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6 NEWS Friday, October 13 2017| NEW ERA Pensioner robbed of N,000 Maria Amakali Windhoek The Namibian police are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing two people who robbed a pensioner and his spouse of their hardearned money. The 60-year-old retired police his wife on Wednesday when two men grabbed a bag that from them containing cash in the amount of N,000. Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said the couple was walking from Nored offices in Ohangwena Region after having withdrawn an amount of N,000 from the bank. They allegedly paid N,000 towards their electricity bill at Nored and after the payment was complete the couple started walking home. The pensioner and his spouse were walking when a sedan pulled over in front of them along the road. Two men reportedly jumped out of the sedan before it drove off in haste, according to the police. The two men are said to have grabbed the bag containing N,000 and ran for a distance. Nampol spokesperson Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi The same sedan that dropped them off then picked up the robbers. The incident took place behind Ponhofi Secondary School in Ohangwena Region. It is still unclear how the robbers knew that the couple was REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT VETERANS AFFAIRS PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT UNIT carrying a large sum of money, as the robbers were unknown to the victims. The suspects are yet to be arrested. According to the police, they have picked up there is an increasing trend whereby banking clients have become targets for robbers in Ohangwena. They say the robbers tend to follow people who have withdrawn large sums of money from the bank. In an unrelated incident an unknown man was attempting to smuggle drugs into Namibia on Thursday when he was detected by the police. “The suspect, who was about to cross the Namibia-Angola border, dropped a bag containing 5.2 kg of cannabis, valued at N,000, into a water dam after he spotted the Namibian police border patrol guards trying to stop him,” Shikwambi explained. in the direction of the patrol guards before running back to Angola. The incident took place near Okatwitwi location on the eastern side of Oshikango border post. The suspect has not yet been arrested and police investigations are said to be ongoing. Suspected Angolan drug mule’s trial deferred Maria Amakali Windhoek The trial of Angolan national Joao Huyeye, who is accused of attempting to smuggle drugs worth close to half a million Namibian dollars in his digestive system was placed on hold to wait for the designated magistrate. Huyeye, 41, is on trial on a charge of drug dealing in cocaine and an alternative charge of being in possession of cocaine worth N3,500, following his arrest at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) last year. State Prosecutor Menencia Hinda this week informed the court that the trial cannot resume as scheduled as the magistrate dealing with Huyeye’s trial was not available due to medical reasons. The case of Huyeye, who is in police custody, was to be heard by Magistrate Elina Nandago in Windhoek Regional Court in Katutura on Thursday. He was arrested in December 2016 following an anonymous tip-off to the police. Following his arrest, the police discovered that Huyeye had foreign substances in his digestive tract, which was Joao Huyeye Detective Chief Inspector Immanuel Namundjembo during his testimony informed the court that Huyeye’s stomach was bullets’ wrapped in plastic were retrieved. Huyeye, who has denied guilt, has been in police custody since, as the State fears that should he be released on bail, he will abscond to his native country and not stand trial for his alleged offences. the 123 oval bullets excreted by Huyeye at Katutura Intermediate Hospital contained cocaine. The bullets were subsequently According to police reports, Huyeye was lucky to have survived the journey, as some of the cocaine bullets were about to burst, while others had burst already. The Angolan national was in transit from Sao Paulo, Brazil via South Africa en route to Angola via Namibia when Namibian police intelligence detained him at HKIA. Magistrate Nandago postponed the matter to be heard on October 25, remanding Huyeye in custody at Katutura police station. INVITATION OF COMPANY PROFILES FOR FUNERAL SERVICES PROVIDERS for funeral services providers. 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Friday, October 13 2017 | NEW ERA ADVERT 7 Official Weekly Communique of the University of Namibia - Volume 33 IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY IN NAMIBIA Workshops were held recently on patient safety in Namibia, at Ondangwa and Tsumeb, involving both Onandjokwe Intermediate Hospital and Tsumeb Hospital medical staff. These in-depth talks were held as part of a joint project on Patient Safety in Namibia between the University of Namibia and the University of Bonn (Germany). The project was established in 2014. Since it’s inception, the project has gathered momentum and has welcomed the addition of partnering stakeholders such as the National Institute of Pathology (NIP), Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the Ministry of Health and Social Services. The project aims to improve patient safety through the reduction of nosocomial infection, which can only be achieved through continuous training to ensure that Health Care Workers are well versed with Infection Prevention and Control procedures. He furthered mentioned that the workshops were a success due to the willingness and diversity of medical expertise that attended. A practical exercise was incorporated into the workshop to demonstrate that activities such as hand washing was not a mundane action, as it had to be done properly to ensure that all areas in, on, and around the hands have to be washed to reduce the presence of microbes. The workshop highlighted the importance of understanding the various modes found in the transmission of different diseases and the accurate precautionary measures. Issues of global concern surrounding the rationale behind the use of antibiotics were scrutinised. “Especially now that we are in a period that antimicrobial resistance is on the increase and the development of novel antibiotics have slowed down, the importance of IPC has to be continuously accentuated” Dr Peter Schmitz emphasised. The workshops were followed by ten (10) participants embarking on a week-long visit to Cologne-Bonn, Germany for an exchange on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) matters. Topical issues included the need to establish proper surveillance and reporting systems to detect and deal with outbreaks in wards or hospitals. Political and financial commitment to invest in equipment and infrastructure that would support the prevention of infections were key issues during the visit. PETROLEUM GEOLOGY STUDENTS BENEFITTING FROM INDUSTRY ATTACHMENT “Infection Prevention and Control is a multi-faceted exercise, requiring the participation of not only people that handle patients, but those that come in contact with the patient environment as well. These workshops were adequately represented by MBChB students, medical interns, medical officers and nurses, quality improvement and assurance personnel, environmental practitioners”, Project Coordinator, Erastus Haindongo, highlighted. Visit to IPC laboratory, Institute of Hygiene and Public Hygiene, Bonn. Dr Kisteman explaining IPC in laboratory to R-L: Sara Amutse, Dr. Apollo Basenero, Erastus Haindongo, Lukas Ndumba, Augustinus Kastherody, Israel Shingenge, Helena Iishi, Grace Ladu, Immanuel Kandjambanga. The project aims to improve patient safety through the reduction of nosocomial infection. Three UNAM students studying towards an MSc in Petroleum Geology received a threeweek scholarship for an industry attachment with GALP Energia in Lisbon. GALP Energia is the operator for Petroleum Exploration Licenses PEL 82 and 83 offshore Namibia During this attachment the students and their supervisor had been working on geological projects relating to the exploration for hydrocarbons offshore Namibia. This initiative placed the students in a real world working environment with an experienced team. The students were engaged in oneto-one coaching in data analysis and interpretation. In addition, GALP provided daily seminars on selected technical topics in oil & gas exploration. One-to-one coaching in Petrophysics with GALP’s Head of Petrophysics Thomas Hansen “There are only a few dedicated petroleum geology programmes around the globe. Most of these programmes are offered at universities that are located at the main hubs of the petroleum industry, such as Aberdeen, London or Houston”, Dr Ansgar Wanke remarked. He further emphasised the importance of industry attachments in applied fields. In the case of Namibia, there are no oil or gas producing fields yet, and therefore, most of the exploration data analysis and interpretation is carried out overseas. GALP Energia covered all expenses for this training initiative in the framework of their training obligation related to their exploration licenses in Namibia. The training initiative required substantial planning for its realisation through assistance and approval by the Ministry of Mines and Energy and GALP Energia. “This is absolutely fantastic, especially when considering the deep depression, the oil industry is currently going through. I cannot overemphasise my gratitude to GALP Energia and the Namibian Ministry of Mines & Energy, who supported this initiative”, Dr Wanke highlighted.

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