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Friday, September 1 2017| NEW ERA Otjiherero NEW ERA Ozombamba ine zovyuru zazuvakwa mo America Kae MaÞunÿu-Tjiparuro Otjomuise Marire nawa imba mbumavei k o t j i p o s a t j O t j i t i r o Otjiandjandja mu Seninani kOmahi Omakutasane wa America okukarata ozombapa za Namibia ndamunikire mehindo mokuvatera okupaturura ouye omeho ohunga novitiro ovindjandja vyo Vaherero nOvakwena, Kavemuii Murangi mazeri nao Ozombamba zovyru vine vivari vyavyo mbiri vyOvaherero vya munikire monganda yomapwikiro vyovina vyomakuruhungi indji o Amrican Museum of Natural History. O t j i v e k e t j i t j a z u k o o r u t u rwovakwatera va Nambia mbeturira mehi indi o America, ndutjiukwa otjo Otjorutu rOvaherero/Ovambanderu nOvakwena rOtjitiro Otjindjandja, momaraka wovatwa Ovaherero/Ovambanderu and Nama Genocide Institute (ONGI), ro nongo Kavemuii Murangi na Jephta Nguherimo, tjirwa kwambererweko iyovazapamwe motjirwa tjotjisuta okuza kehi rOvandoitji kutja penozombamba inda ponganda indji motjihuro itji o New York otjivahakaenene nonganda yomawikiro indji nokuhina okuwomba. Tjingetjo Murangi wina eye omwini wa karyangerere onganda indji Oritjaine ndazuko tjazumba eitjangere ohunga nozombamba inda monganda indji. Omandaha rotjiveke tjitjazuko otjivayakurire momatjangwa okuza kovakuramene vonganda yomawpikiro indji kutja otjotjiri ina omaÞupa okuza ko Namibia. Vivari vyozombamba imbi vya ha¿enwe otjo vyOvaherero. Imbyo vyarwe vivari kavina omuhoko posya mavitjiukirwa kokutja tjimwe tjaza mOtjomuise ngunda iho tjarwe atjaza kOkakoverwa. Ovyo makuzu vyayandjwa otjo tjiyandjewa i Felix Warburg konganda yomapwikiro indji. Kundinondi onganda yomapwikiro indji kaiyakara noutimba. “O ONGI maitjiwa oumwatamwate womawondekero inga nu mairiyandjere okuhakaena nokuungura otji¿a ihi kunavehe mbena Ombamba yOtjuru…Yomuherero, umwe wovaÞi vOtjiÞiro Otjindjandja monganda indji o Charité mEhi rOvandoitji muzaza komurungu waundu ozombamba azehe kumwe o 21 tjiza kotorwa ko Namibia mo 2011. orupa ( mo Namibia na momahi wozonganda nu tjinene mOmahi Omakutasane wa America kutja omatupa inga yehakahane okuyarurwa kehi ekwatera,” Murangi waraisa nomatjangwa ngahindi morungovi. Otjomukambo omutenga nu mokuhana kukatjotjiri omatupa inga, o ONGI mayiungura kuno maunane wOtjiwa¿a tjOherero mOmahi Omakutasane wa America, momaraka wautwa o Otjiherero Community in the USA, ousupi o OSCU nEhika rOviÞiro Ovindjandja vyoOvaherero nOvambanderu, momaraka wovatwa o Association of Ovaherero and Ovambanderu Genocides okusembamisa okukaryangera oruveze indwi otjikando otjitenga nokukarata omatupa inga nokuyaruka kotjiwa¿a oku ketjitjivisa kutja penatjike. Murangi mamunukohepero okukanyenda punongoramambo indji o New York Times poo o Washington Post okuvatera okuhandjaura ombuze indji mongondjero yokukawondja komurungu okuhonga ouye ohunga nondjuriro yOvakwena nOvaherero/Ovambanderu ndjaza mOtjiÞiro Otjindjandja tjitjatjitwa ozombura 113 nÿakapita. Tjivakahakaen nonganda indji wina maveunguriza oruveze indo okutara kokutja mapekara nomakee mauhatoi yarwe nu ruseinina kutja omatupa inga yehakahane okukotorwa ko Namibia. Murangi matja marire nawa otjiwana tjitjayandja oumune watjo kutja owo kavekayende vi komurungu kutja ousemba uungure harukuru mumuna wina omayururiro konganda wovi¿enge ovihuze vyarwe vyombazu mowano wondjozikiro komatupa ayehe wOvaherero nOvakwna ngatoorwa mozoskepi okutwarewa kehi rOvandoitji nakwarwe. Bid Invitation Bid Number: CS/RFP/19 - 01/2017 Ministry would like to procure the consultancy services to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment for the establishment of a Ceramic Manufacturing Plant in Rundu, Kavango Region. The consultant must be an Environmental Specialist and registered Namibian company. NB: Priority will be given to previously disadvantaged people. Bid Number: CS/RFP/19 - 02/2017 Ministry would like to procure the consultancy services to formulate the business plan for the establishment of a Youth Enterprise in the Construction Industry for the Children of the Liberation Struggle (CLS) in Namibia. The consultant must have knowledge and technical skills on SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development and registered Namibian company. NB: Priority will be given to previously disadvantaged people. Enquiries: Mr. Victor Zambwe Procurement Management Unit Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & SME Development 4th Floor, Room number 408 Tel: +264 283 7206 / 7259 Email: zambwe@mti.gov.na Please note that all enquiries related to the project should be made in writing and submitted in sealed envelope. Bid Documents can be obtained from: Namibia Development Corporation(NDC) Ground / Reception Floor Tel: +264 61 206 2111, Goethe Street NB: A non-refundable levy of N0.00 for each bid document per project is payable in advance in Cash or Bank Guaranteed cheques ONLY. The levy should be paid to the Namibia Development Corporation, Reception/ Ground Floor, quoting the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development Vote 19 and Bid Number. Closing date: 18 September 2017 at 10h00 & Bids Opening at 11h00 and all the Bidders are required to attend at Namibia Development Corporation (NDC)

Friday, September 1 2017| NEW ERA AFRICA/WORLD 31 Four soldiers, civilian killed in Nigeria oil region ambush BAYELSA Gunmen ambushed and killed four soldiers and a civilian in Nigeria’s oil-rich south, local sources said Wednesday, breaking months of uneasy calm after unrest over the distribution of the country’s oil revenues. Armed men ambushed the military contingent in the Ekeremor waterways area of Bayelsa State as they returned from an assignment in the Letugbene community on Monday. The gunmen, who outnumbered the soldiers, forced the servicemen to surrender, marched them to a creek, executed them and stole their weapons and military gear. A civilian boat driver with the military detachment attempted to escape but was also shot and killed by the attackers. Nigeria’s oil-rich south and southeast had been ravaged by violence orchestrated by groups seeking to force the government to more evenly share petroleum revenues with local residents. But violence had fallen away sharply in recent months after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo led negotiations with armed groups that reduced the frequency of attacks on oil production facilities that had cut output and hammered earnings in 2016. Tare Porri, a local youth leader, confirmed the killings. “(The attack) was bizarre and unprovoked,” said Porri, chairman of the Central Zone of Ijaw Youths Council. “Four military officers were killed in cold blood alongside a civilian. Military officers went to Letugbene community and on their way back, some persons accosted them and killed all of them,” he told AFP. “Only one of them escaped. The military, yesterday morning, retaliated, invaded the communities and burnt down houses. The operations are still ongoing and it is spreading to other communities,” Porri added. A senior security official confirmed the incident and denounced the increased level of violence against security forces. “Security operatives are now endangered species. It is unacceptable the way security officials deployed to Niger Delta are killed without provocation by people they dedicated their lives to protect,” said the source, who declined to be identified. “In Bayelsa, policemen, civil defenders and soldiers are constantly killed. It is barbaric.” There was no immediate response from the military joint task force responsible for security in the region. - Nampa/AFP Macron’s reputation on the line with flagship reform PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron’s government was set to unveil yesterday what is intended to be one of his signature economic reforms aimed at creating jobs and underlining his business-friendly credentials. Before his election in May, the 39-year-old centrist vowed repeatedly to take on the country’s powerful trade unions by overhauling highly protective and rigid labour regulations. On Thursday, in an announcement that is keenly awaited by both business groups and his leftwing opponents, his government will publish planned changes that are set to be approved by parliament in September. The measures are expected to curb the power of unions, limit severance pay and allow bosses to negotiate many working terms and conditions directly with their employees. In an interview published on the eve of the announcement, Macron said the overhaul had to be “ambitious and efficient enough to continue to bring down mass unemployment”. “We are the only major economy in the European Union that has not defeated mass unemployment for more than three decades,” he told Le Point magazine. Thursday’s unveiling is a crucial test for Macron’s domestic agenda as he seeks to encourage entrepreneurship in France, where the unemployment rate of 9.5 percent is almost double that of its large European rivals. He warned last week that the French “hated reforms” and tried to avoid them as long as possible. The move is set to bring the first demonstrations against his government, with the CGT trade union, France’s biggest, and the new political party France Unbowed set to mobilise their supporters on September 12 and 23. Reaction from other trade unions will be crucial as Macron seeks to avoid a major confrontation following often-violent demonstrations last year against labour changes made by his predecessor, Francois Hollande. During discussions with the unions which began in May, only the Communist-backed CGT has opposed the changes outright, with the more moderate CFDT and the hard-left FO so far signalling their willingness to negotiate. The reforms come at a time when Macron’s approval ratings are falling sharply, signalling the end of the honeymoon he enjoyed with the French public following his election. Recent polls showed that only around 40 percent of French voters are satisfied with his performance in office, with the fall attributed by analysts to a mix of communication problems and political missteps. The influential head of the employers’ confederation Medef, Pierre Gattaz, has urged Macron to be bold with the labour market changes, which have been drawn up in secrecy. “This labour law will be the bellwether of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency and his desire to really reform,” Gattaz said Tuesday, echoing the views of many economists. The changes will be unveiled in five presidential decrees on Thursday which will then be voted at the end of September by parliament, where Macron’s Republic on the Move party has a large majority. Radical leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon, who finished fourth in this year’s presidential election and heads the France Unbowed party, has called for a mass march against what he describes as a “social welfare coup d’etat”. The labour overhauls are likely to provide fresh ammunition for opponents of Macron who accuse the former investment banker of pandering to business owners with his programme, which also includes cuts to taxes and public spending. “Macron, president for the rich?” asked a front-page headline in the left-leaning Liberation newspaper this week which focused on research showing that his proposed income tax cuts would mainly benefit the wealthy. Critics of the labour code changes argue that they risk giving too much power to company owners who could force employees into longer hours or shorter holidays, for example. At present, French labour law is enshrined in the national labour code, a red book which runs to around 3,000 pages covering everything from health and safety to contract law and pensions. Macron’s aim is to vastly simplify the code, enshrining basic employment protections in law but leaving companies, trade unions and employees to negotiate much of the rest – instead of requiring bosses to abide by terms negotiated by unions for the whole industry. Michael Zerbib, the general manager of an engineering company with a staff of 60, told AFP this week that his chief hope was that the law would be made simpler for small businesses like his. “For years we’ve been promised a simplification of the rules. But all we’ve seen is increasing complexity!” he said. - Nampa/AFP VACANCIES The Commission’s vision is to be the preferred provider of comprehensive social protection in Namibia. As a strategic and dynamic organization, very committed to our contribution to the nation at large, SSC, invites suitably qualified persons to apply for the following positions: PROCUREMENT & PROPERTIES DIVISION PROPERTY ADMINISTRATOR (PATERSON B4) Primary purpose of the job: The Property Administrator role in the Property & Procurement Division is responsible for coordination and administration of lease agreements, building maintenance and repair, and assisting with the development of property records and databases within the Property & Procurement Division. Job requirements: • 3 year Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Property Management, Building Management, Facilities Management, or equivalent qualification • A Real Estate Certificate will be an added advantage • 3 years’ experience in relevant field with a proven track record in property administration. • A valid Code B Driver’s License will be an added advantage Key performance areas: • Administration control of renting processes, of all office accommodation and Commission Lease Agreements across the country • Administration of Building Maintenance • Support Services for Property and Building related matters • Customer Care Competencies: • Able to communicate well, verbally and in writing • Minute writing skills for meetings with tenants • Able to build and maintain constructive working relationships • Interest in the property market and its trends • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills • Knowledge of MS Office, Word and Excel HANDYMAN (PATERSON B3) Primary purpose of the job: The Handyman role in the Procurement & Properties Division is responsible for providing an efficient and effective general maintenance and caretaking support service to the Head Quarters of the Social Security Commission (SSC), to ensure the security and general appearance of the buildings and surrounding areas are maintained in accordance with the required SSC standards and national legislation. Job requirements: • Grade 12. A relevant Vocational Certificate level 3 (N3) or equivalent technical qualification. • A relevant Vocational Higher Certificate will be an advantaged • 4 years relevant experience in general maintenance tasks. Practical exposure in basic handyman maintenance tasks such as minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting and tiling. • A valid 2 year driver’s license (BE) will be an added advantage. Key performance areas: • General maintenance services inside and outside the building • Caretaking support to the SSC Headquarters including ensuring the security and general appearance of the building and surrounding areas are maintained • Assist with the ordering of supplies, tools and equipment • Customer Care Competencies: • Able to communicate well, verbally and in writing • Able to make minor decisions related to upkeep and maintenance of the building • Broad technical knowledge with a strong focus on work standards, safety standards and customer relationship management • Safe and professional use of appropriate hand and power tools • Able to work under pressure APPLICATION: Qualified and interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, together with a comprehensive CV and certified copies of qualifications by not later than 08 September 2017 @ 17h00. Applications should be addressed to: The HR Practitioner: Recruitment & OD Social Security Commission, Private Bag 13223, Windhoek Delivered to: Ms. Frisia Shilongo, Corner of A. Kloppers & J. Haupt Street, Khomasdal, Windhoek SSC is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive remuneration packages Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and no documents will be returned Note: All foreign qualifications must be evaluated by the Namibian Qualification Authority. Vision To be the preferred provider of comprehensive social protection in Namibia. Mission: To improve the welfare of our members and beneficiaries by providing comprehensive social protection. For mor information: Call: +264 (0) 61 280 7089 or visit at www.ssc.org.na or Visit our office at: Cnr A. Loppers & J Haupt Street, Khomasdal, Windhoek

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