2 NEWS Friday, March 2 2018| NEW ERA CLIMATE From page 1 Namibia would need about US billion (about N4 billion) for adaptation and US billion (about N2 billion) for mitigation, which translates to the N6 billion needed up to 2030. Therefore, the implementation of this INDC is fully conditioned to the provision of the differential 90 percent of means of implementation required such as finance, technology transfer and the associated capacity building from Annex1 Parties, as stipulated under Article 4 of the UNFCCC. It is against this background that the minister signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday between the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Development Bank of Southern Africa regarding access to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to source some of the needed funds. The ministry’s spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said currently Namibia, through its Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF), cannot access bigger amounts from the GCF, hence the ministry entered into the MoU with the Southern Africa Development Bank to access bigger amounts that would help cover the needed billions to fight climate change. The MoU would allow Namibia, through the development bank, to come up with bankable transformative projects that can be submitted to GCF for funding. Shifeta said climate change is recognised as one of the greatest global challenges of “our time, and Namibia is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world that is facing the impacts of climate change”. Thus, he said the signing of the MoU is a milestone in Namibia’s endeavour towards mobilising climate financing to enhance climate resilience among the people and tap into mitigation investment opportunities, which can significantly reduce the greenhouse gases. He said through the development bank, as an accredited entity to the GCF, Namibia is now in a position to programme transformative projects in the areas of food security, water, renewable energy and resilient infrastructure. “Therefore, the signing of this MoU has, therefore, come at an opportune time for us to mobilise financial resources needed to fully implement the Nationally Determined Contributions to the fight against climate change,” Shifeta noted. Mohale Rakgate Group Executive: Project Preparations of the Development Bank of Southern Africa welcomed the MoU, saying he looked forward to the relationship measured by success and tangible results. In conformity with decisions 1/CP.19 and 1/ CP.20 of the Conference of the Parties, Namibia submitted its INDC to UNFCCC towards achieving the ultimate objective of the Convention as set out in Article 2. Further, he said Namibia’s commitments to the world, in terms of emissions, is to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 89 percent by 2030. “This will involve increasing the share of renewable energy on electricity production to 70 percent by 2030; reducing energy consumption by about 10 percent through energy efficiency programme. We believe that with proper planning and the availability of financial resources and technical capacity, this commitment is achievable,” he maintained. He said Namibia has one of the most fertile grounds for renewable energy in the world and has one of the best solar regimes with over 3,300 hours of sunshine per year and the 1,500km coastline that has excellent potential for windbased electricity generation. In the transport sector, he said Namibia is committed to reducing emissions by 1,300 gigatonnes through the implementation of mass green transportation systems in urban areas starting with the City of Windhoek. APPEAL From page 1 information for a South African to get a local flying licence”. The report also alleged Nyandoro tried to get a flight trainer and examiner, Ralph Brammer, to transfer information contained on a form used by the airline onto a form used by the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA), allegedly to create the impression that a South African pilot had completed the required practical test flights as required by the DCA. Apparently this was after the DCA withdrew the South African pilot, Cebile Mndawe. According to Judge Mainga, the article was inundated with inaccuracies and therefore, substantially, bordered on being wholly LAWYER From page 1 Mbaeva got N,000 bail while Maletzky got N0,000 with Afrikaner granted bail of N,000. It is alleged that the three men fraudulently sold the house that is worth N.5 million without the couple’s knowledge or permission to do so. It is also alleged that after selling the house they failed to hand over the funds to the homeowners. It is further alleged that Maletzky was living in the aforesaid house on a lease agreement before it was illegally sold off. The prosecution is now charging the trio, respectively, with a count of corruptly using a false document by an agent and attempting or conspiring to commit an offense. Maletzky Our Contact details and information Product of New Era Publication Corporation (Daniel Tjongarero House) Corner of Dr W Kulz and Kerby Streets Tel: 061 - 208 0800 P/Bag 13364 Windhoek Registered as a newspaper, Certificate No. 06/08/91 EDITOR Chrispin Inambao email@example.com EDITORIAL firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +264 61 - 208 0802 Fax: +264 61 - 220 584 untrue. He said that Smith did not “in all circumstances do what is reasonable to verify certain information to avoid errors in the article”. Further, he said Smith “triggered the investigation” because she received a report about issues with Mndawe’s flying skills, but she failed to approach Mndawe to elicit information from her, particularly whether she had a pilot’s licence. Judge Mainga said that on the totality of the evidence it cannot be said that the publication of the article was under the circumstances reasonable. Worst still, the judge said, after the publication when the correct information was placed before Smith by Nyandoro and Air Namibia, the paper declined to print a retraction or to apologise for the article. stands alone on a third charge of fraud. Mbaeva and his co-accused were arrested on Tuesday following an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigation into the said illegal sale. Speaking to New Era, the ACC Chief Investigative Officer, Nelius Becker, said the likelihood of more arrests being made in connection with the case is very high. The trio’s defense attorneys, Advocate Slyskea Makando and Advocate Obrien Sibeya questioned the ACC’s powers to arrest Mbaeva and his co-accused. The lawyers argued that the arrest of Mbaeva and his co-accused by the ACC was illegal. “When the ACC has exercised its powers outside the Act, that exercise will become an illegal act and, therefore, the arrest of the accused and bringing them to EDITORIAL BOARD: Toivo Ndjebela, Chrispin Inambao, Desie Heita, Helvi Shaanika, Kae Matundu-Tjiparuro, Carlos Kambaekwa REGIONAL OFFICES Katima Mulilo Office: Cell: +264 81 156 4114 email@example.com Rundu Office: Tel: +264 66 - 256 298 Cell +264 81 217 1888 firstname.lastname@example.org Ongwediva Office: Tel: +264 65 - 238 990 email@example.com Omuthiya Office: Cell: +264 81 144 0646 firstname.lastname@example.org Swakopmund Office: Cell: +264 81 217 9739 Cell: +264 81 204 8078 email@example.com Keetmanshoop Office: Tel: +264 63 - 222 057 Cell: +264 81 312 5975 firstname.lastname@example.org “The public, they so much wished to inform, was left with untrue allegations seven years later,” Judge Mainga said and continued: “The trial judge was correct when she remarked, ‘I have the impression that by the time she (Smith) contacted the plaintiff (Nyandoro) she had already made up her mind that he was guilty of serious wrongdoing.’” According to Judge Mainga there is no doubt that Smith acted unreasonably, and he found no reason to disturb the finding of the trial court. “Clearly she fell short of the principles governing The Namibian newspaper and generally the code of ethics.” Khadila Amoomo, instructed by Sisa Namandje, appeared for Nyandoro and Advocate Andrew Corbett appeared for the newspaper. court today is an illegal act,” stated Makando. Sibeya supported the notion stating that Mbaeva is very eager to stand in court and challenge the jurisdiction of the ACC to arrest him. As a condition of their release, Mbaeva and his co-accused were warned not to interfere with the ongoing investigations and state witnesses, and not to leave the country or the district of Windhoek without the investigation officer’s permission. Furthermore, the accused should surrender all their travelling documents and may not apply for new ones while their case is pending. The court postponed the matter for further police investigations to May 18. Magistrate Venatius Alweendo heard the matter with Raisa Shafuda prosecuting for the state. 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Schlaga’s suggestion for a different term, other than genocide, to be used is what seems to have irked Kazenambo, a former youth and sport minister. “Schlaga is provoking a new war. Genocide has been declared by the United Nations and the Nama and the Ovaherero genocide have been listed by the United Nations as genocide. Who’s Schlaga to say otherwise? “Germany and Namibia is a full member of the United Nations. We are thus shocked that they [Germany] are still disputing this fact,” added furious Kazenambo. He said the Namibian government must make sure that this “neo-Nazi in Windhoek”, in reference to the ambassador, is recalled with immediate effect because he is not helping. He said as survivors of genocide and as a former minister who headed the delegation which returned the first batch of skulls on behalf of the Namibian government from Germany, he will never accept Schlaga’s stance. Kazenambo said Schlaga has crossed all the lines and is pushing the community, especially the genocide-affected communities, to the edge. “Mr Schlaga is radicalising the genocide-affected communities with daily insults and his insensitivity on the issue of the genocide,” thundered Kazenambo. He said as a victim of genocide, he is no longer going to be quiet while Schlaga is on the offensive against the affected communities. Contacted for comment yesterday, Schlaga said Namibians have not taken Kazenambo seriously in Namibia for some time. “Why then should the German Embassy do [so],” he questioned. “His latest utterances described by you just confirm that he cannot be taken seriously, once again,” Schlaga added. Schlaga ruffled some feathers last week with comments he allegedly made that “Germany paid more per capita to Namibia in development aid compared to any other African country”. In response, National Youth Council Executive Chairperson Mandela Kapere said: “I was extremely concerned by the out-of-context boasting of Schlaga regarding the so-called ‘highest per capita’ income aid to Namibia.” But in response to Kapere, the Germany Embassy this week stated that Schlaga was responding to President Hage Geingob’s question on how Germany was contributing to fight structural social inequality in Namibia. Schlaga reportedly responded that: “Within the framework of the development cooperation with Namibia, Germany committed herself to a financial contribution being the highest per capita in all of Africa. Thus, since Namibia’s independence, Germany financed numerous projects which contributed considerably to the economic and social development of Namibia and, thereby, contributed to the reduction of the structural social inequalities in this country.” The embassy continued: “The German Ambassador never – neither during this meeting nor before - linked the subject of German development cooperation with the complex matter of what lessons Germany should draw from Germany’s colonial past during the years 1904-1907.” “This remains a completely different matter, which is being dealt with within the framework of the bilateral negotiations between the governments of Namibia and Germany. This matter was, therefore, not even touched upon during the meeting with His Excellency the President of Namibia,” the embassy said, in a response fully published elsewhere in this edition.
Friday, March 2 2018| NEW ERA NEWS 3 Unam admits fewer medical trainees Unam pro-vice chancellor for academic affairs, Professor Frednard Gideon “You do not have to be a big corporation to benefit. On this campus alone we need to house an additional 600-800 students. The number will grow as we introduce more postgraduate programmes.”– Frednard Gideon Alvine Kapitako Windhoek Due to the lack of accredited training facilities the University of Namibia (Unam) has this year admitted less than 50 percent of students who applied for studies in medicine and pharmacy. Part of the problem is the classroom ratio capacity and clinical training, and a limited number of accredited teaching hospitals in the country. Hospitals are accredited for clinical training by the Health Professions Council of Namibia and efforts are underway to have more hospitals accredited nationwide. One criterion is that hospitals should have sufficient specialists to assist students with medical internship training. This would ensure there is no compromise on the quality of graduates, said the public relations officer at Unam, Simon Namesho. “This level of wastage is far too high to accept. Namibia cannot afford this,” said the pro-vice chancellor for academic affairs, Professor Frednard Gideon. Gideon spoke on behalf of Professor Lazarus Hangula, the outgoing Unam vicechancellor, at the white coat ceremony for first year students at the Health Sciences campus. A positive note, however, is that programmes at the Health Sciences campus have grown tenfold since 2010 when construction commenced at the site. The campus, which was previously known as the School of Medicine, started with 52 students. Today, there are 600 students in the three schools hosted at the campus. Also, significant breakthroughs have been made to involve private hospitals in the business of producing more doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals, said Gideon said the business community and the general public should work with the university to plug resource gaps. Parents were urged to take advantage by reaching out to industry in the area of “You do not have to be a big corporation to benefit. On this campus alone we need to house an additional 600-800 students. The number will grow as we introduce more postgraduate programmes,” said Gideon. This, he said, is only one avenue of contributing to the expansion of the space for young people. opportunities opened by the public-private partnership act and policy. Parents, you are not excluded from these investment opportunities,” Gideon. student accommodation. “There are huge said Gideon. GIZ-ProVET, EU-Training Hub GIZ-ProVET, EU-Training Hub Procurement Award Notice Grootfontein Municipality wishes to notify the public of the award of the contract relating to the bid cited below as prescribed by Section 55(8) and Regulation 39(1) of the Public Procurement Act (Act 15 of 2015). Procurement name: Construction of Services Infrastructure in Omulunga Extensions 7 & 8, Municipality of Grootfontein. Procurement number: W/ONB/GFN-01/2017 Selected Bidder: Teya Investments Number Eighteen cc. Contract Price: N$ 26 183 822.86 (VAT inclusive) Executive Summary of Bid Evaluation Description of works: The construction of municipal services including, water reticulation, sewer gravity networks, sewer pump stations, sewer rising mains and gravel roads. Procurement method used: Open National Bidding Invitation of Bids: Bid documents were made available on Monday 4 December, 2017. Closing date: Friday 5 January, 2018. Number of Bids received 15 Bid Evaluation: Technical and Financial Criteria. TENDER INVITATION TENDER INVITATION For Rebranding of Vocational Training Centres in the EU-Training Hub. Rebranding of Vocational Training Centres in the EU-Training Hub. The EU-Training Hub is implemented by the “Promotion of Vocational Education and Training in The Namibia” EU-Training (ProVET) Hub project. is implemented A joint technical by the “Promotion cooperation of programme Vocational of Education the Namibia and Training in Authority Namibia” (NTA) (ProVET) and project. the Deutsche A joint technical Gesellschaft cooperation für Internationale programme Zusammenarbeit of the Namibia Training (GIZ) GmbH, Authority on (NTA) behalf and of the Deutsche German Federal Gesellschaft Ministry für of Internationale Economic Cooperation Zusammenarbeit and Development. (GIZ) GmbH, It on is funded behalf of through the German a financing Federal agreement Ministry of from Economic the European Cooperation Union’s and European Development. Development It is funded Fund through (EDF a financing agreement from the European Union’s European Development Fund (EDF 11). The training 11). The training hub aims at facilitating access to VET and improving the quality of vocational hub aims at facilitating access to VET and improving the quality of vocational training within a cluster training of vocational within training a cluster centers of vocational in northern training Namibia, centers namely: in northern Valombola Namibia, VTC, namely: Eenhana Valombola VTC and VTC, Nakayale Eenhana VTC. 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The successful company will, amongst others, assist the centres in the hub to: The • successful Design individual company Corporate will, amongst Identities: others, assist the centres in the hub to: Design individual Corporate Identities: • Identify and recommend brand management practices and guidelines to ensure consistent, • Identify aligned, and readily recommend available brand and appropriately management used practices application; and guidelines and to ensure consistent, • aligned, Develop, readily rollout available and manage and appropriately an integrated used rebranding application; strategy and to position and brand the • Develop, VTCs according rollout and to the manage expectations an integrated and needs rebranding of the strategy various to stakeholder position and groups. brand the Alongside VTCs according the visual to elements, the expectations the re-branding needs exercise of the various should stakeholder include an groups. internal Alongside culture change the visual programme elements, geared the re-branding to align the exercise brand promise should of include the VTC an internal to the expectations culture change of programme its wide array geared of stakeholders. to align the brand promise of the VTC to the expectations of its wide array of • stakeholders. Identify and capacitate brand custodians at each centre, who inter alia will be responsible for • Identify managing and and capacitate promoting brand the brand custodians of the at VTCs each internally centre, who and inter externally. alia will be responsible for managing and promoting the brand of the VTCs internally and externally. o o Capacitating such such brand brand custodians custodians with the with skills the and skills competencies and competencies needed to promote needed to and promote manage and the internal manage and the external internal and image external of the image VTC. of the VTC. o Providing support to such brand ambassadors beyond the six-month consultancy period in o the Providing following support sub fields: to such brand ambassadors beyond the six-month consultancy • Social period Media in the Activation following sub fields: • Web Design and Maintenance § Social Media Activation • Perception Management • Active Stakeholder § Web Design Engagement and Maintenance The envisioned project § duration Perception for Management the above mentioned activities is six calendar months. 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