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New Era Newspaper Friday September 1, 2017

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6 NEWS Friday, September 1 2017 | NEW ERA Namibia ideal for filmmakers – Nambahu Staff Reporter Windhoek Environment and Tourism Deputy Minister Tommy Nambahu says Namibia is a fantastic destination for filmmakers from around the world. He made the remarks when he participated in the panel of discussion “On Location, Africa in the Movies” at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda on Tuesday. The Deputy Minister shared the panel with renowned filmmakers from the United States of America, Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda and was asked to tell the audience what Namibia does to entice film production to the country. Most of the big international movies that were shot in Namibia, such Mad Max, Flight of the Phoenix and Sands of the Kalahari were filmed in protected areas. The deputy minister explained that the Ministry of Tourism and Tourism has played a significant role to ensure that permits for filming movies in the national parks were issued on time, adding that the peace and stability that Namibia enjoys also added to the reasons why producers preferred coming to Namibia. Nambahu noted the unique landscape of Namibia because of its desert and the sea, sand dunes and having one of the longest coastal lines on the continent has attracted film producers, as well. “Provision of infrastructure is also key. When Tom Cruise came to Namibia to DESCRIPTION: INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES AND/OR LINKED INVESTMENT SERVICES PROVIDERS (LISP) Interested and NAMFISA registered Investment Management Companies and Linked Investment Service Providers are hereby officially invited to submit an Expression of Interest in respect of investment management services. 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Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism Tommy Nambahu shoot Mad Max, he was demanding the fastest internet connection in the middle of the desert and we provided it,” Nambahu said. One of the panelists, Peace Anyiam Osigwe, chief executive officer of the African Movie Academy Awards, based in Nigeria expressed disappointment about private businesses that are not willing to invest in films produced on the continent. She said in Nigeria for example, investors freely spend more money on international media, such as CNN, to market their brands but are not willing to partner with African filmmakers to market their brands through films, saying the situation needs to change to ensure African film makers are supported to be able to tell African stories effectively. Nambahu said there is also a need for those in the creative industry to create awareness about the importance of their industry, to policymakers, so that budget allocations are done appropriately. He said many policymakers do not understand the importance of films and how they can support economic growth through tourism. Namibia’s first ever international film festival is scheduled for 2018 and will include a tour of the best locations in the country, director of the Namibia Film Commission (NFC) Florence Haifene said. She added that NFC has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Namibia Tourism Board to jointly market Namibia internationally and share costs in that regard. The two institutions have links to each other’s website for easy referral. Africa Travel Tourism, which organised the conference, believes that Africa has great potential to attract big Hollywood productions due to their unique locations. Most production houses are looking at locations with unspoiled beauty, such as Namibia, with some of the world’s highest dunes, deep canyons and longest coastal line. Murder accused remanded in custody Maria Amakali Windhoek Two men who stand accused of stabbing Elton Kaxwab at a local gambling house last year are to remain in police custody until they lodge a formal bail hearing with the court. Twenty-five-year-old Jentley Hansen and Michael Kaweti, 27, stand accused of inflicting stab wounds on Kaxwab, which caused his death on December 27, 2016. The prosecution is charging the duo with one count of murder. Hansen and his coaccused Kaweti appeared in Windhoek Magistrate’s Court this week for a formal bail hearing without an attorney, stating that they will conduct their own defence. However, the pair was informed they face a serious charge of murder and it was therefore advisable that they seek legal representation. The two in turn informed the court that they will not call witnesses to testify in their favour, nor will they seek legal representation. The prosecution claims that on the day in question the accused men and Kaxwab were at a gambling house on Karsh Street in Katutura PUBLIC NOTICE Namibia Wildlife Resorts would like to inform the public that we intend to renovate and lease out the Hardap Resort Boat garages to tenants on a yearly basis. NWR, therefore, needs all persons who currently have boats in the garages to come open and remove them. Before doing this, they need to report to the Resort Manager, Mr. Sunday Nelenge. The due date for adhering to this notice is 29 September 2017. Failure to respond will result in NWR removing all padlocks with the assistance of the Namibian Police and Park Management. For further information please contact Mr. Sunday Nelelenge on +264 812772781 when a disagreement erupted which resulted in a fight. The fight left Kaxwab with multiple stab wounds inflicted all over his body and he later died from the resultant bleeding. The prosecution holds that the two men killed Kaxwab intentionally and with direct intent. They were being held at Wanaheda police station since their arrest in December, but had to be relocated to Windhoek police station due to security reasons. They informed the court that they had received death threats from one of the deceased’s relatives, who was also being held at Wanaheda police station. The State objected to the accused men being granted bail, as there is fear that they will interfere with the police investigation, given that there is an outstanding statement from a security guard, an employee at the gambling house and a photo plan (pictures of the crime scene) that need to be attained. Furthermore, it would not be in the interest of justice to have the accused released on bail, as the offence of murder is a serious offence the prosecution argued. A Recognized Leader in Tourism and Hospitality Services in Namibia

Friday, September 1 2017 | NEW ERA ADVERT 7 An Aerial Overview SEPTEMBER 2017 Air Namibia (Pty) Limited which trades as Air Namibia, is the national airline of the Republic of Namibia. Our mission is to provide air transport services, promote tourism and encourage business investment in Namibia. Through this monthly newsletter, we will keep you updated. AIR NAMIBIA CREATES EASY ACCESS TO WEST AFRICA Effective 25 March 2018, Air Namibia will start flying to Lagos and Accra. The addition of new routes is in line with our strategic plan and positively contributes to growing the business and increasing our footprint on the African Continent. The routing for the two new destinations will be Windhoek- Lagos-Accra, and the return will be Accra-Lagos- Windhoek four times per week using the Airbus A319- 100 aircraft. Apart from providing direct connection from Namibia to West Africa, the operation will further transport passengers and cargo on the Lagos-Accra-Lagos route, using the fifth freedom traffic rights granted by the Ghanaian and Nigerian Governments, as contained in the existing Bilateral Air Service Agreements. Flights are scheduled to depart from Windhoek on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The operating schedule and flight timings allow smooth and convenient connections inbound and outbound to our regional flights, connecting West Africa via Windhoek to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Luanda, Harare, Lusaka, Vic Falls, Gaborone Walvis Bay and Durban. “This much needed service will give our passengers a better alternative travel option, and will reduce travel times between Namibia and West Africa by more than Accra 60%. We are happy to introduce our Award Winning Service in this market and we are already receiving positive feedback on the launch of this new route. The operation fits within our existing capacity in terms of aircraft and crew, thereby improving the utilization rates of these resources while increasing revenue catchment opportunities. Especially as it means we are entering Africa’s largest regional air travel market,” said Advocate Mandi Samson, Air Namibia Acting Managing Director. Lagos Xavier Masule, General Manager for Commercial Services at Air Namibia said; “We are grateful to the Namibian, Ghanaian and Nigerian Governments for the commitment to promote easy access and the much needed improved levels of mobility on the continent, which will help promote intra-Africa trade and tourism flows.” Travellers can already start booking directly from our website or via our Call Centre or with their preferred Travel Agents. Windhoek IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PASSENGERS As the local (Namibian) time reverts to the normal Central African Time (UTC +2) on Sunday, 3 September 2017, we hereby encourage our passengers to adjust their time accordingly and take note of the following: Deadlines for checking in Passengers and Baggage International 2 hours before departure Domestic 1 hour before departure The purpose of check-in deadlines is to ensure that flights depart on time. Please make sure you are already checked-in before these applicable minimum time needed for check-in before departure. Please note that the boarding gates close: International 45 minutes before departure Domestic 30 minutes before departure Thank you for choosing Air Namibia, as your preferred carrier of choice. BOOK NOW! Telephone: +264 61 299 6111 E-mail: Book & Pay Online: Booking 10+ or your preferred travel agent preferred carrier of Corporate Communications Contact: P.O. Box 731, Windhoek Tel: +264 61 299 6216/ 6270 Fax: +264 61 299 6217 Email: EBSON NGONDO, SALES MANAGER Air Namibia recently appointed Ebson Ngondo as Manager: Sales effective 01 August 2017. Ngondo holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Travel and Tourism Management from the University of Science and Technology (NUST), and is currently studying towards a Master’s Degree in the same field of study. Ngondo boasts over 8 years’ working experience in several positions within the tourism and aviation industries, of which 4 years were gained at Air Namibia. Prior to his current appointment, Ngondo was employed as Sales Executive since November 2016, responsible for selling Air Namibia’s products and services to various targeted markets. In his new position, Mr Ngondo aims to increase sales volumes through promotional activities and enhanced product quality, thereby contributing to the growth and sustainability of the national airline. Air Namibia wishes Mr Ngondo all the best and success in his new role.

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