6 NEWS Prosecution ready for N0,000 heist Maria Amakali Windhoek The investigations into a case of robbery involving ised and the state is ready to prosecute the six people accused of the gangster-style robbery. Forty-year-old Jafet Ekandjo, Johannes Kambonde, 28, Nehale Gabriel, 31, Simeon Nangolo, 28, Laurentius Iipinge, 30, and Nghilivali Johannes, 28, who made an appearance in court on bail were informed the state was ready to prosecute. “Investigations into the said state prosecutor Victoria Thompson. The six are accused of having robbed employees of Puma service station at gunpoint in February. They are said to have walked away with N0,000 in cash. Ekandjo and his five accused accomplices are facing charges of robbery and assault all in connection with the robbery that took place outside the Pick n Pay complex in Katutura, while the service station employees were on their way to deposit the money at a local bank. The six are said to have assaulted Genevieve Mireille on that day. According to police reports the six suspects allegedly managed to escape using a black sedan without number plates, but were later apprehended. Only N,000 of the money has been recovered. Friday, September 29 2017 | NEW ERA All six men who were represented by Mbushandje Ntinda have been released on bail ranging from N,000 to N,000. Magistrate Michelle Kubersky postponed the matter to November 8 for a Section 119 plea, warning the accused that failure to make an appearance in court would leave the court no choice but to issue a warrant of arrest against them. Goat recipients thrive despite challenges David Naukawaseb with his goats. Photo: Emmency Nuukala Alvine Kapitako Omitara Having received Naukawaseb still has he found one of his goats slaughtered at Omitara, possibly while it was grazing. There is a tendency among the youth of Omitara who are unemployed to steal from the community, even if it means slaughtering other people’s livestock. “I’m hurt. I work hard, and even when I do not have anything to eat I don’t slaughter my goats because the plan is to have many of them. Yet, somebody kills my goat, just like that,” he said. What makes it worse is that the slaughtered animal was a buck, meaning he would need to borrow a buck from neighbours for the purpose of reproduction if he wants to get more goats. “The neighbours are not always generous with their bucks and I will have to struggle again because the goats will take longer to reproduce,” said Naukawaseb. To add salt to the wound, one of his goats was recently killed by a leopard. Apart from that, he explained the grazing area is small because the settlement is equally small. “Our goats only graze in the corridors of the settlement. As you can see on both ends there are private farms and if there we will be charged for trespassing and have to pay money to get back our livestock.” Nevertheless, “the white farmers are not as strict as they used to be when our goats are grazing there, although we are always cautious of being charged for trespassing,” added Naukawaseb. But there is no stopping Naukawaseb, who said his livestock would continue to expand. “There was a time when I had nine goats but not long after that many goats in the settlement started dying. I was not the only one affected. It was everyone in the community. We don’t know what the cause was but the animals started dying at a time when we received good rains. They would go and graze and when they came home they would just be dying,” he said. Naukawaseb said he received training when he was given the goats and apart from that he has a bit of experience on how to care for his livestock, which he acquired while taking care of his former employers’ livestock. “I don’t give my goats any medicine but I see them getting fat. The only thing I see is that they sometimes have lice.” He is one of a few young men who still have goats and look after them, and he is admired in the community. “I don’t want to struggle by always going to ask people for money. When they expand I will live well because with my goats I can take care of myself. If I have a need I will sell one of them for a good price. Recently I sold my small buck for N0.” Meanwhile, there are also negative stories of how many young men slaughtered and sold their goats not long after receiving them. Thirty-seven-year-old Butikie Dam said his brother he did not take advantage “He slaughtered three goats the same year he received them, and the two he sold,” said Dam. He charges that white farmers from nearby areas took advantage of the community, knowing that they are not skilled farmers. “There was a farmer here always looking for people to sell him goats and he is even the one who determined the prices,” said Dam. He further said: “Others sold their goats for alcohol.” Another youth, Hendrik Hoxobeb, said that many of the people were not adequately equipped to tend to livestock. “We had many goats but they never taught us what to do with the goats. The only young Damara man that is doing well with his goats is this man,” said Hoxobeb pointing to Naukawaseb. He was however quick to point out that the female According to the National Planning Commission website, the Namibian- German Special Initiative Programme (NGSIP) was conceptualized and designed by the Namibian government in 2006. punye Pohamba instructed the then deputy prime minister, Dr Libertina Amadhila, to consult communities that had suffered during the German colonial period on how best to utilize a sum of euros 20 million (then approximately N0 million) which the German government had granted towards improving the social and economic living conditions of those communities. The result was a uniquely participatory rural development programme with more than 200 small and medium managed by the selected communities. These communities are amongst the most disadvantaged in the country in terms of access to economic and social welfare resources. They are located in 24 constituencies of the seven regions of Erongo, Hardap, Karas, Khomas, Kunene, Omaheke and Otjozondjupa. Communities were able to select projects in any economic and social development sector, according to their own assessment of priorities.
Friday, September 29 2017| NEW ERA ADVERTS 7 #393 Republic of Namibia OFFICE THE PRIME MINISTER Importation of goods into Namibia DEPARTMENT PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT DIRECTORATE: BENEFITS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS Post Designation: Director Grade 3 Number of posts: One (1) Duty Station: Windhoek Salary Scale: N$ 512 809 - 544 196 p.a Salary Notch: N$ 512 809 p.a Motor Vehicles Allowance: N$ 114 475 p.a Housing Allowance: N$ 81 558 p.a In addition, membership of a Pension Fund is compulsory to which the employee contributes 7% of a basic pay and the employer 16%, a 13th Cheque is payable in the birth month, optional membership to generous Medical Aid Scheme and various leave Department Public Service Management, determines policy for implementation in the OMAs employer of choice and in so doing enables delivery on the objectives of government in wellness of those it employs. 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Post Designation: Deputy Director Grade 4 Number of posts: One (1) Duty Station: Windhoek Salary Scale: N$ 478 220 – 502 753 p.a Salary Notch: N$ 478 220 p.a Motor Vehicle Allowance: N$ 102 701 p.a Housing Allowance: N$ 68 188 p.a In addition, membership of a pension fund is compulsory to which the employee contributes 7% of basic pay and the employer 16%, a 13th Cheque is payable in the birth month, optional membership to a generous medical aid Scheme and a various Appointment Requirement: An appropriate B-Degree on NQF Level 7 majoring in Industrial policy development and industrial relations. Additional Requirements: advantage. Key responsibilities: advice and informed decision making for the Division to deliver on its mandate of providing policy advice, formulating, drafting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation with regard to the management of ethics and integrity, anticorruption, remunerative work outside employment and declaration of interest in the Public Service. and thorough understanding of the following: o Overseee the development and implementation of ethics and integrity policies and related matters in the Public Service o Provide guidance to enior management on the management of ethics and integrity programmmes o Coordinate, supervise, monitor and evaluate ethics and integrity programmes o Oversee and coordinate the provision of training, education and awareness creation on the promotion of ethics and integrity to various stakeholders in the Public Service o Coordinate and monitor the operations and effectiveness of Integrity Committees National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS); o Oversee the coordination and implementation of anti-corruption strategies and action plans on behalf of the OPM; o Oversee the reporting, monitoring and evaluation of anti-corruption policies and procedures in the Public Service o Oversee and coordinate the provision of training, education and awareness creation on anti-corruption to various stakeholders in the Public Service. o Develop, promote and maintain an appropriate framework and systems for the engagement of staff members in remunerative work outside employment in the Public Service in accordance with the Public Service Act, 1995 (Act No. 13 of 1995 o Develop monitoring mechanisms for the performance of remunerative work outside employment. Declaration of interest: o Develop, promote and maintain an appropriate framework and systems for the in accordance with the Public Service Act, 1995 (Act No. 13 of 1995) and the concomitant regulations, o Develop monitoring mechanisms relating to the declarations of interest o Ensure compliance relating to the declaration of interest. General: Outside at all levels in the Public Service. understandable in approach, content, layout and language disabilities are encouraged to apply. Failure to complete all items on the application form for employment and not attaching the necessary documents will disqualify the application. A fully completed application on form and testimonials must be addressed to: Private Bag 13338 Ministry of International & Cooperation Building Windhoek Parliament Garden. Imports are goods or commodities brought into Namibia from abroad by residents or companies. In this article we will focus on the role of the importer when requesting the Bank to do transactions relating to either goods that were already imported into Namibia or goods that need to be paid for in advance or cash on an order basis. The following will be required: • The client should be a Bank Windhoek Account holder • Valid ID/s or passport/s of account signatories For goods already imported it’s important that the client has the following original documents on hand: • Commercial invoice • SAD500 • Release order and or exit note • Transport documents i.e. Bill of Lading when shipped or Airway bill when airmailed. All the documents should be original documents and bear Custom’s stamps as evidence that goods have been cleared by the Directorate of Customs and Excise. Advance payments For advance payments on goods to be imported or cash with order request, the client is required to present a pro-forma invoice. With effect from 28 December 2012, Banks as Authorised Dealers are allowed in terms of Section B.4 (C) (iii) of the Exchange Control Rulings, to provide foreign exchange for advance payments up to 100% of the ex-factory cost of capital goods to be imported into Namibia to a total value not exceeding N million. Payments for the importation of capital goods in excess of N million may only be provided up to 50% of the ex-factory cost of the goods to be imported. After the advance payment has been effected and the goods have been received within Namibia, it’s the obligation of the client to provide the following documents to the Bank as soon as the goods have been received: • Commercial invoice • SAD500 • Release order and or exit note • Transport documents i.e. Bill of Lading when shipped or Airway bill when airmailed etc All the documents should be original documents and bear Custom’s stamps as evidence that goods have been cleared by the Directorate of Customs and Excise. 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