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36 AFRICA Friday, March 2 2018| NEW ERA Four UN troops killed in central Mali mine blast BAMAKO Four UN peacekeepers were killed on Wednesday when a mine exploded under their vehicle in central Mali in a deliberate attack, capping a bloody week for civilians and security forces in the West African nation. Jihadists have ramped up their activities in central Mali in recent months, targeting domestic and foreign forces in violence once confined to the restive north. The UN said in a statement that the “explosion of a mine or IED against a MINUSMA vehicle on the Boni-Douentza road” in the Mopti region killed the four peacekeepers and wounded four more. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “strongly condemned” the attack, his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. “These cowardly acts will not deter MINUSMA’s determination to support the Malian authorities in their efforts to protect civilians and accompany the Malian people in their quest for peace and stability,” Dujarric added. The mission, known by the acronym MINUSMA, counts almost 11,000 peacekeepers and has been deployed in Mali since 2013 to counter a jihadist insurgency and general lawlessness. “MINUSMA is currently upgrading its security presence in central Mali,” Mission chief Mahamat Saleh Annadif said. “Cornered, the terrorists are multiplying their attacks.” Six Malian soldiers were killed on Tuesday when their vehicle REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA ERONGO COMMUNAL LAND BOARD MINISTRY OF LAND REFORM (IN TERMS OF COMMUNAL LAND REFORM ACT, ACT NO.5 OF 2002) Unfortunate loss… The flag-draped coffins of the two French Spahi soldiers killed in Mali are carried during a ceremony in their honour at the headquarters of the 1st Spahi regiment in Valence on February 27, 2018. Two soldiers from France’s counter-terrorism force in West Africa were killed and another was hurt on February 21 when their vehicle struck a mine in northeast Mali in an attack claimed by a powerful jihadist alliance. Photo: Nampa/AFP struck a mine, the army said on Wednesday, and a forest ranger was gunned down in a third incident blamed on jihadists. Mali’s military is frequently accused of abuses, with families on Wednesday pointing the finger at the army in the killing of seven civilians during an operation in the same area a week ago. A UN report published this month found that “at least 20 percent” of recorded incidents in 2016 and in the first of half of 2017 that endangered civilian lives involved the Malian authorities – essentially the security forces. Nouhoun Sarr, the nephew of one of seven men killed on February 21 after their arrest by the military, said the authorities informed him on Wednesday morning of his uncle’s fate. “They called us to tell us our relatives were killed during the operation, without elaborating,” he told AFP. Yehia Ag Mohamed Ali, a former minister and member of the opposition Sadi party, told AFP: “According to our information, the seven civilians arrested on February 21 by the Malian army in Sokolo were killed by soldiers.” The government said in a statement on Wednesday that the army was “carrying out reconnaissance missions and searches in the Sokolo area, during which civilians unfortunately lost their lives”. “An enquiry has been opened,” it added. Islamic extremists linked to Al-Qaeda took control of the desert north of Mali in early 2012, but were largely driven out in a French-led military operation launched in January 2013. In June 2015, Mali’s government signed a peace agreement with coalitions of armed groups. But the jihadists remain active, and large tracts of the country are lawless. - Nampa/AFP Notice of Seven Days is hereby given in terms of section 36A to 36G read with Section 35, 45 AND Regulation 7 of the Communal Land Reform Act No. 5 of 2002. The following Party applied for the Right of an Occupational Land Right for the provision of public services in communal areas AND Notice of Seven Days is hereby given in terms of section 30, 31, 35, 44 read with 45 and regulation 11,12, 17, 24, 26 and 27of the Communal Land Reform Act No. 5 of 2002. The following Parties applied for the of Leasehold in Communal Areas Notice (No. EROCLB01/2017) Invitation for Bids (IFB) Construction of the Maternity Shelter in Outapi, Omusati Region W/ONB/SSC-02/02/2018 1. Bids are invited through Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures for “Construction of the New Maternity Shelter in Outapi’’ and the invitation is open to all Namibian bidders. 2. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders from the cashiers at the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee of “ Five Hundred Namibia Dollar- N0.00. The method of payment will be “Cash/Point of Sale”. 3. Bidding documents will be available for collection as from Friday, 02 March 2018. NAME OF APPLICANT Namibia Power Corporation (PTY) LTD Sertum Energy (PTY) LTD Green Namib Investment Trading CC ID NO/ COMPANY REGISTRATION SIZE (HA) F/2051 1370.14 Ha 2012/10/34 49.7Ha 66050601488 7989.48Ha COMMUNAL AREA A - ≠Gomeb, !OE ≠Gan Traditional Area Spitzkoppe, !OE ≠Gan Traditional Area Le water, Daure- Daman Traditional Authority !OE ≠Gan Traditional Area NO OF YEARS 30 Years TYPE OF RIGHTS Occupational Land Right Leasehold Leasehold LAND USE APLIED FOR Power Generation Facility Solar Energy Project Agriculture Purpose, Research Centre 4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Social Security Commission, attention: Gottfried //Naobeb at email: 5. Qualifications requirements include: Building Experience, Financial Capability, and Bid Security. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents. 6. A compulsory Site Briefing Meeting has been scheduled for 16 March 2018 at 12:00am at Outapi State Hospital. 7. Bids must be deposited into the Tender Box located at the entrance foyer at the Security Desk on or before Friday, 06 April 2018 at 12.00am. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below; and on the Friday, 06 April 2018 at 12:00am 8. The address referred to above is: Social Security House Corner. A. Kloppers & J. Haupt Streets, Khomasdal Windhoek Green Leaf Manufacturing CC CC/2010/5053 5.936 HA 99 Years Leasehold Integrated Aquaponics

Friday, March 2 2018 | NEW ERA ADVERTORIAL 37 AIRWAVES Weekly NBC SECURED BROADCAST RIGHTS FOR 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP AND THE NAMIBIAN NEWSPAPER CUP Umbi Karuaihe-Upi, Chief Commercial Officer at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation announced that the nbc has secured the broadcast rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. She further encouraged nbc viewers and Namibians having television sets to pay their TV licences to continuously enable the nbc to produce top of the range local productions and buy the broadcast rights for quality international programmes such as the FIFA World Cup amongst others. Karuaihe-Upi made this announcement in her speech at the official draw of The Namibian Newspaper Cup in Windhoek. She assured the public that the nbc will once again be the official broadcaster committing in excess of N.1 Million Dollars airtime. The Namibian Newspaper Cup takes place in the Zambezi Region. The Namibian Newspaper Cup has helped transform the prospects of young Namibian footballers since its first edition in 2001, becoming arguably one of the most anticipated and expensive football tournaments on the national sport calendar. “As the national broadcaster, the nbc takes pride in broadcasting events of this magnitude and we urge the public to continuing paying TV licenses to ensure the nbc plays its part in bringing events such as these closer to the masses,” Karuaihe-Upi added. The Namibian Newspaper Cup is held every year during the Easter long weekend. In keeping with its year-on-year growth and broadening appeal, the event will for the first time include a second sport code, namely netball to create an opportunity for the girlchild to receive the same kind of exposure the boys have received through The Namibian Newspaper Cup for the past 17 years. All roads lead to the Zambezi Region, the president of Netball Namibia said. The Namibian Newspaper Cup Sponsors and Members seen with the netball competition winner’s trophy which was unveiled during the Namibian Newspaper Cup Launch #NAMA2018 VENUE & PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED OMURARI FM LAUNCH LIVE ON NBC RADIO NAMA Executive members Umbi Karuaihe-Upi and Tim Ekandjo alongside Councillor Paulina Nashilundo, Mayor of Swakopmund, with the presenters selected to represent Namibia on the NAMA stage: Tanya Daringo, Odile Muller and Esperance Luvindao NAMA Executive Chairperson, Umbi Karuaihe-Upi, Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo and Her Worship, the Mayor of Swakopmund Town, Councillor Paulina Ndahafa Nashilundo officially announced that her town, Swakopmund, will play host to the 2018 Namibian Annual Music Awards. Speaking at the official announcement, the Mayor of Swakopmund said: “It is encouraging to note that since the event took place for the first time in Swakopmund in 2014 and 2015, close to 7 000 people visited our town to watch the NAMA’s. Such a high number of visitors is indeed positive represent excellent investment opportunities – as it means that the visitors will inject much needed capital in our economy, as they will be staying in our accommodation facilities, dine at our restaurants or engage in tourism and leisure activities, thus spending their hard-earned money stimulating our economy”. She said: “I must also commend to say that it is indeed remarkable considering that the organizers, also as part of their own spent contributed close to N million dollars in the economy of our town, by making use of the various services providers to support the hosting of the NAMA’s in Swakopmund Town. Presented with such figures, it is pleasing to note that the Swakopmund Town Council and Councillors deliberated very thoroughly to see how the town can lure the organizers of the NAMA’s back into our beautiful town again. With this short remarks, ladies and gentleman it is now my distinct honour, to hereby accept and duly inform the Namibian nation that Swakopmund has accepted to host the breakthrough NAMA’s 2018; and we are eagerly looking forward to host and welcome you in our incredibly, beautiful and awesome town of Swakopmund”. Tanya Daringo, the lifestyle blogger, Face of Tutaleni as well as the 2014 NAMAs Blue room host; Esperance Luvindao, Miss Grand Namibia 2016, an internationally published Poet, writer, presenter and final year medical UNAM student and Odile Gertze, former Miss Namibia, actor and presenter, will host the NAMA’s 2018 in style. “Selecting the show host is an important decision for the NAMAs because they steer the NAMA’s ship on the night. Our tradition is to have auditions every year, however, this year we are breaking that tradition and we have strategically head-hunted the 3 phenomenal women to take the NAMA stage by storm. We have no doubt that the trio will discharge their responsibilities by on the night of the NAMA’s with distintion; and we wish them the very best of luck,” MTC’s Tim Ekandjo said. The 2018 NAMA nominees will be announced on the 28 th March 2018 live on nbc TV during the Whatagwan slot at 16h00. nbc’s Karuaihe-Upi announced that ticket sales of the NAMA 2018 are available at Webtickets. VIP tickets are now on sale for N0 while general tickets are selling for N0. The first 150 VIP tickets will sell at a NAMA special discount N0 and NOT N0; while the general tickets will only sell for N0, instead of N0. Once the first 150 tickets are sold out, the original N0 and N0 will apply respectively for the VIP and General Tickets. The 8 th Namibian Annual Music Awards will take place at the Dome in Swakopmund on the 28 th April 2018. The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) will launch the former Otjiherero Radio Service under its new brand, Omurari FM on 06 March 2018. The launch will be broadcast LIVE on Omurari FM to ensure the loyal listeners remain part and parcel of their beloved radio service. Listeners can tune in from 11H00 for the live broadcast. On Friday, 9th and Saturday, 10th March 2018, Omurari FM will present its first-ever Fun Day at David Bezuidenhoudt High School in Khomasdal. On Friday, the Fun Day will commence at 14H00 so as not to interfere with the learner’s school hours and to allow them to join in the festivities after school. Omurari FM Manager, Marina Matundu stated: “Once school is out, the Fun day will start in all earnest and we expect an influx of people from 16H00 onwards. From 19H00, we will commence a Gospel Show, while the trade and industry will continue in the meantime. We are planning to close the gates at 22H00; and we are aware that it will NOT be easy to get all people out of the school premises, however, we anticipate that all will be out by midnight.” On Saturday, the programme will commence at 09H00 with business in full swing. A football tournament on a 7-A-Side basis; and netball included will be hosted at the Fun Day. Sixteen [16] football and netball teams are expected to participate. Those in attendance can also look forward to fun games such as tug-of-war and egg-and-spoon races in between the games. Arrangements have also been made for jumping castles, slippery slides and the cow-drive to entertain children. From 19H00, a music show for selected young and upcoming artists and musicians will be hosted to conclude the event with a music festival. Small-and-medium enterprises are invited to buy stalls, charged at N0.00 per day per 3X3 square meter stands; whereas businesses will be charged N00 for the two days. Application Forms can be obtained at the Omurari FM Station Secretary and bookings of stalls can only be confirmed once booking fees are deposited into the nbc Bank Account with proof of payment emailed to Omurari FM. We will have a stage, good sound and stage lights for both the gospel show on Friday and music festival on Saturday evening. The school also has its own flood lights for increased visibility. The public is urged to join in the fun for only N.00 entrance fee per adult and N.00 for children per day. Tickets are on sale at Compu-Ticket. For more information contact Alvisia during office hours at Omurari FM at 061-291 2163. The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) Director General, Gregoire Ndjaka paid a courtesy visit to the nbc with Broadcasting Services Director, Keitirele Mathapi, and met with nbc Director General, Stanley B. Similo and management: Chief News and Programming Officer, Menesia Muinjo, Chief Human Resources Officer Kauraisa Vezenga, Chief Commercial Officer, Umbi Karuaihe-Upi and Head TV Facilities, Clive Smith to discuss broadcast industry related issues. TV CENTER - Tel: (061) 291 3111• RADIO CENTER - Tel: (061) 291 9111 • SALES - Tel: (061) 291 3125/3214 • TV LICENSING - Tel: (061) 291 3393/4/5, (061) 291 3677, DTT CALL CENTER - Tel: (061) 291 3026/3025 • PUBLIC RELATIONS - Tel: (061) 291 3352 / 3350,

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New Era Newspaper Vol 22 No 167