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New Era Newspaper Friday November 3, 2017

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4 NEWS Friday, November 3 2017| NEW ERA Algeria inspired many liberation movements Staff Reporter Windhoek Algeria’s revolution had a movements, inspiring many people the 20 th These were the remarks of 63 rd Wednesday’s event was held at a all the peoples around the world “I would like to reiterate Algeria’s determination through a free and fair well as to the Palestinian people for and sovereign Palestinian State on Algerian Ambassador to Namibia Sid-Ali Abdelbari against the apartheid regime, through development and promotion of study and train in Algeria, mainly in witnessed a new major step in the strengthening and promotion of last week in Algiers, the first Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Relations affairs, as well as an agreement on the suppression of visas for the holders “We look forward to expanding remains grateful for the unwavering moral and material support provided of the Sahrawi people agitating for OKAHAO TOWN COUNCIL NOTICE Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 63 (2) (b) of the Local Authorities Act, (Act 23 of 1992) as amended, that the Council of Okahao town intends to sell by way of private treaty the following immovable properties: # Applicants Erf No. Size Zoning Township Purchase price 1 Elizabeth Amutenya 602 325 Residential Extension 3 N,125.00 2 Foibe Hennok 604 325 Residential Extension 3 N,125.00 3 Helvi Naango Kadhila 605 325 Residential Extension 3 N,125.00 4 Ndeuhala Erastus 607 337 Residential Extension 3 N,850.00 5 Kefas Tulimo Angolo 630 325 Residential Extension 3 N,250.00 Jeremia Shivute 6 Ndengu 633 484 Residential Extension 3 N,200.00 7 Josephina Ngolombe 623 325 Residential Extension 3 N,250.00 8 David Uugwanga 626 325 Residential Extension 3 N,250.00 9 Aron Shikongo 498 590 Residential Extension 2 N 000.00 The objections to the sale of these properties should be done in writing Thursday, 23 rd November 2017. Written objections shall be addressed to: Enquiries: Ms. B. Mwashindange Okahao Town Council Tel: 065 252204/5 P.O. Box 699 Okahao Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias Our Star of the Week is Namibia’s internationally acclaimed boxing promoter-cum-trainer Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias, who was recently chosen as Africa’s best boxing promoter for the year 2017 by the World Boxing Organisation (WBO). Tobias, who was one of the inductees of the newly-introduced MTC Sports Legends Initiative and also won Coach of the Year accolade at last Friday’s MTC/NSC Sport Awards, won the WBO Africa Promoter of the Year award for the 5th consecutive time. Tobias scooped the WBO accolade on four previous occasions. In its statement, the WBO headship said: “We have no doubt that the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing & Fitness Academy deserves this award as the very best in Africa and of course, a leading force to be reckoned with in world boxing. This award is therefore in honour of their excellence,” remarked WBO President Francisco Varcarcel. The world’s leading boxing organisation further said the honour was bestowed on Tobias for his continuous outstanding contribution to Africa and world boxing in setting up entertainment value.

Friday, November 3 2017| NEW ERA NEWS 5 //Kharas does not want competing centres of power Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop Members of the Swapo Party in the //Kharas Region have widely rejected the concept of two centres of power, reiterating their full support for President Hage Geingob as the region’s candidate for party president. The concept of two centres of power advanced in certain quarters proposes that with Geingob as Head of State, another individual should be the president of the party, but Swapo’s regional coordinator in //Kharas, Matheus Mumbala, has condemned those advocating for such a scenario. supports only one centre of power, saying the notion of two centres of power would not be tolerated. “We condemn the advocacy for two centres of power. We support one centre of power only,” he said. He further said //Kharas Region stands fully behind Geingob and his chosen team, including Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah as party vice president, Minister of Urban and Rural Development Sophia Shaningwa as secretary general, and former deputy prime minister Marco Hausiku as deputy Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop Suspended Maltahöhe Village Council CEO Eliphas ‘Aupapa’ Shipanga says he cannot understand why his suspension case has dragged on for over four years. Shipanga was suspended for alleged insubordination and other alleged malpractices and faced nine charges at the time of his suspension, which were later reduced to four after he successfully last year. But despite only facing four charges, the former CEO is yet to know his fate, as the verdict has not been presented to him and his lawyers, despite continued efforts by his team to speed up pronouncement of the ruling. Shipanga says the delay has taken a toll on his life. He has been on suspension with pay since May 2013, pocketing close to N.5 million during that time, and while his contract as CEO came to an end in July he said this is making his life miserable. Shipanga told New Era that he was exhausted and frustrated, as the case has robbed him of many opportunities, that he and his family can move on with their lives. “This has been misery to me and my family. I have not killed anyone. I do not care what the outcome of the appeal is, the delay has been torture. My life has been on standstill, so I just want the outcome,” he said. He said he has tried his best to knock on the right doors, begging for a speedy secretary general of the party. “As a region, we remain with our pronunciation regarding the presidency of Swapo, and we want to reassure [of] our support for the president and his slate with no doubt. Therefore, Comrade Geingob with his team is fully supported,” he stated. Mumbala also shrugged off suggestions of a possibility of two camps emerging locally, with the one not backing Geingob the region fully back Geingob. “As we speak, I am speaking as the coordinator, as Swapo’s regional chief administrator, with the mandate given to me by all the structures in the region, so we do not expect that to happen, and it will not happen,” he said. He further announced all seven districts coordinators in the region would join him at Keetmanshoop from where they would embark on a regional tour starting in Karasburg East constituency starting today and lasting until 9 November. He also announced that on November 15, //Kharas and Hardap regions will host support for Geingob, who is expected to arrive in //Kharas Region on the same day Shipanga agonises over protracted suspension Eliphas Shipanga resolution to his case, but to no avail, adding that he recently turned to the urban and the ombudsman to seek closure to his case. He said the suspension has affected him in all spheres of his life, especially economically, since he has not had an income since August last year, while other opportunities have passed him by him due to the case hanging over him. “Since August [last year] my employer still has my monies, it has gotten to a point that my house was almost auctioned off, I cannot be played with like this,” he charged. Hardap Regional Council chairperson Edward Wambo could not be reached for comment, as he was said to be in a meeting at the time, but last month while answering questions on the delay, Wambo said the verdict was ready and would be given to the former CEO, but this has not yet happened, about three weeks after his assurance that the case will soon come to a close. “The verdict is ready, everything is even be next week, it is just a matter of choosing a suitable day,” he had said in an earlier interview. Shaningwa calls on Tsumeb municipality to deliver Obrein Simasiku Tsumeb Rural and Urban Development Minister Sophia Shaningwa has put Tsumeb Municipality under tight scrutiny by vowing to closely monitor its envisaged strategic plans and all projects currently underway. She said this with reference to several projects lined up, such as the completion of 300 housing units, further commending the council for ensuring the provision of about 3,000 houses over the past Shaningwa said she would keep a close eye on matters to ensure projects envisaged for 2018, such as the AMTA storage facility, youth container, industrial park, medical disposal factory and shopping mall, are completed. “As the minister, I will closely monitor the commitment of council towards implementation of all these strategies. As a team, we shall account to the people of Oshikoto Region and the country at large. I will properly do this, wherever I will be. I must assure you that I have the energy to do so,” Shaningwa said when Copper Festival. The theme for this year’s theme is ‘Copper: Aspiring To A Better Tomorrow’. “For Tsumeb to be an industrial hub of the Oshikoto Region I urge you to make use of every opportunity that presents itself in terms of development. Consolidate the relationship between council and the businesses. “Plan ahead of time and stay focused at all times, and join hands with government and other role players in the quest to develop our towns, region and country,” advised Shaningwa, added that: “Time is now or never.” Further, she said she was pleased to note council had awarded four townships to private developers for housing development, which will form part of the town expansion beyond its current town boundaries. “The public private partnership agreements are current housing demand, which stands at 4,500 listed applicants in Tsumeb. I want to assure you that once it is sign them immediately. “However, these opportunities continue to draw a large number of Namibians to the town, and council has the obligation to invite more investors in town through the PPP arrangement. investors by both local and foreign investors are crucial for the development of our country. However, this must be done on a win-win basis, for the minister emphasised. OTJINENE VILLAGE COUNCIL (OVC) PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT UNIT Invitation for Open National Bids Procurement Reference No: W/ONB/OVC-04/2017 CONSTRUCTION OF MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE (GRAVEL ROAD AND ERF CONNECTIONS) – PHASE 7 1. Bids are invited from registered and competent Namibian Civil Engineering Contractors through Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures for Construction of Municipal Infrastructure (Gravel Road and Water and Sewer Erf Connections) in Otjinene. Preference will be given to SMEs. 2. Bid Documents are available for collection from Wednesday, 01 November 2017, after 12h00 at Otjinene Village Council, Procurement Department. 3. Interested Bidders can purchase a complete set of Bidding Documents at a non-refundable fee of N$ 2500.00 at Otjinene Village Council by cash. 4. A compulsory Pre-Bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 10:30am at the Otjinene Village Council Boardroom and followed by a Site Visit. 5. Bids must be enclosed in an envelope (clearly marked as indicated in Section 1- Instructions to Bidders) and delivered to Otjinene Village Council on or before Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 11h00am. A Bid-Securing Declaration must accompany all bids. Enquiries (Procurement) Mr. Engelhardt Kaahangoro Otjinene Village Council (OVC) Tel : +264 62 567 534 Email: Enquiries (Technical) WCE Consulting Engineers Tel : +264 61 370 924

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