up. Warrant Officer Marianne Geises from Ruben Danger Ashipala Police Training College said underage children could only be sent to jail or detained if they commit a crime. The meeting was convened following a recent incident in which dozens of pupils were suspended from school after they were caught drinking alcohol on the school premises and comes hot on the heels of concerns that underage drinking is spiralling out of control at Khorixas. Some parents also wanted the suspension of learners from Welwitschia Junior Secondary School lifted as children were losing out on lessons during the suspension but the chairperson of the school board, Erwin / Howoseb, said the suspension would not be lifted. /Howoseb advised parents to stop pampering children and instead take responsibility for them. Khorixas Community Radio representatives told the gathering they started a campaign that discourages alcohol and drug abuse. The radio programme called Ha-A (No) started on Wednesday. KERF chairperson !Hoaeb said the organization was created with the authorization of the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture. KERF has 17 members that are based at Outjo, Kamanjab, Opuwo, Sesfontien and Khorixas, amongst other towns in the region. A parent who identified herself only as !Garas proposed that all bars and shebeens close at the same time. “Why are bars not closing at the same time?” she queried. !Garas also wanted to know whether there are enough police officers to undertake routine street patrols at night. She further enquired what had happened to bicycles that the police were given by the Khorixas Constituency Office in 2013 to perform routine patrols to help reduce crime. Khorixas station commander Inspector Hiskia Nuuyoma revealed there was a shortage of police at the north-western town and that the donated bicycles were not being used due to lack of funds to maintain them. On the issue of some parents suggesting that identification be provided at bars to check the age of patrons she suggested that patrols could check up on underage drinkers to chase them from pubs. Sebastian !Gobs, a former councillor for Khorixas Constituency, advised parents not to play a blame game but rather find concrete solutions. “If there was no problem this meeting would not have happened, therefore we must not blame each other,” !Gobs said. He also said there was a lack of responsibility amongst school boards and asked that KERF establish a branch in each constituency. !Hoaeb said KERF has already taken up the matter of establishing smaller forums in each constituency throughout the region. !Gobs also revealed that at some schools, principals overruled school board members and that school boards at times did not know their responsibilities, thus he proposed that school board members undergo induction training. !Hoaeb said the Kunene education regional director already agreed to induction training. !Hoaeb told the attendees that principals only have powers to suspend and that school boards have the power to conduct disciplinary hearings. Red Cross gets funds for climate change project Alvine Kapitako Windhoek The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) received a N.2 million grant from the European Union and the Spanish Red Cross (SRC) to promote renewable energy for climate change mitigation in Namibia. The NRCS and SRC will be working on a project titled ‘Promoting renewable energy for climate change mitigation initiatives in Namibia.’ The main objective is to promote the use of renewable forms of energy and energy efficient technologies in ten selected rural communities in Kavango East, Kavango West and Zambezi regions. NRCS secretary general Naemi Heita said the project, which started in March 2017, covers a period of 24 months and will last until February 2019. She explained the aim is to have Ondingwanyama declared ‘open defecation free’ ONGWEDIVA Ondingwanyama village in Eenhana Constituency has been declared ‘open defecation free’ (ODF) after all of its 68 households constructed their own sanitation and hand washing facilities. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) said in a statement on Monday that Ondingwanyama is the first village in Namibia to achieve ODF status. “Access to sanitation services is among the essential services for basic human needs and one of the targets for measuring poverty reduction worldwide and in adherence to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal No. 6,” read the media release. This goal aims to ensure the households and small-scale farmers increase the use of selected renewable forms of energy and energy efficiency technologies in their daily life. The project also aims to ascertain that vulnerable communities of the targeted regions have increased awareness about the integration of renewable forms of energy into the rural community system. “To do this, the two partners would have to facilitate the distribution of solar lamps to 200 households,” she said. In addition, they would facilitate the construction of 200 improved biomass cooking stoves, added Heita. Demonstration workshops will disseminate information on the benefits of energy efficient technologies. Meanwhile, the communications manager at the NRCS, Rosemary Nalisa, said Namibia is unable to generate sufficient electricity to availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. The ministry stressed the need to strengthen political will at both regional and national levels by putting sanitation and hygiene on the national agenda at all times. The MAWF in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Services, United Nations Children’s Fund, Namibia Red Cross Society and the Society of Family Health will celebrate Ondingwanyama’s ODF achievement on Tuesday. The objectives of the celebration are to solicit amongst policy makers and opinion leaders their support towards activities aimed at eliminating open defecation practices throughout Namibia. - Nampa meet its needs. As a result, about 60 percent of its electricity is imported from countries in the region. “This energy dependency has Call for Applications clear risks for Namibia. In order to both reduce energy dependency on its neighbours and address climate change, the government has prioritized climate mitigation actions, especially the generation of clean and renewable energy,” according to Nalisa. Centre for Enterprise Development Take Action Entrepreneurship Training Programme for People with Disabilities in Gobabis, Omaheke Region The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), through the Centre for Enterprise Development (CED) in collaboration with the National Disability Council of Namibia (NDCN), invites people with disabilities who operate small businesses to apply for an entrepreneurship and business management programme. This is the first-ever training to take place in Gobabis, Omaheke Region. Requirements • Any Namibian citizen with disabilities • Any person taking care of people with disabilities • Must have your own business or passionate about starting your own business • Must have a good command of written and spoken English • Must have own accommodation and transport to and from Gobabis Benefits • Training fees and transport to and from the venue will be covered Duration • The training will be for a period of 6 months and successful candidates will receive a NUST Certificate of Completion • Training will take place in Gobabis Application Procedure • Application forms are available at the Council Offices in Omaheke region, COLL Centre in Gobabis and/or CED Centre at NUST Windhoek Campus • All supporting documents should be certified Enquiries Ms Helena Ilovu T: +264 207 2296 E: hilovu@nust.na or sme@nust.na www.ced.nust.na Deadline for Applications: 28 July 2017 Terms and conditions apply. For more information about training outcomes, terms and conditions or to register for the courses, please visit CED’s website. Visit us on Facebook CED CENTRE FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT An art to train, a lifetime to gain.

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