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New Era Newspaper Monday February 12, 2018

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6 NEWS Monday, February 12 2018 | NEW ERA Tuulikki Abraham Lüderitz Peter Sylvester - a born and bred resident of Lüderitz has completed the acquisition of an offshore supply vessel valued at N milion christened ‘Sakawe Surveyor,’ from Sakawe Mining Corporation (Samicor). Samicor had been utilising the vessel primarily as a supply vessel to their mining fleet, and since 2011 as a seabed sampling and surveying vessel. The vessel was deemed surplus to requirements at the start of 2017 and consequently a decision was made to dispose of it. Sylvester, who was employed as the captain on board the vessel since 2008, saw an opportunity to enter the exclusive offshore supply industry, and after agreeing terms and conditions with the management of Samicor, the deal was finalised the end of 2017. The vessel will operate from Lüderitz as a supply vessel. The 33-metre steel hull vessel is purpose built and perfect for Lüderitz resident acquires supply vessel transporting supplies between Lüderitz and the marine mining A first… The supply vessel Sakawe Surveyor at the port of Lüderitz. fleet. The cargo carrying capacity on deck is in excess of 33 metric tonnes and in addition to the ample deck space the vessel can transport 100 cubic metres of diesel fuel for bunkering purposes, and 70 cubic metres of fresh water. At present, there are two marine mining companies operating off the coast of Namibia. De Beers Marine operates a fleet of six vessels offshore from Oranjemund, and Nutam operates two vessels that are mining closer to Lüderitz. Sylvester has offered the services of his vessel to both these entities. The vessel manned by an eight-member crew -recruited locally- will contribute immensely to curbing the escalating unemployment problem in the town. The vessel will immediately sail to Walvis Bay for its annual dry docking at the Namport synchrolift facility, and will be ready to commence operations mid-month. Sylvester has expressed gratitude towards the management of Samicor for giving the opportunity to a local resident to be the first in Namibia to own and operate a proper purpose built supply vessel. Strauss Lunyangwe Windhoek A conman who allegedly preyed on unsuspecting prospective students at the Windhoek Vocational Training College (WVTC), and reportedly pocketed N,000 from each of his victims under the false pretence he could facilitate their enrolment at WVTC, was nabbed in a sting operation. Members of the city police acting on a tip-off from those who lost N,000 each and even their identity documents, set up a trap and the conman was ensnared, handcuffed REQUEST FOR TENDER INVITATION FOR OPEN INTERNATIONAL BIDDING NAMCOR hereby invites well experienced firms to submit both financial and technical proposals for the SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF LUBRICANTS TO NAMCOR PETROLEUM TRADING AND DISTRIBUTION PTY LTD FOR A PERIOD OF 5 YEARS. DESCRIPTION: REQUEST FOR TENDER NUMBER: G/OIB/NC-01/2017 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF LUBRICANTS TO NAMCOR PETROLEUM TRADING AND DISTRIBUTION PTY LTD FOR A PERIOD OF 5 YEARS The information for the request listed above are defined in the Terms of Reference (TOR) which are available at NAMCOR Petroleum House, 1 Aviation Road, Windhoek. TOR DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FROM: Monday, 12 February 2018 TENDER CLOSING DATE: DOCUMENT COST: SUBMISSION ADDRESS: ENQUIRIES/CLARIFICATIONIS: and bundled into a waiting police van during the sting operation bringing to an end a well-orchestrated criminal venture. Before last week’s arrest of the man, potential students desperate to be enrolled at WVTC were caught offguard and tricked by the street-smart conman who asked them to part with N,000 with the empty promise he could facilitate their quick enrolment at the tertiary institution. Two of the three students known by New Era, were approached by the suspect on the WVTC grounds, which made them believe that he could register them for this year’s intake. Friday, 09 March 2018 @ 12:00 pm Namibian Time N$ 1,000.00 per document (non-refundable) Tender Box at Reception NAMCOR Head Office Petroleum House 1 Aviation Road, Windhoek Procurement Management Unit Email: Tel: 061-204 5111 / 204 5054 Each of the students paid N,000 and provided their IDs. However they became suspicious as the receipts they received did not have a letterhead of the institution or an official stamp. They hatched a plan where they called the suspect the following day purportedly with another prospective student and when the suspect arrived the students notified the security guard at the centre, who then called the Windhoek city police and he was arrested. Windhoek city police spokesperson, Constable Fabian Amukwalele cautioned prospective students, saying they must be on the lookout as it is Trickster… The handcuffed suspect with his back towards the camera. SALES AGENTS (PETROLEUM PRODUCTS) APPLICANTS NAMCOR hereby invites all individuals and business entities who applied for the abovementioned opportunity, to a clarification session to be held: Venue: Auditorium on Friday , 16 February 2018 from 09:00 – 12:00. NAMCOR Head Office Petroleum House 1 Aviation Road Windhoek ENQUIRIES/CLARIFICATIONS: Yolandie Van Wyk NAMCOR Procurement Management Unit E-Mail: Tel: 061- 204 5111 / 2014 5054 during this time of the year criminals target vulnerable youngsters looking for places at different institutions. He stressed all enrolments should take place in a building or at registration points and not in cars or unauthorised places. WVTC manager Paulus Hango indicated the institution would take legal steps against the suspect. Hango noted students come from other towns looking for enrolment at the centre, and unfortunately some end up falling victim to such scams during the registration process. He also implied some of the suspects are sometimes people who have studied at the college with knowledge on how the enrolment process is done. WVTC registration for 2018 started on January 28, and will run until February 15. Hango also heaped praise on the city police saying, “We are grateful that the city police has uncovered the illegal dealings happening on our premises, and action will be taken against this person. We would like to appeal to our students out there to be wary and careful, and not fall victim to such (criminal) acts.”

Monday, February 12 2018 | NEW ERA NEWS 7 Malakia acquitted of friend’s death Maria Amakali Windhoek The Windhoek Regional Court acquitted Simeon Mwalunduka Malakia of the murder of his friend Simeon Uugwanga on grounds the state failed to prove its case against the accused. Malakia was on trial on a charge of murder for allegedly stabbing Uugwanga multiple times while they were at a sheeben in Katutura, Windhoek five years ago on September 14, 2013. Magistrate Ileni Velikoshi explained the state failed to call to the stand Toivo “In my view the state had not discharged the onus to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the conditions for selfdefence did not exist or that the bounds of self-defence have been exceeded.” – Magistrate Thomas, a key eyewitness who could have provided crucial information on what transpired on that fateful day. “Toivo Thomas could have provided the information he did to the investigative officer because he had witnessed how the accused stabbed and killed the deceased.” Uugwanga was stabbed five times on different locations on his body. The state had argued Malakia’s actions exceeded the bounds of private defence because he stabbed the deceased five times. The court ruled there was no evidence to suggest Malakia inflicted the fatal wound or any of the superficial stab wounds. Malakia denied guilt, saying he never meant to kill or harm Uugwanga – he was merely defending himself. According to him, Uugwanga first attacked him by hitting him eight times with a bottle before he (Uugwanga) took out a knife. “The argument that the accused had exceeded the bounds of selfdefence would only hold if the state had established the circumstances in which the accused found himself at the time in relation to the capacity of the deceased at the time, and that is only if it differs from what the accused had testified,” explained the magistrate. The court established that even though Malakia’s story had several shortcomings, his story was not an unbelievable one as the shortcomings do not go to the core of the factual findings that the court has made. “In my view the state had not discharged the onus to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the conditions for self-defence did not exist or that the bounds of self-defence have been exceeded,” noted the magistrate in his judgement. Victim recognises stolen shoes on suspect’s feet REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF LAND REFORM Invitation for Bids (IFB) WINDHOEK Open National bidding for goods Four men were arrested at Opuwo on Wednesday after they allegedly broke into a house in the town late in January and stole goods valued at N,000. The crime investigations coordinator for Kunene, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Kanyetu, told Nampa on Friday the items were stolen between January 27 and 29 this year. The stolen items, which included a hotplate, freezer, home theatre system, shoes and a saw, were all recovered on the day of the suspects’ arrest. The successful recovery of the items by the police came after the complainant recognised his shoes on another man’s feet on the street. “He alerted the police and they acted promptly and recovered the rest of the items from the people to whom it was sold,” Kanyetu explained. The suspects are due to appear in the Opuwo Magistrate’s Court. – Nampa Sought-after… This photo is strictly for illustrative purposes. Supply and Delivery of Water Infrastructure Equipment for the Ministry of Land Reform Procurement number: G/ONB/25-05/2017 1. Bids are invited through Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures for supply and delivery of Water Infrastructure Equipment for the Ministry of Land Reform and the invitation is open to all Namibian bidders. 2. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Ministry of Land Reform; Nangolo Monica, contact number: 061-2965341 or Mr. Elvis Matali, contact number: 061-2965000 and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 08:00am to 17:00pm. 3. Qualifications requirements include: 100% compliance to obligatory documents, Technical specification and requirements, and Bid Security. A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents. 4. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be obtained by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below. The Bidding Documents will be collected from the Ministry of Land Reform, 55 Robert Mugabe Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia as from Wednesday, 14 th February 2018. 5. Bids must be delivered to below address at or before 11:00am on 09 March 2018. Electronic or couriered bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend in person at below at 11:30 on 09 March 2018. All bids must be accompanied by a “Bid Security” of 1% of your bid amount. 6. The address referred to above is: The Secretary: Procurement Committee, Ministry of Land Reform, Quotation/Bid Box, Ground Floor, 55 Robert Mugabe, Windhoek, Namibia.

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